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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.

  • 05.2020

    Covid-19 Community Foundations in Action: Germany – a virus does not stop our engagement

    by Marianne and Wilfried Holze

    Interview with Marianne and Wilfried Holze, board members, Community Foundation of Neubrandenburg

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    Topics
    Covid 19 – response and recoveryCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 05.2020

    What will CFSOs be doing differently in the short and medium term?

    by ECFI

    Summary report of the discussion and conclusions of two webinars organised by ECFI, held on the 7th and 8th of September 2020, which considered the challenges and opportunities associated with on-line engagement

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    Topics
    SustainabilityResilienceCovid 19 – response and recoveryCFSO
    Types
    Event DocumentationReport
  • 04.2020

    Implementation of emergency response and recovery funds and programmes - lessons and implications

    by ECFI

    Summary and visual harvesting of the presentations and discussion on the challenges and lessons from the establishment and implementation of Covid-19 crisis response and recovery funds - reflects on actions through a 4Cs lens, and sets out proposed next steps

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    Topics
    CFSOCovid 19 – response and recoveryResilience
    Types
    Event DocumentationReport
  • 04.2020

    Community foundations through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis

    by ECFI

    Summary and visual harvesting of first discussion on how the pandemic has been impacting on community foundations around Europe and to consider how can we support them through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

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    Topics
    ResilienceCovid 19 – response and recoveryCFSO
    Types
    Event DocumentationReport
  • 12.2019

    Tuzla Community Foundation re-frames the SDGs

    by Jasna Jašarević

    Blog by Jasna Jašarević, Tuzla Community Foundation (Bosnia and Herzegovina), describing how she and the foundation have embraced the SDGs – now used as the framework for their Vital Signs research and report

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    Topics
    Embracing the SDGsCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 12.2019

    Filling the SDG void in Braunschweig / Germany

    by Susanne Hauswaldt

    Blog by Susanne Hauswaldt, Community Foundation Braunschweig (Germany) in on the community foundation taking a lead with regard to the SDGs

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    Topics
    Embracing the SDGsCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 12.2019

    SDGs and Vital Signs –a powerful combination to shape a leadership role (North Milan

    by Daniele Giudici

    Blog by Daniele Giudici, North Milan Greater Area Foundation (Italy) on how using the SDG framework linked to Vital Signs has positioned it as a centre of knowledge and a community leader.

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    Topics
    Needs AssessmentEmbracing the SDGsCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 12.2019

    ECFI Guide: Community Foundations in Hungary

    by ECFI

    A guide to community foundations in Hungary

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    Topics
    Citizen engagementCF
    Types
    Guides
  • 11.2019

    The unstoppable Italian Commuity Foundation Movement

    by Francesca Mereta

    Blog by Francesca Mereta, Assifero (Itay) on building the community foundation field in Italy

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    Types
    Blog
  • 11.2019

    An investment of time and money pays off in Romania

    by George Gurescu

    Blog by George Gurescu, ARC (Romania) on the support provided over 18 months leading to the establishment of two community foundations in Romania, with another two in the pipeline.

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    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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