Sweden
Source of information
Stiftelser i Samverkan (The Association of Swedish Foundations)
Definition

A Foundation exists only when: (1) an asset or property (2) has been set aside from the donor(s) (3) to be administrated separately and permanently (4) with the aim of a specific purpose.

Number of foundations

13,700 public-benefit foundations (2012 - source: Einarsson & Wijkström (2017))

Pool of assets

€28,8 billion (2012 - source: Einarsson & Wijkström (2016))

More on the sector
Further reading
EUFORI STUDY : European Foundations for Research and Innovation : Sweden Country Report, European Union, 2015.
I den absoluta frontlinjen. En bok om forskningsstiftelserna, konkurrenskraften och politikens möjligheter, 2005, Nya Doxa (SE) (At the forefront. A book about research foundations, economic competitiveness and the possibilities of politics) Vad kan stiftelser göra? : den privata stiftelsesektorn som forskningsfinansiär, 2005, Kempestiftelserna (SE) (What can foundations do? The private foundation sector as a research funder) Foundations in Sweden: Their scope, roles and visions, Wijkström & Einarsson, 2004 Scope, Roles and Visions of Swedish Foundations, Wijkström, SSE/EFI Working Paper, 2004 Sista fracken inga fickor har : filantropi och ekonomisk tillväxt, 2004, SNS (SE) (The last tailcoat does not have pockets: Philanthropy and economic growth) Näringsdrivande stiftelser : en rättslig studie över ändamål, förmögenhet och förvaltning, 1996, Nerenius & Santérus (SE) (Operating foundations: A legal study on purpose, capital and administration)