ERSTE Foundation is creating social, economic and cultural infrastructure and innovation for a changing Europe. ERSTE Foundations’ operating system is based on protection, empowerment and creation. ERSTE Foundation protects the shareholder structure of Erste Group and guarantees that its assets remain relevant to its funding principles. It empowers initiatives for change and contributes to civil society development and regional progression. It also initiates and acts as an innovative driver, connector, and knowledge disseminator in societies. ERSTE Foundation aims at understanding and populate the public discourse about the right change.
As the main shareholder of Erste Group ERSTE Foundation secures the independent future of one of the largest financial services providers in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. As a private Austrian savings banks foundation, the foundation is committed to serving the common good.