Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation, cooperative, corporation, limited liability company
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Higher education, arts and culture, health and medical research, environment, social services
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$500
The cost of registration is US$500. It does not include additional costs, such as legal advice, etc.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal government, state government, local government
Usually, registration is done on the cantonal (state) level. For foundations, the level of the supervisory authority depends on the radius of activity. Foundations with international and national purposes are supervised at a national level, foundations with regional and cantonal purposes at the state level, and foundations with local purpose at the local level.View the full Switzerland country report