In every region of the world, there are people with almost no chance to live a decent and independent life. They lack food, shelter and education and hence they have no prospects for the future.

It is these people that we wish to help with our initiatives and provide with a fresh im-petus for new perspectives. For this reason, we focus on innovative projects with the objective of not only offering direct support but also to make a sustainable contribution towards helping people improve their living conditions by virtue of their own ef-forts.

It is the long-term objective of our support to provide them with an adequate framework to this end – exactly in line with our slogan “We build a better future”.

Michael Hilti



Exhibition opening at the British Museum in London
“Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds“

On 19 May 2016 the British Museum in London has opened the exhibition “Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds”, featuring finds from the underwater archaeological expeditions conducted off the coast of Egypt by Franck Goddio and his team from the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM). It is the first exhibition of underwater archaeology ever mounted by the British Museum.

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Changing lives through Music
Discover SUPERAR

SUPERAR was founded in 2009 in Vienna as a social inclusion project. Enjoy the new Image Video and discover what SUPERAR is today and what it has achieved in only a few years.

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Music integration project “Superar” documentary wins DIAGONALE Film Festival award

KINDERS, the new documentary produced by the Viennese brothers Arash and Arman Riahi, which was presented at the DIAGONALE Film Festival, won the audience award of the Kleine Zeitung!

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Violin-making with “Proyecto Papageno” in Chile

At the beginning of April, the founder and head of the Papageno Project in Chile, Christian Boesch, proudly unveiled the first violin manufactured in the project’s violin workshop, where five Chileans are currently being trained as professional violin-makers. 

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Superar Lugano goes live
Remarkable concert at the newest location of Superar Suisse

“Social change with the help of music” – with this guiding principle, the Hilti Foundation supports 10 projects across the globe. By engaging in music as part of a choir or an orchestra, children from socially deprived groups learn what it means to be part of a community. They discover their own talents, learn that it requires commitment and determination to get on in life and at the same time also improve their self-confidence, social competence and their performance at school.

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Hilti Foundation Annual Report 2015

The annual report 2015 is available!
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Marketing Trophy for Bookbridge

The Marketing Trophy is the most prestigious award in Swiss marketing and honors creative ideas and successful marketing projects. The award is handed out annually as part of the Swiss Marketing Day activities. Five companies received a Marketing Trophy award on March 7, 2016, including two young companies: Bookbridge, in the Nonprofit Organization category, and SwissShrimp AG which received a special award.

Hilti Great Britain and the Hilti Foundation are grateful for the successful cooperation with Bookbridge and are also happy for the success enjoyed by Carsten Rübsaamen.

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Thonis-Heracleion in Context
New publication by the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology

9 September 2015 – Oxford University's Centre for Maritime Archaeology (OCMA) has published a new book on Thonis- Heracleion and the archaeology in the Canopic region in Egypt. The volume "Thonis-Heracleion in Context", edited by Damian Robinson and Franck Goddio, presents 16 papers that explore the port-city from the Late through the Ptolemaic Periods and place it within the wider context of the economic and religious life of the northwestern Nile Delta in the first millennium BC.

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Photo Galleries


Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra debuts at the Zurich Opera House

The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra along with star director Gustavo Dudamel played the Zurich Opera House for the first time.

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How is hand-made paper manufactured?

El Nafeza - an example of a social entrepreneurship project.
El Nafeza is a center for the production of genuine hand-made paper. It was founded in Cairo in 2005 by the Egyptian artist Mohamed Abou El Naga.

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