DAFNE is a network of 25 donors and foundations networks from across Europe, with a collective membership of over 7,500 foundations

Mapping the European philanthropic sector

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International Day on Communications and Philanthropy

12 October 2016
Open for registration (free) 24 November, La Coruna, Spain

Corporate Citizenship – Corporate Foundations Survey

11 October 2016
Contribute to global research through a quick survey - and you will receive an advance copy of the results ahead of publication in December,

European Foundation Sector report 2016

1 October 2016
New data compiled by the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and analysed by Foundation Center (New York).

The difference dafne makes


DAFNE works to exchange ideas on fundraising and the promotion of a culture of giving and to maintain a favourable legal and fiscal environment for philanthropy, thus maximizing the resources available for donors and foundations.


National associations play a critical role in developing the professional capability of their members in order that they use their resources effectively. DAFNE helps associations improve the service they provide to their members.


As a European network of peers, DAFNE provides a platform for communication, collaboration, and connection which reinforces efforts to build capacity and capability. Trusted relationships are built through DAFNE.


DAFNE provides a collective voice for Foundations at European level, and strengthens representation at national level. This conributes to the reputation, recognition and influence of Foundations amongst governments and civil society across Europe.

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