Become a member

The heart of the VLGST is its members. Together, VLGST members form an impactful community of philanthropy and are an indispensable part of our society through their grantmaking activities.


Membership in the Association is open to public benefit foundations and trusts under Liechtenstein law which have their registered office in Liechtenstein, are exclusively and irrevocably not-for-profit, have their own assets, use these assets or proceeds therefrom for public benefit purposes, have an auditing body in accordance with the legal provisions, and are in essence not dependent on donations for their activities.


Associated partnership

Public benefit foundations and trusts under Liechtenstein law which do not meet the membership requirements, or which do not seek membership for other reasons may benefit from the Association as Associate Partners.

They can participate in the events of the Association as Associate Partners and benefit from services and further education events. They do not have active and passive voting and election rights and are not legally members of the Association.


Application procedure

An admission takes place in the following steps: The interested foundation/trust sends an application form to the VLGST office. Subsequently, the Board of Directors and/or the Management conducts a meeting to get to know each other. The Board of Directors decides on the admission of new members and associated partners.


Direct contact person

Dagmar Bühler-Nigsch
Managing Director
Kirchstrasse 5, LI-9494 Schaan
T: +423 222 30 10
E-Mail: dagmar.buehler-nigsch(at)



Fees for members and associated partners

Entry fee

The entrance fee is a one-time fee of CHF 5'000.00. Upon request, this fee can be split over a maximum of three years.

Annual fee

In order to support the interests of the association and its members more strongly and to ensure financial sustainability, there is a non-binding recommendation of the board to determine the annual membership fee:

Annual fee Foundation assets
CHF 1‘000.00     CHF 0–5 million
CHF 2‘000.00  CHF 5–10 million
CHF 5‘000.00   CHF 10–20 mio.
CHF 10‘000.00-
CHF 15‘000.00
over CHF 20 mio.

The minimum contribution is
CHF 1'000.00.