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Foundation funding for climate change mitigation: Europe spotlight

October 12, 2021

This is the most comprehensive report ever published on philanthropic climate change mitigation funding in and from Europe. It draws on 6,230 grants, worth €1.8 billion ($2 billion), from 136 foundations across Europe.The funding trends analysed in this report will enable foundations to make improved data-driven decisions about future investments, civil society organizations to better understand where funding is going, and policymakers to arm themselves with data about gaps in public funding that the philanthropic sector might be filling, or what it may be missing.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; Philanthropy, Theory, Philosophy and History
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Environmental Funding by European Foundations: Volume 5

April 1, 2021

This report is the most comprehensive study to date into support for environmental initiatives provided by European philanthropic foundations. It builds on the four earlier editions, increasing the number of foundations and grants being analysed, along with the total value of these grants.This 5th edition features a detailed analysis of the environmental grants of 127 European public-benefit foundations, who provided 5358 grants in 2018, worth a combined total of €745.6 million. These 127 foundations include many of Europe's largest providers of philanthropic grants for environmental initiatives.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis
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Environmental Funding by European Foundations: Volume 4

March 1, 2019

This report is the most comprehensive study to date into support for environmental initiatives provided by European philanthropic foundations. It builds on the three earlier editions, increasing the number of foundations and grants being analysed, along with the total value of these grants.This 4th edition features a detailed analysis of the environmental grants of 87 European public-benefit foundations, as compared to 75 in the previous edition. These 87 foundations include many of Europe's largest providers of philanthropic grants for environmental initiatives.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Environmental Funding by European Foundations: Volume 3

September 29, 2016

This publication is the third volume published by the European Environmental Funders Group (EEFG), a Thematic Network of the EFC (European Foundation Centre). The report features a detailed analysis of the environmental grants of 75 European public-benefit foundations, as compared to 62 in the previous edition. These 75 foundations include many of Europe's largest providers of philanthropic grants for environmental initiatives, although there are undoubtedly additional foundations that could be included in a report of this kind. It should be noted that only foundations that have a defined environmental programme or mission were contacted for this project. The report focuses on the 2014 calendar year as this is the latest year for which comprehensive grants data could be obtained for all 75 foundations. Statistical data are included.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Where the Green Grants Went 6 : Patterns of UK Funding for Environmental and Conservation Work

January 3, 2014

The sixth edition of Where the Green Grants Went provides a comprehensive overview of grants to environmental initiatives from UK foundations, the National Lottery, and public sector funding programmes. The report focuses on 5,857 grants from foundations and the lottery which together were worth £383 million across the two financial years 2010/11 and 2011/12. Highlights include:detailed analysis of environmental grants from 180 foundations, with UK environmental philanthropy reaching £112 million in 2011/12, its highest ever levelinsights into the types of funding most needed by environmental groups, and the comparative advantages of foundation grants relative to other income sourcesperspectives from more than 100 chief executives on why they value philanthropic fundinginterviews with four experienced environmental philanthropistsa list of the 100 environmental organisations receiving the most money from UK foundationsanalysis of environmental grants from 31 lottery programmes, together worth £182.9 million across 2010/11 and 2011/12an overview of public sector grants programmes, and top-level analysis of their thematic and geographic focus

Environment and Sustainable Development; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Passionate Collaboration? Taking the Pulse of the UK Environmental Sector

November 1, 2013

The report summarises the findings from the first ever survey of chief executives of UK non-profit environmental groups. 140 chief executives responded to the survey, with many of the UK's leading environmental groups involved. More information.

Environment and Sustainable Development

Environmental Funding by European Foundations

November 1, 2013

This publication is the second volume published by the European Environmental Funders Group (EEFG), a Thematic Network of the EFC. The report features a detailed analysis of the environmental grants of 62 European public benefit foundations, as compared to 27 in the previous edition. These 62 foundations include many of Europe's largest providers of philanthropic grants for environmental initiatives, although there are undoubtedly additional foundations that could be included in a report of this kind. It should be noted that only foundations that have a defined environmental programme or mission were contacted for this project. The report focuses on the 2011 calendar year as this is the latest year for which comprehensive grants data could be obtained for all 62 foundations.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Environmental Funding by European Foundations: A Snapshot

September 1, 2011

This report builds on a pilot mapping conducted in 2007/2008 by the EFC (European Foundation Centre). The long-term goal is to establish as detailed a picture as possible of the state of European independent funding for environmental issues with a view to raising the profile of environmental funders, better supporting their information needs in this field, improving coordination, and providing analysis that informs discussion of effectiveness in environmental grantmaking. Statistical data and a taxonomy are included.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

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