The Institute makes grants for purposes of disaster relief and donations of EIB decommissioned IT equipment.

In 2023, the EIB through the Institute made donations to reputable humanitarian NGOs helping the victims of the devastating earthquakes that hit Morocco in September and Türkiye and Syria in February,

Other donations helped cholera victims in Malawi  and flood- hit communities in Slovenia as well as to address the mental health and winter-related needs of the Karabakh Armenian children who have fled to Armenia following the military escalation in September 2023.

Unprecedented humanitarian aid package for Ukraine

To support those affected by the war in Ukraine, the EIB, through the EIB Institute, has donated more than €3.5  million.

In March 2022, the EIB approved and immediately launched an unprecedented humanitarian aid package of €2.5 million coordinated by the Institute. In September, this was followed by another donation €95,000 for two projects (TUMO and All for Victory Charity Foundation) to support Ukranian war victims and in December two additional donations — €800 000 to support family-style orphanages coordinated by the Olena Zelenska Foundation, and a €200 000 donation to LUkraine asbl, a non-profit organisation representing the Ukrainian community in Luxembourg, to purchase ambulances, fire trucks, generators and other items relating to the humanitarian needs of people in Ukraine.​

EIB Group’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic 

As part of the EIB Group’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, in 2020 the Institute coordinated a donation of €1 million with half of the donation was allocated to NGOs fighting the effects of the pandemic and half to well-known EU research institutes active in COVID-19 related research and then in 2021 two donations each of €250 000 to two NGOs operating in Tunisia and to to three NGOs operating in India to help tackle the COVID-19 crisis and provide some relief to the overwhelmed health systems.

In 2022, The EIB also donated €150 000 for the safe and sustainable relocation of a community of 358 people in Kanokupolu (Kingdom of Tonga) after their lives and homes were devastated by the eruption of a submarine volcano and €250 000 to four NGOs operating in Pakistan following the country’s worst flooding in 80 years that has affected millions of people and €250 000 to Save the Children, which will ultimately benefit some 7 500 students and teachers following the deadliest earthquake to hit Indonesia since 2018 in West Java.

In 2021, the EIB, through the Institute, made a donation following the devastating floods in Northern Europe, to alleviate famine in Madagascar, to help alleviate the consequences of the earthquake in Haiti and provide some relief to the population.

In previous years, we organised donations to mitigate the humanitarian crisis following Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa; the refugees crisis in Colombia; and to help victims of natural disasters like the devastating fires in Greece and Portugal; the earthquakes in Indonesia, Ecuador, Mexico, Italy and Nepal; hurricanes in the Caribbean and in Central America; floods in Peru and mudslide in Colombia.

IT equipment donations

The EIB Institute also organises donations of IT equipment no longer used by the EIB Group to non-profit organisations, local community centres or schools registered in an EU country. In 2023, the EIB Institute donated 1 990 desktops, laptops and other IT equipment to 92 schools and non-profit organisations. 

Follow the link to read about the Institute’s grants for purposes of humanitarian catastrophes relief and donations of EIB decommissioned IT equipment.