The C Summit is the first European Corporate Philanthropy and Social Investing Summit that will gather corporate social investors and corporate philanthropists of all types with their European peers to share their knowledge and experience and learn together! The aim of this conference is to share knowledge, empower and inspire.

Come and join 150+ peers, engage in meaningful discussions, connect, and get insights into the most novel research insights and tools, designed to help you maximise your social impact.

This year’s C Summit is organised under the theme of strategic alignment. Within our 1.5-day summit, starting at 17.00 on 11th September, we will explore the various ways in which you can align with your related company at industry, strategic or operational level, to help you achieve your social impact objectives, and to help the company learn from you.



  • Corporate Social Investors and grant-makers, such as corporate foundations, impact funds, accelerators, CSR department;
  • Corporate managers and CEOs, keen on exploring the opportunities of strategic alignment with a CSI / foundation;
  • Academics and Consultants interested in the topic or working with CSIs/corporate foundations.

This event is organised jointly by DAFNE and EVPA, and kindly hosted by BMW Foundation.



EVPA is a membership association made up of organisations interested in or practising venture philanthropy and social investment across Europe. Established in 2004, the association aims to be the home of investors for impact committed to using venture philanthropy and social investment tools to target social impact.

Part of EVPA is also the Corporate Initiative, a sub-community of more than 60 corporate foundations, social impact funds, accelerators and other socially-driven corporate entities in search of the most effective ways to maximise their societal impact through joint-learning across Europe.




DAFNE is Europe’s largest network of donors and foundations associations. With 27 member associations with a collective membership of more than 10,000 foundations and grant-makers, we are a leading voice of donors and foundations in Europe.

We underpin individual activities of our members by encouraging dialogue and collaboration between the national associations and their members and are committed to shape the enabling environment for philanthropy across Europe.