„As a lender, EDUCA SWISS offers me the opportunity to invest my money directly and transparently in education projects.”
„As a lender, I have access to all relevant information related to the loan and I can directly see the impact my money has. ”
Support EDUCA SWISS’ vision and join us. We are a Swiss foundation that promotes and funds education. We support motivated people in the achieving their education goals by providing free counseling when it comes to planning and budgeting, and by arranging low-interest student loans.
How can you support us?
There are different ways you can support education:
Invest directly in education and help shape a person’s biography. Schedule a meeting with us without any obligations. We look forward to getting to know you.
Would you like to get personally involved and advise financially disadvantaged people? We are looking for individuals with life experience who can serve as coaches and help us make education possible.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the EDUCA SWISS coaches, around a thousand people are supported and advised free of charge each year. Support us on this path and donate opportunities!
Do you still have questions? Use our contact form.
EDUCA SWISS’ Impact and Vision
Due to gaps in education funding, every year more than 10,000 people in Switzerland are denied the education or vocational training they seek. They lack money because they do not receive sufficient financial support from employers, family and scholarships.
EDUCA SWISS is a non-profit foundation that coaches precisely these individuals, free of charge, draws up a realistic budget with them, and helps find low-interest student loans for their vocational training. Our candidates also achieve a significantly higher graduation rate than the Swiss average. With your support, we can create opportunities!
Sponsor and Lender
„I know many people who are willing to give everything to achieve their professional goal. It gives me great pleasure to support these ambitions.”
Advantages for Supporters
Your loan makes it possible for an indiviual to pursue his or her education project.
You can advise motivated people as a lender or as a coach.
As a non-profit foundation, we have no financial interests. We simply make sure the contracts are adhered to.
Donations for EDUCA SWISS
Thank you very much for your willingness to support us with your donation. Please fill out our donation form to begin. All donations to EDUCA SWISS are tax deductible.
FAQ’s for Supporters
Questions and answers regarding supporting EDUCA SWISS.
How can I donate and is it safe?
You can donate online as well as by invoice / bank transfer. Online payments are processed via our payment service provider Payrexx with the highest security standards. The following payments are accepted: Mastercard, Visa, Maestro/SEPA, Postcard, invoice / bank transfer.
Is there a minimum amount?
No, all donations are welcome and help us promote education as a non-profit foundation.
Why is a bank transfer recommended for donations of CHF 500 or more?
For donations of CHF 500 or more, we recommend a bank transfer to reduce transfer fees. For donations below this amount, the fees are less significant. As a modern foundation, we strive to offer you different ways of making donations.
Can donations to EDUCA SWISS be deducted from taxes?
Yes, all donations are deductible in Switzerland. We will issue you an annual donor receipt for tax purposes. We can also issue valid donation receipts for donors from various European countries. Please contact us if you wish to obtain a receipt.
Apart from donations, how can I get involved with EDUCA SWISS to promote education?
As a lender, you can enable motivated people to take part in an education project and thus invest your money in a sustainable way. If you are interested in a regular and in-depth exchange with our fellows, we would be happy to welcome you as a volunteer coach.
I have a question that is not answered here.
We will gladly answer your questions. Call us at 041 558 57 88 (Mon-Thu, 9am-12pm) or send us an e-mail (email@example.com).
EDUCA SWISS is supported among others by
National Council Bern
«Education is a human right and should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their social background or financial starting position. I am committed to this along with EDUCA SWISS Foundation.»
Council of States Zug
«I support EDUCA SWISS in its goal of ensuring that every ambitious person in Switzerland can complete an education or training program – regardless of their financial situation or social background.»
Sandra Locher Benguerel
National Councillor Graubünden
«Education is the key to a self-determined life and contributes to a strong and stable society. That’s why I support EDUCA SWISS in its goal to create fair opportunities.»
Professor Dr. Theo Wehner
Theo Wehner studied psychology and sociology, is now a visiting professor at the University of Bremen and professor emeritus at the Center for Organizational and Work Sciences at ETH Zurich University. As an expert, he works for leading foundations that finance education. His research focuses on the meaning of professional work and the act of becoming in today’s society. How do we learn through experience – especially in dealing with mistakes and failure? What is the nature of volunteer work? How do we define effective support and guidance for people in their professional development? These questions are highly relevant for the EDUCA SWISS’ work especially.
Peter F. Weibel
Expert on Business and Foundations
Peter F. Weibel studied business administration at the University of Zurich and spent many years in leading positions for leading companies in Switzerland, including as CEO of PwC from 1988 to 2003 and as a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group from 2004 to 2012. For 15 years now, Peter F. Weibel has committed professionally to education, social issues and culture. He was awarded the Medal of Honor of the City of Zurich for his services as long-time President of the Festivals. He contributed to the development of several foundations, including the Pestalozzi Foundation. Since 2012, he has presided over the Foundation of the University of Zurich. For EDUCA SWISS, Peter Weibel’s experience in professional governance, sustainable fundraising and especially in impact-oriented leadership is particularly valuable.