Donor: DEAR Foundation
Application procedure: Concept Note
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: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Religion & Faith
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa

  2. America


  3. Asia

      China, Russian Federation


1) Objective 

The Swiss-based DEAR Foundation provides grants to projects in support of children and women. For this, the Foundation works in the following programmatic areas: (1) education, (2) health, (3) child protection, (4) promoting women’s rights, (5) poverty alleviation, (6) economic empowerment, and (7) encouraging peaceful coexistence between religions.

2) Eligibility 

The DEAR Foundation allocates funds for: (1) organizations that offer evidence of their sustainability, including their projects’ measurable outcomes and intended impact on the resolution of the problem at hand; (2) applying organizations must be non-governmental and submit documentation regarding their lawful registration in their country (countries) of operation; (3) at least three years must have passed since the applying organizations’ inception; (4) applying organizations must submit copies of their last two audited financial reports; (5) organizations that can provide upfront an overall business plan of their activities for the next 3 coming years; (6) giving is limited to one of the following areas: education, health, child protection, promotion of women’s rights, economic empowerment, and encouraging peaceful coexistence between religions without exclusion of other religions.

3) Location 

They have no defined focus countries. Some of the currently funded projects are based in Africa (e.g. Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, and South Africa), Asia (e.g. Russia and China) and Latin America (e.g. Haiti).

4) Budget 

Grant sizes vary depending on the need and nature of the project.

5) Application 

Applications can be submitted anytime during the year. Answers will usually be given within 2 – 3 months. Applications that are relevant to the DEAR Foundation’s fields of action can be sent to the Foundation’s office. Application forms can be requested from the Foundation’s office: info@thedearfoundation.ch, T:+41 43 322 61 40. The submitted applications will be subjected to strict scrutiny. Please also note that the DEAR Foundation is not involved in sponsoring activities. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

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