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    Toward a new gospel of wealth: re-imagining philanthropy and capitalism to tackle inequality

    In his latest post, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker describes the reflection process his organisation is undertaking to ensure that their programming revolves around the global crisis of inequality.

    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announces a new grant of €2.5 million to help support the Food Aid & Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program in public schools in Greece

    The SNF has announced a new grant of €1 million in support of the Food Aid & Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program in Greece, which is implemented by Prolepsis Institute, together with an additional matching grant of up to €1.5 million, for the same program, to be granted during the current school year (2015-2016). Including […]

    Register now for the World Bank Financing for Development Massive Open Online Course

    With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new global framework for development has been put in place for the next 15 years. Achieving this ambitious post-2015 agenda will need a different magnitude of financing, one that will surpass the current capacities of governments and international donors and require leveraging of different types […]

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    Accessible Tourism in Spain – Complete the Fundación ONCE questionnaire

    Since 2011, ONCE Foundation, through the Universal Accessibility Directorate, has been carrying out research on Universal Accessibility in different environments (urban planning, transport, etc.), through the Universal Accessibility Observatory. During 2015 and 2016 the Observatory will focus the research on the accessibility of tourism in Spain. Spain welcomes over 53 million international tourists a year […]

    Factsheet for the UNSR’s sectoral equity report released

    Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai has announced the release of a factsheet summarising his latest report to the UN General Assembly. The report, which is scheduled to be presented in late October 2015, is a comparative study of enabling environments for associations and businesses, examining how and why States treat each sector differently. The Special Rapporteur […]

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    A rich exchange as Chinese foundation delegation return to Europe

      A delegation from the Bureau of Administration of NGOs, Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People`s Republic of China, came to Philanthropy House in Brussels as part of the Stiftung Mercator Leadership Exchange Programme. The visit, which took place on 18-19 September, involved a rich exchange between the delegation from China, EFC staff, members […]

    Fundación Barrié opens their doors to a new generation on Foundation Day

    Today more than 100 school children were invited into the headquarters of Fundación Barrié to get to know the foundation from the inside. The whole building was open and the foundation organised presentations, prizes and food for their young visitors. The idea behind this kind of event is to open up the foundation and educate […]

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    Today is the European Day of Foundations and Donors

    Events will take place across Europe on October 1, 2015 to celebrate the work of philanthropy and foundations. European Day of Foundations and Donors aims at highlighting the invaluable and diverse work of public benefit foundations in Europe, promoting the idea of donating, and telling the story of philanthropy.

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    King Baudouin Foundation invests in reception and integration of asylum seekers

    In response to the current refugee crisis, the King Baudouin Foundation is working to create solutions to the problems now facing Belgian society. The Foundation will be offering support to organisations and reception structures in three areas: Providing information and raising awareness among populations who live close to reception centres Providing a framework for citizen […]

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    Philanthropy Leaders Call for Greater Role in Tackling Global Challenges Defined in New Sustainable Development Goals

    Yesterday, more than 150 leaders from philanthropy, government, UN agencies, civil society, and business met to consider how the philanthropy community can connect more with the Sustainable Development Goals over the next 15 years. “Philanthropy Engaged: Implementing and Achieving the Post-2015 Agenda” was hosted by the SDG Philanthropy Platform, a partnership of the United Nations Development […]