Sophie and Karl Binding Foundation: Promoting and Strengthening Social Cohesion and Equality

Deadline: 15 September 2018

The Sophie and Karl Binding Foundation is inviting applications for its grant program to support projects in the areas of environment, social, education and culture in Switzerland. The Foundation is a non-profit foundation and politically and religiously independent.


  • Promote and strengthen social cohesion and equalization in Switzerland as well as the integration and understanding of the different parts of the country;
  • Contribute to the preservation and development of the natural, cultural and spiritual values ​​and goods essential to the identity of Switzerland.

Funding Areas

The Sophie and Karl Binding Foundation has defined a program theme for each of its four funding areas: environment, Social, Education, Culture. It expresses the need for special action in these areas:

  • In the area of ​​the environment, the program Theme Landscape Conservation:
    • Focus Area
      • Preservation or restoration of natural and cultural landscapes
      • Stop the sprawl
      • Measures against landscape destruction
  • In the field of social issues the program Theme of childhood and youth integration:
    • Focus Area
      • the social, cultural and educational integration of native and immigrant children and adolescents
      • the integration of young people in the work process
  • In the area of ​​education the program theme of cohesion:
    • Focus Area
      • Promoting understanding between the different language regions of Switzerland
      • Promoting the language skills of young people in the other national languages
      • Cultural exchange across the linguistic borders of Switzerland
  • In the field of culture the program theme heritage:
    • Focus Area
      • Securing of important monuments and art monuments (except ruin renovations)
      • Securing collections, libraries, artistic and literary estates

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Switzerland

For more information, please visit Sophie and Karl Binding Foundation.

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