• The Philanthropy Environment in Europe: December 2022

    Together with the Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy we have released a briefing on the philanthropy environment in Europe
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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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  • For a Climate of Change

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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 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,…
Sevda Kilicalp
Head of Research and Knowledge Development, Philea
Opinions19 January 2023

Data dive into the cost of living crisis

Just as Europe is moving from emergency mode to recovery from devastating effects of COVID-19, the continent is now preparing for a new era of discontent brought on by a…
News18 January 2023

Swedish Presidency of the EU, European resilience, and the role of philanthropy

With the beginning of the new year, the Czech Republic handed over the presidency of the Council of the European Union to Sweden. The newly formed Swedish government published in…
News18 January 2023

Incorporating Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for foundations with the Organisational Development Community of Practice

As it is a topic that many foundations recognise as being essential to their work, especially when considering Organisational Development (OD) support, the Organisational Development Community of Practice convened…
News17 January 2023

Philea partners with WEF on new initiative to unlock more resources via PPPPs for Climate and Nature

Philea is thrilled to announce its collaboration with the World Economic Forum on the Giving to Amplify Earth Action (GAEA) global initiative. The project, supported by…