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

Topic Icon 07 September 2021

How are EFC members responding to the situation in Afghanistan?

The people of Afghanistan are facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis brought about by political turmoil and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here we will provide an overview of how EFC members and affiliates are responding to the constantly evolving...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being, Human Rights and Citizenship

Topic Icon 07 September 2021

A warm EFC welcome to our newest member!

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: Zagoriy Foundation - Ukraine The Zagoriy Foundation is the only charitable...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 06 September 2021

Participants selected for the inaugural EFC Philanthropic Leadership Platform: India-Europe 2021

A group of 19 philanthropy professionals from India and Europe have been selected for the Philanthropic Leadership Platform: India-Europe 2021, an EFC exchange programme aiming to enable participants to explore what’s next in philanthropy and learn from some of their...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure

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EFC publishes "Insights on how the work of EFC members changed in 2020"

At the beginning of 2021, following a challenging year of transformation seen across the globe, the EFC surveyed the Steering Committee members of its Thematic Networks to get an understanding of how their work and organisations changed in 2020. In...

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Health and Well-being, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 31 August 2021

Kone Foundation awards approx. €3 million to multidisciplinary cooperation in research and arts

The Kone Foundation has awarded almost €3 million to four organisations working on multidisciplinary cooperation in the fields of academic research and art. The grants are aimed at promoting the grantees’ ability to continue operating in a society that needs...

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Arts and Culture, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 31 August 2021

EFC mourns the loss of Dr. Lester M. Salamon, a true pioneer of research on philanthropy

It is with great sadness that we learned of the news that Dr. Lester M. Salamon, Professor Emeritus at the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, had passed away on Friday 20...

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Research, Science and Technology

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New EFC peer-learning group shares experiences on data for social good

The EFC, in collaboration with the King Baudouin Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, organised a peer-learning meeting on 30 July bringing together a group of data scientists working within philanthropic organisations to meet other data scientists within the sector, make...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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LEGO Foundation pledges $30 million to Global Partnership for Education fund

The LEGO Foundation has announced a $30 million pledge to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) fund, to drive inclusive access to quality education for all children. At the 2021 Global Education Summit, underlining its support of the GPE fund, the LEGO Foundation announced an additional contribution...

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Children and Youth, Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Education, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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Robert Bosch Stiftung publishes study on democracy in Germany, France, Britain, Poland and the US

Robert Bosch Stiftung has published a new study on democracy "Itʼs Complicated. People and Their Democracy in Germany, France, Britain, Poland, and the United States" providing insight into the attitudes, needs, and ambitions of people in the five countries on...

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Democracy

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