The purpose of the Helmut Horten Foundation is to promote health care, in particular through donations to medical research centres. In the field of fundamental medical research, the Foundation also promotes the academic work of students at Swiss research institutions.
The Helmut Horten Foundation fulfils its charitable mission in Switzerland, where it is headquartered. Funds permitting, the Foundation may also support causes outside of Switzerland in compliance with its statutes. The funds available are limited to the income from fixed assets. The Foundation capital must not be utilised.