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

Topic Icon 02 October 2020

Press release: Europe’s momentum to unleash private resources for public good – European policy makers and foundations aligned to make the necessary steps to foster cross-border philanthropy

Brussels, 2 October 2020 – On 1 October, the European Day of Foundations and Donors, over 100 key European policy makers and representatives of public benefit foundations and civil society organisations from across Europe gathered in a virtual meeting to...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 01 October 2020

Europe needs a vaccine for inequality, not just COVID-19 – Op-ed by Delphine Moralis

Today - the 1st of October - is the European Day of Foundations and Donors, a day to celebrate and showcase the important role that philanthropy plays in our societies… and not just today, but every day. The day itself...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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EFFIO Chair Richard Robinson interviewed by Alliance Magazine

How are foundations coping with the financial effects of the COVID-19 crisis? Will it have a scarring effect on the value of endowments? How are investment committees responding? The Chair of the EFC's European Foundation Financial and Investment Officers Group,...

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Media, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 28 September 2020

Humbled to be joining a sector with such history, diversity, and strength - message from new EFC CEO Delphine Moralis

Today is my first day as CEO of the European Foundation Centre and I feel honoured and humbled to be joining a sector with such history, diversity, and strength. With the world facing an unprecedented crisis since six months, I...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 24 September 2020

European AI Fund is launched by consortium of foundations working in Europe

A consortium of foundations working in Europe have launched the European AI Fund, an initiative seeking to shape the direction of AI in Europe and promote public interest and civil society organisations working on policy and technology. Over the next five years, the...

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Human Rights and Citizenship, Research, Science and Technology

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MacArthur Foundation announce $25 million in grants to support an equitable recovery in the US

The MacArthur Foundation has announced $25 million in grants to support an equitable recovery in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, the first set of grants made from MacArthur’s $125 million social bond proceeds. The grants will support...

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

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Oak Foundation help launch RISE UP - A Blue Call to Action, a joint call for action to safeguard the ocean

RISE UP - A Blue Call to Action is a joint call by civil society, fisherfolk, indigenous people and philanthropic organisations to engineer bold action and safeguard the oceans. The Oak Foundation joined forces with the Oceano Azul Foundation and...

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Environment and Sustainable Development

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Finnish Cultural Foundation announce additional funding to support the arts through the COVID-19 pandemic

The Finnish Cultural Foundation has announced additional funding worth €1 million to support the arts and arts organisations through the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will support communities in the art sector that fall outside...

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Arts and Culture

Topic Icon 10 September 2020

Ceci n’est pas un adieu, Gerry

Standing on the pavement of rue Royale, looking up at Philanthropy House, it is hard to imagine what the EFC used to look like in 2005 when Gerry Salole became our new Chief Executive. Likewise, it is impossible to give...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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