A pan-European initiative, Philanthropy House was first conceived in 2009 by six EFC members* – leading foundations from across the continent – who agreed on the need for a stronger presence for the sector in Brussels. The House opened on 13 November 2013.

Each foundation provided mission-related funds to develop Philanthropy House as a model for the future, an innovative way of helping the sector become more connected, visible and effective. Putting this eclectic mix of philanthropy organisations under one roof sends an important message about solidarity and cooperation in a moment when Europe is in need of stories like this one.

*Philanthropy House original funders:

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