UBS Optimus Foundation

The UBS Optimus Foundation is an expert grant-making foundation established by UBS in 1999. The Foundation works to break down barriers that prevent children from reaching their potential by funding leading organisations to improve the health, education and protection of children.

Working for UBS Optimus Foundation

Optimus Foundation has 20 employees in Zurich and its office in Hong Kong. Half of the employees have an area-specific background, while the others are responsible for fundraising. Those deciding on grants bring an average of 20 years’ experience in the health and education sectors and work with donors. Some also have solid field experience, which is important for assessing and evaluating project feasibility.

Optimus Foundation works only with local partners to strengthen community acceptance.

The foundation publishes vacancies on the job database cinfoPoste.

Zurich, Switzerland

Fields of activity
Development cooperation; child protection, health and education

Countries of operation
Since its inception, the foundation has supported programs in more than 75 countries

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