Transatlantic Community Foundation Network Case Study

In 1999, the Germany-based Bertelsmann Foundation and the U.S.-based Charles Stewart Mott Foundation jointly established the Transatlantic Community Foundation Network (“TCFN”). TCFN was a learning organization comprised of community foundations and support organizations from Europe and North America. The network’s purpose was to both facilitate the exchange of experience and expertise among TCFN members and foster the development of community foundations in countries where the concept was relatively new.