The Sophie and Karl Binding Foundation is a non-profit foundation and politically and religiously independent. It supports projects in the areas of environment, social affairs, education and culture throughout Switzerland.
The Foundation's goal in the context of its statutory purpose is to
to promote and strengthen social cohesion and equalization in Switzerland as well as the integration and understanding of the different parts of the country;
to contribute to the preservation and development of the natural, cultural and spiritual values and goods essential to the identity of Switzerland.
The Foundation pays out half of its income for projects on the basis of applications. In each of the four funding areas, the foundation issues a program theme. Applications that relate to these program topics are preferably promoted. The other half of the funds go into their own projects with a focus on character.
The Sophie and Karl Binding Foundation also actively participates in the development of the Swiss foundation sector. She is involved in SwissFoundations , the Association of Swiss Support Foundations, whose founding member is the Foundation. She is also a member of proFonds , the umbrella organization of charitable foundations in Switzerland.