Activities

An overview of the intiatives and projects DAFNE is working on, including responses to COVID-19, resources on data and research, Next Philanthropy, Focus: Philanthropy and the PEX Climate Coalition.

The DAFNE team are currently working on several projects with the aim of fostering dialogue and peer exchange between DAFNE members and relevant stakeholders, as well as empowering the European philanthropic sector. Below is an overview of the DAFNE’s key activities at present.

The most urgent of these projects is the work relating to COVID-19, through which DAFNE is supporting its members and the wider community by collating information and resources.

Inspired by the UK Funder Commitment on Climate Change, DAFNE is helping to advance the “PEX Climate Coalition” which brings together philanthropy networks to explore potential action and support in helping foundations address climate change.

DAFNE is working as a partner in Next Philanthropy, a global collaboration around emerging trends and developments in the field of philanthropy.

Originally launched by the Russian Donors Forum, FOCUS:Philanthropy has now been expanded to European level by DAFNE. The Initiative tells visual stories of the people behind philanthropy and how they work for a better Europe.

DAFNE continues to facilitate cross-border cooperation with research institutions and philanthropy support organisations in order to advance research on European philanthropy and present robust resources, data and evidence for stakeholders and the winder public.

2020 Call for Applications

2020 Call for Applications

We are pleased to announce our annual call for photo stories for the Europe-wide project FOCUS: Philanthropy We invite European foundations, national associations as well as NGOs and people who have been supported by a foundation to submit a photo story and to showcase the diversity of European philanthropy and the everyday work of foundations.…

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FAQs

FAQs

Learn more about the FOCUS: Philanthropy project

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Collaboration and courage in a time of crisis

The coronavirus crisis has required philanthropy organisations across Europe to be brave in stepping beyond their comfort zones and rapidly responding to the new and intensified challenges posed by the ensuing crisis. This post offers a snapshot the activities, initiatives and solutions from civil society and philanthropy organisations across Europe.

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Country Profiles

Country Profiles

DAFNE members are active in 28 countries across Europe.  They are uniquely placed to offer data on the philanthropy field and an understanding of the operating environment in their countries.  We share this intelligence in our Country Profiles which provide information on the philanthropy sector and the DAFNE member. This shows that there are over…

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We stand together in the spirit of European solidarity

We invite foundations to come together to sign the European Philanthropy Statement on COVID-19, recognising that the COVID-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an unprecedented impact on civil society organisations and NGOs across Europe and throughout the world. We stand together during this testing time, bringing our spirit of European solidarity to this worldwide crisis.

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FOCUS: Philanthropy – A snap shot of how foundations across Europe create positive stories in people’s lives

‘I don’t look like most Slovak women, but my otherness is not essential. What is important is what kind of human being I am,’ reads a story shown at the festival FJUZN in Bratislava organised by the Milan Simecka Foundation in September 2019. Although not considered as diverse, Slovakia is home to people with many nationalities and…

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European Edition of the Global Philanthropy Environment Index

DAFNE has partnered with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University to prepare and distribute a European special edition of the 2018 Global Philanthropy Environment Index.   The Index provides information about the philanthropic landscape of 30 European countries, measuring regulatory, political, and socio-cultural environments through a standard instrument completed by country-based experts. You can…

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