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Transnational Giving Europe

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Phone: +32-2-549 02 31 – Fax:+32-2-511 52 21 – info@transnationalgiving.eu
King Baudouin Foundation – rue Brederodestraat 21 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Philanthropy is still not tax-efficient in Europe! As concepts like free trade and free movement are now widely accepted, yet we still cannot speak about free crossborder philanthropy in Europe: tax-efficient giving across all national borders.

More European citizens are willing to make cross-border gifts and donations to help and support international causes and foreign charities. Unfortunately, most European countries do not grant income tax deductibility to donors wanting to support a foreign beneficiary in another Member State. This unequal treatment of national and cross-border
philanthropy infringes the fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the European Union treaties.

The European Commission is aware of this problem and has already requested some countries to adapt their legislation. But it takes time! The decisions of the European Court of Justice (Stauffer case, Persche case and
Missionswerk case) confirm this.
As national and European solutions could take some time before being effective, the private initiative Transnational Giving Europe network provides an efficient solution and a serious alternative for the coming years. At European level, TGE is the only practical and secure solution for tax-effective cross-border cash donations.

The TGE network covers 21 countries and enables donors, both corporations and individuals, resident in one of the participating countries, to financially support non-profit organisations in other Member States, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence.

By providing such a secure and tax-effective cross-border giving framework, TGE is particularly interesting for national
organisations with prospective donors abroad. Receiving tax-free contributions from foreign donors, appealing to expatriates, approaching global partners such as multinational corporations, benefiting from borderless interest in a specific cause or capitalising on global exposure offered by the internet is within arm’s reach. The TGE network enables organisations to extend fundraising to foreign countries, without having to set up branches or sister organisations for that sole purpose and without having to master different national laws.

Two concrete examples of beneficiaries using TGE are museums having donors abroad and high schools or universities relying on donations from individuals and companies and having a significant number of alumni in other countries.

How does it work?

Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) is a partnership of leading European foundations and associations that facilitates tax-efficient cross-border giving within Europe.

The TGE network enables donors, both corporations and individuals, resident in one of the participating countries, to financially support non-profit organisations in other member countries, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence.

YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT ONE OF THE LOCAL PARTNERS

AUSTRIA
Stiftung Philanthropie Österreich
Burgring 16, 8010 Graz
Tel. : +43-(0)1-275 52 98-0
office@stiftung-oesterreich.at
https://www.stiftung-oesterreich.at/

BELGIUM
King Baudouin Foundation
Rue Brederodestraat 21,
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel. : +32-2-549 02 31
tge@kbs-frb.be
http://www.kbs-frb.be

BULGARIA
Bcause
65 Vitosha blvd, 2nd floor Sofia
1000, Bulgaria
Tel. : +359-2-981 19 01
tge@bcause.bg
http://www.bcause.bg

CROATIA
European Foundation for
Philanthropy and Society
Development (EFPSD)
Heinzelova 62A
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
info@europskazaklada-filantropija.hr
http://europskazaklada-filantropija.hr/en/

ESTONIA
Open Estonia Foundation
Estonia pst.5a,Tallinn 10143
Phone: +372 615 5700
tge@oef.org.ee
www.oef.org.ee

FRANCE
Fondation de France
40 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris,
France
Tel. : +33-1-44 21 87 60
tge@fdf.org
https://www.fondationdefrance.org

GERMANY
Maecenata Stiftung
Rungestraße 17, 10179 Berlin,
Germany
Tel. : +49 30 2838 7909
tge@maecenata.eu
http://www.maecenata.eu

GREAT BRITAIN
CAF – Charities Aid Foundation
Kings Hill, West Malling Kent ME19
4TA, United Kingdom
Tel. : +44-3000-123 380
tge@cafonline.org
http://www.cafonline.org

GREECE
HIGGS
Viktoros Ougko 15, Metaxourgeio –
Athens, Greece, 10437
Tel.: +30 211 4116300
info@higgs3.org
https://higgs3.org/en/

HUNGARY
Carpathian Foundation Hungary
HU-3300 Eger Felvégi Str 53
Hungary
Tel. : +36-36-516 750
TGE@cfoundation.org
http://www.karpatokalapitvany.hu/en

IRELAND
Community Foundation for Ireland Due to legal and fiscal circumstances,
the Community Foundation for Ireland will only operate as receiving partner, guaranteeing due diligence for Irish beneficiaries. Outgoing donations from Ireland will not be transferred through TGE. Foreign beneficiaries with Irish donors must register for Irish Charity Regulatory Authority and deal directly with their donations.
Contact info@transnationalgiving.eu.

