Philanthropy and foundations
Our philanthropic efforts are global and broad in scope, and we support communities through development projects, emergency relief, contributions to schools and universities, research prizes, and the underwriting of local cultural events and sports teams.
Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD)
The Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) forms a central part of the Novartis corporate responsibility portfolio. Through NFSD, we collaborate with stakeholders to improve health and living conditions in the developing world. The Novartis Foundation plans and supports projects designed to strengthen and secure essential healthcare provision for the poor in developing countries. Through events and publications, it seeks to promote dialogue on development policy between public and private-sector institutions. By means of scientific analyses, it helps to define the nature and limits of corporate social responsibility, particularly for pharmaceutical companies.
Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
+41 61 69 62300
+41 61 69 62333
Novartis Venture Fund
With an initial venture capital of CHF 100 million, the Venture Fund supports new business projects that show exemplary entrepreneurial and innovative spirit in future-oriented areas, especially life sciences and new technologies.
Novartis Venture Funds
Novartis International AG, Forum 1- 3.73
P.O. Box, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland
+41 61 324 32 67
+41 61 324 86 79
Novartis US Foundation
The Novartis US Foundation was established in 1997 as part of Novartis Corporation's commitment to social investment in the US. Its primary purpose is to support efforts among communities, businesses, and nonprofit organizations on a range of social, health, and education issues related to healthcare.
230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10020 USA
+1 212 830 2443
The Novartis Foundation, formerly the Ciba-Geigy Jubilee Foundation, sponsors and encourages young scientists in Switzerland. Through its support for research projects, it contributes to the preservation and strengthening of Switzerland as a "research laboratory."