Our vision is a vibrant community foundation movement contributing significantly to citizens’ engagement in local philanthropy and civil society in Europe. Our mission is to promote, develop and strengthen the community foundation movement in Europe. We believe in community foundations as a vibrant form of civil self-organization. As foundations created for citizens by citizens, they are evidence of a strong and engaged civil society, contributing significantly to the local resolution of important social issues. Their capital endowment contributes to the sustainability of efforts on a local level. Infrastructural support is well-suited to promote the quantitative and qualitative development of community foundations as demonstrated by national organizations.