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Donors and Foundations Networks In Europe (DAFNE)

Spanish Association of Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2017–December 31, 2019
  • Location Madrid, Spain
  • Geographic Focus Europe

About this grant

The project goal is to develop strategic philanthropy and strengthen philanthropic infrastructure in Europe. The Spanish Association of Foundations manage and develop the Donors and Foundations Networks In Europe (DAFNE), an informal network of 25 donor associations from 23 European countries, including eight countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The grantee, in cooperation with network members, will increase the level and quality of philanthropy in Europe, strengthen the representation of the philanthropic sector vis-à-vis the public and corporate sectors, increase the knowledge and appreciation of the contribution of philanthropy to social development, and strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of network members. The grantee’s specific achievements under this project include increasing the number of network members, strengthening the professional capacity of network members, and representing the network in European and international philanthropy fora and initiatives. The grantee is based in Madrid, Spain.