Promoting collaboration between foundations in Europe.
Philanthropy and the role it plays in democratic societies needs to be recognised and supported. This is the challenge for philanthropic organisations which, throughout Europe, are mobilising their expertise, knowledge and networks. However, in order to be successful, philanthropy needs a strong and effective infrastructure that encourages collaboration. The King Baudouin Foundation pursues such an approach, working with over 50 European institutions, defending the interests of the sector as well as enhancing its transparency and impact.
- we support several organisations: the European Foundation Centre (EFC), an association of European foundations and an important platform for networking and knowledge exchange between European foundations; the Network of European Foundations (NEF), an operational base for joint projects in Europe; the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and the Donors and Foundations Networks Europe (Dafne)
- and we initiate debate on reform relating to the future infrastructure of European philanthropy.
Network of European Foundations for Innovative Cooperation (NEF)
Support a joint philanthropy initiative to advocate a philanthropy-friendly environment to EU decision makers.
Alliance Publishing Trust
Publish journals, reports and other documents and organise debates and dialogue to promote the effectiveness of philanthropic organisations and the efficient use of philanthropic…
European Venture Philanthropy Association
Go beyond traditional grant-making by using financial instruments, such as loans or hybrid instruments, or by moving towards mission-related investments and aligning investment s…
Support of European philanthropic infrastructure
The Foundation supports a stronger European Philanthropy Infrastructure to defend the interests of the sector, increase its transparency and enhance its impact.