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


Alliance Publishing Trust

Alliance Magazine

Report on global philanthropy, columns, organisation of events, etc.

Philanthropy Europe Association

Activities of the Philea Gender Equality Network

Philea's Gender Equality Network aims to use the knowledge accumulated by its founders since 2014 to generate more impact through a number of activities in 2023.

Philanthropy Europe Association

Support for Philea's activities

Philea works towards a pluralist and just society and seeks support for projects such as 'Core Support for Philea 2023' and 'International Cooperation Network 2023'.

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

Trust, philanthropy and moral ambition – 3rd edition of Philea Forum closes in Ghent

31 05 2024

The 2024 Philea Forum took place in Ghent, where 780 participants convened to dive into the theme of “Trust and Philanthropy”. The King Baudouin Foundation hosted the forum this…

Next step to a Single Market for Philanthropy

16 05 2024

King Baudouin Foundation, together with Philea and its partners and the Lex Mundi network, updated the status of the Single Market for Philanthropy in the EU by compiling data in…

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.