European Foundation Sector Report 2016: Number of Registered Public Benefit Foundations in Europe Exceeds 147,000

by Lawrence T. McGill

Oct 1, 2016

This report follows on and updates information published by DAFNE (the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe) a year ago.New data compiled by the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and analysed by Foundation Center (New York) indicates that there are more than 147,000 registered "public benefit foundations" in Europe, with combined annual expenditures of nearly 60 billion euro.With the addition of information from Austria and Croatia, this 2016 report includes data from 24 countries. Data for ten countries included in last year's report – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey – have been updated or adjusted based on new information that has become available since last year. Data for the other 12 countries remains unchanged from last year.

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