The SAMC stands up for a more child-friendly mentality in society, for solidarity with mothers and their children and is a non profit, tax-exempt, independent foundation.
Swiss Aid for Mother and Child has existed as a foundation since August 31, 2001.
It was founded by the association «Mamma» (mamma.ch), with the goal of creating an independent, charitable relief organisation which always provides aid when women, couples and families get into serious difficulties due to pregnancy or the birth of a child.
In November 2008, the ZEWO Foundation (Swiss charity certification body) acknowledged that Swiss Aid for Mother and Child (SAMC) had earned its credibility.
The quality certificate was issued to SAMC in recognition of its conscientious handling of monetary donations and testifies to the economical, purposeful and effective way in which the entrusted funds are utilized.