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

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 8.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • 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, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen


1) Objective

Established in 1997, the Leopold Bachmann Foundation supports infrastructural project initiatives that improve local (rural and urban) livelihood conditions in the Global South. The Foundation supports organisations that promote the following key areas: (1) vocational training and education (centres for marginalised youth), (2) infrastructural rural and urban development (incl. water and sanitation), (3) economic development (incl. SME development for farmers and women).

Most of the project funding (more than 60%) goes into vocational training and education (e.g. construction of training centres, small and micro-enterprise development for women and youth), around 10% is provided for the construction of kindergartens and schools, around 10% is allocated to projects in health and integration, and another 10% goes into rural development, including the construction of water and sanitation facilities.

2) Eligibility

Non-profit organisations are eligible.

3) Location

Projects are mostly funded in Asia, Africa, Latin America.

4) Budget

The Foundation has an annual grant budget of around €8,000,000. The Foundation receives more than 200 proposals a year, out of which around half of these projects receive funding. Individual grant sizes differ according to the type of project.

5) Application

Applications can be sent throughout the year by email. First, a short application must be sent including details about the organisations and a short description of the project (goals, duration, country, beneficiaries, impact model, budget) explaining why the Foundation would be an ideal partner. If successful, a full proposal can be developed.

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