UBS Optimus Foundation UK

UBS Optimus Foundation UK enables you to make high impact donations, with a focus on child protection, education and health, which help break down the barriers that prevent children from reaching their full potential.  We work closely with the UBS Optimus Foundation in Switzerland – an expert grant-making foundation established by UBS in 1999.

UBS Optimus Foundation UK

Through the Optimus Foundation network we reach more than 1.5 million children. In 2013 a total of 107 projects in 48 countries were supported. We work with leading organisations and academic institutions to identify, fund and implement innovative projects that improve the lives of children facing adversity, so they grow up with more hope for the future. We support practical and scalable innovations that are based on rigorous assessment and clear evidence of improving outcomes and children's lives.

The UBS Optimus Foundation UK administration costs are met by UBS, ensuring that 100% of all donations go directly to projects. The rigour and expertise we can apply allows us to leverage donations and ensure your philanthropic goals are met through innovative, high impact strategies designed and implemented by leading global institutions and organisations. We are able to provide you with oversight and updates on your donation.

Donations and Investment Opportunities

If you wish to support strategic philanthropy initiatives that have the potential to bring the highest levels of return on your philanthropic investment, contact our UK Philanthropy services team today to find out more about donating to the UBS Optimus Foundation UK.

We can take donations from any UK resident and domiciled UBS client, and all eligible donations are subject to gift aid and tax relief. If you are non-resident or non-domiciled client, contact your Client Advisor to discuss alternative ways in which UBS Optimus Foundation UK can assist you.

Showcase projects 

Examples of strategic philanthropy funded through the UBS Optimus Foundation network.