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Number of community foundations: 0
Population: 8.8 million (2017, Eurostat)

Association of Charitable Donations

The Association of Charitable Donations is independent and autonomous. Founded in 2014, the Association currently has 100 members and focuses its work on foundations and funds that support charitable causes, because they guarantee sustainability and are important drivers of social innovation. It represents and constitutes a network of charitable donors, foundations, and funds in and for Austria and wants to build a movement that is committed to making the society more resilient and sustainable. The Association offers its members services like networking and development, information and knowledge transfer, consulting and training, image cultivation and media relations, representation of interests in politics and administration. Till this day, there is no legal framework for community foundations in Austria but the model is interesting for Austria, too. Through its activities, the Austrian Association of Charitable Donations also wants to promote and improve the overall conditions for community action in Austria.