• Solidarity with the victims of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

    The crisis continues to unfold and we are maintaining a list of responses by Philea members as we learn about them.
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  • Philanthropy for Ukraine | Exclusive Transatlantic Conversation with 2022 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Oleksandra Matviichuk

    Join us on 24 February
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  • Philea Forum 2023

    The Philea Forum 2023 will take place in Šibenik from 23- 25 May, hosted by the National Foundation for Civil Society Development – Croatia.
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Philea nurtures a diverse and inclusive ecosystem of foundations, philanthropic organisations and networks working for the common good. We help our members to get inspired, act together and achieve greater impact by sharing data and knowledge, exchanging best practices, connecting around common themes, engaging in policy work, and more.

Cross-cutting Themes

Climate

We are now well into the 10-year countdown to slow the warming of our planet. In this decisive decade, actions taken by markets, governments and citizens will determine liveability on our planet for the next century.

Democracy

Democracies across the world have faced unprecedented challenges in recent years ‒ from narrowing civic space, to curtailment of freedom and equality, to the spread of misinformation.

Equality

Philea members have pointed to striving for equality as an urgent issue that must be addressed by philanthropy now and in the coming years. Rising economic inequality has exacerbated virtually all of the problems philanthropy works on.
Latest News & Opinions
News7 February 2023

Philea expresses solidarity with the victims of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

In the immediate aftermath, our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and those in immediate need: of food and shelter, of clean water, medicine and health services.
Ben Evans
Director and Senior Associate, Greenacre Associates
Opinions7 February 2023

Anti-money laundering: A risk-based approach to regulating non-profit organisations

NPOs are becoming used to dealing with terrorist financing regulations, but are they ready for a wave of new anti-money laundering regulations that may follow? Ben Evans examines the drivers behind these laws, and the dilemma for civil society on how to respond.
News6 February 2023

EU Climate Pact: Philea pledges to mobilise foundations on climate

On 31 January, Philea pledged to support the European Climate Pact by increasing the number of EU-based signatories to the #PhilanthropyForClimate initiative through the…
Francisca Mutapi
Co-Director, Global Health Academy
Opinions6 February 2023

Call to Action: Challenging Foundations to Keep African Women and Girls in Science

Africa produces the largest proportion of female STEM graduates compared to other continents, and yet very few of them enter or remain in a STEM career. An evidence-based solution for foundations to adopt an effective funding culture for retaining these women and girls in STEM-related careers might just be the answer.
News23 January 2023

Open data: from sharing standards to spreadsheets with the Data Science Group

A lack of truly open data and evidence continues to hinder engagement and collaboration amongst various actors in the philanthropic space yet many grantmaking foundations are increasingly recognising the value…
News20 January 2023

Co-creating the Future of Europe in Difficult Times – EuroPhilantopics 2022

On 6 December, we opened the doors of Philanthropy House for EuroPhilantopics 2022, our flagship policy event. With the intent to strengthen the relationship between our sector and EU policymakers,…