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General Purposes

Independent Sector

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2004
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Independent Sector is a national membership organization of 800 foundations, corporations and voluntary organizations dedicated to encouraging philanthropy, volunteering and citizen action. Core activities include conducting research and providing information on the size, scope and dimension of the nonprofit sector; organizing an annual conference; and representing members’ interests before governmental bodies, particularly concerning the nonprofit sector’s legal and tax environment.Funding will enable the organization to continue core activities, as well as develop strategies to address fiscal challenges facing the sector; proactively work with public officials and members on issues of ethics and accountability; and build a strategy to expand membership.