Financial information 2021

Our income remained stable in 2021 compared to recent years, although we saw a slight decrease compared to 2020.

We continued to maintain a good balance between funding sources, with EU funding representing 40% of our income. We succeeded to significantly increase the proportion of our income from charitable foundations.

Following an overhaul of our salary system to a new competency-based model, the proportion of our expenses for salaries went up.

A total of 22 funders together with our member 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 ongoing cooperation in 2022 as well.

Income trends


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by type 2021

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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 2022. 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 (European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency – CINEA) 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+

The European Youth Foundation
of the Council of Europe

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)


European Climate Foundation

Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer

Funders for Fair Trade

Grace Foundation

Isvara Foundation

James M. Goldsmith Foundation

Marin Community Foundation

Minor Foundation for Major Challenges

New Europe Foundation

New Venture Fund

Open Society Initiative for Europe

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Wallace Global Foundation

Wellspring Foundation

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.