Data on the sector

It is estimated that there are 147,000 foundations in Europe. These foundations manage 511 billion euros in assets and endowments and give an estimated 60 billion euros annually (source: DAFNE, Candid). Check out our Philanthropy FAQ page for more about the sector.

Knowledge products for EFC members

The EFC works towards building knowledge on our diverse membership as a way to gain a better understanding of the broader European philanthropic sector in all its diversity. Below are some examples of facts and figures we have produced from our dataset on our members, and from thematic mappings of the funding landscape that we have carried out. EFC members are encouraged to get in touch with us for the full versions of these knowledge products, and to request bespoke data for the areas they are interested in.

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