Our funding

ECFR relies on a broad range of support from non-profit organisations, governments, corporations, and individuals. The diversity of funding sources is critical to ensure the independence of our organisation.

Where our funding comes from

Our Donors

Governments/Public bodies

  • Agence Française de Développement
  • Direction générale des relations internationales et de la stratégie (DGRIS)
  • Embassy of Germany in Sofia
  • Embassy of Germany in Spain
  • Embassy of the Netherlands in Italy
  • Embassy of the UK in Moscow
  • European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • European Parliament
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Germany
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland
  • Ministry of Defense Germany
  • Ministry of Economy of France
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Belgium
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs France
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Italy
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
  • Swedish International Development Agency
  • UK Cabinet Office


  • Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
  • Aspen Institute Italia
  • Associazione Diplomatici
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (BDI)
  • Clingendael
  • Compagnia di San Paolo
  • Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian
  • Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
  • IAI Istituto Affari Internazionali
  • Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
  • More in Common
  • Network of European Foundations – European Fund for the Balkans
  • Open Society Foundations (OSF)
  • Porticus
  • Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Stiftung Mercator
  • The Balkan Trust for Democracy
  • Think Tank EUROPA
  • VDMA e.V.
  • Wallenberg Foundations


  • Björn Saven


  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)
  • Banco Santander
  • Bundesverband deutscher Banken
  • Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
  • Ecorys
  • Enagás
  • Equinor
  • Ericsson
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation JBIC
  • Leonardo S.p.A
  • Microsoft
  • Nokia
  • ProZent Berlin GmbH
  • Telecom Italia Sparkle
  • Telefónica
  • Total