Frey Charitable Foundation
in numbers

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.

2004

Founding of FCF

Intention to share the Frey family’s success in business with society

2005

Pioneering

Defining topics, areas of personal interest as well as exploring segments of maximal impact

2006

Kickoff with investments

Start of philanthropic investments in strategic areas

2007-2014

Shape and implement

For social entrepreneurship we selected from the universe of Fellows of Ashoka, Schwab and Skoll

2011

Socential AG

Strategic investment in startup Socential, aiming to build an on- and offline platform to connect top SE with impact investors

2014

10 years of FCF

Board-workshop to review and refine strategy and guidelines for the 2nd phase of FCF

2015

Geo Focus & SIP

Focus on Social Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa & “Special Interest Projects” out of founders network

2020

General Manager

Decision to create the role of a General Manager in order to take FCF to the next level

2021

Reassessing our Strategy

Workshops to refine FCF strategy and define our future goals. Align entire crew, including next Generation. 3rd phase of FCF

2022

Strategy 22+

Creation & implementation of our Theory of change, shaped up Vision and Mission. First Web appearance

Areas of operation

32%

Secured Livelihood &
Improvement of Life Quality

25%

Social Entrepreneurship

15%

Quality Education

15%

Human Rights

7%

Economic Topics &
Opinion Forming

6%

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).

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