The Philea Virtual Library

The Philea Virtual Library includes over 1,000 free-to-download publications from a range of organisations and publishers on the topics of philanthropy, the management of foundations and the areas they are involved in and support. As a Philea member you can send us your publications for inclusion in the library which will also be added to the global IssueLab network where they will be made available to an extended audience, including users of Worldcat, the global catalogue used by tens of thousands of libraries. For questions or assistance, please contact the Philea Virtual Library.
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Giving in Numbers 2022 Edition

October 20, 2022

CECP's Giving in Numbers is the premier industry survey and research, providing standard-setting criteria in a go-to guide that has defined the field and advanced the movement. Over 21 years, CECP has created the largest and most historical data set on trends in the industry, shared by more than 617 multi-billion-dollar companies, representing more than $388 billion in corporate social investments over that time span. The report is embraced by professionals across all sectors globally to understand how corporations invest in society, with topics ranging from cash and in-kind/product, employee volunteerism and giving, and impact measurement. From quick questions, to presentations to company teams, boards, and CEOs, CECP is a trusted advisor to companies, analyzing Giving in Numbers data to provide customized insights to advance strategy and measure the business value.

Corporate Philanthropy

Global Trends and Strategic Time Horizons in Philanthropy 2022

July 20, 2022

This study expands on previous research conducted by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in 2019 and 2020 to understand the factors that affect a philanthropy's consideration in choosing the length of time for which it will remain active. With the advent of COVID-19, socio-economic uncertainty, and rising geopolitical tensions, the responses from 150 philanthropies from 30 countries to a global survey help illuminate how and why philanthropic organizations make important decisions, including those about philanthropic timeframes.This global research includes an exploration of various dimensions of strategic time horizons and examines strategies and operations, as well as perceived advantages and disadvantages of different philanthropic timeframes. The report also includes views on reasons for giving, causes, geographic flows of funding, decision-making and next-generation involvement.A recording of the launch webinar that highlighted key findings from the report is available to watch here:

Corporate Philanthropy; Family Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis; Governance, Boards and Strategy; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Cultures of Giving Country Profile: Russia

September 3, 2021

This report has been prepared for the WINGS Cultures of Giving Working Group by Roman Sklotskiy from the Center for Philanthropy Development of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. The WINGS Cultures of Giving Working Group explores and shares the many different types and ways philanthropy exists in the WINGS network as well as the diverse cultures of giving around the world.

Corporate Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis; Giving and Volunteering

Le Fondazioni di Impresa in Italia : Rapporto di Ricerca 2019

January 1, 2019

A study and mapping of the corporate foundations in Italy. Statistical data and bibliographical references are included.

Corporate Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Industrial Foundations as Long-Term Owners

March 1, 2018

Short-termism has become a serious concern for corporate governance, and this has inspired a search for institutional arrangements to promote long-term decision-making. This paper supports the hypothesis that corporate time horizons are influenced by ownership structures and particularly that industrial foundations possess characteristics that promote long-termism. Policymakers, business owners, and managers interested in promoting long-term governance models should therefore reconsider the role of ownership structure.

Corporate Philanthropy; Governance, Boards and Strategy

Les Français et le Mécénat des Entreprises et des Entrepreneurs : Rapport d'Etude

October 1, 2017

A study that provides data regarding the perception of philanthropy, corporate philanthropy more specifically, by the general public in France. It demonstrates that the legitimity of philanthropy in France is quite high. 

Communication and Public Relations; Corporate Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Snapshot 2017 : What U.S. Employees Think About Workplace Giving, Volunteering and CSR

June 1, 2017

Conducted during the first and second quarters of 2017, this online survey is the latest in a series of original Snapshot research reports by America's Charities that track, analyze, and reflect on the changing nature of workplace-centered philanthropy and employee engagement.While previous iterations of Snapshot have focused on how companies are engaging their workers for social impact and how nonprofits are meeting corporate expectations, this latest edition puts the spotlight on the workers themselves. America's Charities wanted to compare and contrast how employees view giving and volunteering at the workplace and how their employers viewed what was important to the company and its employees.The Snapshot 2017 survey includes responses from 1,586 employees representing a diverse group of industries, age groupings, and roles within their respective companies.For previous versions: and additional facts and figures:

Corporate Philanthropy; Giving and Volunteering

Strong Foundations: How Corporate Foundations Raise Money and Do Good Work

January 1, 2017

This report researches 20 of some of the most well known corporate foundations in the UK, to reveal general trends regarding:- sources of income- spending on charitable activities- causes to support- relationship to founder companyThe report then takes a closer look at 5 of these corporate foundations to provide greater insight into where and how they get their funding, who their trustees are, and what causes they are supporting.

Corporate Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Giving in Numbers: 2017 Edition

January 1, 2017

An in-depth analysis of 2016 corporate giving and employee engagement data from the world's largest companies, which is published every year by CECP in association with the Conference Board. Previous reports are also availabe there:

Corporate Philanthropy

The Game Changers: Corporate Foundations in a Changing World

December 1, 2016

This report demonstrates that, whilst financial support is vital, there can be so much more to the relationship between a business and its foundation. The leading foundations don't isolate themselves. They harness the business acumen and networks of the founding company to create impactful change – then measure the results. Corporate Citizenship Company call them the Game Changers. In analysing results of Corporate Citizenship's global survey of corporate foundations, they have identified six key characteristics that game-changing corporate foundations are exploring in order to innovate for impact.

Corporate Philanthropy

Giving Around the Globe 2016 Edition

September 26, 2016

Guidance for corporate community engagement professionals to steer their international strategies and navigate differences across regions.

Corporate Philanthropy

Foundations Giving Trends 2016

September 1, 2016

This report is part of an evolving series of annual research studies which identify and track foundation giving in the UK.This edition merges last year's separate publications – Foundation Giving Trends and Family Foundation Giving – into a single report. It brings together research data on the Top 300 independent foundations, the Top 150 family or family business foundations, and the Top 50 corporate foundations, all by size of giving. It focus on the Top 300 as together they represent 90% of all giving by value of the 10,000-plus independent foundations in the UK.

Corporate Philanthropy; Family Philanthropy

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