The Iten-Kohaut Foundation focuses on treatment in several distinct areas: "Cancer", "Cardiovascular diseases", "Rheumatism" and "Eye disorders".

The Foundation finances medical research and supports health organizations.

Medical research

The Foundation primarily sponsors research activities in the Zurich area (the University of Zurich, the University Hospital of Zurich, the Children's Hospital Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zurich.)

The Foundation focuses mainly on research with a practical orientation rather than pure, academic research. As a rule, financing is through two-yearly grants. Preference is given to up-and-coming young talents.

Health organizations

The Foundation works with health organizations all over Switzerland.

It finances projects run by health organizations and supports them on a case-by-case basis.


Financial support in all areas may last several years.

The Foundation finances projects to the tune of approximately CHF 1 million per annum.