Advising Philanthropists

 We see more and more of our clients involved in philanthopic organizations. To assist you and help translate your passion into concrete actions, our Philanthropy advisory team offers a fully comprehensive suite of service.

BNP Paribas Wealth Management was one of the first Private Bank, in 2008, to create a fully dedicated Philanthropy team focused on helping our clients achieve their goals. Our experts are passionate and have unmatched experience building up philanthropic projects. Discover our approach and how we can help you.



Philanthropy is personal and motivations for giving are diverse. This is why, in 2008, we created a specialist department offering personalised philanthropy advice to our clients. Our philanthropy experts work hand-in-hand with you to ensure that your generosity has a significant and lasting impact on the causes you feel passionate about. Our philanthropy experts support you in designing a roadmap to achieve your unique goals.

Depending on your philanthropic goals, it takes time, dedication and knowledge to give effectively.  BNP Paribas Wealth Management’s philanthropy Advisory service is designed to adapt to your needs, providing you with concrete solutions:

  • Informative: enabling you to gain valuable insights into the field you are supporting and build your network
  • Strategic: helping you to choose the best solution for you
  • Realistic: finding the right balance between resources and desired outcomes
  • Efficient: enabling you to evaluate the impact of your actions
  • Objective: we do not work in partnership with any other organization – we provide you with advice tailored uniquely to your needs


Whilst every philanthropic journey is different, careful planning and thought before any action is key to effective philanthropy; below the different stages involved.

Development of a philanthropic journey - Wealth Management

Source: Individual Philanthropy Advisory BNP Paribas Wealth Management



“We want our financial resources to achieve the greatest possible impact. This means joining forces with compatible strategic partners, making our funding go further and to greater effect.”

Lavinia Jacobs

Chair, board of trustees, Jacobs Foundation

“When I joined the foundation, 40% of the portfolio was in impact investment. But I began to question why all our investments weren't impact investments."

Stephanie Cordes

Vice-Chair, Cordes Foundation


Philanthropy’s etymological roots are found in Greek, philanthropia means love of humanity. Philanthropy is now used to describe the desire to promote the welfare of others or the advancement of society by giving money, goods, skills or time.

Our world is fast-changing and dynamic but faces a number of challenges. You can build your philanthropy to fit your values as well as your means, and use this impact solution to change our world for the better.

There are different degrees of personal commitment and different ways to get involved, from giving directly to set up your own philanthropic vehicle (foundation and other status).

Depending on legal and fiscal environment, your donations may entitle you to fiscal advantages, and bequests to exemption from inheritance tax.