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Transnational Giving Europe is a network of national organizations that today covers 18 countries and is at European level the only existing practical solution to support a beneficiary located in a foreign country with all the tax advantages in the country of residence of the donor. Donors can make their gifts to the national TGE partner that will transfer the gift to the foreign beneficiary and provide all the national fiscal advantages to the donor (income tax deductibility,…). Thanks to TGE, fundraising organisations can ensure income tax deductible gifts for their foreign donors and launch tax efficient fundraising campaigns in other TGE countries.


In 2014, more than 350 prestigious organisations and 5000 donors used TGE and around 12 Million € were channelled through the network. This confirms the growing trend of cross-border giving within Europe.

To find out how TGE can help you as a donor, as a fundraiser or as a beneficiary, please click on your country of residence, where you/your organization pay taxes.


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August 2015 - Extension of TGE to Croatia 

The TGE network warmly welcome the “European Foundation for Philanthropy and Social Development”, from now on the Croatian partner in the TGE network.
“Transnational giving Europe” covers now 18 European countries.


June 2015 – New tagline 

The TGE network is proud to announce its new tagline: “Enabling Philanthropy across Europe”

March 2015 – The figures of the TGE network continue to grow in 2014 

In 2014, 12 M € of donations were transferred throughout Europe with the help of the cross-border philanthropic network TGE that now covers 17 European countries. This represents a growth of 37% compared to 2013 when 8,7 M € were channelled. The network aims to continue to promote and inspire European philanthropy in the following years by providing a secure and efficient route to enable donors to give to the causes they care about in Europe.

TGE/EFC study on the actual state of Cross-border Philanthropy in Europe 

There is no European Philanthropic Union yet. Please find here the conclusions and our call for less red-tape and non-discriminatory tax treatment in Europe. 


TGE in figures 

In 2014, the cross-border philanthropic network Transnational Giving Europe channelled donations for a global amount of more than € 12 million. This represents a growth of 37% in comparison with 2013 when the figure exceeded the € 8,5 million. In total, 5500 donations went across borders thanks to the 18 partner organisations which now span the network in 17 European countries. Last year, 5400 donors chose to use TGE to support a cause abroad, of which 400 were corporations. These donations benefited about 350 public benefit organisations active in various areas, ranging from health to culture and from education to development.

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Taxation of cross-border philanthropy in Europe after Persche and Stauffer 

No European Philanthropic Union yet
Member States’ tax rules and practice hinder cross-border philanthropy in Europe

A study released by the European Foundation Centre and the Transnational Giving Europe network “Taxation of cross-border philanthropy in Europe after Persche and Stauffer - From landlock to free movement?” calls for less red-tape and non-discriminatory tax treatment for donors and philanthropic organisations throughout the Member States.  

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