Arthur Waser Foundation
Bellerivehöhe 9
6006 Lucerne / Switzerland
Phone +41 41 375 80 70

Contact persons

David Keller

Project management
Preschool and school education

Dr. Benjamin Brühwiler

Project management
Vocational training

Ueli Jezler

Project management
Urbanisation and Architecture

Benjamin Stæhli

Projects in Central Switzerland
Socials, Art and Culture

Christina Waldmeier / Raphaela Herzog

Funding criteria

Here you will find the AWF funding criteria in the three different areas (Art & Culture, Social and abroad). Please refrain from submitting applications that do not meet the funding criteria.


The AWF stands for high quality and accessible to all education in the countries of Tanzania, Ghana and Ethiopia.

Arts and Culture
The AWF supports artists and cultural workers in Central Switzerland.

The AWF supports institutions in Central Switzerland in their work for socially disadvantaged people.

Before submitting your application, please check whether your project meets the funding criteria.

Please submit your project with the following documents:

  • Application form (Please download here: docx | pdf )
  • Cover letter
  • Project document including information on the sponsorship and the partners involved
  • Budget including financing plan, as well as information on other third party contributions
  • Payment slip

In order to keep the applications as clear as possible, please refrain from presentations, reviews and other documents that are not listed above. Ideally, the project description should not exceed 10 pages. For applications submitted by post mail, please take care that the documents can be scanned and copied (in A4 / A3 format, not bound or glued). When submitting by email, the file size should not exceed 10 MB. If the file is still larger, please use

We need a lead time of several weeks to properly review your application. Ideally, you submit your application to us about 6 months ahead of project implementation. The board meetings take place on a quarterly basis. Decisions are communicated in writing , within two months of the meeting.


As a private foundation, AWF is not dependent on donations. However, it is open to endowments and donations from private individuals who do not want to set up their own foundation. An intensive exchange of ideas must take place so that such endowments make sense for both sides and are in the mutual, philanthropic interest of both parties involved.

If you are interested in an endowment or donation, please contact AWF’s managing director.