“The SDGs are a powerful common language”

Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director at the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), on his new plans for the global SDG Philanthropy Platform (SDGPP).

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Together we can do it: The potential of philanthropy for the SDGs

Crises and radical changes characterise this year. Many of us realise: we must work for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world! What can foundations contribute? We show this in our new online report.

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A strong post-crisis Europe cannot be achieved without the non-profit sector!

On 1 July Germany took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In an interview with Marie-Alix Baroness Ebner von Eschenbach, who is executive board member of the Association of German Foundations, she explained aspects regarding the role of the civil society in Germany’s programme for the Council Presidency. 

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Keeper of Stability in the Crisis – Foundations as a Constant in Society

Current figures of the Association of German Foundations show: Foundations remain attractive.

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What is a foundation?

There is no legal definition for foundations. It merely is a generic term for a complex range of entities enshrined in private, public or church law.

International co-working

We present a list of transnational foundation networks, national foundation associations outside of Europe and the umbrella organisation of foundations in the USA.

About us

The Association of German Foundations represents the interests of foundations in Germany vis-à-vis the public, governmental bodies and administration.

What’s next in the foundation and philanthropy sector?

Our first few hypotheses are: it will be more global, more transparent, more participatory, more collaborative, more digital, and more entrepreneurial; and there will be larger investment.

Facts and figures

The documentation and research of the foundation system is a central task of the Association of German Foundations.