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.


๐Ÿ”น French philanthropy
๐Ÿ”น Transnational philanthropy


๐Ÿ”น Financial patronage
๐Ÿ”น Skills patronage



๐Ÿ”น Typology of motivations

๐Ÿ”น Agentivity in fundraising campaigns


๐Ÿ”น Strategic philanthropy
๐Ÿ”น Funding for systemic change
๐Ÿ”น Governance of foundations


๐Ÿ”น Evaluation & impact assessment
๐Ÿ”น Impact on beneficiaries
๐Ÿ”น Problematic donations




๐Ÿ”น Social entrepreneurs

๐Ÿ”น Social businesses



๐Ÿ”น Impact investing

๐Ÿ”น Crowdfunding

๐Ÿ”น Shareholder foundations