Family Foundation Philanthropy 2009 updates and compares trends in the
charitable spending of major family foundations in the UK and US.
It also presents data on family foundations in two contrasting continental
European countries, Germany and Italy, both of which have long, though very
different, traditions of family foundation philanthropy. These countries lack
the same level of published financial information as the UK and US, because
reporting is not mandatory. But while full comparisons were not possible, the
data gathered is sufficient to show the strong presence of family foundations
in the philanthropy of the UK, Germany, Italy and the US. The research focused
mainly on the largest 100 charitable family foundations in each of the four
countries, for reasons of feasibility and because it was found that these
generally represented the majority of such philanthropy by value.
The full report is available for download at the link below.