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Community Foundations in Europe

More than 700 community foundations in 27 countries around Europe mobilize and invest technical and financial resources in a specific geographical area.

Theory of Change

Peer Learning

Join the network of practitioners, researchers, experts and organizations beyond and share the knowledge within the European Community Foundation Network.

About peer learning

European Community Foundation Initiative

We are promoting the growth of community foundations across Europe. As a platform for communication, knowledge sharing, development and advocacy, we strengthen and support the field in Europe.

What is ECFI?
Mapping community foundations

A geographical overview of the European community foundations and their support organizations.

Global Challenges Local Solutions

The Fund is a long-term grantmaking program, which supports community foundations and local philanthropic throughout Europe to address global challenges on the local level.

Building Bridges for Local Good - download now!

On the occasion of the European Conference for Community Foundations in Cardiff 2017 the European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI) is presenting the report.

Our vision
Our vision is a vibrant community foundation movement contributing significantly to citizen’s engagement in local philanthropy and civil society in Europe.
Our beliefs
We believe in community foundations as a vibrant form of civil self-organization. As foundations created for citizens by citizens, they are evidence of a strong and engaged civil society, contributing significantly to the local resolution of important social issues.
Our mission
Our mission is to strengthen and promote the community foundation movement in Europe.