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

Topic Icon 08 November 2019

EFC Research Forum and DG Research and Innovation discuss shared objectives and priorities for research and innovation

Following on from the success of the European Research and Innovation Days, the EFC's Research Forum and the Directorate General for Research and Innovation held a meeting on 7 November to discuss shared objectives and priorities with a view towards...

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Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 08 November 2019

The EFC launches commemorative 30th anniversary book featuring 30 essays from philanthropy’s thought leaders

View the book online On 6 November, the European Foundation Centre launched a collection of views on philanthropy to mark its 30th anniversary in a special commemorative book. Entitled “Building at the Crossroads of Royale and Treurenberg” (referencing the location...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 04 November 2019

Medtronic Foundation one of ten organisations to win the 2019 Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

The Medtronic Foundation has been selected as one of the ten winners of the 2019 Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships recognising excellence in partnerships between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the philanthropic sector. The awards,...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Topic Icon 28 October 2019

2019 Grantmakers East Forum identifies common actions for social change through mobilising people, creating spaces and using technologies

The EFC’s 2019 Grantmakers East Forum (GEF) took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, hosted by the Europe Foundation. In its 24th year, the 2019 Forum explored the role of foundations in confronting the new threats and challenges to civil society in...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 28 October 2019

EFC releases latest version of Institutional Philanthropy Spectrum

Download the Institutional Philanthropy Spectrum publication The EFC has published the latest version of its knowledge framework in the format of a short, illustrative guide. “The Institutional Philanthropy Spectrum − The EFC’s knowledge framework for understanding European philanthropy” takes the...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 23 October 2019

The Funders' Forum on Sustainable Cities explores innovation, technology and big data in Turin and Ivrea

The Funders' Forum on Sustainable Cities took to Turin and Ivrea on 15-17 October to explore ''Sustainable technology = sustainable cities?'' and learn about innovation, technology and big data and their impact upon cities, their communities, landscapes and industrial heritage...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 15 October 2019

SIGNs of CHANGE exhibition opens with insights and inspiration from south-east Europe

The latest exhibition to visit Philanthropy House, SIGNs of CHANGE, courtesy of the SIGN Network (South East European Indigenous Grantmakers Network) opened with an insightful event on 8 October featuring a panel discussion of representatives from the network reflecting upon...

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Arts and Culture, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 14 October 2019

New visibility for the global Third Sector and Social Economy: a major statistical breakthrough

Capping a three-year process, the United Nations has released a new statistical guidance document for nations to use to generate solid data on the world’s third, or social economy, sector—the TSE Sector. Unknown by most observers, this sector—embracing non-profit institutions,...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 10 October 2019

EFC deeply saddened by the loss of our great friend and supporter Bill White, former Mott Foundation Chief Executive Officer

On 9 October the EFC and the wider philanthropic world lost one of its longest-serving and most loyal friends as Bill White passed away at the age of 82. It is difficult to express adequately how critically Bill influenced the...

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