Swarovski Foundation supports projects and organizations that promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment. The Foundation aims to raise awareness and address the most pressing issues that face our finite environment using innovative techniques to approach key issues such as water scarcity around the world.
Barefoot College is a non-profit organization that connects rural communities to solar power, clean water, educational resources, livelihood development opportunities and advocacy services. The Swarovski Foundation partners with Barefoot College to train illiterate and semi-literate women to become solar engineers and electrify their rural communities in Brazil.
UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS: OCEANS INSTITUTE
The Scottish Oceans Institute, based at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, is an internationally renowned center for interdisciplinary study of the marine environment. The Swarovski Foundation partnered with the Institute to fund a project to protect the Araguaian boto (river dolphin) and the Tocantins River habitat in Brazil.
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Swarovski Foundation supports its project in the Balkans to safeguard the last free-flowing rivers in Europe, and its project in Brazil to restore forests in the Mantiqueira region, which helps tackle climate change, secure water resources and improve livelihoods for rural communities.
WaterAid works to enable the world's poorest and most marginalized people to gain access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. The Swarovski Foundation supports the empowering of young people and women to gain access to these three essentials. When a community gets clean water for the first time, it creates a powerful ripple effect, saving lives and improving people’s health, education and livelihoods.