The Hans Konrad Rahn Foundation was established in 2003 with starting capital of CHF 250,000 to mark the 70th birthday of Hans Konrad Rahn. Thanks among other things to some generous donations, the Founda-
tion's organisational capital currently amounts to some CHF 2,2 million.
The Foundation continues the mission of the RAHN relief fund, which for decades supported social projects in the Zurich region and also made donations to help disaster victims in both Switzerland and other countries.
Like the relief fund in its time, the Foundation receives two percent of the cashflow of RAHN AG each year. This is supplemented by generous donations from Rahn family and other benefactors.
The Foundation has access to annual funds of between CHF 200,000 and
In 2016, the Foundation supported various social institutions to the total sum of CHF 273,000 (2015: 291,000). These included:
- Gemeinnütziger Verein Sonnengarten, Hombrechtikon (ZH)
Co-financing a building extension for the care of 24 dementia sufferers.
- VESO Verein für Sozialpsychiatrie, Winterthur (ZH)
Financial support for Valentina House, supervised accommodation to provide mothers and children in stressful circumstances with an interim solid framework.
- Schweizer Stiftung pro integral, Sursee (LU)
Donation supporting the work of pro integral, which helps people suffering from brain injuries to live as independently as possible.
- Forelhaus Zurich
Financial support for accommodation and integration services offered to alcohol and drug-endangered men and women trying to build abstinent lives after treatment.
- Stiftung Ilgenhalde, Fehraltorf (ZH)
Co-financing new environmentally friendly, custom-built housing for children and adolescents with special learning or multiple needs.
- Verein Zigeunerkultur, Zurich
Donation for the Roma Cultural Week to raise awareness of and invite people to sample the lifestyle of travellers.
- Sans Papier Zurich
Financial support for the Zurich drop-in centre for people without an official residence permit.
- Stiftung Hofwiesen, Dietlikon (ZH)
Financial contribution towards new apartments for the elderly run by Stiftung Hofwiesen.
- Verein Bildungsmotor, Zurich
Donation to help assist children and adolescents with their school work and encourage their social integration in the Altstetten district of Zurich.
Board of Trustees
Urs Lauffer, President, President of the Board of Directors RAHN AG
Fritz Frischknecht, lic. oec., Secretary
Sascha Kümin Grell, lic. iur.
Markus L. Meyer, COO of RAHN AG
Prof. Katharina Prelicz-Huber, University tutor and President of VPOD Switzerland
Ana Patricia Rahn Erden, lic. iur., Entrepreneur