Thank you for supporting the children who need it the most and helping us to change their future.

Thanks to your donation, our experts can immediately help children who need it the most.

As a patron, you are helping us fight for children's rights to be respected.

Make a real difference by helping us change the future of the world's most vulnerable children.

Put your skills to use and grant some of your free time to helping children.

Help raise funds for exploited children by singing, playing an instrument or dancing.

Support various street campaigns on 20 November for International Children's Rights Day

Walks, cross-country skiing, orienteering; our volunteers organise sponsored sports activities throughout the year.

Join this big solidarity movement and buy one or more orange boxes.

Become a partner of Tdh and help us support over 2 million children and their families each year.

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Terre des hommes provides many options for philanthropists who wish to make a sustainable contribution to our children’s aid programmes. The philanthropic sector will be happy to help and advise you.

The philanthropic sector is specialized in five main areas:

  • Foundations
  • Cantons and Cities
  • Major Donors
  • Companies
  • Legacy

Our specialists will be happy to provide further information and will accompany you in your project to support our work and help children. Discover which companies, foundations and public entities already support us.

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Major donors

As a donor, you have the opportunity to engage yourself in helping vulnerable children. With a donation you can deliver support to our organization or to one of our specific projects.

Contact Major Donors

«Children embody the future everywhere in the world. Through my work, I would like to motivate major donors to make a donation and thus give them the opportunity to provide children in developing countries with prospects for the future.»
Martin Restelli, Major Donors Manager

T +41 58 611 07 42

Limmatstrasse 111, 8005 Zürich


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With part of an inheritance or a legacy to Terre des hommes, you can lastingly support the future of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. We can assist you in your project and guarantee you complete discretion.

You can also order our free guide with information about estate planning (only available in German and French) or you can define your actual family situation with the free-of-charge tool of our partner  Moribono here below.

If you decide to leave an inheritance or bequest to Terre des hommes in your will:

- we are committed to use the funds entrusted to us in accordance with the vision and values of Terre des hommes for children in need.

- we guarantee that your data will be treated confidentially.

- your donation is exempt from inheritance and gift tax in nearly all Swiss cantons.


New inheritance law: greater freedom.

On January 1, 2023, changes to the inheritance law will come into effect in Switzerland. The aim of this reform is to give the testator greater freedom in disposing of his or her estate, in particular by reducing the compulsory part for descendants (children) and abolishing the compulsory part for ancestors (parents). This makes it possible, for example, to benefit more extensively a charitable organization such as the Terre des hommes Foundation in Lausanne. With these new legal provisions coming into force, it is important to reconsider your estate or amend your existing will.

Contact Legacies and Inheritance

«My motivation to work in humanitarian aid is to see others live their lives in dignity. Making a philanthropic donation is like sowing a seed in someone else’s life. I am convinced the plant will grow and bear fruit.»
Laurent Zbinden, Partnerships Manager

T +41 58 611 06 81

Avenue de Montchoisi 15, 1006 Lausanne


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