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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.

  • 12.2020

    Roots and Wings takes a ‘Leap into the Future’ in Hungary

    Roots & Wings Foundation

    Blog by Tamás Scsaurszki, Roots and Wings Foundations on developments in Hungary

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    CFSO
    Types
    Blog
  • 12.2020

    New initiative to support the development of community foundations in Albania

    by Kostandina Këruti

    Kostandina Këruti, describes the rationale for Partners Albania to specifically address the development of community foundations in Albania.

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    CFSO
    Types
    Blog
  • 12.2020

    Project data base for community foundations in Germany

    by Natascha Trutzenberg

    Natascha Trutzenberg, Alliance of Community Foundations in Germany describes a database that intends to foster learning from peers and promote good projects.

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    CFSOCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 12.2020

    Four mistakes Russian donors make in the work with local communities

    by Alina Shenfeldt

    Alina Shenfeldt, International Cooperation Lead at Russian Donors Forum reflects on a session held during the 5 day Russian Donors Forum annual conference ‘The Role of philanthropy and social investments in achieving the SDGs’.

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    Blog
  • 12.2020

    Webinar: Achieving social cohesion whilst social distancing

    by ECFI

    Summary report of the discussion and conclusions of two webinars organised by ECFI, on the challenges and opportunities associated with on-line engagement

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    ResilienceCovid 19 – response and recoveryCFCFSO
    Types
    Event DocumentationReport
  • 12.2020

    Romanian Federation – Advancing with solutions to local needs

    by Beatrice Manole

    Beatrice Manole, Program Manager with the Romanian Federation of Community Foundations describes her role in a dynamic field that has the potential to grow and have even greater impact on civil society.

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    Fund DevelopmentCFSO
    Types
    Blog
  • 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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    Embracing the SDGsCF
    Types
    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
    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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