• Contributing to causes that are near and dear to your heart,
  • Making sure your generosity has a real impact,
  • Getting personally involved in projects.

Do you want to contribute to the public good? Philanthropy is a way for highly successful people to give something back. It can take many forms, such as a simple gift, an endowment, an earmarked donation or a sheltered fund. You can even set up a foundation. It is up to you to decide which vehicle makes the most sense for the impact you would like to have.

We help you to achieve peace of mind

Philanthropy is first and foremost an act of good will. To encourage such acts, the giver can enjoy certain financial and tax advantages. If you wish to engage in some form of philanthropy, we will work with you every step of the way, focusing particularly on the financial arrangement, how it is implemented and the impact of your investment over time.

There are more than 13,000 philanthropic foundations in Switzerland.
This is the total amount of money, in Swiss francs, that Swiss foundations have for their projects.
In most cantons, gifts worth up to 20% of individual income or corporate profits can be deducted from federal taxes.

Case study

One of our clients decided, for personal reasons, to create a foundation devoted to immuno-oncology research. Our specialists studied her project and informed her that many other foundations were already active in this field. Rather than assuming the costs of setting up a new foundation, they advised her to invest in an existing project. This would surely have a greater impact.


Creating something

Entrepreneurship and philanthropy are closely linked. In both cases, you create something out of nothing and make it work.

Personal commitment

Making a financial contribution is a laudable act. However, more and more philanthropists are getting actively involved in the various stages of their projects.

Use of resources

You should take a goal-oriented approach to philanthropy. That’s because every initiative requires a solid effort in allocating, organising and managing resources.

Creating a foundation

With the help of our specialists, you can create your own foundation and structure it so that it will last far into the future.

Here’s how we can help you to achieve your life goals

We will sit down with you and analyse your finances, your current needs and your life goals. We will then come up with a comprehensive solution aimed at optimising your financial and tax situation.


Piguet Galland
private bankers since 1856

Piguet Galland was created from the merger of two longstanding private banks. As part of BCV Group, we are able to draw on the expertise of a large banking group.


Our teams move to our new Pléiades building in Geneva.


BCV Group buys Banque Franck, Galland & Cie SA.

Banque Franck acquires Banque Galland in Lausanne and becomes Franck, Galland & Cie SA.


Banque Cantonale Vaudoise takes a majority stake in Banque Piguet & Cie, which is then incorporated.

Mobilier conçu dans les années 30 et dessiné par Franck Lloyd Wright

Alain Franck fonde la Banque Franck à Genève.

Banque Galland

Alfred Galland founds Galland & Landis in Lausanne.

Banque Piguet

Alfred Piguet marries Louis Michod's daughter, and Banque Michod becomes Banque Alfred Piguet & Cie.


Banque Michod, the first private bank in Yverdon-les-Bains, is founded.

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