Purpose of the Foundation

Promoting today’s Swiss and Liechtenstein music making

Since 1989, FONDATION SUISA has been supporting contemporary Swiss music making in all its diversity. This also applies analogously to projects relating to music making in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

FONDATION SUISA is a not-for-profit foundation that receives its financial resources through an annual allocation of 2.5% of SUISA’s revenue from performance and broadcasting rights in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. 


(according to foundation charter articles 4 and 5)

The purpose of the Foundation is to promote Swiss and Liechtenstein music making in all genres. It is neither for profit nor for self-help purposes.

In order to fulfil its purpose, the Foundation may, in particular, in the absence of a commercial interest on the part of third parties:

  • financially support projects by authors and/or performers;
  • financially strengthen the publishing activities of Swiss and Liechtenstein music publishers that directly or indirectly promote the music making of the authors;
  • promote the music of Swiss and Liechtenstein authors in Switzerland and abroad, including by providing information of a general nature and publishing information carriers which focus on the topic of production costs.