Foundations by country – Europe

Finland

Members Listing. Council of Finnish Foundations.

Listing of 40 grantmaking foundations and associations, with some Internet links. http://www.skr.fi/spalvelu/council

France

The Foundation Jean Jaur├Ęs

Germany

German Foundation Index

Provides links to more than 1,200 homepages of German foundations. The site includes a resource list and bibliography about German foundations, and a geographical search feature. http://www.stiftungsindex.de/

Maecenata Institute for Third Sector Studies maintains a database on German foundations and a database on scholarships. The database on foundations offers you detailed information on 8000 German foundations. A register helps you to search for appropriate grantmaking foundations – for fund-raising and research purposes.

Great Britain

Charities Aid Foundation. Directory of Grant Making Trusts, 20th ed. London, Directory of Social Change, 2007.

A directory of over 2,500 British grantmaking trusts. The contents include a list of the top 150 trusts and an explanation of the directory. Part 1 lists the trusts that have either given to a charity working within the area identified or where an entry indicates that the trustees may consider an appropriate application. Part 2 lists the major fields supported by grantmaking trusts under subject headings. Part 3 classifies the trusts by the types of support provided. Part 4 gives an alphabetical list of the grantmaking trusts. Entries include the title of the trust; year established; registration number; contact information; trustees; restrictions; beneficial area; finances; type of grant; type of beneficiary; submission of applications; publications; and notes. http://www.dsc.org.uk/Home This database of foundations is available at http://www.givingwisely.org.il/FindAmutaKF.htm.

Netherlands

Fondsenboek. The Hague, Netherlands: Association of Foundations in the Netherlands.

http://www.verenigingvanfondsen.nl/english

Poland

Network of Community Foundations. Warsaw, Poland: Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland. Brief listings and Internet links to philanthropic organizations in Poland. http://www.filantropia.org.pl/comm_found/CFs_Network.html

Spain

Information on more than 650 Spanish foundations, with Internet links. http://www.fundaciones.org/en/institutional-information

Switzerland

http://www.swissfoundations.ch/en/portrait/index.html Online listing, with some Internet links, to information about the organizational members of Swiss Foundations.


The Swedish International Liberal Centre (www.liberal-international.org)

The Alfred Mozer Foundation (www.alfredmozerstichting.nl)

Fondation Robert Schuman (France) www.robert-schuman.org/

The Center for Philanthropy, Ukraine (http://www.philanthropy.org.ua/) CSR aims to promote philanthropy and strengthen civil society in Ukraine. CSR Europe (www.csreurope.org), the European business-to-business network for Corporate Social Responsibility.

European Foundation Centre-EFC (www.efc.be) promotes and underpins the work of foundations and corporate funders active in and with Europe. Established in 1989 by seven of Europe’s leading foundations, the EFC has a membership of over 160 independent funders and serves a further 7,000 organizations through networking centers in 35 countries across Europe.

German Foundation Index (http://www.stiftungsindex.de/) is the most comprehensive resource on German foundations on the Internet. It contains more than 150 links to German foundations’ websites, a large number of reference to international grantmakers, bibliographic information on the non-profit sector and advice to grantseekers.


Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum (www.princeofwales.gov.uk/index.html), an international not-for-profit organization founded, in 1990, to promote socially responsible business practices that benefit business and society and which help to achieve social, economic and environmentally sustainable development. The Forum maintains a database on socially responsible business practice.

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