Financial information 2020

We were able to increase our income slightly in 2020, compared to the year before, in spite of the major challenges that the year held.

In 2020 we experienced changes in some of our traditional funders’ priorities, and increased competition for EU and governmental grants.

We have continued to maintain a good balance between funding sources, with EU funding representing 40% of our income. A total of 18 funders together with our members groups have contributed to our income. We avoided, therefore, major dependencies on too few funding sources. The vast majority of our funders have continued to support our work and we expect this cooperation to go on in 2021 as well.

Income trends


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by department 2020

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by type 2020

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Reserves allocation for 2020*:


EU Transparency Register no. 9825553393-31

* Numbers may not add up due to rounding. All figures rounded to the nearest Euro.
Full copies of Friends of the Earth Europe’s accounts are available from the Belgian national bank at from 1st July 2021. Quote company number 0443.252.089. Details of our funding can be found on our website: 

Our Funders

Friends of the Earth Europe’s work would not be possible without the support of our donors.
We would like to thank the following institutions and foundations for helping fund our work:

EU Institutions

European Commission
Directorate General
Environment (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – EASME) LIFE programme

European Commission
Directorate General Agriculture
– CAP Info Measures

European Parliament Directorate
General Communications

Education, Audiovisual & Culture
Executive Agency (EACEA)
– Youth in Action / Erasmus+

Governmental Institutions

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the Netherlands

German Environment Agency

European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry
for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)


Adessium Foundation

Open Society Initiative for Europe

European Climate Foundation

Minor Foundation for Major Challenges

Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Grace Foundation

James M. Goldsmith Foundation

Funders for Fair Trade

Plastics Solutions Fund via Zero Waste Europe

Thank you!

Thank you also to our national member groups and to Friends of the Earth International.

A participant at Friends of the Earth France’s climate camp. © Revol

Friends of the Earth Europe gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from the European Commission (LIFE Programme). The sole responsibility for the content of this publication lies with Friends of the Earth Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the funder mentioned above. The funder cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.