Key figures

 

Total number of charities: 3,000

 

Individual giving

 

Most common methods of giving:
• payment slips
• cash donations

 

Most popular causes:
• health
• children
• disability

 

Estimates suggest that €550 million is donated to charities each year.

 

Research

 

While there has been no major impact of the economic downturn on charities’ income, average donations have dropped and there has been a decrease in spontaneous donations. Elderly and financially healthy people appear to be most concerned about the recession.

 

Further information

 

• Swiss Fundraising