European philanthropy infrastructure

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.

Our activities

  • 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.

European philanthropy infrastructure is part of the programme Europe


EVPA - European Venture Philanthropy - Association IVZW

European Impact Finance Survey - Kennis verzamelen/delen over de Belgische markt / European Impact Finance Survey : collecte et partage de connaissances sur le marché belge

For the IF Belgium, EVPA collects and analyses impact finance data on the Belgian market, in a European benchmarking exercise.

Philanthropy Europe Association

Gender Equality Thematic Network

Support the EFC's thematic network that informs and raises awareness of gender equality, especially in grant-making and management.

Network of European Foundations for Innovative Cooperation (NEF)

Annual Contribution for the Network of European Foundations 2021

Annual contribution to support the Network of European Foundations.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

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.

Press Releases

People and planet first for new look EU Staff Fund

06 05 2022

Ahead of Europe Day 2022, the EU Staff Fund unveils its long-term vision for a fairer and more sustainable Europe, where caring for people and the planet go hand in hand.

Civitates grants €2,467,000 to 11 independent public-interest journalism organisations across Europe for a period of 3 years

01 07 2021