About the CEPS

The Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) at the University of Basel is an interdisciplinary research and executive education institute of the Swiss Foundation System.

The CEPS was established in 2008 through an initiative by 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 organizations through executive education and coaching.


Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS)
University of Basel
Steinengraben 22
4051 Basel

Phone: +41 61 207 23 92

Fax: +41 61 207 23 93



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