Community and collective foundations

Community Foundations of Germany is the national network for Germany’s community foundations. Together we support citizens in shaping their communities in order to make them better places to live.

ECFI - European Community Foundation Initiative

ECFI is an initiative strenghtening relationships between community foundations active throughout Europe. In its initial phase, ECFI will enhance cross-sectoral cooperation by providing support for already existing umbrella organizations in the respective countries.

German Foundation Day

The German Foundation Day is a day of action to raise awareness of public benefit foundations. Each year on October 1st, the German foundations join a common effort to highlight the value of their work.

German Prize for Civic Engagement

Enthusiasm for voluntary engagement occupies centre stage in the "German Prize for Civic Engagement". The award is supported by a broad collaboration of non-profit umbrella organisations and networks.

Network of Foundations and Education

The Network of Foundations and Education aims at serving as a nation-wide guide to active civil society, to foster education alliances and support foundations in their educational work. The network is based on the collaboration of actors in the educational field and intends to make an impact on a local level.

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ThinkLab of German Foundations

In the ThinkLab of German Foundations, experienced foundation staff members collaborate creatively to develop new approaches to tackling challenges to society.