Donor: Accordeos Foundation
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Switzerland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective 

The Swiss-based Accordeos Foundation provides financial project support to private and public institutions in Switzerland and abroad. Their programmatic concerns are projects that deal with (1) disadvantaged women and adolescents in support of education, health, income generation, and empowerment, (2) support for self-help and the struggle against poverty, and (3) ecological sustainability (incl. research and projects on climate change and renewable energy).

Their thematic interest covers:

  • Sponsorship of projects for women and adolescents: The foundation supports projects which contribute to an improvement in living conditions for disadvantaged women and adolescents regardless of their religious and ethnic affiliation. The projects should boost the self-confidence of the persons concerned, stimulate their holistic development, respect their dignity and motivate and empower them for self-help. The projects should follow the principle of sustainability. Main focuses in terms of content are education, health, creation of income, raising awareness and empowerment.
  • Sponsorship of organ building and organ culture: The word ‘organ’ refers to the traditional pipe organ. The focus of the foundation is aimed only at organs with superior qualities. The foundation supports projects which create better conditions or remove obstacles in order that new organs can be built and old ones be restored continuously. All services of the foundation are also intended indirectly to publicise organ culture.
  • Sponsorship of the improvement of ecological sustainability: The foundation wants to contribute to improving the balance between ecology, economy and social life. It covers: research and development projects that aim to achieve economic utilisation of renewable energy; research and development projects that improve the efficiency of energy consumption; research and development projects that aim to reduce anthropogenic global warming; research and development projects that aim to prevent harmful consequences for humans and nature due to global warming; projects that preserve animal and plant species as well as ecosystems which are endangered by human activity; and ecological compensation areas such as nature reserves or afforestation.

2) Eligibility

Non-profit organisations are eligible to apply.

3) Location 

They have no defined focus countries outside of Switzerland. Previously they have funded projects in Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru, Latvia, Ukraine, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Madagascar or Uganda.

4) Budget 

The grant sizes are not known.

5) Application

Applications may be submitted throughout the year, using the template on their website (in Germany only). Board meetings where funding decisions are made take place three times a year, usually in March, June and November (for a request to be dealt with at the next Board meeting, it needs to be sent to the president 45 days prior to the meeting). Applications must be sent both printed via post with original signatures and as doc file (not pdf) via e-mail for internal handling to: Accordeos Foundation, Obermattstrasse 24, 6045 Meggen, Switzerland, E: accordeos(a)bluewin.ch.

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