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
  • 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.

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of our members are both grantmaking and operating their own programmes


perform grantmaking only


operate their own projects only

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
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