Now in its fifteenth edition, the Europa International Foundation Directory 2006 provides an un-paralleled guide to the foundations, trusts, charitable and grant-making NGOs, and other similar not-for-profit organizations of the world. It provides a comprehensive picture of third sector activity on a global scale.
Presenting names and contact details for over 2,500 institutions world-wide, this new edition has been revised and expanded to include the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on this growing sector.
Essays provide valuable background information on the sector, giving an introductory overview of foundation activity world-wide, as well as detailing the direction in which foundations and NGOs are moving in the 21st century. Essays include:
*Foundations, the Third Sector and Non-Governmental Organizations in International Perspective – An Overview by Helmut Anheier, Professor of Social Welfare and Center Director, UCLA Center for Civil Society, UCLA
*Foundations and Global Change by Catherina Pharoah, Director of Research, Charities Aid Foundation
*A Journey Without Borders – Researching and Applying to Foundations by Karina Holly, editor of Philanthropy in Europe magazine.
Entries are arranged alphabetically, and are listed within individual country chapters. Over 2,500 entries are listed, providing the following details:
*directory information, including the name of the organization, postal address, email and internet addresses as well as telephone and fax numbers
*full details of the date of establishment and the aims and function of the organization, where appropriate, as well as its principal activities: projects and programmes, etc. Restrictions on grants are listed along with the geographical area of activity, finances, key executives and trustees of the organization
*foundation centres and coordinating bodies are listed in a separate section at the start of each chapter. These include CAF (Charities Aid Foundation, UK), Civil Society International (USA) and the Association Internationale des Charités (Belgium).
Entries listed include:
Polish-Czech-Slovak Solidarity Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rowan Charitable Trust, Marie Curie Cancer Cure and Médecins sans Frontières.
Indexes are provided, listing foundations alphabetically, by geographical region of concern (e.g. the Middle East, Western Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean, etc.) and by main areas of activity.
'There is no other directory to foundations which is truly international in scope.' - Reference Reviews
'An important addition to any international studies library.' - World Development