ERSTE Foundation is a creative workshop for ideas and innovation, a lab for topics of the future which increases its effectiveness through the strategic cooperation with networks.

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.

We invest parts of our dividends into the region in which Erste Group operates. Our goals are to strengthen civil society, foster the inclusion of socially disadvantaged groups and promote contemporary culture in Europe.

Empower those who care

Financial health for all

Preserve a democratic Europe

Protect contemporary culture


Latest information due to COVID-19

Due to the current developments ERSTE Foundation is closed until further notice. Media or books currently borrowed from ERSTE Foundation Library are automatically renewed. It is possible to borrow and return media on Wednesdays between 10 am and 2 pm via Click & Collect.
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It’s not over till it’s over

Exhibition: It’s not over till it’s over. A Complicity of Club Fortuna and Maja Štefančíková in Kunstverein Eisenstadt The current exhibition It’s not over till

Solidarity Belarus, Photo: Ulyana Nevzorova Krtek series in public space 2020

Solidarity Belarus

Artist-in-Residence programme “Belarus Solidarity” In Belarus, peaceful protesters and activists are being arrested every day. Since August 2020 the Belarusian population has been fighting peacefully


Exhibition project at Although Robert Cyprich is a legend of the Slovak Neo-Avant-Garde scene, he belongs to its lost and unknown characters. He quietly


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