At Swiss Life, doing good is a tradition. Swiss Life donates some 2.5 million Swiss francs every year by way of its charitable foundations. Swiss Life thus enables people to lead a self-determined life and gives them new perspectives.
Foundation work in Switzerland
Swiss Life operates three charitable foundations in its home market of Switzerland. The Swiss Life “Perspectives” Foundation was founded in 2005 on the occasion of Swiss Life’s sesquicentennial. It promotes charitable initiatives in the areas of health, science, education, culture and sport, for which it spends CHF 1.3 to 1.5 million every year.
The Anniversary Foundation for Public Health and Medical Research has been in existence since 1957. It focuses on support for medical research projects, and in specific cases also promotes charitable institutions serving people with physical and mental disabilities.
The Swiss Life Select distribution company operates the Foundation Confidence for Children in Switzerland, which aims to improve the life and development opportunities of disadvantaged children and give them a better chance at leading a self-determined and independent life.
Foundation work in Germany
With the Swiss Life Stiftung für Chancenreichtum und Zukunft (Foundation for opportunities and the future), Swiss Life Germany does its part for knowledge, social innovation and equal opportunity. Founded in 2016, the foundation works towards having as many people as possible in Germany – regardless of their social background – remain curious, acquire knowledge and, as a result, lead a self-determined life.
With its Cornelius Stiftung für Kinder suchtkranker Eltern (Foundation for children of parents suffering from addiction), Corpus Sireo, a subsidiary of Swiss Life Asset Managers, runs a second Swiss Life foundation in Germany. The foundation focuses on the advancement of children from underprivileged homes afflicted by addiction, and thus offers them better perspectives on the future.
Foundation work in France
In France, the company gives support to the Fondation Swiss Life, which supports among other groups France Alzheimer, an association that organises museum and concert visits for Alzheimer's patients and their carers. Furthermore, thanks to a sizeable solidarity network within the company, it also finances cancer research carried out by the Institut Curie and supports culture and artistic work as well.
Foundation work at other locations
Like its counterpart with the same name in Switzerland, the Swiss Life Select distribution company in Austria operates a Stiftung Zuversicht für Kinder, which supports local and international aid projects as well as medical aid in specific cases. The foundation has been cooperating with aid organisations for years to ensure that the donated funds are put to the best use for those in need.