Philanthropy at EPFL

Impact through philanthropy

At the heart of every donation lies impact: impact on our students, impact on our researchers, impact on society at large. Philanthropy at EPFL offers a unique way to leave a lasting imprint on our shared future. EPFL’s strategic initiatives provide philanthropic partners with the opportunity to affect lasting, positive change on society by contributing to cutting-edge research, education, technology and innovation. By partnering with us, philanthropists can enable decisive scientific advancement, including recruiting the best minds, providing world-class infrastructure for education and research, and enabling innovation.

In 2019, as part of our university’s 50th Anniversary, EPFL decided to launch a new strategic initiative, The Student Support Program, which places its most important asset – the student community – at its core.

Philanthropy enables us to continually invest in our future – by recruiting the best minds, providing world-class infrastructure for education and research, as well as encouraging innovation.


Through their generosity, our donors have contributed to state-of-the-art research, cutting edge projects, nurturing talent, and the continuous improvement of our campus.

The EPFL Philanthropy Team is available to answer any questions you may have on how to make a philanthropic donation to EPFL. We look forward to hearing from you.

As a Federal Institute, EPFL benefits from a charitable, non-profit status meaning that, in most cases, donations are tax deductible.