• EFC

    EFC offers heartfelt condolences to our friends and colleagues in France

    The entire staff of the EFC would like to offer our most heartfelt condolences to all our friends and colleagues in France following the horrific events in Nice on 14 July.

    • EFC member

    First ever Social Return on Investment evaluation study of Mondelēz Foundation’s BeHealthy programme

    A new report, the first of its kind, presents an evaluation of social return for the BeHealthy Programme (BHP) implemented by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in Russia with the financial support of the Mondelēz International Foundation (MIF). The programme is part of the Mondelēz Global Community Partnership Initiative to promote active, healthy lifestyles – a critical component of the company’s wellbeing mission.

    • EFC

    EFC welcomed a delegation of foundation leaders from China to Philanthropy House

    The European Foundation Centre welcomed a delegation of foundation leaders from China to Philanthropy House in Brussels as part of Stiftung Mercator and the Mercator Program Centre for International Affairs’ exchange programme. The visit, which took place from 29-30 June, involved a rich discussion with members of the delegation, EFC staff, and representatives from foundations based in Europe.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Press release: NPOs applaud important changes in Financial Action Task Force (FATF) policy – NPOs no longer considered “particularly” vulnerable

    Brussels, 29 June 2016 – The Global NPO Coalition on FATF, representing a wide coalition of non-profit organisations (NPOs), applauds the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) recent update to its counter-terrorism recommendation on NPOs.

    • EFC member

    Julie Broome becomes new director of Ariadne

    Julie Broome has just become the new director of Ariadne (European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights), she takes over the position from founding director Jo Andrews. She comes to Ariadne from the Sigrid Rausing Trust, where she was Director of Programmes and has been involved in grant-making in support of civil society in Europe […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    The Wallenberg Foundations launch initiatives to support the integration of young refugees through education and training

    The three largest Wallenberg Foundations have recently decided to earmark EUR 33 m. to support education and training activities for young people and refugees from disadvantaged areas. “There are a lot of young people that are not part of the education system and or the job market. One of the major challenges for the future […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    Call for applications open for the 2016 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion

    The Ruderman Family Foundation has opened the nomination period for its international Ruderman Prize in Inclusion, which awards companies and organisations operating innovative programs and services that foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Vision for a Nation Foundation wins top prize at the UK Charity Awards 2016

    The award was based upon the measurable success of its ground-breaking nationwide primary eye care programme in support of the Government of Rwanda that now provides local and affordable eye care to 100% of the nation’s 10.5 million people. Vision for a Nation proved “demonstrated and achievement” in all ten “Hallmarks of Excellence” – including leadership, innovation, effectiveness and sustainability.

    New Study Shows That German Foundations Could Achieve More

    A new study by the Hertie School of Governance and Centre for Social Investment reveals that the close to 19 000 foundations existing in Germany could be making even better use of their independence from the state and the free market. In particular, through their ability to add momentum to social reforms in areas including education, […]

    • EFC member

    Jo Cox charity fund passes £500,000 target in a day

    A fund set up in honour of the murdered British MP Jo Cox passed its target of £500,000 in just a day. Ms Cox worked for several EFC members before she became an MP, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Freedom Fund.