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Bereczky Sandor

Connecting Communities

Over 100 community foundation practitioners from 20 countries across Europe participated in ECFI activities in 2018.

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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.

What is ECFI?

Peer Learning

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

About peer learning

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.

Theory of Change
Join the ECFI delegation at the UKCF conference

The biennial UKCF conference will take place from 9-11 September, at Glasgow Caledonian University. The theme is ‘Empowering Communities Together'. ECFI will sponsor a limited number of places from outside the UK. Apply to be an ECFI Delegate before 20 June.

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.

European CFSO and National Champions - download now!

This new guide portrays European Community Foundation Support Organizations and National Champions (2018)

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.