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    Mott Foundation marks $3 billion in giving over 90 years

    As it celebrates nine decades of helping to strengthen communities at home and around the world, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has announced that it has surpassed $3 billion in total grantmaking since its launch on June 19, 1926. The milestone was reached as the Foundation made a $5 million grant to help its hometown of Flint recover and rise from the city’s water crisis.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Social Platform survey on the use of the European Structural and Investment Funds

    Social Platform, the largest civil society alliance fighting for social justice and participatory democracy in Europe, is conducting a survey on the use of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), in particular the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF).

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    23 finalists of the Siemens Stiftung’s ’empowering people. Award’ announced

    23 amazing solutions with great potential to solve basic supply problems have been selected from a total of 800 entries worldwide and evaluated according to rigorous criteria including technical feasibility and the potential for financial sustainability. The top three winners, determined by an expert international jury, will be revealed at the Award Ceremony, which will take place in Berlin in October. All winners are set to receive a total of 200,000 Euros of prize money.

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    Evens Prize for Media Education 2017 – New deadline 30/09

    This fifth Evens Prize for Media Education will reward a project that helps young people, aged 12 to 18, to develop a critical attitude to the media. Any European project that enables young people to question, analyze and evaluate the media, in non-formal or informal learning contexts, can apply.

    TUSEV condemns the military coup attempt

    TUSEV has issued the following statement condemning military coup attempt in Turkey which they wish to share with members of the EFC. TO THE ATTENTION OF OUR FRIENDS AND FOUNDATIONS AT EFC On the night of July 15th 2016, Turkey was shaken by a military coup attempt and the country faced a serious threat to […]

    • EFC

    European Foundation Forum for Inclusion Meeting at the EESC, a day of exchange and learning on the future of accessibility in Europe

    On the 22nd June, The European Foundation Centre Disability Thematic Network brought together representatives from EU Institutions, Foundations, NGOS and academia to discuss the role of accessibility in creating a more inclusive Europe. Speakers examined the issue from a variety of perspectives, from a clear breakdown of the EU Accessibility Act to reflections on the […]

    • EFC

    First cohorts announced for Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China Europe 2016

    20 Participants from China and Europe have been selected to take part in the Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China Europe 2016, a unique initiative that aims to improve the leadership capability of emerging foundation leaders connecting philanthropists in Europe and China.

    Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize finalists announced

    The seven finalists for this year’s Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize have been announced. They come from Brazil, Mexico, Singapore and South Africa and their work extends throughout South America, Asia and Southern Africa. They are equally diverse in terms of the variety of their approaches to building philanthropy. Artemisa Castro, Executive Director of Fondo Acción Solidaria, […]

    • 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.

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    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.