Donation-based crowdfunding: Seeking donations online

In this type of crowdfunding, contributors donate money without receiving anything in return, in order to support causes such as humanitarian projects. 

Donation-based crowdfunding is a type of crowdfunding where contributors donate money to support a project they hold dear without expecting anything in return. Donation-based crowdfunding is usually used in the humanitarian, social or cultural sectors, or to raise money in connection with political campaigns. 

Save our Rhinos

Givengain, one of the main platforms of its kind active in Switzerland, enabled the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise over CHF 100,000 to protect rhinos in South Africa. For another project, the environmental organization Greenpeace raised over CHF 9,000 to combat deforestation and the effects of climate change in Africa.

Donation-based crowdfunding platforms in Switzerland

Donation-based crowdfunding platforms present in Switzerland are the following according to the Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland 2018 report:

Name

City

Online since

Link HTML

100-Days

Zürich

2012

www.100-days.net

Cause direct

Genève

2013

www.causedirect.org

Fengarion

Meyrin

2010

www.fengarion.org

GivenGain

Villars-sur-Ollon

2001

www.givengain.com

I care for you

Zürich

2015

www.icareforyou.ch

Ideenkicker

Lenzburg

2016

www.ideenkicker.ch

Lions Funding Val Müstair

Müstair

2015

www.lions-funding-vm.ch

Lokalhelden.ch

St. Gallen

2016

www.lokalhelden.ch 

Source: 2018 Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland report of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Next update of this table: only when the 2019 Report is published)

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Last modification 28.11.2018

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