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News - 20 September 2021

Myriad, new cross-border alliance for giving, launched by King Baudouin Foundation and Give2Asia

Myriad, a new alliance for cross-border giving, has been launched by the King Baudouin Foundation and Give2Asia. The alliance, created to…
News - 7 September 2021

Alliance for Gender Equality in Europe opens call for proposals for “2021 Fund for Covid Solidarity”

The Alliance for Gender Equality in Europe has opened its first call for proposals for the “2021 Fund for Covid Solidarity“, offering grants of…
News - 7 September 2021

How are EFC members responding to the situation in Afghanistan?

The people of Afghanistan are facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis brought about by political turmoil and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here we will provide an overview of how…
News - 7 September 2021

A warm EFC welcome to our newest member!

The EFC welcomes its latest member to its worldwide network of philanthropic organisations! To find out more on EFC membership and what it can provide visit…
News - 6 September 2021

Participants selected for the inaugural EFC Philanthropic Leadership Platform: India-Europe 2021

A group of 19 philanthropy professionals from India and Europe have been selected for the Philanthropic Leadership Platform: India-Europe 2021, an EFC exchange programme aiming to enable participants to…
News - 3 September 2021

Philanthropy Advocacy to present sector views at the EESC public hearings

Next week, Philanthropy Advocacy (joint Dafne and EFC initiative) will be represented by Hanna Surmatz at two EESC public hearings. On Monday 6 September, Hanna Surmatz, Philanthropy Advocacy co-lead, will…
News - 3 September 2021

How foundations and philanthropy in Europe are regulated – Key trends and insights

Did you know that foundations can pursue only public-benefit purposes in Spain? Or that the Netherlands do not require a minimum capital to establish a foundation? Were you aware that political activities are taboo for Finnish foundations? Or that in France, foundations can receive legacies and donations, but corporate foundations can only receive contributions from the founding company? Join us on 1 October for the release of the 2021 edition of “Comparative Highlights of Foundation Laws”.
News - 2 September 2021

EFC publishes “Insights on how the work of EFC members changed in 2020”

At the beginning of 2021, following a challenging year of transformation seen across the globe, the EFC surveyed the Steering Committee members of its Thematic Networks to get an…
News - 31 August 2021

Kone Foundation awards approx. €3 million to multidisciplinary cooperation in research and arts

The Kone Foundation has awarded almost €3 million to four organisations working on multidisciplinary cooperation in the fields of academic research and art. The grants are aimed…
News - 31 August 2021

EFC mourns the loss of Dr. Lester M. Salamon, a true pioneer of research on philanthropy

It is with great sadness that we learned of the news that Dr. Lester M. Salamon, Professor Emeritus at the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center…
News - 30 August 2021

The five values that can help your grantmaking career

Professional grantmakers attempt to do their best in a world of difficult choices and constant pressure from every direction. Authors Gemma Bull and Tom Steinberg offer some simple, memorable advice to help you keep heading in the right direction when the pressures of the grantmaking life get too much.
News - 20 August 2021

1st October 2021: European Day of Foundations and Donors

On 1st October 2021, we are celebrating the European Day of Foundations and Donors to showcase the role foundations play in European societies to the benefit of all of us.
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