This page showcases the projects co-created by the PEXcommunity.

The fruitful discussions at the PEXforum 2020 & the PEXforum 2021 resulted in the co-creation of 11 PEXprojects, addressing key challenges for European philanthropy. Colleagues from national, regional and thematic philanthropy support organisations meet regularly to work collectively towards each project’s objective.

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Data Insight is about closing today’s gap of European philanthropy data and insights. The aim is to help better decision making and scenario planning for our sector, our partners as well as the regulator.

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European Hub for Civic Engagement is an online cooperation platform for civil society, connecting local, national and European organisations.

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Funding Practice focuses on issues including how to evolve the current mainstream funding practice (mainly short-term and project-restricted); core-support, trust-based philanthropy, participatory grantmaking and system change funding.

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Gender Equity and Justice aims to frame the debate on gender and diversity with the aim to contribute to a gender-balanced and more diverse sector in Europe. Find out more here.

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Innovation Sandboxes aims to explore and then prototype new ideas that no single foundation or network would or could approach on its own.

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Next Philanthropy provides an inclusive space for a meaningful conversation on what’s next in European philanthropy. Find out more here.

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Philanthropy Advocacy aims to maintain and develop the enabling environment for philanthropy across Europe. Find out more here.

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Philanthropy Coalition for Climate brings together national, European and thematic philanthropy networks committed to support their foundation members to live up to the climate challenge. Find out more here.

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Philanthropy.Insight provides a self-assessment framework for foundations around five criteria: commitment, public utility, relevance, performance and accountability. This forms a crucial element in addressing the legitimacy question philanthropy is exposed to regularly.

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Racial Equity focuses on the roots of racial injustice in Europe, and considering both programmatic and internal implications for philanthropy.

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Resilience Building is set to share insights and foresights, spread risk, innovate and cooperate to build resilience. This project explores the actions required to contribute to building the resilience of the system as a whole.

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As part of these projects, we have developed a series of knowledge hubs in order to gather information in an open source, living document relevant to philanthropy support organisations in Europe. Our aim is to facilitate communication, information-sharing and collective thought in order to maximise the impact we can have as a sector.

Click on the icons to discover our knowledge hubs.

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Climate & Philanthropy
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Gender Equity and Justice & Philanthropy
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Next Philanthropy
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Data & Philanthropy
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Racial Equity & Philanthropy
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Funding Practices
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COVID-19 & Philanthropy

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Contact:   Max von Abendroth |