SUPPORT AREAS

ACCENTUS supports projects in Switzerland and certain focus countries through its Swiss partner organizations.

Selection of our projects


    ACCENTUS is committed to improving the living conditions of disadvantaged persons.

    ONTO THE ICE DESPITE DISABILITY

    For people with a disability, the "Cerebral" foundation has developed an ice slide that enables wheelchair users to take to the ice and join in with the winter fun. The "Social and Humanitarian Work" fund supports the development and production of this unique piece of sports equipment.

    FANTASY GARDEN FOR PEOPLE WITH OR WITHOUT A DISABILITY

    In Uster, the "Wagerenhof" foundation has built a fantasy garden to bring together residents with a learning disability or multiple disabilities and other members of the city's population so that they can interact and engage in conversation. The "Gertrud und Wolfgang Schrader-Dislich" fund supported the building of the "Adlernest" (eagle nest) section of the garden.


    ACCENTUS supports cultural and arts projects, as well as projects relating to youth and recreational sports in Switzerland.

    SUPPORTING CHESS

    The SWISS CHESS fund supports chess in Switzerland, with a focus on promoting the game among young people. In doing so, the fund hopes to increase the popularity of chess as a challenging mental game – specifically in schools. Support is given to training courses and chess tournaments, for example. Further important information for applicants is available here.

    PROMOTING MUSIC

    The ACCENTUS Foundation awards the Lily Waeckerlin Prize for Youth and Music. This prize honors innovative and high-quality projects. Through the prize, the fund aims to encourage children and young people to get actively involved in music.


    ACCENTUS fosters the protection of the environment and animals in Switzerland.

    NATURE TRAIL IN THE BÖDMEREN FOREST

    The "Liselotte und Hans Schellenberg-Schwegler" fund supported the construction of an information pavilion and a themed trail in the Bödmeren forest between Muotathal and the Pragel Pass to help interested visitors learn more about the area's unique geology and botany.

    Valendas

    REVIVAL OF VALENDAS

    The "Streule" fund supported the "FasziNatur" program created by "Valendas Impuls" with the aim of making the rich, abundant landscape, which stretches from the Rhine gorge to the peaks of the Safien valley, accessible to visitors.

    RESETTLEMENT OF BEARDED VULTURES

    The bearded vulture, once common in Switzerland, is almost extinct. Together with Goldau Nature Park and Zoo, the "Streule" fund is seeking to facilitate the resettlement of this characteristic bird of prey in Switzerland through various breeding and rearing programs.


    Through the use of subsidies, ACCENTUS supports research projects in various scientific areas in Switzerland and abroad, if there is a relevant link to Switzerland.

    RESEARCH FOR CHILDREN WITH NEUROLOGICAL IMPAIRMENTS

    The "Walter Muggli" fund supports the research program of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and Zurich Children's Hospital in Affoltern am Albis for the rehabilitation of children with neurological impairments. Unique sensors are used to aid the physical mobility of the young patients.

    PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    With the support of the program "Pioneer Fellowship" of the ETH Zurich, the "Verena Guggisberg-Lüthi" fund promotes entrepreneurship. Irene Wüthrich PhD is researching antibiotic resistance and intends to use the research project "SpheroBiotics" to benefit society as well. The fund supports the intention to start a business

FOCUS COUNTRIES

The ACCENTUS Foundation is primarily active in the following countries:

  • Switzerland
  • Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam
  • Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua
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