Philanthropy Advisors Geneva


Helping Major Donors and Foundations make a difference across the world

Our philanthropy advisors in Geneva provide the most comprehensive, tailored and in-depth philanthropy support available, to major donors, foundations and financial institutions.


We advise clients of private banks in Switzerland and beyond 

We are highly networked in Geneva with financial institutions. In Geneva we work with Julius Baer private bank. They have extensive philanthropy services as well as having their own Foundation supporting NGOs globally.

We are available to support their clients that require bespoke support. Our philanthropy advisors  investigate every charity, project and NGO, before making recommendations to Major Donors.

Our core work includes:

Building tailored major donor strategies that can achieve your goals.

We can investigate projects and charities in your home town or travel abroad.

We are one of the few organizations that visit every project before recommending them to donors. We always carry out rigorous due diligence.

We can travel to some of the world’s most challenging environments.

Our aim is to seek out dynamic, innovative and impactful projects, enabling  donors to invest in communities that need it most.

Environmental and conservation initiatives are increasingly popular, and we have a designated consultant who specializes in this area.

Our mission is to ensure the programmes donors support really do make a difference.

We cannot overstate the importance of visiting an NGO or Charity wherever it is based before making recommendations. We need to know that the response on the ground is the right one.


Our key charity criteria when identifying quality programmes are:

  • Impact and response
  • Value for money
  • Sustainability
  • Management
  • Financial transparency
  • Current/Past outcomes
  • Feedback from recipients
  • What other similar organisations are working in the area and what is their impact
  • Local, regional and countrywide social and economic policies
  • Political stability


Philanthropy Support – Our support to you

  • Discuss what you, your family or foundation wants to achieve
  • Identify what is and isn’t possible
  • Develop an action plan
  • We work in some of the most challenging environments on the planet
  • We work with Major Donors that wish to find solutions closer to home
  • We seek out projects that fit your criteria
  • We always carry out extensive due diligence
  • We always meet with the people that are being supported
  • We encourage manageable risk if that helps achieve your goals
  • We will help you establish a charity if that will add value and is the best use of your funds
  • We can investigate Ethical Investment vehicles to channel your support effectively


We understand that many donors wish to be discrete and confidentiality will always be our top priority. 


Philanthropy risks – What we encourage

  • We encourage donors to take manageable risks if those risks result in real and sustainable change
  • We encourage you to support what you are passionate about
  • We encourage the support of projects that help people help themselves
  • We encourage conservation projects that take a holistic and pragmatic approach
  • We encourage partnerships with other organizations and government if that adds value and scale
  • We encourage change – it keeps us all on our toes


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Here are some very useful links
Geneva Centre for Philanthropy