ITALY
Fondazione Lang Europe Onlus
Fondazione Lang Italia, Piazza
Sant’Ambrogio 2, 20123 Milano
Tel. +39-02-36635131
tge@fondazionelangeurope.it
http://fondazionelangitalia.it

LUXEMBOURG
Fondation de Luxembourg
12 Rue Erasme BP 281
2012 Luxembourg
Tel. : +352-274 748 1
tge@fdlux.lu
http://www.fdlux.lu

NETHERLANDS
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
Herengracht 476, 1017 CB
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel. : + 31 20 5206130
***Note: Dutch donations to foreign organizations are not transferred through the TGE network, foreign organisations need to register as ANBI, please contact for more information
tge@cultuurfonds.nl
http://www.cultuurfonds.nl

POLAND
Fundacja dla Polski
ul. Szpitalna 5 lok. 3,
00-031 Warszaw, Poland
Tel. : +48 22 370 25 03
m.stanowska@fdp.org.pl
http://www.fdp.org.pl

PORTUGAL
Fundacao Oriente
Edificio Pedro Álvares Cabral
Doca de Alcântara Norte
1350-352 Lisboa Portugal
Tel. : +351-213585200
administracao@foriente.pt
http://www.foriente.pt

ROMANIA
Odorheiu Secuiesc Community
Foundation
Kossuth Lajos 20
535600 Odorheiu Secuiesc,
Harghita, Romania
Tel. : +40 741 655 773
szka@szka.org
http://www.szka.org

SLOVAKIA
Carpathian Foundation Slovakia
Letna 27 040 01 Kosice Slovakia
Tel. : +421 55 6221152
info@karpatskanadacia.sk
http://www.karpatskanadacia.sk

SLOVENIA
SKUP Skupnost privatnih zavodov
(finance.nvo.si) Britof 469
4000 Kranj, Slovenia
Tel. : +386 4 23 448 04
info@skup.si
http://www.skup.si

SPAIN
Fundación Empresa y Sociedad
Padre Damián 2, 28036 Madrid
Tel. : +34 676 270 816
fabad@empresaysociedad.org
https://empresaysociedad.org/

SWITZERLAND
Swiss Philanthropy Foundation
Rue De-Grenus 3, Case postale
2097, 1211 Genève 1, Switzerland
Tel. : +41-22-732 55 54
tge@swissphilanthropy.ch
http://www.swissphilanthropy.ch
Phone: +32-2-549 02 31 – Fax:+32-2-511 52 21 – info@transnationalgiving.eu
King Baudouin Foundation – rue Brederodestraat 21 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium

