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.


Data on the sector

It is estimated that there are 186,000 foundations in Europe. These foundations manage 647.5 billion euros in assets and endowments and give an estimated 54.5 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.


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.


Research service

Members use this research to inform strategy in their organisations, and to identify and approach potential partners.



Lucia Patuzzi
Senior Knowledge Development Manager
Isabelle Piette
Information and Knowledge Manager
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