Donor: Migros Support Fund
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Switzerland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 40.000$
Total available budget: 1.000.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 100.000$
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Governance & Democracy
  • 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, 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

Created in 1979, the Migros Support Fund (Migros-Unterstützungsfonds) support social and ecological projects in Switzerland and in developing countries across the globe. The Fund’s thematic priority areas are projects for marginalised population groups (incl. women and children), educational initiatives and sports events as a tool for integration. All projects must have a clear exit/sustainability strategy and provide ‘help for self-help’. As of 2022, also grants seed funding for small projects aimed at promoting economically underdeveloped areas of Switzerland. Regional non-profit organisations (associations, foundations, etc.) based in Switzerland can apply for the funding.

The focus is on activities in the following areas:

  • gender
  • inter-generational relationships
  • health (especially the promotion of mental and social health)
  • promoting creativity
  • early-years education
  • life and family models
  • migration/integration
  • new and open learning cultures
  • neighbourhood development
  • volunteering and civil society

2) Eligibility

Eligible to receive grant funding are Swiss non-profit organisations with a good track record of project implementation. The organisation must have an annual turnover of at least 300,000 francs.

3) Location

The Fund has no defined focus countries and provides funding for projects in Switzerland as well as Africa (e.g. Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda), Asia (e.g. Nepal, India,Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Libanon), Latin America, and Eastern Europe (e.g. Moldova).

4) Budget

The Fund has an annual funding volume of around CHF 1,000,000 (approximately $1,000,000) and around 20 projects receive grant funding every year (average grant sizes per project range between CHF 40,000 and CHF 100,000).

5) Application

Applications must be completed via the Fund’s online portal and may be submitted to the Fund throughout the year. Proposals are usually submitted in German.

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