Education and Best Practice

Inspire, Rally, Collaborate

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

Our mission

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 and facilitating collaborative reflection on the philanthropy of the future


academic chairs

direct beneficiaries

countries presented

Our mission encompasses many of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Out of the 17 Goals, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations' philanthropic expertise activities directly address the following:


Ariane de Rothschild Women’s Doctoral Programme
As part of the Baroness’s efforts to promote equal opportunities for women around the world, the Ariane de Rothschild Women’s Doctoral Programme supports talented and motivated female doctoral students from diverse backgrounds for whom scholarship funding is a necessary condition for academic success.
Benjamin de Rothschild Ambassadors Programme
Training the next generation of diverse, socially-committed leaders in Israeli society
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.
Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy
This chair will allow for new approaches in the field of philanthropy. It is imbedded in the strategy followed by the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, both committed to promoting research and teaching in philanthropy, and is supported by the Centre for Philanthropy (GCP) at UNIGE.