We identify charitable projects that effectively address the goals of the donors we advise.
The protocol for applicants
Applicant for support
Any person authorized to represent a non-profit or charitable institution may apply for support for the below purposes.
Any beneficiary must be a non-profit or public benefit institution.
Content of a request for support
The application for support contains up-to-date and concise information on the relevance of the project presented, as well as the conditions for its implementation and financing.
This information is supported by clear documentation.
The request is written in French (if necessary in English, German or Italian) in terms that are accessible to non-specialists and summarized, in particular using the ad hoc form accessible on our website.
The amount requested must be realistic and justified in the context of a precise budget, in which other sources of financing are also mentioned. The allocation envisaged must be specified and defined in time.
Expenditures that can be subsidized by public agencies on a priority basis,
any type of expense that cannot be justified and is not directly related to the conduct and implementation of the project,
offsetting a loss-making operating result or a loss-making transaction already carried out.
All requests for support must be sent separately and cannot be included in the preparation of a progress report or interim statement. The same applies to any requests for reassignment.
In addition, any special arrangements desired by the applicant for clarification of the commitments of CARIGEST SA and the donors it advises must be addressed at the time of submission of a request for support (e.g. sponsorship agreements, charters, publication protocols).
Charitable areas and goals currently pursued
a. Research to identify the mechanisms of diseases (particularly degenerative, tumoral, infectious or mental),
b. The development of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for the treatment of these conditions,
c. Helping people with health problems due to these diseases, by taking charge of activities to improve their living conditions,
d. Supervision and support for the activities of elderly or disabled people,
e. The training and development of particularly motivated young people,
f. The encouragement of institutions with special qualities in the field of music, with the vocation to create, program and host high level concerts, as well as to train and encourage young talents on the professional path,
g. Support for very targeted actions in the observation or preservation of the environment.
Submission period and processing of a request for support
In principle, applications are processed within one quarter of their submission. This process may be delayed if additional information is requested. Requests for event programming, including music, must be submitted at least four months prior to the scheduled date.
Duties of the recipient of a donation
The beneficiary undertakes to use the donation received according to the request for support made by him/her and according to the conditions related to its acceptance.
In addition, he/she agrees to:
provide an acknowledgement of receipt of the donation,
Report any changes, such as
the organization and statutes of the institution it represents,
to the people in charge of the project management,
to the goals and purpose of the project,
the conditions and the schedule of realization,
to the project budget submitted and the related allocation,
consult with CARIGEST SA prior to any reallocation of a donation, as this decision must be made in agreement with the donors we advise.
systematically provide activity reports, as well as financial reports, and submit any other supporting documents that allow for the verification of the good progress of the project and the scope of the donation received; to this end, the "Monitoring Report" form is available on our website. (*)
to report any publication in the media, any edition, and any event related to the project,
These elements must be provided, in principle and at the latest, by September 1 of the year following the grant; an interim report may be requested at any time.
no donation may be renewed until reports are accepted by CARIGEST SA, and in agreement with the advised donor(s).
In the event that the information is incomplete or erroneous, or in the event of unjustified deviations from the initial framework, the conditions under which the donation was made may be revoked by the donor, which may result in the immediate termination of the release of the donation(s) or in a request for partial or total repayment of the donation(s) made.
The Recipient agrees to account for any unspent balance so that it may be returned or reallocated, as determined by agreement with the Donor.
Therefore, the beneficiary commits to using this balance within 12 months of the end of a funding period. If not, the said amount may be claimed back.
The beneficiary also undertakes to consult CARIGEST SA before any publication of the donation received, in order to agree on the mention to be made.
In case of dispute, Swiss law is applicable, excluding the rules of private international law.
The parties agree to attempt to resolve any disputes amicably. However, any dispute arising from its interpretation, execution or non-execution is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts of the Canton of Geneva, subject to appeal to the Federal Court.
(*) If your application is accepted, you will be required to send us the 'Follow-up Report' form and its annexes by September1st of the year following the start of the support.
Submission of support requests
Applicants are asked to proceed as follows to submitting their application for support:
Read the protocol carefully
Accept the terms of the protocol
Fill in the form
Attest to the reliability of the information provided by affixing the authorized signature(s)