About us

The Federation is here to solve problems of Community Foundations faster and more efficient.

  • The History

  • Mission

  • Activity

The History

The first community foundations in Poland were established in the late 1990s. At the beginnging they were supported by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland, but gradually began to build their independence, which contributed to the creation of an informal network of community funds in 2000, and the Federation registered in 2009 by the National Court Register – Community Foundations in Poland (FFL). Currently, there are 15 funds associated with the FFL, covering over 50 municipalities with their activities.


Promotion of local philanthropy and development of community foundations in Poland.


We create space and look for development opportunities for pro-social and business activities based on common goals and values. By sharing our knowledge with others, we inspire, support, create change and strengthen local foundations and their partners in action

Local funds that we support:

  • operate in the area of ​​local development,
  • support activities to improve the quality of life of the local community,
  • implement granting, scholarship and educational programs,
  • build local partnerships with business, public administration, the NGO sector and the media,
  • they take care of various sources of financing and build capital endowment.

Figures and facts

  • During 20 years of operation, local funds associated in the FFL:
  • awarded over 3,500 subsidies for the amount of nearly PLN 11 million
  • funded nearly 5,800 scholarships in the amount of PLN 8.1 million
  • have endowment capital of PLN 3.3 million
  • employ over 100 people
  • in 2020, they achieved revenues of over PLN 10 million

The values of our community foundations

Dialogue and a sense of community

We care about honest dialogue, which is why we create an open space in which we mutually respect, support, inspire and learn from each other.

Trust and relationships

We build and co-create social and business partnerships based on common goals, vision, values ​​, and foundations for positive changes in our local communities.

Connecting people and collaboration

Through collective impact and the active involvement of FFL members and our partners, we create a more effective support system for new and effective ways of solving social problems.

The power of joint action

Cooperation and the wise use of the potential and the resources in each community foundation, coordination of collaborative efforts, strengthening the effectiveness of decisions made and actions implemented, and the maximization of final results.

Our team

FFL in Poland

The Federation of Community Foundations in Poland is an association that brings together Community Foundations.


ul. Wojska Polskiego 18, 57-500 Bystrzyca Kłodzka


Help us – together, we will create a strong and valuable organization.