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

Topic Icon 25 June 2020

EFC publishes "EFC members' responses to COVID-19 pandemic"

Meet our new Chief Executive, Delphine Moralis The European Foundation Centre surveyed its members, affiliates and partners from March to early June 2020 to find out what immediate measures they were taking (or were planning to take), internally and in...

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Health and Well-being

Topic Icon 25 June 2020

”la Caixa” Foundation initiatives to address coronavirus

The ”la Caixa” Foundation, like many foundations across Europe, has carried out a number of initiatives to address the wide ranging impact of coronavirus. A number of these initiatives can be found below: Grants to the value of 3 million...

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Health and Well-being, Research, Science and Technology, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Topic Icon 22 June 2020

European Court declares that Hungary’s foreign-funding restrictions violate EU law

On 18 June 2020 the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that Hungary's foreign-funding restrictions violate EU law. This is an important decision for cross-border philanthropy rights and freedoms in Europe. It marks a milestone in a legal battle that...

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Democracy, Philanthropy infrastructure

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The National Lottery Community Fund awards £30 million in funding to community groups tackling social isolation caused by COVID-19

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £30 million in funding to approximately 1500 community groups in England tackling social isolation and loneliness caused by COVID-19. The money was announced as part of Loneliness Awareness Week (15 – 19 June)...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Health and Well-being

Topic Icon 15 June 2020

Operational expenses, COVID-19, cybersecurity among the topics discussed at the Summer meeting of the Operations Professionals Network

The summer 2020 meeting of the EFC Operations Professionals Network (OPN) took place entirely online, bringing together more than 50 participants from 13 international foundations to dive into 10 sessions covering a wide range of operations topics, and discussions underscored...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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The American Academy of Arts and Science publishes "Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century"

“Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century” is the work of the US national and bipartisan Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship (currently co-Chaired by Stephen Heintz,  President and CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund), convened...

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Democracy, Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Human Rights and Citizenship

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Ford Foundation issues $1bn in bonds - a first by a foundation

The Ford Foundation has announced that it will borrow $1 billion by issuing social bonds so that it can substantially increase the amount of money it distributes in response to COVID-19. To raise the money, the foundation — one of...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Health and Well-being, Human Rights and Citizenship

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EFC members respond to the murder of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests

When George Floyd was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020, the protests it sparked in response to his death, and more broadly to police violence against other black people, quickly spread across the United...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Human Rights and Citizenship

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Ford Foundation launches $50 million global fellowship programme to identify and develop the next generation of social justice leaders working to advance solutions to inequality

The Ford Foundation has announced the launch of a ten-year, $50 million initiative aimed at identifying and developing the next generation of social justice leaders working to advance solutions to inequality. The inaugural cohort of twenty-four Ford Global Fellows includes social change leaders from...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Human Rights and Citizenship

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