6 October 2021

A warm EFC welcome to our newest members and affiliates

The EFC welcomes its latest members and affiliates to its worldwide network of philanthropic organisations! To find out more on EFC membership and what it can provide visit here.

Our new members:

Caritas Foundation Austria – Austria

The Caritas Foundation Austria, part of Caritas Austria and the international Caritas network, is helping communities with disaster relief across the world.

The objectives of Caritas Foundation Austria are:

  1. The direct support of people in need;
  2. Helping people in need – regardless of their background, religion or gender;
  3. Providing assistance in national and international disaster situations;
  4. Combating poverty and hardship in developing countries by promoting economic and social development, which shall lead to a sustainable economic development and growth, combined with structural and social change.

Fondazione l’Albero della Vita – Italy

Fondazione l’Albero della Vita seeks to ensure children’s wellbeing by creating opportunities for a decent, full and satisfactory life by providing access to healthcare, food and schooling. Founded in Italy in April 1997 as a Voluntary Association, today the foundation has a presence with local NGOs in Switzerland and the Czech Republic and regional offices in India, Peru and Kenya.

The main programme areas are Poverty, Education, Migration, Development, Protection and Emergency.

Kurt und Hildegard Löwenstein/Losten Stiftung – Germany

The Kurt and Hildegard Löwenstein/Losten Foundation was founded in 2019 to promote the memory of Kurt Losten, geb. Löwenstein (died 2011), and his wife Hildegard (died 2017) and the cultural and historical heritage of Jewish Germans through education, science, research and international understanding.

Our new affiliates:

European University Institute – Italy

The European University Institute is a Social Sciences and Humanities hub connecting academic excellence and research capabilities across Europe to the world of policy and practice, for the betterment of society.

Founded in 1972 by the six original members of the then European Communities, the EUI offers unique academic training, enriches the intellectual experience and provides exceptional opportunities for academics across disciplines and borders.

International Rescue Committee – UK

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Since being founded in 1933, the IRC has offered lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war, persecution or natural disaster.

Mercy Corps Europe – UK

Mercy Corps responds to crises and goes beyond disaster response to help people in the most vulnerable communities. Over the last 40 years, Mercy Corps have been tackling the world’s toughest challenges in partnership with communities, governments and business, finding flexible and innovative solutions. As a global organisation, Mercy Corps has provided £4 billion in lifesaving assistance to more than 220 million people.