The Ramsay Foundation

The Ramsay Foundation is a charitable and tax exempt foundation domiciled in Basel, Switzerland. It was founded in 1998 with the intention to enhance education and to further culture in the widest sense.

In order to fulfil the foundation's goals efficiently with the financial assets at its disposal, the board of directors has created guidelines for its donations. These focus on institutions and/or organizations educating and serving children and young people up to the age of 20.

Approximately one third of all donations support organizations in Switzerland, one third in Europe and one third in various countries around the world.


The Ramsay Foundation joins a funding project for the Center Paul Klee in Bern. The Foundation supports the art workshops for children and school classes "Creaviva" at the museum.

The Foundation continues to pursue its emphasis on museum pedagogy as well as on education for children at organic farms.

Excerpts from the annual report 2018


Grants were also made to the Sekem Initiative in Egypt. Teacher training for the Sekem school as well as teacher tutoring for professors at the Heliopolis University in Cairo received financial support.

Sekem is a leading non-profit organisation for extracting C02 from the atmophere and depositing in in the top soil.  Sekem is also a pioneer in the Middle East in its efforts to transform dessert areas into cultivated farm land.


Basel, 03. June 2019

The Board

Cooperation with the Organisation SEKEM in Egypt

SEKEM in Egypt is a nonprofit NGO which has dedicated itself to sustainable development in a wide range of activities. Nutrition, textiles, body care as well as new social forms of commerce and new forms of living space and protective measures for the earth's natural resorces are a few of the greatly diversified activities at SEKEM. The Ramsay Foundation will engage itself in fundraising activities for SEKEM.