Frey Charitable Foundation
While FCF was active in various countries around the world during its first decade of existence, it has since focused primarily on Africa and Switzerland. In Africa, FCF focuses on supporting outstanding Social Entrepreneurs in a variety of thematic areas.
Founding of FCF
Intention to share the Frey family’s success in business with society
Defining topics, areas of personal interest as well as exploring segments of maximal impact
Kickoff with investments
Start of philanthropic investments in strategic areas
Shape and implement
For social entrepreneurship we selected from the universe of Fellows of Ashoka, Schwab and Skoll
Strategic investment in startup Socential, aiming to build an on- and offline platform to connect top SE with impact investors
10 years of FCF
Board-workshop to review and refine strategy and guidelines for the 2nd phase of FCF
Geo Focus & SIP
Focus on Social Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa & “Special Interest Projects” out of founders network
Decision to create the role of a General Manager in order to take FCF to the next level
Reassessing our Strategy
Workshops to refine FCF strategy and define our future goals. Align entire crew, including next generation. 3rd phase of FCF
Creation & implementation of our theory of change, shaped up vision and mission. First web appearance
Areas of operation
Secured Livelihood &
Improvement of Life Quality
Economic Topics &
Sports Projects & Events
FCF’s core values and strategy
In line with the FCF’s core values and strategy, the area of “Secured livelihood and improvement of life quality” accounts for the largest share of our impact spending. “Helping people to help themselves” is thereby actively implemented. “Social entrepreneurship” is second in line, followed by “Quality Education” and “Human Rights” – both of which are prerequisites for the emergence of any kind of Social Entrepreneurship.
Whilst the above definition of impact areas provides a good overview of FCF’s major impact areas up to date, we are striving to increasingly measure the impact of our investments on an international and cross-cutting level. The ideal tool for this are the SDGs, the United Nations’ “Sustainable Development Goals”.
FCF not only invests in projects, but also supports platforms and organizations to generate multiplier effects, mostly through unrestricted core support. This is reflected accordingly in our weighted SDG evaluation (below).
We aim for Social Entrepreneurs who provide technological and scalable solutions, and focus to sustainably impact SDG 4 (Quality Education) and 13 (Climate Action).