Driving change

We pursue social impact in a variety of ways, from traditional charitable giving to sustainable investing. At the UBS Optimus Foundation we are specifically focused on social returns – in particular, social outcomes that benefit vulnerable children. We can help improve the impact of giving by being strategic about where it is focused.

We focus the grants we make on close to 20 countries, where based on our experience and network we can have the most impact.

Our results in 2017 at a glance

We supported over 100 programs
worth approximately CHF 170 million
accross the world to find the smartest and most effective approaches to improve childern's well-being.

We've selected and added to our portfolio more than
40 new programs - all of them at a stage where we can really add value and bring promising interventions to scale.


of grants were expected to deliver on anticipated outcomes.


of our grant programs completed last year achieved their targeted outcomes.


of our open grant programs in 2017 are meeting their KPIs.

We support innovative programs to achieve social change. By seeking and funding innovative programs with groundbreaking ideas, we take calculated risk. And as a result not allof our programs are always 100% successful.

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