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Connecting Community Foundations with the SDGs

Get inspired to embrace the SDGs. This publication describes the why and how.

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Database of support activities offered by CFs

We want to connect those who want to help with those that need help.

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Connecting Communities

ECFI connects community foundations and community foundation support organisations across 25 countries in Europe. This recognises the different national contexts within which community foundations operate, but enables learning within the field to be shared widely. We facilitate exchange of knowledge and experience and offer exposure to different experiences and stages of development.

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European Community Foundation Initiative

We are promoting the growth of community foundations across Europe. As a platform for communication, knowledge sharing, development and advocacy, we strengthen and support the field in Europe.

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Learning opportunities

Join the network of practitioners, researchers, experts and organisations beyond and share the knowledge within the European Community Foundation Network.

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Community Foundations in Europe

Some 850 community foundations in 26 countries in Europe mobilise and invest technical and financial resources in a specific geographic area. They offer local action for global good.

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European Community Foundation Atlas

 Our Atlas is a live resource presenting information about the community foundation field in Europe.

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Connecting Community Foundations with the SDGs

Community foundations can make a vital contributions towards achieving the Global Goals. Find inspiration to embrace the SDGs in our publications and workshops.

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How to get the most from ECFI

Don’t miss opportunities to participate and connect. See here the range of channels and ways to keep informed and to for you to engage with ECFI.

Our vision

Our vision is a vibrant community foundation movement contributing significantly to citizen’s engagement in local philanthropy and civil society in Europe.

Our beliefs

We believe in community foundations as a vibrant form of civil self-organisation. As foundations created for citizens by citizens, they are evidence of a strong and engaged civil society, contributing significantly to the local resolution of important social issues.

Our mission

Our mission is to strengthen and promote the community foundation movement in Europe.