What EFC membership
can do for you
The EFC is the platform for and champion of institutional philanthropy – with a focus on Europe, but also with an eye to the global philanthropic landscape.
Make a meaningful difference
Join forces with other strategically-minded funders to improve society with vision and intent.
Forge powerful connections
Join our influential and innovative networks to collaborate on new programmes and set joint agendas. Our networking and exchange events – not least our flagship Annual Conference - convene philanthropic leaders and practitioners to create exciting new partnerships.
Get inspired by your peers
In a trusted and safe space, share knowledge, skills and practices with peers and co-develop solutions on issues of common interest.
Delve into a wide range of critical analyses on philanthropy and the policy environment. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Commission customised insights into key sector and policy trends.
Raise your organisation's profile
Let us increase the outreach and impact of your work and promote it both online via our diverse media channels or by bringing it to life through an exhibition at Philanthropy House.
Make your voice heard on critical issues
Together we can engage with key policy decisionmakers to amplify your voice and opinions on critical issues in Europe and around the world. Our home, Philanthropy House, is ideally situated in the heart of Brussels, a stone's throw from the European quarter.
Join us !
As a Full Member
Full Membership of the EFC is open to institutional philanthropy organisations -- meaning foundations, corporate funders and other organisations that have their own financial resources deployed strategically, are independently governed, and convert private resources to public good.
As an Affiliated Partner
If you do not qualify for full membership, then associations, cooperatives, research institutes, universities, individuals and other interested parties can get involved by joining the EFC as an Affiliated Partner.
How to join
If you want to know more, do not hesitate to contact Eveliina Laine at [email protected] giving the name, country, type and website of your organisation and she will get back to you.
When you join the EFC, you are joining a dynamic network of the most diverse and innovative organisations imaginable. Our membership takes in the whole spectrum of institutional philanthropy...
Our membership comes from 38 countries around the world, with the highest representation coming from Italy, Germany, the US, the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium.
of EFC Members
work cross-border and cover
of the world's countries
Our members hold an estimated 200 billion euros in assets and spend around 22 billion euros annually.
€ 200 Bn ASSETS
€ 22 Bn ANNUAL
Our members also identify themselves as:
- Agenda setters
- Curiosity labs
- Knowledge Centres
- Path finders
- Think tanks ...
Our members support a wide range of target groups, the top 5 being:
Who do our members target ?
What do our members support ?
From sustainability to citizenship, EFC members are engaged in all manner of thematic areas, with the most supported being:
How do our members work ?
only operate their own projects
only perform grantmaking
of our members are both grantmaking and operating their own programmes
doesn’t just mean grantmaking, it also includes awards, prizes, fellowships, scholarships and much more besides.
includes skills support, access to networks, and meeting facilities, strategic support, communications and advocacy support.
is an important issue for more than half of our members.
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