Addressing global challenges requires a collective and concerted effort, involving all actors. Through partnerships and alliances, and by pooling comparative advantages, we increase our chances success."
- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Top 10 European Foundations Ranked By Assets - as of September 2005

Rank Name/(Country) Year Total Assets in € billion
1. Wellcome Trust (UK) 2006 20.7
2. Fondazione Hans Wilsdorf (Switzerland) 2006 9.1
3. Compagnia di San Paolo (Italy) 2006 6.9
4. Bertelsmann Stiftung (Germany) 2006 6.78
5. Fondazione Cariplo (Italy) 2006 6.6
6. Fondazione Monte dei Paschi die Siena (Italy) 2006 5.75
7. Sandoz Foundation de Famille (Switzerland) 2006 5.2
8. Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany) 2006 5.1
9. The Atlantic Philanthropies (Ireland) 2006 4.3
10. Landestiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg GmbH (Germany) 2006 2.8

 

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