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The Wyss Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the foundation is to preserve, protect, and restore public lands, waters, and open spaces of the American west to achieve ecological health across the landscape.


Established in 1990 in PA - Founded by Hansjorg Wyss, a Swiss entrepreneur and businessman who became the second richest person in Switzerland. He is currently the Chair. of the Supervisory Board of Synthes, a manufacturer of Swiss-designed medical devices. Hansjorg Wyss has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy


The Wyss Foundation

Family foundation




1759 R Street, Nw Washington, DC United States 20009

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