Our Response to the covid-19 Crisis

How philanthropy is responding to the coronavirus outbreak

Across Europe, philanthropy-supporting organizations at national, regional and thematic levels, as well as individual philanthropic foundations and bodies, are working to cope with the Covid-19 crisis.

To date, the "European Philanthropy Statement on COVID-19" promoted by DAFNE and EFC has been signed up by 173 Foundations in Europe.

In an open letter to Presidents of the EU institutionsDAFNE and the EFC have called on President von der Leyen (European Commission), President Michel (European Council) and President Sassoli (European Parliament) to facilitate the vital work being done by European philanthropy at this critical juncture. From pooled-emergency funds to supporting the most vulnerable communities, philanthropic organisations have been working tirelessly to mitigate the horrific effects of this global pandemic. The open letter stresses that although philanthropy across Europe has been quick to respond to the outbreak, it is within the power of EU policymakers to ensure that this work is at its most efficient and is not hindered by cross-border issues. 

The European Foundation Center's website constantly updates on how EFC members are mitingating the impact of Covid 19. You can find all the EFC resources, blogs, updates, news relating to COVID-19 here

Out of the alliance between ASSIFERO and ITALIA NON PROFIT, it has been launched an online platform for sharing the initiatives of foundations, philanthropic institutions and companies supporting the Coronavirus emergency in Italy (In Italian only)

On the Swiss Foundations website you can find continuosly updated information on the engagement of Swiss Foundations in response to Covid-19.

The Asociación Española de Fundaciones has launched una cadena de solidaridad de fundaciones. The purpose of this initiative is to make visible the response of the Spanish Foundation sector to the covid-19 crisis,  and promote collaboration and help to those who need most (in Spanish only).


Center Francais de Fondation has launched Action Fondation Covid 19 , a platform where funding supplies by French foundations and the short-term funding needs of the third sector organizations are collected.


The Ukranian Philanthropy Forum is mapping the initiatives of foundations and philanthropic bodies on its territory to counter the COVID-19 emergency.

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