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Corporate Foundations in Europe

  • Theresa GehringerEmail author
  • Georg von Schnurbein
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Part of the Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies book series (NCSS)

Abstract

The objective is to give an insight into what we know and what we don’t know about the current situation of corporate foundations. While we are able to put the spotlight on several interesting developments in the field, this chapter cannot give a comprehensive overview of corporate foundations in all European foundation sectors. As corporate foundations are predominantly public-benefit foundations and part of the nonprofit sector, it is useful to start with a brief overview of the European foundation sector. This may help to gain a first impression of the sector and possibly allows conclusions about the number and country-specific nature of corporate foundations, at least to give some indication about the environment corporate foundations act in.

Keywords

Corporate foundations Mix methods Case study Europe Institutional environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS), University of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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