01 AUGUST 2007 / The Stavros Niarchos Foundation member of the European Foundation Centre

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has been accepted as a funding member of the European Foundation Centre. The European Foundation Centre (EFC) is an international association of foundations and corporate funders whose mission is to promote collaboration among foundations and to advance philanthropy in Europe and beyond.

The EFC has four priority areas: creating an enabling legal and fiscal environment for foundations, communicating and documenting European philanthropy, network-building, and benchmarking and capacity-building.


Some of the EFC´s main programs and services include: knowledge resources, which include information and research on foundations in the EU as well as worldwide, and an online, searchable database of funders with more than 500 in-depth profiles on foundations and corporate funders active in Europe; region-based and thematic funder networks that allow funders to collaborate on issues relevant to various world regions as well as on particular issues relevant to their foundation´s grant-making (examples include education, HIV/AIDS, etc.); capacity-building through professional development, which assists foundation staff in reinforcing their professional skills through seminars and discussions; developing an enabling environment through representation; and monitoring by providing EFC members with important legal and fiscal guidance and knowledge at the European Union and global levels. The EFC also produces a range of documents and publications that are directed to grant-makers and the general public interested in philanthropy in Europe and worldwide.

For more information please visit the EFC website at  www.efc.be.