We build our knowledge base on European philanthropy – in partnership with academics, researchers and experts – by surveying the work of philanthropy organisations, and identifying trends and issues affecting them, with the aim of helping Philea members to inform their strategic decision-making and connect them with peers and partners, as well as demonstrating to a range of stakeholders the impact, diversity and scale of the sector.
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Data on the sector
It is estimated that there are 147,000 foundations in Europe. These foundations manage 511 billion euros in assets and endowments and give an estimated 60 billion euros annually.
Institutional Philanthropy Spectrum
The Institutional Philanthropy Spectrum serves as a flexible framework for our knowledge base, allowing us to continuously build and adapt a systematic understanding of the diverse and ever-evolving European institutional philanthropy sector.
Legal and fiscal country profiles
Since 2002 Philea has mapped the legal and fiscal operating environments for philanthropy across the EU.
Philanthropy Data Task Force
Providing data insights on European philanthropy and making the accumulated knowledge of members accessible are among the top priorities for Philea.
We answer some frequently asked questions about philanthropy.
Philea Virtual Library
Philea curates this publicly-available, fully-searchable collection of more than 1,000 free-to-download publications on philanthropy and foundations.
Members use this research to inform strategy in their organisations, and to identify and approach potential partners.