Membership facts and figures

Taking in the whole spectrum of institutional philanthropy, our members:

  • Work in a wide array of fields − from health to education, from research to migration, among many others.
  • Are based in countries across Europe, with a significant number from other world regions as well, and they are active in every corner of the globe
  • Range in size from small family foundations to some of the world’s largest philanthropies
  • Engage in many forms of philanthropy, from traditional grantmaking to running their own programmes to venture philanthropy and other new forms of social investment.

Top areas of work supported by EFC Members:

  • Education
  • Arts and culture
  • Health
  • Socio-economic development
  • Sciences
  • Social/human services

Targeting the following groups:

  • Youth
  • Children
  • Low income/disadvantages
  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Artists

Find our more about our membership in the Knowledge section!


of our members are both grantmaking and operating their own programmes


perform grantmaking only


operate their own projects only

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

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 giving the name, country, type and website of your organisation and he will get back to you.

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