Co-Host & Host Committee

WINGSForum 2017 is co-hosted by CEMEFI – Centro Mexicano para la Filantropia


Logo Cemefi CEMEFI, The Mexican Center for Philanthropy which was founded in 1988 is a non-profit organization, unaffiliated to any political party, race or religion. Cemefi’ mission is “to promote and articulate the participation of philanthropic, committed and socially responsible citizens, organizations and businesses in order to achieve a more equitable, compassionate and prosperous society”.

Cemefi’s headquarters is located in Mexico City, but its scope covers the whole country. As an Authority Body, the organization has a General Assembly of Members composed by 341 members (182 associations and foundations, 31 individuals and 128 companies). Cemefi has 1,116  affiliates  throughout Mexico. Cemefi has  more than 1,400 members and is recognized as a major source of reliable information on the sector. As an institution, their vision is to become a model within the sector in Mexico, with the highest impact on strengthening the foundation sector and third party service organizations in Mexico.
For more information, check CEMEFI’s annual report here.



Host Committee

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The Asociación Española de Fundaciones (Spanish Association of Foundations) is a membership association formed by nearly 1.000 Spanish foundations. Its main objectives are:

  1. Represent and defend the interests of the associates and of the foundation sector as an outstanding part of Civil Society.
  2. Improve the management and the professionalization of foundations, promoting their transparency and good governance.
  3. Articulate and strengthen the foundation sector, promoting contact and collaboration among foundations and fostering the knowledge society has about foundations.

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The Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales (AFE Colombia) was constituted in March 2008, thanks to the joint work of the 9 foundations, which came together to promote and participate in the implementation of common projects. The idea behind the formation of AFE was to create an entity that would overcome the lack of philanthropic leadership and to promote the coordination of philanthropic efforts and transformative policies. Today the Association of Corporate  and Family Foundations brings together 64 of the most relevant corporate and family foundations in Colombia, with a presence all over the country.  AFE aims to achieve greater impact in the social interventions of its members to contribute to social equity and a sustainable peace development in Colombia.

AFE acts as the ambassador of its members, promoting and encouraging the coordination, cooperation, social innovation, transparency and the sharing of good practices and knowledge among members and, government and other civil society actors.

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EFC_Logo_High_ResolutionThe European Foundation Centre (EFC) is the platform for and champion of institutional philanthropy – with a focus on Europe, but also with an eye to the global philanthropic landscape.

We support our members, both individually and collectively, in their work to foster positive social change in Europe and beyond. Our European and global perspective on institutional philanthropy and the landscape it inhabits gives us a “helicopter view” that presents a unique opportunity for us as an organisation, hand in hand with our members, to reflect on, understand, engage with and together strengthen the environment for philanthropy.

Established in 1989 by 7 foundations, the EFC now represents more than 200 philanthropic organisations, including foundations and corporate funders. For more informatio, please visit: