Community philanthropy organizations (CPOs), and community foundations in particular, are undoubtedly on the increase. In 1994, there were 34 CPOs in Europe, mainly in the UK. In 2002, when the Community Philanthropy Initiative (CPI) carried out its first mapping exercise, there were 260; this year there are 532. Of these, 209 are ‘fully fledged community foundations’, following ‘the classic endowment model’. There are now over 1,100 community foundations worldwide, in 42 different countries.