EPA is a consortium of six foundations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia supporting community based projects whose goal is to protect the environment and support local communities and society. Over 20 years of its existence, the EPA has supported by foundation contributions more than 10 million Euros in total. EPA Consortium operates on the basis of a Consortium Agreement between independent, self-governing, and non-for-profit national foundations. The EPA secretariat is an independent legal entity founded under Czech law and governed by a Board of Directors. Currently, thera are some 140 full time and part time staff members working in six offices in five countries and over 50 advisors and board members servis national foundations and regional association.