BENEFICIARIES

• Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences (AIPS)
• Ahazaza
• Aide aux Autistes Adultes
• Aide Dentaire aux centres Sanitaires en Nécessité
• AIDS Trust within KBF
• Amis de la Fondation Club Méditerranée
• Anti Cancer Fund
• Apopo
• ASBL Eglise du Saint Sacrement La Viale Europe
• Association For Cultural Technical And Educational Cooperation (ACTEC)
• Association Internationale des Charités aisbl
• Association Femmes d’Europe
• Association Mala
• Atelier de Pontaury
• Audiovisual Foundation for Arts and Design
• Beautiful after Breast cancer
• Beauty without Irony – Designers Against Aids
• BENELUX AFRO CENTER – Asbl
• Biopontis Alliance for Rare Diseases
• Bogaletch Gebre Fund (King Baudouin Foundation)
• Breast International Group (BIG) -aisbl
• CAMPUS, asbl
• Candle in the Dark Fund (King Baudouin Foundation)
• Carano 4 Children
• Carnegie Europe
• CEJI – Contribution Juive pour une Europe Inclusive
• Chaine de l’Espoir
• Coeurs Unis pour la Paix
• Collège d’Europe
• College of Europe
• Common Goal Fund
• Constellations asbl
• Cote à Cote
• CPAS de Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
• Cultural Heritage Fund
• Demoucelle Parkinson Charity Belgium
• Designer Against Aids
• Documenta
• Educo
• EFER
• EFFA European Foundation for Angolan Promotion & Development
• Efico Fund (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• ENAR
• Eortc Belgium
• EORTC Cancer Research Fund
• European Anti Poverty Network Fund
• European Anti-Poverty Network – EAPN Fund (King Baudouin Foundation)
• European Foundation for Alcohol Research
• European Friends of Rainforest Alliance KBF Trust
• European Heart Network
• European Jewish Library
• European Peer Training Organisation – EPTO
• European Union of Jewish Students
• EWP European Water Partnership
• Face For Children in need
• Finance Watch
• Fondation Albatros
Fondation Charcot Belgium
• Fondation de la Grande region Ardenne
Moselle Sarre
• Fondation Dyslexie
• Fondation Fournier-Majoie pour l’Innovation
• Fondation GENESIUM
• Fondation Grandir avec le TDA-H
• Fondation JOSEFA
• Fondation Lippens (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Fondation Menuhin
• Fondation Moonens
• Fondation Philippson
• Fondation pour la recherche en physiologie
• Fondation ULB
• Fonds Alcuin
• Fonds Amis du Centre Harmonique et de la
Maison du Chant (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Fonds Amis du Patrimoine Culturel Immobilier
(Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Fonds Ariane (King Baudouin Foundation)
• Fonds Coeur Maghrébin (Fondation Roi
Baudouin)
• Fonds Fortuna (King Baudouin Foundation)
• Fonds Huruma (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Fonds Informatique pionnière en Belgique
(Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Fonds Maredsous (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Fonds Nidelbarmi (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Fonds Pai Lennart Schmidt (Fondation Roi
Baudouin)
• Fonds pour la mémoire du chemin de fer
vicinal
• Fonds Pure Ocean (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Fonds Vauban (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Fund for scientific research on AIDS (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Fundacion Bensadoun-Laurent Capacidad Inclusiva
• Hélène de Beir Foundation
• Holy Trinity Cathedral
• HSI Humane Society International/Europe
• Human Rights Watch
• ILGA – European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
• International Association of Charities aisbl (AIC)
• International Crisis Groups
• International Polar Foundation
• International School of Brussels
• IRIF – International Resource Information
• Ithemba
• Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe- CEJI
• Kattendans
• Ketaketi
• KiCa Fund
• Kids Fonds (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Kleine Schritte in Malawi VOG
• La Petite Plante
• Centre La Pommeraie
• Les Amis Belges de I’Hospice du Grand-Saint- Bernard (King Baudouin Foundation)
• Les Amis de la Fondation Club Méditerranée
(Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Les Souffleuses de Chaos
• Life Priority Fund
• Mac Aids Fund
• Mara Kids Fund (King Baudouin Foundation)
• Metzger & Schwerner Fund (Kind Baudouin Foundation)
• Missing Children Europe
• Monastère de Chevetogne
• Mother Srebrenica – Crea Thera International vzw
• Fund Dr Denis Mukwege – Panzi Hospital (King Baudouin Foundation)
• Music Fund asbl
• Nature Rights
• Nonviolent Peaceforce
• OLPC – One Laptop Per Child
• Patrimoine de l’Institut International des Sciences Théoriques (PIIST)
• Philanthropic Action Caraivaviva (King Baudouin Foundation)
• Philanthropic Action Education All,
• Philanthropic Action Lenaic Vaudin d’Imecourt for Quality Journalism (King Baudouin Foundation)
• Philanthropic Action Sumba Hospitality (King Baudouin Foundation)
• Prince Albert Fund
• Promotion Gîte Historique (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Rose vzw
• Rubenianum Fund (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• SB Overseas
• Rebenianum Fund (King Baudouin Foundation)
• Société des Bollandistes
• Société des Bollhandistes
• Sprinkle vzw
• The Mothers at Risk Fund (Fondation Roi Baudouin)
• Toekomst Atelier Del Avenir (TADA)
• UCB Societal Responsibility Fund, Belgie
UCL Université Catholique de Louvain
• Universite Catholique de Louvain
• University of Michigan Law
• WeForest
• Wiels
• 101 Genomes Fund
• 20 km of Hope

www.transnationalgiving.eu