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What is ECFI?

The European Community Foundation Initiative is a collaborative initiative committed to facilitating and promoting the growth of community foundations across Europe.

Communication, knowledge sharing, development and advocacy

Our mission is to build a platform for communication, knowledge sharing, development and advocacy to strengthen and support community foundation support organizations and community foundations in Europe. We draw on our extensive experience with CFs and consultations with existing European CF support organizations, to establish a cross-border network that is beneficial to the CF community at local, regional, and national levels. ECFI is engaged in the mapping and analysis of CF activities and in disseminating information that will facilitate development of the field. We strive to be a central point of contact for wider engagement within the global CF movement. Our vision is a world in which strong civic organizations work collaboratively to improve the local and broader communities they inhabit.

Working throughout Europe

The ECFI project is managed under the aegis of the Federal Association of German Foundations. Project partners are the UK Community Foundations and the Centre for Philanthropy in Slovakia. Furthermore, ECFI will work closely with the European Foundation Centre, the Global Fund for Community Foundations, DAFNE and WINGS. Financing for the initiative comes from a growing number of foundations, including the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Körber Foundation and the Lipoid Foundation.

Anja Böllhoff

Coordinating Director

Phone +49 (0)30 8979 4797