• Year in Review 2022

    Our Annual Report of 2022
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  • “Arts and Culture at the Core of Philanthropy: Volume 2”

    The second volume of our study into European philanthropic funding in the field of arts and culture
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  • “Environmental Funding by European Foundations – Vol.6″

    The most comprehensive report ever published on environmental philanthropy across Europe
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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


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.


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.


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.
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Carol Mack
Chief executive, Association of Charitable Foundations
Opinions5 June 2023

Strengthening practice in challenging times

Foundations are building on their strengths to improve the ways they are tackling the multiple crises facing the world today. ACF publishes research on foundations and provides tools for foundations to use to improve their practice.
Nani Jansen Reventlow
Founder, Systemic Justice
Opinions5 June 2023

An intersectional approach to climate funding

Climate solutions often leave out or directly harm the most vulnerable communities. Funders must take a structural, intersectional approach to the climate crisis that empowers communities. Nani Jansen Reventlow urges philanthropy and governments to put climate justice at the forefront of dealing with climate change.
News1 June 2023

Proposed EU Directive on foreign interference to be further assessed

At the European Plenary session on 1 June 2023, Commission Vice-President Jourova announced that an impact assessment will be carried out concerning the proposed EU Directive to “prevent covert foreign…
Mike Van Graan
Coordinator, Sustaining Theatre and Dance (STAND) Foundation
Opinions1 June 2023

The arts and philanthropy: A perspective from the Global South

The two key fault lines in the world today are inequality and culture: inequality with regard to who has economic, political, military and cultural power; and culture meaning the different…
Press release25 May 2023

Do good, do it better and do it faster: Philea Forum 2023 inspires & challenges philanthropic community

The window of opportunity is narrowing to deal with the multitude of problems in the world and Europe. The 2023 Philea Forum provided a critical chance for nearly 700 philanthropy and civil society professionals to come together to find new ways of collaborating to find solutions.
Press release23 May 2023

Philea launches latest study into European philanthropic funding of arts and culture

Today, Philea released the second volume of its study into European philanthropic funding in the field of arts and culture. As multiple crises have unfolded in recent years, the arts…