Your engagement for children

As an international child rights organisation, we have been working since 1919 to ensure that every single child survives, learns and is protected. We can only achieve this goal with partners. From small and medium-sized to international foundations, we work together with a wide variety of partners.

Common values

It is important for us that our partners share the same values as we do. That is why we check every company for human rights, children’s rights, sustainability and social commitment.

We are very impressed by Save the Children's professional and transparent work in establishing quality standards for the care, shelter and protection of refugee children.

Volkart Stiftung Judith Schläpfer and Silvia Gygax

How we work together

Would you like to fulfil the purpose of the foundation as effectively and efficiently as possible? Save the Children offers you a guarantee of competent, serious and professional project work. Save the Children is committed to the enforcement of children's rights worldwide. From small and medium-sized to international foundations, we work with a wide variety of partners.
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Consulting We are happy to advise you on how you can best fulfil the purpose of your foundation. Our team of experts and specialists will be happy to assist you in this.

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National projects In addition to our worldwide project work, we also support the most disadvantaged children in Switzerland. Through our program "Save Asylum Accommodations for children", we have proven expertise and practical knowledge in the areas of care, support, accommodation and protection of refugee children and youth.

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International projects Operating in around 120 countries and internationally since 1919, Save the Children's projects aim to improve the lives of children worldwide.

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Thematic priorities We work both in a humanitarian context (emergency and disaster relief) and in long-term development cooperation, focusing on the following areas: migration, urban programmse, child protection, education, health and nutrition and safeguarding children’s rights.

Children's Emergency Fund

Last year, thanks to the support of our partners, we were able to provide life-saving emergency aid in over 15 disasters and crises.

The Children’s emergency fund in crisis situations ensures that we are on the spot within 24 hours if a disaster strikes. The earlier we are on the ground, the greater the impact and the number of lives we can save. The fact that we are already present in most countries and work with local organisations means that we can use the resources entrusted to us as quickly and efficiently as possible – without having to fly in relief supplies or personnel.

Read more about this in our recently published Children’s Emergency Fund report.

Do you have any questions about our Children's Emergency Fund? Contact me for more information: adam.cianciara @savethechildren.ch

Adam Cianciara Partnership Manager

Report Children's Emergency Fund 2018/19 pdf - 5,86 MB

How we support you

Not only children in need benefit from your cooperation with Save the Children - but also you as a foundation. With us you have a solid and credible partner at your side. We support you professionally and respond to your individual needs.
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Consulting We are happy to advise you on how you can best fulfil the purpose of your foundation. Our team of experts and specialists will be happy to assist you in this.

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Regular reports We inform you regularly about the status of your supported project. Our reports are adapted to your needs and show how the children, families and communities benefit from your contribution.

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Communications Save the Children offers your foundation the possibility of increased visibility through its own publications with a wide reach, our social networks and other communication channels.

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Project visits Visit the project you are supporting and experience the work of Save the Children on site.

Our partner organisations

We work together with different partners. From small and medium-sized to international foundations: together we give children in Switzerland and worldwide a future. Learn more about the successes of our partnerships here.

Alta Mane Foundation

Alta Mane Foundation is an international foundation with headquarters in Geneva. Since 2005, the Foundation has been supporting young people who are socially disadvantaged, suffering from extreme poverty, serious illness or disabilities by giving them access to artistic activities.

Medicor Foundation Liechtenstein

Medicor Foundation focuses on international development cooperation and supports selected projects in education, health and social aid. As a partner of Save the Children, Medicor Foundation is committed to helping disadvantaged children in various countries of Eastern Europe.

Stiftung Mercator Schweiz

Stiftung Mercator Schweiz supports the work of Save the Children for the benefit of refugee children in Switzerland. In 2019, 45% of asylum applications in Switzerland came from children, two thirds of whom were under six years of age. They need structures adjusted to their needs, support and protection. This is where most Swiss asylum accommodation still has some catching up to do.

Volkart Stiftung

The vision of the Volkart Foundation is a society in which people live together respectfully, form informed opinions and care for the environment. In this context, the foundation also supports the work of Save the Children in Switzerland for the benefit of children who have fled their homes.