Country profile


According to the new law that came into enforcement in 2021, philanthropic organizations are entities of the nonprofit sector established in the form of a recognised foundation or association in order to make donations of money, goods or services, including investments, in support of disadvantaged people or general-interest purposes. The organisation’s name shall contain the indication of a philanthropic body. Philanthropic bodies get the economic and non financial resources to develop their business mainly from public and private assets, donations and legacies, capital gains and fundraising activities.

Italy’s philanthropy profile

€40.24 billion

Pool of assets

€914 million

Total expenditure


Total employment

Italy’s foundations