National Foundation of Civil Society

NFCS was established by the Estonian Government on February 18, 2008. Executor of the founder’s rights is the Ministry of the Interior. According to the Articles of Association, the objective of the National Foundation of Civil Society is to contribute to enhancing the capacity of non-profit organizations and foundations acting in the public interests of Estonia in the development of civil society and in the formation of an environment that favours civic initiative. The strategy of NFCS is based the on the Estonian Civil Society Development Concept approved by the parliament on December  12, 2002.

Our mission

NFCS is a support, development and support center that strengthens communities and civil society by empowering non-governmental organizations.

Our vision

Estonia has a vibrant civil society where influential non-governmental organizations and active communities are platforms for mutual cooperation, active participation and civic awareness.


We work in accordance with the Code of Ethics of Estonian non-profit organizations.
You can find that and further reading materials on the website of the Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations.