University and Research Centres

The John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy & Civic Engagement, the American University in Cairo: The Gerhart Center is the leading provider of knowledge and resources for strengthening philanthropic practice in the Arab region.

ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, Arizona State University: The ASU Lodestar Center exists to promote the understanding of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy in community life with a particular focus on effective practices that help organizations meet their missions.

Maecenata Institute, Humboldt University: The mission of the Maecenata Institute is to promote knowledge and understanding of civil society and private philanthropy through academic research, documentation and information, and exchanges between academics, public leaders and professionals in the field

Centre for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS), University of Basel: The CEPS provides university research and professional education on foundations, nonprofit organizations (NPO) and philanthropy.

Center for Civil Society Studies, Johns Hopkins University: The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies seeks to improve understanding and the effective functioning of not-for-profit, philanthropic, or “civil society” organizations in the United States and throughout the world in order to enhance the contribution these organizations can make to democracy and the quality of human life.

Centre for Social Investment, Heidelberg University: The Centre for Social Investment at Heidelberg University undertakes projects in the areas of research, teaching, network and consulting.

Master in International Studies in Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, Bologna University: The Master in International Studies in Philanthropy is a Master degree of the University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum”

Philanthropy Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam: The research programme 'Philanthropic Studies' intends to enhance scholars’ interests by studying the content and determinants of philanthropic efforts at individual, organisational (corporate social responsibility; foundations, fundraising and grant making organisations) and policy level (civil society).

The Center on Philanthropy, IUPUI: The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University is a leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice through research, teaching, public service and public affairs.

Third Sector Research Centre, Universities of Birmingham and Southampton with Middlesex and Kent: The centre offers third sector organisations and policy-makers access and input into robust research, aiming to bridge the gap between research and the third sector.

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