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Transatlantic Community Foundations Network

Community Foundations of Canada

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–November 30, 2011
  • Location Ottawa, Canada
  • Geographic Focus Europe, United States

About this grant

The Transatlantic Community Foundations Network is a learning community launched in 1999 that facilitates, nurtures, and encourages community foundation development across North America and Europe. Over the past 12 years, the network has brought together more than 50 community foundation field practitioners from 14 countries for meetings focused on shared learning, mutual skills building, and information resource development. Community Foundations of Canada, a national membership association, has been the network’s host since 2009. The network will conclude its programs in 2011, although its platform, relationships, and knowledge base are expected to transfer to the Global Fund for Community Foundations. A grant increase and six-month extension are needed to support program management and transfer of the network’s resources, as well as scholarships for network members and other international field leaders to participate in the May 2011 Community Foundations of Canada biennial conference and a final, one day post-conference network learning event.