Marc Rich established The Swiss Foundation for the Doron Prize in 1986 to annually recognize and support Swiss individual initiatives and charitable endeavors. Selection is made by the board members of the Foundation, composed of distinguished Swiss public leaders from the civic and non-profit sectors. The annual award ceremony with key Swiss leaders and media serves to highlight and increase awareness of the important work of prize recipients.
Recognition is given to individuals and institutions that devote time, energy and/or financial resources to the fields of social welfare, humanitarian, culture and science. Activities are based or developed in Switzerland and implemented internationally.