CALENDAR – Le potentiel de la philanthropie transfrontalière en Europe: mise à jour des pratiques actuelles et témoignages.

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation together with Transnational Giving Europe has the pleasure to confirm the taking place of the public conference on the potential of cross-border philanthropy, October 17, 17h30 - 19h30 in Geneva.

UPDATE – Community Foundation for Ireland

Our Irish partner is only operating as receiving partner since Irish tax law allows foreign charities to register with the Irish Charities Regulator.

EFA – Overcoming the Barriers to Cross-Border Giving

Ludwig Forrest shared his thoughts on the barriers and opportunities of cross-border giving - An interview by the European Fundraising Association.+

CALENDAR – On tour 2018: Round table on the 10 trends that shape today’s philanthropy

On Thursday 7 June 2018 at the Impact Hub in Lausanne, the Center for Philanthropy Studies of the University of Basel (CEPS) and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation are organising a breakfast meeting to discuss the evolution of philanthropy and its practices over the past 10 years.



How does it work? Transnational Giving Europe is a network of prestigious philanthropic institutions collaborating internationally to foster charitable giving within Europe and covers 19 countries.

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Partner Countries


Maecenata Stiftung
Maecenata Stiftung

Rungestraße 17, 10179 Berlin, Germany
Tel. : +49 30 2838 7909


Fondation de France
Fondation de France

40 Avenue Hoche 75008 Paris, France
Tel. : +33-1-44 21 87 60


Fundacao Oriente
Fundacao Oriente

Edificio Pedro Álvares Cabral
Doca de Alcântara Norte
1350-352 Lisboa Portugal
Tel. : +351-213585200


Fundación Empresa y Sociedad
Fundación Empresa y Sociedad

Padre Damián 2, 28036 Madrid
Tel. : +34 676 270 816


Stiftung Philanthropie Österreich
Stiftung Philanthropie Österreich

Burgring 16, 8010 Graz
Tel. : +43-(0)1-275 52 98-0


The Transnational Giving Europe network welcomes and supports this momentum and the progress that has already been made regarding changes to the national laws of Member States in two ways - By continuing to seek new partners to increase tax-effective giving in all Member States of the EU until all legal and practical barriers to cross-border giving within the EU are removed. - By providing concrete, valuable and free information to donors, intermediaries and beneficiaries that wish to give or receive a cross-border donation or legacy.

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    TGE envisions a generous Europe of secure and facilitated cross-border philanthropy

    We aim to facilitate cross-border philanthropy in Europe by providing a secure and efficient solution to enable donors to give; to promote cross-border philanthropy through the exchange of information and best practices; to improve and extend the TGE network to new countries as a trusted and practical service for a tax-effective philanthropy across Europe.

    We are committed to: - Promoting solidarity across European borders - Transparency, integrity and non-discrimination - Firm due diligence