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General Purposes


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2010
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides continued support to BoardSource, an organization that provides governance training, information, and leadership opportunities to increase the effectiveness of the nation’s 1.6 million nonprofit agencies. In 2009 and 2010, the grantee will continue to provide governance expertise in the public policy and legislative arenas, consulting services, research-driven and practical publications and tools, and training to thousands of nonprofit boards throughout the country. In 2008, the grantee developed a new strategic plan which centers on three priorities: 1) increasing the nonprofit sector’s knowledge of good governance practices; 2) increasing the participation of targeted populations in nonprofit board service; and 3) enhancing the overall performance of nonprofit boards.