NEF – Network of European Foundations

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About NEF

NEF – Network of European Foundations is an association of leading European foundations dedicated to strengthening philanthropic cooperation. We fund and support civil society in its work for social inclusion, democracy and international development – at the European and global level. We aim at better and more strategic collaboration between foundations. NEF is based in Brussels, at the Philanthropy House, it currently hosts 8 philanthropic collaboratives.

NEF is a launching pad for for donors’ collaborative projects. Beyond the take-off of the collaborative project, NEF act as an implementing partner by conducting its mission of advisor, support and legal responsibility.


Increasing philanthropic impact to contribute to social cohesion and democracy in Europe by providing a space for collaboration, learning and regranting through collaborative donor projects.

NEF aspires to strengthen democracy and social inclusion in Europe through its collaborative projects. These aspirations are based on a fundamental belief in equality and inclusion in the democratic and social space.

In addition, NEF has developed a set of organisational values centred around collaboration, openness & learning, accountability, and solidarity.

NEF is part of the European Philanthropic Infrastructure. Within this ecosystem, NEF collaborates with a wide range of foundation networks, including Philea, EVPA, ARIADNE.

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+32 2 235 24 13


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