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

Statistics Europe

European Foundations

The 50 largest European foundations have roughly 10% more assets than their U.S. peer group ( Watson Wyatt Worldwide , March 2007).

The largest 50 European foundations have 147 billion ($194 billion) in total assets, compared with $175 billion for U.S. foundations ( Watson Wyatt Worldwide , March 2007).

Italy had the largest aggregate foundation assets, but Denmark ranks highest when adjusted for gross domestic product. Spain and France rank second lowest and lowest, respectively, in both rankings ( Watson Wyatt Worldwide, March 2007).