About the CEPS
The Centre for Philantropy Studies (CEPS) at the University of Basel is an interdisciplinary research and further education centre of the Swiss Foundation System.
The CEPS was established in 2008 by an initiative of SwissFoundations, the Association of Swiss Grantmaking Foundations. The CEPS is a research think tank which deals with the multifaceted topic of philanthropy.
Philanthropy includes all types of private and charitable action, especially the creation and management of foundations.
The aim of the CEPS is to improve both the scientific foundation of and the knowledge about philanthropy.
Furthermore, the CEPS provides a direct benefit for foundations and other nonprofit organisations through professional education and coaching.