Basel becomes the third Swiss  city with a Foundation House (Maison des Fondations), following Geneva and Zurich.

The relocation of the headquarters of Christophe Merian Stiftung in Basel created some space for the implementation of a similar project in Basel offering the chance to strengthen cooperation and connections between foundations and promote their work.

So far, the Gebert Rüf Stiftung, the Founders Foundation and the Global Legal Entity Identifier have already taken up residence in Foundation House with the SwissFoundations establishing a workstation there.

The Basel Foundation House also plans to offer space to other donor foundations as well as co-working spaces for smaller ones. Alongside the economic benefits of co-sharing, this space will allow and encourage foundations to share experiences on a daily basis and create new connections and opportunities for maximum impact.

At present there are still spaces available at the Basel Foundation House and those interested may apply to Beat von Wartburg of Christoph Merian Stiftung at or Pascale Vonmont of Gebert Rüf Stiftung at


Please download the following PDF for more information: Basel House of Foundations