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

Topic Icon 17 September 2020

Oak Foundation help launch RISE UP - A Blue Call to Action, a joint call for action to safeguard the ocean

RISE UP - A Blue Call to Action is a joint call by civil society, fisherfolk, indigenous people and philanthropic organisations to engineer bold action and safeguard the oceans. The Oak Foundation joined forces with the Oceano Azul Foundation and...

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Environment and Sustainable Development

Topic Icon 16 September 2020

Finnish Cultural Foundation announce additional funding to support the arts through the COVID-19 pandemic

The Finnish Cultural Foundation has announced additional funding worth €1 million to support the arts and arts organisations through the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will support communities in the art sector that fall outside...

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Arts and Culture

Topic Icon 10 September 2020

Ceci n’est pas un adieu, Gerry

Standing on the pavement of rue Royale, looking up at Philanthropy House, it is hard to imagine what the EFC used to look like in 2005 when Gerry Salole became our new Chief Executive. Likewise, it is impossible to give...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 10 September 2020

Roberta Bosurgi appointed new CEO of EVPA

Roberta Bosurgi joined EVPA as CEO in September 2020 from Novartis where she covered international roles in strategy, business operations and market access. More recently, at the Novartis Foundation, she led a collective impact initiative for cardiovascular health in low-income...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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Prince Claus Fund and Gerda Henkel Stiftung help raise €230k for cultural recovery in Beirut

The Prince Claus Fund and Gerda Henkel Stiftung have helped to raise €230k for the cultural recovery of Beirut following the explosion on 4 August. The devastating impact of the explosion impacted every aspect of life in Beirut, including heritage...

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Arts and Culture, Disaster Relief

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EFC AGA and Conference 2021 trailer nominated for second award

The trailer for the EFC AGA and Conference 2021 in Vienna, "Foundations and the New Normal - How to innovate philanthropy?" has been nominated for an award at the International & European Association Awards 2020. Originally created for the postponed...

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Media, Philanthropy infrastructure

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EFC Chair Angel Font interviewed by Alliance Magazine

The EFC's new Chair, Angel Font, Corporate Director of Scientific Research at 'la Caixa' Foundation has been interviewed by Alliance Magazine on philanthropy’s role, the changes the COVID pandemic will induce and the need for collaboration within, and across the...

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Media, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 24 August 2020

China Foundation Forum publishes translations of the "EFC Principles of Good Practice" and “EFC members’ responses to COVID-19 pandemic”

The China Foundation Forum is a national platform established in 2008 by the China Society for Promotion of Social Organizations and seven foundations interested in pursuing institutional excellence and third sector development.  12 years later, it has become one of...

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Disaster Relief, Health and Well-being

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Staying vigilant when it comes to the space for European philanthropy 

Worrisome developments in parts of Europe as well as globally have been seen recently, with questions being raised about the legitimacy of philanthropy and civil society actors, and intentional limitations imposed on the operating space for organised philanthropy and wider...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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