The Center for Philanthropic Studies conducts research and educates professionals in all areas of the Dutch philanthropic sector. Since 1995, the Center has been the leading unit for research on philanthropy in the Netherlands and in Europe.
The mission of the Center for Philanthropic Studies (CPhS) at VU University Amsterdam is to produce high quality research, contributing to the professionalization of philanthropy.
In a nutshell, research at the Center answers the question: "What is contributed by whom to which public goods, when, and why?"
February 12th, 2014
The Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU University Amsterdam organizes PS – Philanthropy Seminars. Through Philanthropy Seminars, the Center exchanges results of research on philanthropy with practitioners in the philanthropy sector. On September 25th the next Philanthropy Seminar will take place. This seminar will be about the budget cuts in theRead more...
January 6th, 2014
As of January 1, 2014 René Bekkers is the new director of the Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU University Amsterdam. Bekkers (1974) continues the work of the Center’s founder, Theo Schuyt. Schuyt remains Professor of Philanthropic Studies and Bekkers remains Professor Social Aspects of Prosocial Behavior. As the newRead more...
September 29th, 2013
On September 19 the Center for Philanthropic Studies hosted a European research conference for the EUFORI research project. The workshop held on the 19th is an important element in the EUFORI project. The project started in 2012. With the study well a year underway, the workshop provided a good opportunityRead more...
June 4th, 2013
Offering an introduction to modern philanthropy with regard to the commitment and willingness of citizens, funds, churches and businesses to contribute voluntarily to society Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Sector: An Introduction attempts to map philanthropy and promote a better understanding of its characteristics and features. Intended for students, scientists, administrators,Read more...