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Investing in youth and education. The Jubilee Fund.

The focus of our Credit Suisse Foundation Jubilee Fund is to implement educational and training projects in Switzerland.

The Credit Suisse Foundation is part of the company's corporate citizenship program and addresses social issues around the world, particularly in the fields of education and microfinance. The Credit Suisse Foundation Jubilee Fund has a clear focus on Switzerland and concentrates on implementing education and training projects in line with the global strategy. To this end, the Fund maintains partnerships with charitable organizations operating nationally, supports regional projects, and awards prizes for achievements in education and culture.

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Objectives

Experience and Education

The Jubilee Fund is committed to initiatives in the area of education and aims to promote a knowledge-sharing culture. Children, young people and adults should have the opportunity to acquire new experiences, learn new skills, and discover new talents.

Our definition of the concept of education and training goes beyond the traditional understanding of conventional ways of sharing knowledge in the classroom and focuses instead on innovation and a multi-faceted way of thinking. The Fund's involvement varies depending on the chosen approach to knowledge sharing, the degree of depth required in addressing each topic, and the target group. However, education is the primary focus of all of the projects that receive support.

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Partnerships, Projects, Prizes

The Jubilee Fund primarily maintains long-term partnerships with charitable organizations operating nationally. Our resources provide assistance for initiatives that combine knowledge sharing, a focus on quality, innovation, impact, and sustainability.

To ensure that smaller institutions receive support too, the Fund also contributes to projects that have strong regional or local connections; generally these are one-time donations.

The prizes awarded for achievements in education and culture create platforms for particularly talented individuals and showcase innovative ideas. The Credit Suisse Young Artist Award and the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes are awarded to exceptional young musicians, while the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching makes an important contribution to the quality of teaching at Swiss universities, technical colleges, and universities of applied sciences.

The Fund does not support:

  • Individuals (scholarships, study or course expenses etc.; support for individuals is limited to prizes for achievements in culture and science)
  • Infrastructural projects (new build, renovation, reconstruction, etc.)​
  • Organizations that are not ZEWO certified (Please provide brief reasons if not available)
  • Publications, production of CDs, concerts, festivals, and similar projects
  • Fundraising events
  • Conferences, symposia, and similar events
  • Projects with a commercial background
  • Leisure activities (e.g. holiday camps, graduation ceremonies, events, etc.)
  • Loans, deficit guarantees, operational and running costs
  • Membership fees

Please note that:

  • Grants are awarded only to not-for-profit organizations which are politically and religiously unaffiliated
  • Regional projects have to be realized at least two years after the grant has been made
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Background

The Jubilee Foundation was established in 1981 to mark the Bank's 125th anniversary. In 1998, it merged with the Jubilee Foundation of Swiss Volksbank, which was founded in 1969. In 2008, the Jubilee Foundation was integrated into the Credit Suisse Foundation under the name "Jubilee Fund of the Credit Suisse Foundation".

The Credit Suisse Foundation, domiciled in Zurich, is a charitable foundation pursuant to Art. 80ff of the Swiss Civil Code and is supervised by the Federal Supervisory Board for Foundations (Federal Department of Home Affairs). Since 2009, the Jubilee Fund of the Credit Suisse Foundation has been a member of SwissFoundations, the Association of Swiss grant-making Foundations.

National Partners

The Jubilee Fund maintains partnerships with charitable organizations operating nationally, supports regional projects, and awards three prizes for achievements in education and culture.

Regional Projects

The Jubilee Fund maintains partnerships with charitable organizations operating nationally, supports regional projects, and awards three prizes for achievements in education and culture.

  • Region Geneva

  • Region Mittelland

  • Region Northern Switzerland

  • Region Eastern Switzerland

  • Region French-speaking Switzerland

  • Region Ticino

  • Region Central Switzerland

  • Region Zurich

Awards

The Jubilee Fund maintains partnerships with charitable organizations operating nationally, supports regional projects, and awards three prizes for achievements in education and culture.