As 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 serve the common good. ERSTE Foundation investa parts of their dividends into the region in which Erste Group operates.
ERSTE Foundation focuses on three thematic fields: Social innovation, European cohesion and democracy, and Contemporary culture.
The Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence was initiated in 2007 by ERSTE Foundation and Robert Bosch Stiftung, in cooperation with BIRN.