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 “netFWD is more than a membership body – it’s a vehicle with potential to drive powerful change in our sector”.

STARS Foundation, UK


 “We believe that solutions to such complex [developmental] challenges must involve a mix of actors that involve governments, foundations, civil society and the business sector, interacting in new ways. […] That’s why we are honoured to be part of netFWD”.

The Rockefeller Foundation, USA



What's New?

-- News Media: The OECD Development Centre announces the "Foundations Accelerating Impact 2030" initiative and discusses how to leverage migration, remittances and diaspora during the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

-- 25 February: netFWD Workshop on "Brainstorming on Impact" in London

-- 3-4 March: netFWD Meeting and netFWD Workshop on "Foundations as catalysts of change: What role in supporting youth and education?" in Paris

-- Chapter "Foundations as development partners" in the report "Development Co-operation Report (DCR) 2014 - Mobilising Resources for Sustainable Development"

-- Newsletter "netFWD 2nd anniversary"

-- The first pilot of the Guidelines for Effective Philanthropic Engagement was launched in November in Mexico

-- Report "Measuring private development assistance: emerging trends and challenges" by Sarah Hénon

-- Study "Philanthropy and Youth Empowerment - Foundations' Innovative Approaches to Support Youth" | Download the Executive Summary

-- "Guidelines for Effective Philanthropic Engagement (GEPEs)", developed in collaboration with the European Foundation Centre (EFC), the Stars Foundation, UNDP, the Worldwide Initiativesfor Grantmaker Support (WINGS), and the Rockefeller Foundation. The GEPEs are a practical tool to bridge the communication and collaboration gap between foundations and governments, as well as other development stakeholders, with the aim of improving development outcomes.

-- Study "Venture Philanthropy in Development" | Download Executive Summary



netFWD members are foundations working in a range of different fields related to development and operate all over the world.

Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gütersloh, Germany); Dubai Cares (Dubai, UAE); Edmond de Rothschild Foundations (New York City, USA); Emirates Foundation for Youth Development (Abu Dhabi, UAE); Ford Foundation (New York City, USA); Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon, Portugal); Instituto Ayrton Senna (São Paulo, Brazil); Lundin Foundation (Vancouver, Canada); Mo Ibrahim Foundation (London, UK); Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (Basel, Switzerland); Rockefeller Foundation (New York City, USA); Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (Cairo, Egypt); Shell Foundation (London, UK); Sinopec-Addax Petroleum Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland); Stars Foundation (London, UK); Total Foundation (Paris, France); W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Battle Creek, USA).

Read more about netFWD Members & Associates