FRAISA Social Commitment

With ownership comes responsibility: Since 2014, FRAISA SA in Bellach has donated 1 % of the Group's profit (according to Swiss GAAP FER) annually to social causes. In nine years, a total of around 995,000 Swiss francs in contributions have been awarded through FRAISA Social Commitment. This represents an impressively sustainable contribution to the implementation and maintenance of social institutions and projects in Switzerland.

From 2023, the award of FRAISA’s 1% for Social Commitment will be extended to include the international branches. Every FRAISA national company will receive their individual share for allocation to social institutions in their country on the basis of an internal distribution key.

Application criteria

We are happy to accept applications for FRAISA’s Social Commitment award from social institutions and organizations such as clubs, associations or non-profit organizations (NPO). The projects being funded should be concrete, have exemplary character and achieve a sustainable and broad impact. The basic requirements for the application processes are the same in all countries.

Promotion of projects for the sustainable preservation and development of social institutions such as the optimization of work processes, renovation, restoration and conversion projects.

Promotion of projects for the prevention of violence and addiction for young people and adults.

Promotion of projects for the integration and support of physically or mentally impaired people and of socially disadvantaged young people and adults in their jobs and everyday lives.

Promotion of projects that support work-life balance such as education, childcare, and parenting projects.

Previous award winners

Award winner 2022

Within the framework of the Social Commitment award 2022, donations in the amount of 130,000 Swiss francs were handed over. The facility Lilith in Oberbuchsiten received the main donation of 80,000 Swiss francs. Lilith supports women with and without children in difficult life situations with individual offers. The Cutohof in Buchegg and the nursery Momo in Bellach received 25,000 Swiss francs each.

Award winner 2021

Within the framework of the Social Commitment award 2021, a donation in the amount of 75,000 Swiss francs was handed over. With the Sonnhalde Gempen, the donation was given to a social facility for children, adolescents and adults with perceptual, cognitive and behavioral disorders, especially from the autism spectrum. The amount flows into the new construction to replace the nursery school and special needs day school.

Award winner 2020

The Schweizerische Rote Kreuz Kanton Solothurn received the main donation of 80,000 Swiss francs with the project Seite an Seite.

CARITAS Solothurn with their project Co-Pilot and the association Zaffe with their project Traumatherapie für geflüchtete Menschen in the Solothurn area received 25,000 Swiss francs each.

Award winner 2019

The Vorstädtli Generationenhaus received the main donation in the amount of 100,000 Swiss francs.

The Netzwerk Grenchen and the Kinderheime Solothurn Foundation received 20,000 Swiss francs each.

Award winner 2018

The residential establishment Kontiki in Subingen, residential home for people with disabilities, received 80,000 Swiss francs.

The Kinderspitex Nordwestschweiz and the school for the blind in Zollikofen received 20,000 Swiss francs each.

Award winner 2017

Amitola Gemeinnützige GmbH für Kinder received 50,000 Swiss francs.

Tagesheim Lorenzen Foundation received 50,000 Swiss francs.

Application procedure FRAISA USA, Inc.

March 2023

Application phase

March 2023

Applications for FRAISA Social Commitment award 2023 can be submitted until March. Catchment area for the group of applicants: Radius of 50 km around FRAISA USA in New Brighton.

April 2023

Review and nomination

April 2023

The applications received will be reviewed. The Executive Board will then nominate the finalists and visits them on site or online to familiarize themselves with the projects and institutions.

mid-June 2023

Decision process

mid-June 2023

The FRAISA Executive Board will decide on the rankings of the finalists.

End of June 2023

Awarding FRAISA
1% for Social Commitment

End of June 2023

Announcement of the rankings and awarding of FRAISA 1% for Social Commitment at FRAISA USA in New Brighton with the Executive Board in attendance.

The jury consists of the management of FRAISA USA in New Brighton.