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Transatlantic Community Foundations Network

Community Foundations of Canada

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–November 30, 2011
  • Location Ottawa, Canada
  • Geographic Focus Europe, United States

About this grant

This renewal grant supports the Transatlantic Community Foundations Network, a learning community launched in 1999 that facilitates, nurtures, and encourages community foundation development across North America and Europe. The network brings together 54 community foundations and support organization practitioners from 14 countries for meetings that focus on shared learning, mutual skills building, and the development of information products for the network and the broader community foundation field. In its most recent three-year phase, the network has conducted 16 peer learning events and prepared the book "Local Mission-Global Vision," which was published by the Foundation Center in the fall of 2008. For its first ten years, the network has been managed by Bertelsmann Stiftung in Germany. Community Foundations of Canada, a national membership association and participant in the network since its inception, will become the network’s new host beginning in 2009.