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General Purposes

Independent Sector

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–December 31, 2007
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides continued general purposes support to Independent Sector, a national membership organization of more than 560 foundations, corporations, and voluntary organizations dedicated to encouraging philanthropy, volunteerism, and citizen action. Independent Sector’s work in 2007 will revolve around two main themes: (1) leading the nonprofit sector to promote vibrant communities and a healthy democracy; and (2) enhancing the effectiveness and accountability of the sector. These program themes reflect the effort to identify and refine ongoing initiatives to strengthen civic engagement and the social compact, improve grassroots advocacy capability, and bolster the nonprofit sector’s voice vis-à-vis government and the public, and continue to build upon the grantee’s work in the areas of ethics, accountability, and effectiveness.