The Fondation pour Genève is a private institution of recognized public interest, the main mission of which is to support the actions of the federal and Geneva authorities in favouring Geneva’s international development. It is chaired by Marc Pictet.
It hosts, promotes, and supports initiatives that contribute to Geneva’s tradition of hospitality and openness to the world, and that strengthen its international position and that of the Lake Geneva region. It supports and federates the International Circle, the Diplomatic Club of Geneva, the Eduki Foundation, the GVA2 Association and the Newcomers Network.
With the support of multinational companies, private patrons, and other institutions, the Fondation pour Genève dedicates more than one million Swiss francs each year to the promotion of Geneva and the region.
The Fondation was established on 13 January 1976, in accordance with Article 80 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. It is registered in Geneva’s Commercial Register and is subject to the supervision of the Federal Supervisory Board for Foundations, in Bern. It is entirely non-profit and is neither political nor religious in nature.