The Palatin Foundation is a grant-making foundation based in Basel. It is committed to enable children, teenagers and young adults grow up as free and self-determined as possible and to strengthen their expression of opinion and social responsibility. We are committed to improve development conditions and structures for the target group and strengthen the necessary foundations for this, such as physical, mental and social health.


The Palatin Foundation was established in 2011 and is based in Basel. Its purpose is to promote future opportunities for children, teenagers and young adults.

As an independent foundation, we support projects that are not, or only partially, funded by the public sector and private organisations.

The Palatin Foundation is subject to the foundation supervision of the Canton of Basel City (BSABB) and is a member of the Swiss Association of Charitable Foundations.

Foundation Board

As the supreme body, the Board of Trustees manages the foundation’s assets, determines the direction of its funding activities and decides on project contributions.

Jacqueline Burckhardt Bertossa

President and member of the Foundation Board

Thomas Brunner

Member of the Foundation Board
Portrait Dr. Sandra Cortesi

Dr. Sandra Cortesi

Member of the Foundation Board
Portrait Prof. Dr. Alexander Grob

Prof. Dr. Alexander Grob

Member of the Foundation Board
Portrait Prof. Dr. Gustav von Schulthess

Prof. Dr. Gustav von Schulthess

Member of the Foundation Board


Annette Graul is responsible for project funding activities as well as leading and managing the foundation’s projects.

Portrait Annette Graul

Annette Graul

Managing Director

Office/ Postal address:

Palatin Stiftung
St. Alban-Vorstadt 12
4052 Basel