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Topic Icon 24 March 2020

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation establish €5 million COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has established a COVID-19 Emergency Fund, with an initial amount of €5 million, to strengthen the resilience of society to COVID-19. The fund, open to contributions from other donors, will provide support in the 5 areas...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 24 March 2020

Fondazione CRT join international call for increased availability of data in combating COVID-19

Fondazione CRT, together with The GovLab and ISI Foundation has promoted an international call for action aimed at increasing the availability and use of data to tackle the current global emergency. The call sets forth seven key actions by which...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 23 March 2020

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation offer free online access to concerts, museum and educational resources

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has opened up access to a multitude of online materials in response to the closure of the facilities due to COVID-19. The foundation has responded to the need to close their facilities by providing access to...

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Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Well-being

Topic Icon 20 March 2020

EFC and COVID-19 – let’s get through this together

The COVID-19 outbreak has been having a significant impact on all of us, and on behalf of everyone at the EFC we want you to know that we are with you at this difficult time. As a membership and as...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being

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Fondazione CRT allocate €3 million for the purchase of medical transport and equipment for the Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta regions

Fondazione CRT has allocated €3 million for the purchase of medical transports and hospital equipment for use in hospitals in the Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta regions. The funding will facilitate the purchase of priority materials and equipment for hospitals in...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being

Topic Icon 19 March 2020

Welcome to the newest affiliates to join the EFC network!

The EFC welcomes its latest affiliates to its worldwide network of philanthropic organisations! To find out more on EFC membership and what it can provide visit here.   Our new affiliates: Community of Sant'Egidio - Italy The Community of Sant'Egidio...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 18 March 2020

UK foundations launch joint funder statement on COVID-19

A group of UK foundations and funders have launched a joint statement committing themselves to the continued support of all the organisations they fund as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. The statement, written by the London Funders network,...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 17 March 2020

COVID-19 Response Fund launched by WHO and UN Foundation with the support of Transnational Giving Europe

A COVID-19 Response Fund has been launched by the WHO and UN Foundation, with the support of the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) network, to strengthen efforts against coronavirus, and create a pooled fund for a global response. The brand new...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 16 March 2020

EFC postpones AGA and Conference to help minimise spread and impact of COVID-19

The EFC has taken the difficult decision to postpone its 31st AGA and Conference, which was due to take place in Vienna from 20-22 May with the theme “Foundations and the new normal – How to innovate philanthropy?”. The decision...

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Health and Well-being, Philanthropy infrastructure

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