About us


We promote and support Youth Philanthropy by designing for them opportunities to Take Action and by giving them the inspiration, the tools and the practical skills they need to Explore Philanthropy.


We are all part of a GLOBAL COMMUNITY connected at all levels and facing similar issues. A lot of people are taking action to create a better world. The next generation need to know that they can be part of it, act effectively and bring change. Giving may require knowledge and skills.

At Philanthropic Adventures, we believe that everybody should have access to those skills and therefore be active members of the solutions. A Philanthropic Adventure is an opportunity to explore, travel the world, meet people that ignite passion in one heart, share ideas, learn, and collaborate. Gaining a better understanding of what our Global Community need. It contributes to what makes us humans.

Philanthropic Adventures is a Swiss registered non-profit association. It offers an educational program for young people to find information, inspiration and support to take action for social and environmental issues they care about.

Philanthropic Adventures aims to democratise the concept of philanthropy and help young people define their engagement and bring change.

Exploring with ❤️ since 2016.

Paola Genovese

Founder and Director

As Philanthropic Adventures founder, my goal is to empower young people to take action. Letting them know that they can be part of the solutions to create a better world.

It all started in 2016 with the urge to share my journey of philanthropy with my own children.

With a BA in International Relations and Psychology, I have always put a lot of interest in global issues and individuals. A sens of empathy helped me see the world as one with a need for me to contribute to its interconnectedness.

Starting my career in a very young and dynamic start up followed with a lengthy experience in NGOs and research, I built the essential skills and confidence to develop my own social program, Philanthropic Adventures.