NEF is an association of leading European foundations dedicated to strengthening philanthropic cooperation.
We work in partnership with foundations, non profit organisations, government institutions and more. We fund the civil society in its work for social inclusion, democracy and international development – in Europe and in the world.



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Our Newsletter and State of Play

Stay in the loop with the NEF Newsletter, or learn more about NEF’s current projects in the NEF State of Play. Links to each ...

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events                       3rd February 2017 Stuttgart European Foundations’ Initiative on Dementia (EFID) – Steering Committee Meeting tbc March 2017  Vienna European Fund for the Balkans (EFB)  – Steering Committee Meeting 3rd-5th April 2017 Berlin European Programme for Integration and ...

Fields of action

Our Network runs or hosts different initiatives/funds and each initiative is supported by a consortium of foundations and partners

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Spring of Philantrophy 2017

Philanthropy must be boosted in Europe. New challenges, new tools and new methods are spurring philanthropists and their advisors on to develop innovative initiatives ...

NEF General Assembly 2017

We have the pleasure to announce you that, within the framework of EFC AGA and Conference in Warsaw, the next General Assembly of NEF ...

State of Play 2016

We are pleased to announce the publication of our new State of Play. Click here to open the State of Play 2016