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

Topic Icon 08 December 2018

Fonds 1818 issues first call for applications for projects supporting financial self-reliance

In recent years, Dutch EFC member 1818 Fonds has been exploring what is being done to promote financial self-reliance in the Netherlands. The fund is looking to support new projects that ensure that people stay out of debt or come out debt soon. It...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Human Rights and Citizenship, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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EFC Members prominent in world and European top private donors list 2018

City A.M.s fifth edition of the the World Charity Donor list, ranking institutional private charity donors in both Europe and around the world. EFC Members are prominent in the two lists: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Wellcome Trust; Ford Foundation;...

Topic Icon 23 October 2018

The EFFIO Group autumn meeting advances investment peer-learning and topical exchanges on current issues

The European Foundation Financial and Investment Officer Group (EFFIO) met in Hilversum, the Netherlands, on the 4th-5th of October to delve into a variety of issues and topical debates. Hosted by Instituut Gak, the two-day event provided EFFIO members with the opportunity...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Research, Science and Technology, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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The third edition of the EFC Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China-Europe highlights the cross-cultural commonalities in philanthropy

Philanthropic organisations across the globe are grappling with the same fundamental questions around impact, effecting change, and understanding their role in taking on societal challenges. Built on the EFC’s firm belief that learning from each other is key to tackling...

Topic Icon 11 July 2018

20 participants from China and Europe selected to take part in the Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China Europe 2018

20 participants from China and Europe have been selected to take part in the Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China Europe 2018, a unique initiative that aims to improve the leadership capability of emerging philanthropic leaders connecting philanthropists in Europe and China.   The...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 31 May 2018

Closing Plenary 2018 – Culturally diverse and politically ‘one’

The last plenary session of the conference got off to a comical start with Geoff Meade, a journalist with over 35 years’ experience of covering EU affairs, a speaker and conference moderator, and a comedian. He was awarded an MBE...

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Arts and Culture

Topic Icon 31 May 2018

Special Plenary 2018 - Lessons for philanthropy from key cultural actors

Katherine Watson, Director of the European Cultural Foundation, moderated this inspiring plenary, which focused on how individual players in the cultural sector play a role in galvanising a deeper, stronger bond between individuals from all walks of life, and the...

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Arts and Culture

Topic Icon 31 May 2018

Opening plenary 2018 – The intersection of policy and culture

Against the backdrop of the European Year of Culture, Jacki Davis, journalist and public speaker, kicked off the Conference as moderator of the Opening Plenary, which featured inspiring leaders that have made culture (and cultures) a focal point in their...

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Arts and Culture

Topic Icon 12 April 2018

Third Joint Conference of the EFC European Foundation Financial Investment Officers Group (EFFIO) & US Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG)

The third joint conference of the EFC European Foundation Financial Investment Officers Group (EFFIO) & US Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG) took place from 4-6 April 2018 at the Fondazione Cariplo Congress Centre in Milan, Italy. Under the title ”Foundation Endowments: Navigating through a World of Risk”, ...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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