Are you undertaking research in relation to community foundations and/or local / area-based philanthropy in Europe? Or are you addressing issues of inequality and sustainability highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic and/or how local action and community foundations are contributing to participatory democracy and the achievement of the SDGs?

ECFI (European Community Foundation Initiative) invites you for a panel session bringing together relevant academic and practitioner knowledge and experience on community foundations in Europe at the ERNOP 2021 conference. ECFI has many anecdotal examples but little analysis beyond headline data of this field of almost 900 community foundations operating in 23 countries in Europe. ERNOP and ECFI believe that this is a significant area of philanthropy and we see great value in inquiring about formal, empirical research around the topic and exploring how the research can inform policy and practice. If you have recently undertaken research work relating to the community foundation field, please reach out at .