UBS Philanthropy

To maximize your impact, locally, nationally and globally.

We are dedicated to finding innovative ways to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems. Building on our 20-year track record and applying an investment-based approach, our global team makes it simpler for you and your family to manage your philanthropy and maximize your impact.

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Together we can make a difference – with your passion and our expertise.

Developed over more than two decades, our platform provides access to the guidance and resources to manage your giving in the most efficient way while ensuring that it is doing the most good. It is based on three core pillars: comprehensive advice, shared insights and execution services.

What does effective philanthropy look like?

We provide holistic advice to clients and their families, whatever their philanthropic goals. So whether you are considering establishing your first charitable fund or wanting to ensure your current portfolio is tax efficient, our team of experts is ready to help.

Where can I see programs in action?

Make the best-informed decisions about your philanthropy. We connect people and insight through our global network – anything from a report on the latest charitable giving tax rules to a networking event with fellow philanthropists.

Which programs have the most promising solutions?

Our in-house foundation focuses on social and environmental issues. And pioneers new social finance models of giving such as development impact bonds, enabling you to tap into cutting edge advice, practical support and a community of like-minded peers.

The bigger picture

Systemic change can drive solutions to the world’s problems

Your philanthropy helps to address the world's most pressing social issues including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.1

783 million

People live below the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day

1 billion

People worldwide that have no access to healthcare

617 million

Youth worldwide lack basic mathematics and literacy skills1


People lack access to safely managed drinking water services

~50% rise

In global emissions of CO2 since 1990

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