About: Philanthropy

Development Policy 04-05-2021

Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce, but charitable foundation to remain intact

Billionaire benefactors Bill and Melinda Gates, co-founders of one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations, filed for divorce on Monday (3 May) after 27 years of marriage but pledged to continue their philanthropic work together.
Economy & Jobs 06-06-2018

Why Europe needs a single market for philanthropy

"Who do I call if I want to speak to Europe?" The quote is associated with Henry Kissinger but he never actually said it. He knew very well who to call if he wanted to. Similarly, European institutions have no problem with reaching out to European philanthropy, Felix Oldenburg writes.
Development Policy 03-07-2015

Saudi tycoon donates fortune for development

Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday promised his entire $32 billion (€28.8 billion) fortune to charitable projects in coming years, in one of the biggest ever such pledges.
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2014 EuroPhilantopics

EuroPhilantopics is the annual event for foundations and EU institutions to come together and consider the challenges facing people and communities in the next 5-10 years, with a view to collaborating on shared agendas and gaining more in-depth knowledge of issues, which they can then make use of when considering policy, strategy and funding in the coming years. EuroPhilantopics, which included sessions on sessions on migration, employment, the circular economy and the economics of change, took place during the European Foundation Centre’s 25th Anniversary week, from 3-7 November.

Acupuncture and swimming pools: A helicopter’s view of foundations and policy

In advance of its annual EuroPhilantopics event, which brings together philanthropists and EU policymakers to address the opportunities and challenges facing Europe in the next decade, the EFC’s Chief Executive Gerry Salole argues that foundations’ niche is playing the role of skilled acupuncturist.