European Community Foundation Initiative

The European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI) is a network housed at the Association of German Foundations in Berlin. Our partners (UK Community Foundations, Initiative Bürgerstiftungen, Centrum pre filantropiu in Slovakia) work throughout Europe. 

To promote, develop and strengthen the community foundation movement in Europe

In collaboration with associations and support organizations we map the field of more than 600 community foundations in Europe. This data collection provides additional information about needs and challenges in the different European countries. We offer a cross-border peer learning program which addresses the needs of leading individuals in the field of community foundations in Europe. Our written reports synthesizing local results provide a useful tool that is made available to anyone interested in community foundations.

Anja Böllhoff


Phone +49 (0) 30 89 79 47-57

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