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 20 European Foundations Ranked by Expenditure - as of June 2005

Rank Name of Foundation Year Expenditure in € million
1. The Wellcome Trust (UK) 2003 806,0
2. Charities Aid Foundation (UK) 2004 294,6
3. Atlantic Philanthropies (Ireland) 2003 273,7
4. Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena (Italy) 2003 162,4
5. Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde (Italy) 2004 144,1
6. Stichting NOVIB (Netherlands) 2003 134,7
7. Campagnia di San Paolo (Italy) 2004 131,6
8. Stifterverband fuer die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Germany) 2004 130,0
9. Fondation de France (France) 2003 116,7
10. Volkswagenstiftung (Germany) 2004 100,5
11. Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal) 2004 100,1
12. Fundacion ONCE (Spain) 2004 90,9
13. Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino (Italy) 2002 74,5
14. Bertelsmann Stiftung (Germany) 2002 63,0
15. Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH (Germany) 2004 63,0
16. Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (Germany) 2003 51,0
17. Deutsche Bank Stiftung (Germany) 2001 45,0
18. King Baudouin Foundation (Netherlands) 2004 41,1
19. Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Roma (Italy) 2004 33,2
20. Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales (UK) 2001 32,3


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