1 October 2021

European Day of Foundations and Donors 2021

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On 1 October 2021, we are joining Dafne in celebrating the European Day of Foundations and Donors and showcasing the beneficial role that foundations and donors play in all of our European societies.

On this day, public benefit foundations, charities, trusts, communities, donors, philanthropists, and volunteers across Europe come together for a common goal: to showcase the role foundations play in European societies to the benefit of all of us, raise public awareness about philanthropy, and encourage more giving and civic action.

1 October is a moment to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the wider public and demonstrate philanthropy impact on people’s lives. While we will be taking this opportunity to showcase philanthropy’s vital contribution, the day also encourages us to ask critical questions. Are we doing enough? Is philanthropy trust- and community-based? How can philanthropy remain sustainable and both provide short-term and long-term support?

The EFC is working with the Dafne to highlight what is going on across Europe on this day but we need our members and affiliates to help us showcase the very best that European philanthropy has to offer!

If you have anything planned or want to find out more on how to get involved, then let us know and contact Angela Pauly.

Find out what the national associations have planned.

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