The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations

Best Practices in Philanthropy

Uniting generations, Sharing knowledge, Amplifying voices

Whether small-scale or large-scale, or active in the North or South, philanthropists are key players in responding to today’s social inequalities and divisions. The challenges involved require us to move beyond state intervention and to give civil society initiatives a greater role. As a space for commitment and exploration, philanthropic activity therefore represents a highly appropriate vehicle for renewing models of development. The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations see both a reaffirmation of their historic values and the tasks of modernizing and sharing their practices as central to their mission.

« We should delve into contemporary philanthropy which is proactive rather than reactive to translate our business acumen and generosity into a formidable force for change »

Ariane de Rothschild

Our mission

Motivated by both a secular family tradition and an ongoing drive to innovate, we favor an entrepreneurial philanthropic approach combining boldness, rigor, and evaluation of impact. Whether working with the younger generation, European patrons, or philanthropists in emerging economies, we endeavor to break down the barriers between different actors and practices in the service of a philanthropy that is increasingly responsible and engaged.

Disseminate philanthropic values and expertise

by raising the awareness of future citizens and by means of academic involvement

Amplify the positive and long-term impact of the programs involved

by bringing together foundations, donors, experts, scholars, and fundraisers around the theme of modernizing models of action

Encourage knowledge transfer and pluralism

by enabling an exchange of experiences, facilitating collaborative reflection on the philanthropy of the future

3
programs 

9000
direct benificiaries

20
countries presented

Programs

 
The School of Philanthropy
With a focus on 8 to 11-year-olds, the School of Philanthropy works with teachers and educators to ensure that the next generation is enlightened and socially engaged.
 
Philanthropy Chair - ESSEC Business School
Strengthen the positive impact of European philanthropy through research, teaching and advocacy. Such is the ambition of the Philanthropy Chair of ESSEC.