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


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • 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. Their vision is that every person is given the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop his skills in order to build a self-determined life on their own and to make a valuable contribution to their environment and habitat. They work on the following issues:

  • Education and vocational training and (incl. centres for marginalised youth)
  • Committed and diverse communities (incl. youth, women and girls)
  • Inclusive market (incl. SME development for farmers and women)
  • Agriculture (incl. climate change and soil fertility)

2) Eligibility

They support organizations who (1) are well anchored locally and active regionally, nationally and/or internationally; (2) have a solid organizational structure; (3) strive for transparency and can ensure detailed, annual reporting; (4) aim to measure their impact on target groups and their environment in order to continuously reflect on their own approach; (5) have the opportunity and the desire for joint learning, networking and growth in order to achieve the greatest possible effect; and (6) who are tax-exempt.

3) Location

They work worldwide, but they focus mostly on rural areas and regions in which people experience discrimination and/or exclusion (mostly funded 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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