The Scort Foundation is an operating organisation committed to the idea of a world where children can play sports despite difficult conditions, and have role models that inspire them. The main mandate of the Scort Foundation is the development and administration of the Football Club Social Alliance (FCSA). The foundation initiated this partnership of professional football clubs in 2007. As “first mover”, Scort created an innovative concept of how professional football clubs can get sustainably engaged in international development work.

For the programme implementation, Scort cooperates closely with both governmental and non-governmental organisations and takes advantage of a broad network of specialists in the fields of sport, development cooperation, economics, science, politics and communication.

With the experience on how to link professional football with development work, Scort sensitises and consults different stakeholders on Corporate Social Responsibility.



Annual Report 2017 (PDF)
Annual Report 2016 (PDF)
Annual Report 2015 (PDF)
Annual Report 2014 (PDF)

Brochure (PDF)

Factsheet – The Football Club Social Alliance (PDF)
Factsheet – Disability Football Programme (PDF)

Global Partnerships of the Scort Foundation

UNHCR (USA, Switzerland)
Bundesliga-Foundation (Germany)
Premier League (England, United Kingdom)
UEFA Foundation for Children (Switzerland)
European Club Association, ECA (Switzerland)
EFDN (Netherlands)
Streetfootballworld (Germany)
AFC Dream Asia Foundation (Malaysia)
International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC (Switzerland)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Germany)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC (Switzerland)
Asian Football Development Project, AFDP (Jordan)
One World Play Project (USA)
Cisco (USA)
Magic Bus (India)
British Council (UK)
Greenpeace (Austria)
SOS Children’s Villages (Germany)
Novartis International AG (Switzerland)


Marc-André Buchwalder (Chief Executive)
Tanya Rütti (Project Manager)
Julia Lambrecht (Project Manager)
Lea Hinnen (Junior Project Manager)
Sinéad Dowling (Junior Project Manager)
Carmen Kaufmann (HR & Administration)
Willy Schmid (Technical Director of Education Programmes)
Tom Vahid (Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist)

We regularly offer internship opportunities for motivated students of all subjects relevant to our work. There are no current vacancies, but be invited to send us a blind application including a cover letter and your CV at any time.


Members of the Foundation Board

Gigi Oeri (President)
Pierino Lardi (Vice President)
Pierre Jaccoud
Dr. Michael Kessler
Claudio Sulser