Research Projects


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.

πŸ”Ή French philanthropy
πŸ”Ή Transnational philanthropy

πŸ”Ή Financial patronage
πŸ”Ή Skills patronage

πŸ”Ή Typology of motivations

πŸ”Ή Agentivity in fundraising campaigns

πŸ”Ή Strategic philanthropy
πŸ”Ή Funding for systems change
πŸ”Ή Governance of foundations

πŸ”Ή Evaluation & impact assessment
πŸ”Ή Impact on beneficiaries
πŸ”Ή Problematic donations

πŸ”Ή Social entrepreneurs

πŸ”Ή Social businesses

πŸ”Ή Impact investing

πŸ”Ή Crowdfunding

πŸ”Ή Shareholder foundations