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

Topic Icon 10 July 2019

Joan Weinstein to be new director of the Getty Foundation

Joan Weinstein has been announced as the new director of the Getty Foundation, moving on from her previous position as deputy director, and acting director. Weinstein succeeds Deborah Marrow, who retired in December 2018 after more than three decades of...

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Arts and Culture, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 04 July 2019

EFC and European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) sign Memorandum of Understanding

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) and European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in a shared effort towards supporting academic research of European philanthropy, and the sector as a whole. The memorandum, signed during the...

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Research, Science and Technology

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Wellcome Trust launches new £75 million five-year programme on data for science and health

Artificial intelligence (AI) and data technologies are transforming research and healthcare. To ensure everyone can benefit from health data innovation, Wellcome is investing £75 million in a five-year programme on data for science and health. Over the last six months,...

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Health and Well-being, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 19 June 2019

Working on the SDGs? We want to hear from you!

Are you an EFC member working on the SDGs? The EFC is looking to hear from its members about some of their best practices, initiatives and projects, that are currently working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The aim is...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building

Topic Icon 19 June 2019

EFC Strategic Learning Network kicks off in Brussels

The EFC has launched a network of philanthropy professionals focused on strategic learning. Experts on strategy, monitoring, evaluation and learning from 23 foundations convened on 5 June 2019 at Philanthropy House in Brussels to embark on this new peer-learning journey....

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 18 June 2019

The first ''Leaders for a New Chicago'' awards have been announced

The inaugural Leaders for a New Chicago awards have been announced by the organisers of the award, the MacArthur Foundation and the Field Foundation. The awards, announced in February to help foster a ''more equitable and just Chicago'', recognise 14...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Human Rights and Citizenship

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Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announces $622m asset divestment from oil and gas

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has announced (17 June) that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement to divest the entire issued share capital of Partex Holding B.V. (“Partex”) to a subsidiary of PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited...

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Environment and Sustainable Development

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Welcome our newest members to the EFC network!

The EFC welcomes its latest members to its worldwide network of philanthropic organisations! To find out more on EFC membership and what it can provide visit here.   Our new members: Allianz Kulturstiftung Allianz Kulturstiftung initiates and funds multilateral arts, culture...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation issue a statement on the massacre in Khartoum

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has issued a statement on the massacre in Khartoum expressing its deep concern on the situation in Sudan. The foundation was established in 2006 to define, assess and enhance governance and leadership throughout Africa, and has...

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Democracy, Global Challenges, Peace-building

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