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  • Philea stands in solidarity with Ukraine

    We stand in solidarity with our members and all the people of Ukraine amidst the Russian government’s invasion into their lands.
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  • Philea publishes “Climate philanthropy networks”

    This new mapping explores the philanthropy ecosystem in the field of climate and the ways they shape and support the climate mission.
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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.
Latest News & Opinions
News23 May 2022

Philea publishes “Future-proofing foundations for a post-Covid-19 world” covering changing practices in institutional philanthropy in Europe since the Covid-19 pandemic

Exploring the changing practices in institutional philanthropy in Europe since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the new mapping from Philea, “Future-proofing foundations for a post-Covid-19…
News23 May 2022

Brieuc Van Damme becomes CEO of King Baudouin Foundation

Brieuc Van Damme officially took over the helm on 1 May from Luc Tayart, who had steered the foundation as CEO for almost 30 years.
News20 May 2022

Conference on the Future of Europe: What’s in it for philanthropy?

If one thing has become clear during the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent Russian aggression against Ukraine, it is that there are real questions on the future of Europe. To…
Press release19 May 2022

Active Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Europe Association launch the Climate + Philanthropy Compact Learning Journey

Active Philanthropy and Philea are launching an online course to equip the philanthropy sector with tools to climate-align their grantmaking, investment portfolios and operations.
News18 May 2022

Philea and WINGS publish “Implementation Guide for the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change”

Philea and WINGS have published the “Implementation Guide for the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change”, suggesting actions and approaches for foundations to follow when implementing the measures set out in the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change.
News18 May 2022

Philanthropy and wider social economy make a strong case for co-shaping the future of Europe

Fundación ONCE, together with Philea staff, made a strong case for philanthropy and its important role in co-shaping the future of Europe alongside other social economy…