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.



Child Online Protection in Sports (PDF)

Annual Report 2022 (PDF)
Annual Report 2021 (PDF)
Annual Report 2020 (PDF)

Annual Report 2019 (PDF)
Annual Report 2018 (PDF)
Annual Report 2017 (PDF)
Annual Report 2016 (PDF)
Annual Report 2015 (PDF)
Annual Report 2014 (PDF)

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

Global Partnerships of the Scort Foundation

AFC (Malaysia)
Alive and Kicking (England)
Cisco (USA)
Coaches Across Continents (USA)
DFL Foundation
EFDN (Netherlands)
Fondation Botnar (Switzerland)
International Telecommunication Union (USA / Switzerland)
Laureus Chicago (USA)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Germany)
Novartis International AG (Switzerland)
Premier League (England)
SOS Children’s Villages (Germany)
Streetfootballworld (Germany)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC (Switzerland)
UEFA Foundation for Children (Switzerland)
UNHCR (USA / Switzerland)


Tanya Rütti and Julia Lambrecht (Co-CEOs)
Lea Hinnen (Project Manager)
Paula Zücker (Junior Project Manager)
Giulia Russo Wälti (Junior Project Manager)
Tom Vahid (Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist)
Carmen Kaufmann (HR & Administration)
Willy Schmid (Technical Director of Education Programmes) 

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
Claudio Sulser
Jean-Paul Brigger
Pascal Naef