SwissFoundations was initiated by 11 major Swiss grant-making foundations and founded in Zurich on May 18, 2001. The main motive for the foundation was the common will to improve the image and the development possibilities of grant-making foundations in Switzerland. SwissFoundations mobilizes in favor of transparency, professionalism, and the effective use of foundation means in the Swiss foundations field. SwissFoundations members are grant-making foundations seated in Switzerland, providing decisive support in the most varied domains, in Switzerland and abroad. SwissFoundations is constructing a national, leading network to promote Swiss foundations.