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Global Institutional Philanthropy: a preliminary status report (2010)

Report
November 2010
World Wide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) and The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI)

A report of WINGS: World Wide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support and TPI: The philanthropic initiative Authored by Paula D Johnson

Global Institutional Philanthropy: a preliminary status report reveals the considerable growth in the establishment of philanthropic organisations in Europe, among its findings.

The research, from The Philanthropic Initiative, part of the Center for Global Philanthropy, based in Boston, and published by WINGS, a network of over 140 grant-making organisations in 54 countries, shows:

  • In Germany, between 1994 and 2004, the number of independent foundations increased by 100%, with over 6,500 new independent foundations being created.
  • Between 2000 and 2005, the number of foundations increased from 30 to 107 in Ireland.
  • In Italy, since the 1990 passing of the Amato law, which led to the establishment of 90 foundations of banking origin, the number of independent foundations has increased by 133%.
  • The study also found that 20 community foundations have been established in Poland in the last 10 years.

The report written by Paula D. Johnson, vice president and director of the Center for Global Philanthropy, also shows a growing number of foundations using collaboration as a way to address economic and social challenges.

This report is tagged under:

  • Philanthropy stats & trends
  • Trusts & foundations