President's message

An umbrella foundation associated with the Lombard Odier Bank and a registered charity, Fondation Philanthropia has been helping its donors carry out their philanthropic initiatives since 2008. We provide support to anyone who wishes to develop a philanthropic project in keeping with their traditions, desires and ambitions. The Foundation offers its donors a legal, financial and philanthropic framework for tailor-made projects.

An umbrella foundation allows donors to create their own personal space – "donor-advised fund" or “sheltered fund” – which operates in a very independent manner, and benefits from the economies of scale produced by the umbrella structure. Philanthropia provides all the administrative, accounting and legal services required, so donors are free to focus exclusively on their philanthropic causes. 

Private donors can to pool their funds with other donors to support projects and thus multiply the impact of each donation.


The advantages

Choice - Adaptation of the profile of the fund to donors' needs (long-term funds or funds with disposable capital, regular donations or bequests, etc.).

Compliance - In an increasingly complex legal environment, ensure that the right procedures are followed and changes made.

Flexibility - Accommodate an existing project or support a new one.

Network - Access to a network of donors and the sector’s trading platforms.



Fondation Philanthropia is a member of Swissfoundations, the association of Swiss grant-making foundations, and support the SwissFoundations Code.


NB: Fondation Lombard Odier is the corporate charitable foundation of Lombard Odier Group, while Fondation Philanthropia only shelters charitable funds allocated by the clients of Lombard Odier.