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.




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