The Center for Philanthropic Studies

The Center for Grantmaking Research is part of the Center for Philanthropic Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Dutch Charity Lotteries

Research at the Center for Grantmaking Research is supported by a generous grant from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.


The Netherlands Fundraising Regulator (CBF) is data partner of the Center. We collaborate by studying the database of public records of revenues and expenses of nonprofit organizations in the Netherlands.