the cottier donzé FOUNDATION is a non profit organisation based in küsnacht, switzerland. it is a tax-exempt charitable foundation under swiss law, supervised by the swiss federal authority for the supervision of foundations (eidgenössische stiftungsaufsicht).
the foundation supports projects creating social change with special focus on girl empowerment.
the foundation was established in 2005 by marielle donzé and philipp cottier, parents of 3 girls, based on the strong belief that empowering girls will lead to a better world.
the assets of the foundation are almost exclusively invested in socially responsible investments and microfinance funds. grants are funded by income generated by these investments.