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European Day of Foundations and Donors

 

What is the European Day of Foundations and Donors?

 

The European Day of Foundations and Donors is a day to raise awareness for the social impact of donors and public benefit foundations. It is a common effort by the associations of the DAFNE network to highlight the multiple ways their members advance the public good. On this day, the DAFNE associations invite their national public to learn more about foundations and donors, for example by organizing events, activities or campaigns. From 2013 on, the European Day of Foundations and Donors will take place every year on October 1st.

Why is it important?

 

Many people in Europe are not yet aware of the social impact of foundations and donors. Accordingly, prejudices are spread, even in countries where the foundation sector is lively and strong. To change this, foundations and donors need to inform more about their work and about foundations and donors as such. In doing so, the easiest way to get heard is to join forces. The European Day of Foundations and Donors is set to be such a common effort, underlining the social value of foundations and donors in one highly visible action.

 

Contact

Anke Pätsch

Director of the Media & Communication department
Association of German Foundations

Phone (+49 30) 89 79 47-27

Facts & Figures

What is a foundation? How many foundations exist in Germany? Information about the German foundation sector:

 
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