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

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Food Security
  • Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania

  2. America

      Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru

  3. Asia

      India, Myanmar


1) Objective

Established in 1997, the atDta Foundation supports individuals and development organisations promotes integral personal development in Switzerland and abroad, based on the idea “helping others to help themselves”. As far as their project support is concerned, the Foundation promotes above all small, privately set up development organisations which mainly work in an honorary capacity and carry out development and social projects that aim to help others to help themselves.

They see training and education as one of the most effective ways of self-help:

  • (Vocational) training and further education for disadvantaged people
  • Capacity Building in agriculture and nutrition
  • Effective observation of fundamental human rights

2) Eligibility

They support small to medium-size semi-professional organisations with their main office in Switzerland or with a very close personal connection to Switzerland and which are run with a great deal of personal commitment.

3) Location

Priority is given to the following countries: Switzerland, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Peru, South Africa and Tanzania.

4) Budget

Applicants are encouraged to include the project‘s financial plan in their application and the total financial support requested from the Foundation. No minimum and maximum budget limits are specified for this funding opportunity.

5) Application

As of March 2024 applicants are able to submit their grant application via their new digital grant management platform. The processing time for evaluating a project proposal will take approximately three to four months. Deadlines for the submission of projects are 1 May and 1 October. Processing of applications takes 3 to 4 months (after expiry of deadline).

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