The world’s largest forum of former democratic Presidents and Prime Ministers
The Club de Madrid is an independent non-profit organization composed of over 90 democratic former Presidents and Prime Ministers from more than 60 different countries, constituting the world´s largest forum of former Heads of State and Government, who have come together to respond to a growing demand for support among leaders in two key areas: democratic leadership and governance; and response to crisis and post-crisis situations. Both lines of work share the common goal of addressing the challenge of democratic governance and political conflict as well as that of building functional and inclusive societies, where the leadership experience of our Members is most valuable.
The Club de Madrid works to strengthen democratic institutions and to offer advice on the resolution of political conflicts in order to enhance development and improve the lives of those most in need.
The Club de Madrid assists in the identification of politically sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by todays leaders, developing practical recommedations, action plans and implementation strategies.
The direct exchanges with current leaders on a peer to peer basis, and our Member´s ability to deliver the right message at the right time are an essential part of our work and is the core of our impact. Recognition of this very unique added value is confirmed by the growing demand for Club de Madrid support.
The Club of Madrid Foundation Inc. (COMFI) is a grant-making foundation that was conceived in October of 2004 and in January of 2006 received US tax exempt status, which is also known as “501(c)(3)”. The legally stated, primary purpose of the COMFI is to “raise funds to support specific charitable and educational activities” of the Club de Madrid, although it can also support other organizations.
The COMFI is an independent organization, not controlled by the Club de Madrid. The COMFI is controlled solely by its Board of Directors, each of whom resides in the US. Currently it is comprised of four members;
Its tax exempt status allows US based donors to benefit from tax deductions.
The Club de Madrid reached a special milestone in 2011: ten years of building democracy that delivers. Over the last decade, our Members have shared their expertise and knowledge with leaders around the globe, strengthening upcoming democratic governments and thus making a definite, long-term improvement in the lives of thousands.
Members are the essence of the Club de Madrid. The organization has different kinds of membership: full members, institutional members, honorary members as well as the representatives of the constituent foundations.