The Potential of German Community Foundations for Community Development

December 2013
Maecenata Institute


The study aims to determine the potential community foundations in Germany have for community development. The results indicate that small foundations initially depend highly on the involvement of voluntary board members and on the independence from political authorities. Furthermore, the results show that a process of professionalization is necessary already in the first years of existence.

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This report is tagged under:

  • Civil society
  • International giving
  • Philanthropy stats & trends