[ECF is] a key ‘policy entrepreneur’ in Kingdon’s sense, whose role may well have had more impact than the decisions of EU officials. Non-official actors have become leading fabricators of ‘European consciousness’, not only in investing their allegiance to the new ‘European centre’ but also in elaborating new narratives for European self-representation to the rest of the world.
— Prof. Raj Isar in "‘Culture in EU external relations’: an idea whose time has come?"

What are the benefits for you? 

Supporting us will benefit you, your organisation or your business in a number of  ways. 

Depending on the level of your support, in return, you will receive: 

  • Regular individual updates on the progress of the project or projects you support 
  • Visits to the project or projects you support
  • On your agreement, to be credited on ECF’s website and Annual report
  • Public acknowledgement at important occasions, such as the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture
  • Invitations to cultural events we organise and co-organise in the Netherlands and across Europe. We also organise exclusive meet and greets with individuals and organisations from our network.

→ Contact us for more information or a tailor-made offer.

Why support our work?

Your help allows ECF to be a catalyst for cultural expression in Europe.

From supporting cultural change-makers throughout Europe to campaigning for the arts, everything we do is thanks to the generosity of foundations, governments, corporations and individuals.

We think it is vital to build a more open Europe by connecting culture, communities and democracy. We not only need your financial support but we need your vision and experience too. We are looking for partners and supporters who share the same passion for connecting Europe and culture.  

Let's meet

Would you like to find out more about our work through our activities?  Join us at one of our upcoming events or connect with us online through our social media. We look forward to discussing your interests in further details. 

Interested in joining forces with us? Contact Enrica Flores d'Arcais, Head of Business Development and Communications, by e-mail or call +31 (0)20 573 38 68.

How can you support our work?

You can support our work in many ways:

  • By funding a specific project
  • By donating to ECF in cash via geef.nl (in Dutch)
  • By entering into a long-term partnership to collaborate on projects
  • By helping us to spread the word about our work
  • By joining our advocacy campaigns to create a strong cultural policy in Europe
  • By including ECF in your will

Contact us for more information.

Choose what you would like to support

You can earmark your donation for specific activities, such as:


As a foundation, we cover our own organisational and running costs. Our organisation is registered as a cultural ANBI in the Netherlands. A financial gift is tax deductible. All extra income directly benefits the projects you choose to support. For detailed information, see our annual report.


ECF is very pleased to have received the CBF hallmark. The CBF’s task is to promote trustworthy fundraising and expenditure by reviewing fundraising organisations and giving information and advice to government institutions and the public.

Obtaining the hallmark is a reward for all the hard work we put into our work and shows to the outside world that we care as much about our organisation as we do about Culture in Europe.

We have submitted our annual report to the Transparant Prijs, an award created and run by PricewaterhouseCoopers to reward the best reporting from non-profit institutions and charities.