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Read all the latest news from the EFC, our members and the wider philanthropic sector.

Topic Icon 10 May 2021

Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia-Europe participants dive into digitalisation

The latest session of the second edition of the Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia-Europe, undertaken in partnership with the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, saw 20 participants dive into digitalisation on 29 April and discuss the opportunities and the challenges presented by the digital...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 04 May 2021

A warm EFC welcome to our newest member, the Degroof Petercam Foundation

The EFC welcomes its latest member to its worldwide network of philanthropic organisations! To find out more on EFC membership and what it can provide visit here. Our new member: Degroof Petercam Foundation - Belgium Established in 2008, the Degroof...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building

Topic Icon 03 May 2021

"Imagination, Regeneration and Foresight", the EFC launches a new Community of Practice

The kick-off meeting of the EFC's newest Community of Practice, Imagination, Regeneration and Foresight, convened in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, brought together participants from 19 philanthropic organisations to explore how they can support their organisation to adapt...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 22 April 2021

Applications now open for the new Philanthropic Leadership Platform: India-Europe

Apply now Applications are now open for the new Philanthropic Leadership Platform: India-Europe, organised in partnership with the Asian Venture Philanthropy Association with support from the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, Oak Foundation and Ford Foundation India. Philanthropy has a very...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 21 April 2021

IKEA Foundation commits €1 billion to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The IKEA Foundation has committed €1 billion to climate programmes over the next five years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in alignment with the Paris Agreement. This new funding will see the foundation support renewable energy initiatives which can deliver...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Global Challenges, Peace-building

Topic Icon 20 April 2021

EFC publishes 5th edition of “Environmental funding by European foundations”

View “Environmental funding by European foundations” vol.5 Brussels, 20 April 2021 – Today the European Foundation Centre (EFC) launched the 5th edition of its environmental funding mapping, representing the most comprehensive study to date into support for environmental initiatives provided...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 16 April 2021

Ford Foundation expands BUILD programme to provide additional $1 billion in funding

The Ford Foundation has expanded its flagship BUILD programme to provide an additional $1 billion in grants to all of Ford’s programmatic areas and regions over 5 years from 2022. The 2015 Building Institutions and Networks (BUILD) initiative, has so...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Human Rights and Citizenship

Topic Icon 15 April 2021

The Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia-Europe participants explore community regeneration and economic recovery

The latest webinar of the 2021 Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia-Europe peer exchange programme took place on 8 April. The event, “Community regeneration and economic recovery", focused on good practices in building longer-term visions for stronger communities and structural economic change....

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Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Topic Icon 14 April 2021

A number of Danish foundations partner with Danish universities to establish artificial intelligence research centre in Denmark

A number of Danish foundations have entered into negotiations with a series of Danish universities to establish an artificial intelligence research centre in Denmark. The Danish National Research Foundation, the Carlsberg Foundation, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Lundbeck Foundation and...

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Education, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Research, Science and Technology, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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