The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) is a grant-making and impact-driven foundation. Established in 1954 in Geneva, and now based in Amsterdam, the organisation has roughly 30 staff members of a range of nationalities. The objective of ECF, an organisation in the public interest, is to support and promote cultural activities of a European nature.
ECF believes culture is the space to imagine and negotiate ways of living together - bridging the divides in our communities, and enabling Europe to become a shared home where people live together in freedom, solidarity and diversity. Equality and democracy are key drivers of ECF’s strategic plan 2017-2020, and a key value for the organisation.