The Iten-Kohaut Foundation focuses on treatment in several distinct areas: "Cancer", "Cardiovascular diseases", "Rheumatism" and "Eye disorders".

The Foundation finances medical research at the University Hospital of Zurich (adults).

The Foundation focuses mainly on research with a practical orientation rather than pure, academic research. Preference is given to up-and-coming young talents.

Financial support in all areas may last several years.

The Foundation finances projects to the tune of approximately CHF 1.2 million per annum.

An overview of projects previously financed can be found here.