Fondation d’Harcourt was established upon the initiative of the d’Harcourt family in 1964 as an independent, non-profit foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. We promote national and international projects and partnerships in the fields of mental health and psychosocial support. Our actions stem from the belief that primary needs are not only material. Addressing persons’ intangible needs is indeed also essential to their well-being and dignity.
Our mission is to improve the lives of people struggling with mental illness and their families. Our holistic approach helps them unlock their full potential, function in society, and give something back to their communities. Given that certain social conditions increase the risk of mental illness, we also work towards prevention by providing psychosocial support to those who are most vulnerable.
Fondation d’Harcourt provides grants to organizations with specific expertise in mental health or psychosocial support to implement projects on the ground. Our partnership vision goes beyond financial resources: we see it as a personal relationship, which provides for ongoing learning. Regular field visits and participation in quarterly steering committees allow us to take part in major management decisions and bring our contacts, skills and knowledge to the table.
IMPACT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Although mental wellbeing is difficult to evaluate, measuring the impact of our actions is essential to us. To this end we work closely with our partners from the very start of a project to develop the relevant indicators, objectives and outcomes we want to achieve. We also actively seek out valuable technical input from researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, educators, and other relevant stakeholders to enhance the impact of project activities. This collective and multi-disciplinary collaboration facilitates open and critical dialogue as well as joint reflection on innovative approaches to improve our work and the one of our partners.Annual Reports