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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

Some 900 community foundations in 23 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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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.

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From SDG talk to action

A report describing how community foundations across Europe are embracing the SDGs using a whole of organisation approach.

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Activities and learnings 2021

A review of activities and learnings and look ahead to how you can engage with ECFI in 2022.

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.