Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, Cooperative, Corporation, Foundation, Limited Liability Company
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Arts and Culture, Environment, Health and Medical Research, Higher Education, Social Services
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 500
The cost for the registration is 500 USD, not including additional fees or expenses such as legal advice.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/Federal, 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 on the national level, foundations with regional and cantonal purposes on the state level, and foundations with local purpose on the local level. However, current political tendencies try to reduce local influence and favor the cantonal level.