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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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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 organizations beyond and share the knowledge within the European Community Foundation Network.

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Community Foundations in Europe

More than 800 community foundations in 29 countries around Europe mobilize and invest technical and financial resources in a specific geographical area.

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DISCOVER
Map of Support Organizations in Europe

The map gives an overview of the community foundation support organizations in Europe and provides information and national contacts for every country.

LEARN
5 take-aways on digital action learning

A reflection by Mihaela Giurgiu on the value of collective thinking around transforming digital challenges into practical solutions.

ENGAGE
Call for Changemakers

ECFI Learning Lab 2021 is open for applicants. Our Lab is a structured learning space for practitioners from the community foundation field in Europe to enhance their working, thinking and making meaning of social change in their communities.

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-organization. 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.