Europe's top 20 Private Charity Donors 2017

Rank organisation (Country) Founded £ 2016* % change
1 Wellcome Trust (UK) 1936 £601 -1%
2 Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries (Netherlands) 1989 £543 +8%
3 La Caixa Foundation (Spain) 1990 £377 +4%
4 Church Commissioners (UK) 1836 £231 +6%
5 Children's Investment Fund Foundation (UK) 2002 £155 -8%
6 Compagnia di San Paolo (Italy) 1563 £135 +15%
7 IKEA Foundation (Netherlands) 1982 £116 +18%
8 Robert Bosch Foundation (Germany) 1964 £89 +42%
9 Volkswagen Foundation (Germany) 1964 £83 -55%
10 The Leverhulme Trust (UK) 1925 £79 -29%
11 Deutsche Fernsehlotterie (Germany) 1956 £74 +105%
12 Garfield Weston Foundation (UK) 1958 £59 +1%
13 The Lundbeck Foundation (Denmark) 1983 £52 +16%
14 Bertelsmann Stiftung (Germany) 1977 £46 +3%
15 Deutsche Bundesstifting Umwelt (Germany) 1990 £42 +4%
16 Gatsby Charitable Foundation (UK) 1967 £42 +102%
17 Stitching Benevolentia (Netherlands) 1951 £40 -4%
18 The Finnish Cultural Foundation (Finland) 1937 £30 +5%
19 Wolfson Foundation (UK) 1965 £28 -10%
20 Shell Foundation (UK) 2000 £25 +84%

*Based on the figures in the annual reports 2016. Increase or decrease in grants funded compared to 2015, in original currency.

Read more: Giving Magazine 2017