The Maecenata Foundation is an independent think tank, specialising in the subjects of civil society, civic engagement, philanthropy and foundations. It has the legal form of a non-profit foundation under civil law and is based in Munich. It was founded in 2010 and has encompassed all Maecenata activities under its roof since 2011. The Foundation manages and collates the activities of its programmes and publishes its stance on major issues. It sees itself as an ideal service provider for civil society and advocates its transnational strengthening and the development of an open society in Europe and beyond. The Maecenata Foundation realises its statutory purposes through three permanent programmes and other projects.

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News from the Foundation

News from Civil Society

New report on community foundations in Europe

New report on community foundations in Europe

28.09.2022 | "Community foundations make an important global to local connection in relation to the SDGs and the climate …

New rule of law report from the European Commission

New rule of law report from the European Commission

16.09.2022 | The European Commission publishes its rule of law recommendations for Member States, including reforms to laws that affect …

The Rockefeller Foundation publishes new reports on global philanthropy

The Rockefeller Foundation publishes new reports on global philanthropy

12.09.2022 | Two new reports offer an insight into the current trends and archetypes in global philanthropy Rockefeller …

European Commission consultation on the right to associate

European Commission consultation on the right to associate

30 August 2022 | The EU wants to modify its legislation for associations' cross-border work >> Find out more about the …