History and Funding
We are already a quarter of a century old. In 1996, Regina Frey, now President of the Board of Trustees, established the PanEco Foundation in Berg am Irchel in the Zurich Weinland region in order to put her commitment to nature conservation in Indonesia on a stable footing and also expand it to Switzerland. Since then, we have grown and developed into a professionally run, medium-sized non-profit organisation – with programmes in Switzerland and Indonesia.
How we finance ourselves
The PanEco Foundation is largely financed by donations. About 1/3 of our funds come from private donors. Another large part (> 50%) comes from funding foundations. Contributions from the cantons make up 7% and a small part is generated through events and guided tours.
Our fundraising activities are guided by the ethical guidelines of Swissfundraising and Zewo.