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We are proud to announce the publication of Giving in the Netherlands 2020. The publication gives an estimate of the total size of philanthropy in the Netherlands, including gifts from households, corporations, foundations, bequests, and lotteries.

Download a summary of Giving in the Netherlands 2020 (English)

The full publication (in Dutch) is available here


A few highlights of this publication:

- In 2018, total philanthropy in the Netherlands was worth € 5.7 billion (0.8% of GDP). This is an increase of the absolute amount, but a flat trend in terms of the percentage of GDP.

- The largest share of philanthropic contributions went to health, followed by international development and religion

- 40% of the Dutch adults engaged in voluntary work. This is an increase compared with our previous wave.