Grant in the Spotlight: Roger Federer Foundation
The Wyss Foundation is proud to continue its support for the Roger Federer Foundation and their ongoing educational programs in southern Africa and Switzerland. This vital work focuses on early learning programs for children and offers them an opportunity for a good education.
These ongoing programs work through local non-governmental (NGO’s) organizations and local communities to ensure the programs fit the needs of those impacted.
“For the past several years we have been a proud participant in the Roger Federer Foundation and are glad to support their early education programs that reach thousands of children affected by poverty”, said Molly McUsic, President of the Wyss Foundation.
“As a medium-sized grant making foundation, we can achieve little – not to say nothing – on our own and are thus dependent on partners at various levels. It is a great honour and a vote of confidence in our favour when other reputable sponsors join our programmes and support them in the long-term. That their contribution often goes beyond financial support, helps us to learn from one another and use our synergies for public relations. We are very grateful for these commitments”, Janine Händel, CEO Roger Federer Foundation.
About the Wyss Foundation - The Wyss Foundation is a private, charitable foundation dedicated to supporting innovative, lasting solutions that improve lives, empower communities, and strengthen connections to the land.
About the Federer Foundation - The Roger Federer Foundation supports educational projects located in the region of southern Africa and Switzerland. The programmes on the African continent focus on the improvement of the quality of early learning and basic education and in Switzerland on the promotion of extra-curricular activities for children affected by poverty. All activities are realised and implemented by local non-governmental authorities in close collaboration with the local communities. In order to evaluate its impact, the Foundation measures the changes in the levels of supported children's performance, rate repetitions, absences, or enrolment rates.