Team Fundraising - Switzerland

War Child has a fundraising team in Switzerland that was founded to raise awareness about our work and support our fundraising activities.

In 2017, War Child received the Jacobs Foundation Best Practice award. The Swiss-based charitable foundation praised War Child for its global efforts to improve the lives of children growing up in conflict. This inspired a group of professional volunteers to form Team Fundraising - Switzerland.

Inspired to take action

"The award was an amazing act of recognition,” says Tom Berkhout, founder of Team Fundraising - Switzerland. “It immediately inspired me to promote War Child’s work here in Switzerland.” Tom quickly assembled a dedicated group of volunteers to support our cause. The core team has since expanded and, as of the beginning of 2024, includes a part-time employee and a group of five enthusiastic volunteers who are active in both Zürich and Geneva.

We believe no child should be part of war. Ever.

Our mission

Team Fundraising - Switzerland is committed to raising awareness about War Child’s work and identifying fundraising opportunities; for example by collaborating with companies to link their corporate event to a charity or by approaching charitable institutions, companies and individuals who would like to support War Child's mission: To see no child be part of war. Ever.

Bringing people together

We work closely with War Child Netherlands by building on their expertise and experience. In recent years, we have built friendships with individuals, foundations and companies in Switzerland and organised major fundraising events, including gala dinners in Zürich, Montreux and Vitznau. Events such as these are a perfect way to bring people together and give them a better understanding of the importance of War Child's work, specifically the evidence-based psychosocial support we provide.

The work of War Child is closely linked to that of many other international organisations that have their headquarters in Geneva - including Save the Children, UNICEF, UNHCR and the United Nations.

Become a friend

We welcome all initiatives to support War Child and we are always available to discuss fundraising events with your company, family or friends. Contact us via the details below or become a member of our LinkedIn group.


- Elsabé Schimmelpenninck: +41 76 566 5663
- Anton Eikhout: +41 79 284 75 84
- Tom Berkhout: +41 79 536 53 47
- Fiona Matt: +41 766 131 756

- Claartje Zwetsloot: +41 79 962 63 52

- Heleen Baars: +41 79 949 33 76

Swiss residents can donate directly through the account below.
Donations above CHF 100 will be tax deductible.

Association War Child Support Switzerland
IBAN CH23 0070 0114 8023 3556 1
Zürcher Kantonalbank - Kämbelgasse 6 - 8001 Zürich

Or by scanning the below QR code with your TWINT app.

Switzerland Donation QR code

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