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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.

  • 03.2021

    Impact Funds: A foundation for greater social impact

    by Giles Ruck

    Giles Ruck, Foundation Scotland CEO, reflects onhow Impact Funds (aligned to the SDGs) are attracting new donors and encouraging existing donors investing more.

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    Topics
    Embracing the SDGsAdmisinstration and financeCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 02.2021

    Sustainability as systemic value

    by Andreea Alexandrov

    ‘Financial sustainability becomes a given when the community foundation brings value to the ecosystem it serves’ says Andreea Alexandrov from the Romanian Federation of Community Foundations in her excellent thought-provoking paper – the first product from our ECFI Learning Lab.

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    Topics
    Fund DevelopmentSustainabilityCFSO
    Types
    Report
  • 02.2021

    Developnig the community foundation movement in W Balkans

    by Marija Mitrović

    Marija Mitrović, Philanthropy and Partnerships Director, Trag Foundation, describes an ambitious programme to develop the community foundation movement in the Western Balkans.

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    Topics
    Fund DevelopmentCFSO
    Types
    Blog
  • 01.2021

    ЗВ’ЯЗОК МІЖ ФОНДАМИ ГРОМАД ТА ЦІЛЯМИ СТАЛОГО РОЗВИТКУ

    Connecting Community Foundations with the SDGs - Ukrainian version by ECFI

    A practical guide for community foundations practitioners on why and how to embrace the SDGs

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    Topics
    Embracing the SDGsCFCFSO
    Types
    Guides
  • 01.2021

    State of the Community Foundation Field in Europe 2020

    by ECFI

    Figures, facts and foresight about the community foundation field in Europe

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    Topics
    CFCFSO
    Types
    Report
  • 01.2021

    Strong at local level

    by Anja Böllhoff in Stiftung & Sponsoring (in German)

    Article by Anja Böllhoff reflecting on the importance of local and the relevance of the work of community foundations in respect of the SDGs

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    Topics
    Embracing the SDGsCFCFSO
    Types
    Blog
  • 12.2020

    Angazhimi i Fondacioneve Komunitare me OZHQ-të

    Connecting Community Foundations with the SDGs - Albanian Version by ECFI

    A practical guide for community foundations practitioners on why and how to embrace the SDGs.

    Download document PDF, 3 MB
    Topics
    Embracing the SDGsCFCFSO
    Types
    Guides
  • 12.2020

    Stronger together: How CFs in Italy collaborate to tackle educational disadvantages among young people and their families

    by Francesca Mereta

    Blog by Francesca Mereta, Assifero on how community foundaitons in Italy are tackiling educational disadvantage

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    Topics
    CF
    Types
    Blog
  • 12.2020

    Covid-19 Community Foundations in Action: Poland - Offering Hope

    by Iwona Olkowicz

    Interview with Iwona Olkowicz board member of Elk Community Foundation and Federation of Community Foundations in Poland

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    Topics
    Covid 19 – response and recoveryCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 12.2020

    Covid-19 Community Foundations in Action: Italy - Recovery time will be long

    by Giacomo Pinaffo

    Interview with Giacomo Pinaffo, Community Foundation of Messina

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    Topics
    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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James Magowan

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