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This grant provides continued general purposes support to Hispanics in Philanthropy, a grantmaker affinity group committed to increasing investments in Latino communities, expanding the participation and leadership of Latinos in the philanthropic sector, and fostering policy change to enhance equity and inclusiveness in philanthropy. Recent initiatives include HIP to College, a program to increase college attendance and retention rates for Latino students; the Latino Age Wave Initiative to meet the needs of Latino senior citizens; and the awarding of $3.2 million in capacity-building grants and trainings to Latino community-based organizations across the country. Some of the group's main activities over the next three years include launching an online giving platform, HIPGive; grantmaking for several focused initiatives such as aging, education, and Latino men and boys; advocating for greater investment in local Latino nonprofits and leaders; and educating the philanthropic sector on the needs of Latinos.
The project goal is to strengthen the infrastructure for philanthropy in Turkey. To this end, during the grant period the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey will provide training; technical assistance; networking opportunities; and knowledge resources to individuals, foundations, and corporations in Turkey who are interested in improving their philanthropic practices. The grantee will also further develop community philanthropy in Turkey by continuing to champion the community foundation model and introducing new mechanisms for local giving. During the grant period, the foundation will increase its organizational and programmatic capacities to provide philanthropy and community foundation support services to the broader field in Turkey. Over the last two years, the grantee published guides to giving for individuals, foundations, and corporations; raised awareness about community foundations; prepared a case study on Turkey’s only community foundation; and conducted a feasibility study on community foundation development in Turkey. Based in Istanbul, the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey was established in 1993 by Turkey’s leading associations and foundations and today is a vital support network and resource center for its more than 100-member associations and foundations, as well as the sector in general.
GreaterGood South Africa promotes a culture of giving in South Africa by connecting givers with good causes. It provides online giving facilities to the public and connects social investors to the development sector to strengthen civil society and promote social change. Over the last two years, GreaterGood South Africa continued to develop innovative ways to encourage responsible giving by the public and the private sector and to build knowledge sharing between the private sector and nonprofit organizations. Activities over the next year will include refocusing and simplifying the online giving facility by partnering with organizations that specialize in online giving, consolidating all online activities to provide comprehensive information that is meaningful to those interested in the development sector, and providing support to nonprofits to build their ability to attract financial support and other resources.
The Mott Foundation, through its Civil Society program, supports efforts to build a vibrant and independent philanthropic and nonprofit sector.
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