Creating social, economic and cultural infrastructure
and innovation for a changing Europe
A look inside ERSTE Foundations’ operating system
Our principles show us the way
It’s good to be a funder –
it’s even better to be a founder!
Since 2006, we established…
Zweite Sparkasse (Second Savings Bank) does not aim to make a profit and is committed to the savings bank idea of serving the public good. Its voluntary staff members dedicate time and patience to assisting people in difficult financial situations on their path to a life without debt.
Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation founded Kontakt with the aim of collecting and supporting the Central and Eastern European artists who have reflected the social and political developments of recent decades in their work and contributed significant works to European art since the 1960s.