History

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

A truly pan-European initiative, Philanthropy House was first conceived in 2009 by six leading foundations from across the continent who agreed on the need for a stronger presence for the sector in Brussels. The House opened on 13 November 2013.

With six current tenants the building now houses an eclectic mix of organisations and memberships under one roof. This isn’t just an exciting experiment, it also sends an important message out about solidarity and collaboration at a point in its history when Europe needs shining examples in these areas.

 

Check out the highlights of the official opening: