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.

Knowledge products for Philea members

Philea works towards building knowledge on our diverse membership as a way to gain a better understanding of the broader European philanthropic sector in all its diversity. Below are some examples of facts and figures we have produced from our dataset on our members, and from thematic mappings of the funding landscape that we have carried out. Philea members are encouraged to get in touch with us for the full versions of these knowledge products, and to request bespoke data for the areas they are interested in.

Children’s Participation in Philanthropy

Organisational Development – A preliminary overview

Related Publications
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Arts and Culture at the Core of Philanthropy: Volume 2

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Environmental Funding by European Foundations: Volume 6

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European Philanthropy at the Nexus of Disability and the SDGs (2019)


Lucia Patuzzi
Senior Knowledge Development Manager
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