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.

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Make a meaningful difference

Join forces with other strategically-minded funders to improve society with vision and intent.

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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.

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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.

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Access insights

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.

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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.

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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 Francesco Ballone at fballone@efc.be giving the name, country, type and website of your organisation and he 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...

Who are
our members?

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.

ALMOST 60% OF MEMBERS
ARE ESTABLISHED
since 1990

OLDEST
MEMBER
1569

YOUNGEST
MEMBER
2014

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65%
of EFC Members

work cross-border and cover

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87%
of the world's countries

Our members hold an estimated 200 billion euros in assets and spend around 22 billion euros annually.

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€ 200 Bn ASSETS

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€ 22 Bn ANNUAL
EXPENDITURE

Our members also identify themselves as:

  • Agenda setters
  • Brokers
  • Catalysts
  • Connectors
  • Curiosity labs
  • Developers
  • Knowledge Centres
  • Path finders
  • Stewards
  • Think tanks ...
 
Young people
Researchers
Low-income
Students
Children
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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:

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Education
Arts
Culture
Health
Science
Development

How do our members work ?

8%

only operate their own projects

21%

only perform grantmaking

71%

of our members are both grantmaking and operating their own programmes

Financial
support

doesn’t just mean grantmaking, it also includes awards, prizes, fellowships, scholarships and much more besides.

Non-financial
support

includes skills support, access to networks, and meeting facilities, strategic support, communications and advocacy support.

Social investment

is an important issue for more than half of our members.

 

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