Family Foundation Philanthropy

Report on the giving of the largest charitable family foundations in the US, the UK and the rest of Europe 2008

Kathy Pharoah

2008, 26 pages. Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK,

This report aims to provide a better information platform on levels of giving through charitable family foundations. The last few decades have seen escalating private wealth built on the success of global markets and capital flows. But while many wealthy people are engaged in strategic philanthropic activities, currently there is very little data on which to review levels and trends in such philanthropic giving. The innovative research reported here aims to assess the particular contribution of charitable family foundations to philanthropy today, comparing findings for the UK internationally with the rest of Europe and the U.S.