Research Projects

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The research projects conducted by the Philanthropy Chair are varied, as are the many themes that need to be explored to better understand the philanthropic phenomenon.

Since 2011, the Chair's team has focused on the different forms of philanthropy (from corporate philanthropy to family philanthropy and hybrid practices such as participatory financing, shareholder foundations and social impact investment), as well as on its origins and impact.

New research themes are emerging today as the phenomenon is transforming: new issues (such as the digitalization of donations or the networking of philanthropic actors) alongside new causes (such as global warming). The field of study is immense and increasingly complex.

Discover all our research projects below.


🔹 French philanthropy
🔹 Transnational philanthropy


🔹 Financial patronage
🔹 Skills patronage



🔹 Typology of motivations

🔹 Agentivity in fundraising campaigns


🔹 Strategic philanthropy
🔹 Funding for systemic change
🔹 Governance of foundations


🔹 Evaluation & impact assessment
🔹 Impact on beneficiaries
🔹 Problematic donations




🔹 Social entrepreneurs

🔹 Social businesses



🔹 Impact investing

🔹 Crowdfunding

🔹 Shareholder foundations