Charity of the Year

We created the Charity of the Year programme to encourage Swiss Re employees to team up with their colleagues and support a worthy cause for a year or more.

Available in most Swiss Re offices around the world, the programme invites employees to select a local non-profit to be their Charity of the Year by online vote. The winner receives a grant from the Swiss Re Foundation for a specific project. Local employees are also invited to volunteer for the charity, for instance, by organising a fundraising event or participating in a Community Day.

Winners have ranged from established programmes that support intellectually disabled people or provide food and education to the needy to short-term efforts to build temporary shelters for local residents affected by natural catastrophe.