The Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation (BaltCF) was established in 2014, with the exclusive aim of promoting environmental protection and nature conservation in the Baltic Sea Region. More about the goals and the structure of the Foundation can be found in our statute.

Our Mission

The BaltCF aims at addressing the most urgent environmental problems faced by the countries of the sea’s catchment area. By funding projects and supporting the non-profit organisations which address the environmental challenges of the Baltic Sea, the Foundation acts upon the strong belief that the future of the Baltic Sea is, though uncertain, highly promising. Therefore, the greenish water colour can be seen as a sign of vitality rather than weakness and even more so of hope.


The BaltCF is administered along the Principles of Good Practice for Foundations, which have been agreed by the Association of German Foundations – and the Initiative for Transparency in Civil Society – coordinated by Transparency International in Germany. It is important for us to be transparent in the way we present our finances, our funding criteria, our organisation and the projects we support.

As a non-profit organisation, BaltCF is subject to the German foundation law. The foundation has no commercial activities. The Board of Directors and Board of Trustees work on an honorary basis and the administrative effort is kept to a minimum. The Managing Director represents the Foundation in on-going affairs.

We are a very small team of three people with voluntary board members who, next to managing of the foundations assets, jointly take decisions about the project support and strategic development of the Foundation. BaltCF’s headquarters are in Rostock, Germany at the southern coast of the Baltic Sea.