Verband Deutscher Filmproduzenten


An umbrella organization is an association of (often related, industry-specific) institutions, who work together formally to coordinate activities or pool resources. In business, political, or other environments, one group, the umbrella organization, provides resources and often an identity to the smaller organizations. Sometimes in this kind of arrangement, the umbrella organization is to some degree responsible for the groups under its care.

Example organizations

* AFL–CIO and other national trade union centers * DD172 * Department of Public Safety * European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy * European Music Council * European Welding Federation, European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) * Federation of Poles in Great Britain * Federation of Student Islamic Societies * Independent Sector * National Retail Federation * National Wrestling Alliance * Open Source Geospatial Foundation * Software in the Public Interest * UEFA * Ulster Defence Association *United Way * Yamaguchi-gumi * National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia



* The former KGB

United Kingdom

* UK BIM Alliance * Transport for London

North America

* Canadian GeoAlliance * Canadian Hockey League * Central Intelligence Agency * Jewish Federations of North America * Toronto District School Board, Metropolitan Toronto School Board and its Education in Toronto, six boards * United Fund for the Arts and Humanities * United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation


* International Co-operative Alliance * International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements * Girls on the Run

See also

* Big tent * Federation * Supraorganization * Umbrella brand * Umbrella company * Umbrella fund * Umbrella school * Umbrella term


External links

* {{Authority control Supraorganizations, Types of organization