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General Purposes

Network of European Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $260,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–December 31, 2007
  • Location Brussels, Belgium
  • Geographic Focus Europe

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen philanthropic cooperation among foundations and other types of organized philanthropy in Europe. The Network of European Foundations for Innovative Cooperation, a nonprofit membership association for foundations, serves as a launching pad for collaborative initiatives related to Europe and the role of Europe on the global stage. The grantee manages donor-funded programs and initiatives related to promoting social capital, citizens’ rights, global governance, youth development, education, and culture. In 2006, projects included the European Mercator Fund, a mechanism for supporting projects related to drug policy reform, sustainable development, immigration, and health; and the Youth Empowerment Partnership Program, a collaborative initiative to address issues related to children and at-risk youth through community building. The network is based in Brussels, and current membership stands at 12 foundations, including the Mott Foundation.