Foundation for the Third Millennium - Support Criteria

Our foundation is committed to sustainability. We support projects which promote environmental protection and health, social justice and economic independence in balanced proportions.

In order to assure reliable project oversight and adequate support, we must be able to maintain a constructive relationship with the project managers and their organization. Thus we give preference to organizations based in Switzerland and in neighboring European countries.

Financial support for projects must be widely-based and secured for the project’s duration. At least half the project’s budget must be contributed by third parties.


Deadlines for submissions: 24. January 2020
24. April 2020
07. August 2020
2. October 2020

The following criteria are imperative requirements for consideration of an application:

Projects which fulfill the following criteria comprehensively in addition to the criteria listed above will be given preference: 

The Foundation does not support:


Procedure for submitting an application:

In addition to a completely filled out and personally signed application, the following documents are required:

To clarify items entered in the application form, applicants are allowed a maximum of 2 pages’ worth of project information.


Applications may be submitted by postal mail or by e-mail (electronic signature required). Any changes in the information on the application (e.g. personnel, financing, project content) must be promptly reported to the Foundation’s office (Sekretariat).

For projects continuing over several years the Foundation requires regular reports before approving and transferring the next tranche. A short final report and a completed copy of the Stiftung Drittes Millennium’s evaluation form must be submitted within 6 months of the project’s completion. Until the final report and evaluation are approved, no new application can be considered and the final 10% of the support for the completed project will not be released.



The Board meets and processes applications four times annually. The respective due dates for submissions are published on the website. Applications are processed based in order of the submission date, and applicants generally receive an answer within 3 months from that date. In cases where questions arise or in the event of unexpected difficulties there may be delays. Applications submitted with incomplete forms and/or without the required additional documents cannot be considered. Applications should be submitted at least four months before the project starts.



Submission deadlines 2019: January 24, 2019
  April 5, 2019
  July 26, 2019
  September 20, 2019