Advantages of membership

The VLGST promotes Liechtenstein as a philanthropy location,
is committed to representing the interests of foundations, promotes good foundation practice and is a platform for dialogueand exchange of experience between public benefit foundations and trusts.


We contribute to strong advocacy with legislators and government agencies and advocate for positive legal and political environments for philanthropy.


We offer a platform and various networking formats for dialogue and exchange between foundations, trusts and other partners.


We pursue active communication at national and international level to position Liechtenstein as a foundation location and support our members in communication.


Our European and national partnerships enable us to monitor current developments and exchange experiences on an international level.

Continuing education

We work with partners to promote professionalism in the sector and offer members discounted access to continuing training events.

Standard setting

We are committed to standards in foundation and trust management. We provide members with practical guidance by means of recommendations and fact sheets.


We provide information on important developments in the foundation world through newsletters and media reports. The members' area on the website offers exclusive benefits for our members.


We support scientific projects on issues of charitable foundation law and thus contribute to the further development of philanthropy.

Philanthropy location

We cooperate in the implementation of the financial center strategy of the government of Liechtenstein, which defines philanthropy as one of its pillars.


We are the point of contact for questions about foundations, provide information and put members in touch with experts and networks.