This is the first report on the European Venture Philanthropy Industry published by the European Venture Philanthropy Association. The purpose of the report is to provide key statistics on an industry that is still in the early stages of evolution. The survey that enabled EVPA 's Knowledge Centre to collect the data presented will be repeated on an annual basis to provide independent industry statistics on European Venture Philanthropy. The survey itself will be refined according to the feedback received on the first survey and the objective is to create a longitudinal database with VP industry statistics that can be analysed over time. EVPA acts as the main repository of data on the VP industry in Europe. As venture philanthropy continues to grow, the industry building role of the association becomes increasingly important, thus also calling for the development of best practice and guidelines.