NEF is a joint-initiative of a limited core number of foundations (currently 11). However we are not a membership-based organisation; conversely all NEF pooled funds/projects are open to other foundations. Annually, we work with over 60 foundations and various strategic partners.
We define our mission as follows: ‘European solidarity through philanthropy for Social Inclusion, Democracy and International Development’.
We are specifically dedicated to managing operational collaborations between foundations.
NEF’s main body is the General Assembly that approves the new pooled fund/project that NEF will coordinate, it keeps an oversight on the NEF portfolio of pooled funds/projects.
The NEF General Assembly also makes constitutional decisions for the association, approves the accounts and elects the Board of Directors.
The smooth running of the organisation is entrusted to the NEF Secretariat team under the overall supervision of the Board of Directors. At a project level, strategic decisions are taken by each Steering Committee which represents the pool of foundations working on a specific pooled fund or project.
Read the NEF Guiding Principles to know the procedure whereby new member foundations can join NEF.
NEF has offices in Brussels, Tunis and Belgrade.
The European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Network of European Foundations (NEF) work closely together: while the EFC acts as a meeting place for European funders, NEF acts as a catalyst to initiate and develop pooled funds.
Lange Houtstraat, 22511 CW – The Hague The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (0)70 331 22 10
Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 – Lisbon Portugal
Tel: + 351217823000
Email : email@example.com
75 Corso Vittorio Emanuele IIIT, 10128 – Torino Italy
Tel: +39 011 559 69 11
78, avenue de la Toison d’Or, 1060 – Brussels Belgium
Am Belvedere 1, 1100 – Vienna Austria
Tel.: +43 (0)50 100 15100
40 avenue Hoche, 75008 – Paris France
Tel: + 33 (0)1 44 21 31 00
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Uranienborgveien 2, 0258 – Oslo Norway
Tel.: +47 (0)23 01 46 46
Rue Brederode 21, 1000 – Brussels Belgium
Tel.: +31 (0)2-511 18 40
Mott Foundation Building 503 S. Saginaw Street, Suite 1200
Flint Michigan 48502-1851
Elisabets, 24, Barcelona 08001, Spain
Tel.: +34 93 159 38 38
Heidehofstr. 31, 70184 – Stuttgart Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)711 46084-0
Our Board of Directors
Chair Luc Tayart de Borms
Managing Director, King Baudouin Foundation
Vice-Chair Franz Karl Prüller
Member of the Board of ERSTE Stiftung
Treasurer Dominique Lemaistre
Director, Fondation de France
Secretary Rui Esgaio
Director of the President’s Office, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Member Marco Demarie
Head Research Department and Philanthropy and Community Unit, Compagnia di San Paolo
Member Joachim Rogall
Executive Director, Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
Member ex officio Peggy Saïller
Executive Director, NEF
- Organisational structure