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Here you will find information and resources for, and about, community foundations in Europe. There are stories from practitioners, reports from events, other publications and videos which draw on our analysis of the field and consolidate learning. This is presented in chronological order with the most recent appearing first. You can search Knowledge Centre by key word or by applying filters.

  • 11.2020

    How County Durham Community Foundation (UK) embraced the SDG

    by Michelle Cooper

    Michelle Cooper, Chief Executive of Durham Community Foundation describes how she recognised the opportunity that embracing the SDGs presented and how she went about it.

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    Blog
  • 11.2020

    Covid-19 Community Foundations in Action: Russia – New demands, new ways of working

    by Tatiana Burieva

    Interview with Tatania Burieva, Community Garant / Arkhangelsk Centre of Social Technologies

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    Covid 19 – response and recoveryCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 11.2020

    Building a SDG community of practice among community foundations

    by Carola Carazzone

    Carola Carazzone is Secretary General of Assifero - the Italian association of grant-making foundations describes their role in embedding SDGs in to the work of community foundations

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    Embracing the SDGsCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 11.2020

    Mission-related investment underpins sustainable urban development in Freiburg, Germany

    by Hanna Lehmann

    Blog by Hanna Lehmann, board member Freiburg Community Foundation on how sustainability and the SDGs have permeated the entire work of the foundation

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    Fund DevelopmentCF
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    Blog
  • 11.2020

    Covid-19 Community Foundations in Action: Netherlands – Local is Key

    by Reinder Witting

    Interview with Reinder Witting, board member, Twentse Noabers Community Foundation

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    Covid 19 – response and recoveryCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 11.2020

    Places of power: how community foundations in Russia help in the new environment

    by Irina Novikova

    Blog by Irina Novikova, CAF Russia

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    Covid 19 – response and recoveryCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 11.2020

    Assifero empowers community foundations in Italy

    by Carola Carazzone

    Blog by Carola Carazzone, Assifero, on their role in developing the community foundation field in Italy

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    CF
    Types
    Blog
  • 11.2020

    Usti community foundation mobilises donors around the SDGs

    by Petr Veselý

    Blog by Petr Veselý, Usti Community Foundation (Czech Republic), on making the connection between local priorities and the global goals and how it used support from the GCLS programme to attract other donors.

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    Embracing the SDGsFund DevelopmentCF
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    Blog
  • 10.2020

    Together we are stronger - The story behind the establishment of the Fano Community Foundation

    by Francesca Mereta

    Interview with Alberto Di Martino, who tells the story of the journey leading to the formal launch of the Fano Community Foundation

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    CF
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    Blog
  • 10.2020

    Covid-19 Community Foundations in Action: Romania – Adapting to bring back quality of life

    by Alina Kasprovschi

    Interview with Alina Kasprovschi, Community Foundation Bucharest

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    Covid 19 – response and recoveryCF
    Types
    Blog

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The ECFI Knowledge Centre is a place where you will find information and resources for, and about, community foundations in Europe. No two community foundations are the same, but they share certain characteristics and challenges. The animation and publications below draw on our analysis of the field and consolidate learning. As the movement grows and matures in Europe we will continue to build our collective knowledge and will regularly add to the publications here.

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