European Foundation Centre – AISBL

The EFC is the platform for and champion of institutional philanthropy - with a focus on Europe, but also with an eye to the global philanthropic landscape

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With the aim of being the voice of institutional philanthropy in Europe, they communicate to stakeholders the value of organised philanthropy to society, to help nurture an environment in which it can flourish.  They serve as a hub of sector exchange and intelligence, to help their members increase the impact of their added value in society.

Services provided:

With over 25 years of experience and over 200 member organisations, the EFC gives its members access to a wealth of knowledge on the sector and to long-term relationships with philanthropic peers and external actors. Building on relationships and dialogue with policymakers which span several years, we help our members engage with high-level decision-makers. We also partner with a range of actors and catalyse joint projects which tackle many of today’s greatest challenges.

Visit our policy work and programmes pages to learn about the services we offer in the form of programmes, peer-learning and exchange, policy engagement, networks, knowledge, and so much more, and how you can get involved.

The EFC coordinates a wide variety of Thematic Networks of funders, which includes the Disability Thematic Network. DTN is an open forum for philanthropic organisations to exchange, learn and connect about any issue related to disability with an eye to mainstreaming disability within their work and programmes. Current focus areas include:

• Building inclusive communities

• Enabling social equality and justice

• Empowering through access to leisure and culture

membership costs:

Contact the EFC Membership Department at

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm.


Philanthropy House
rue Royale 94
1000 Brussels

Phone: 32 2 512 8938

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