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General Purposes

Network of European Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $8,500
  • Grant Period January 1, 2008–December 31, 2008
  • Location Brussels, Belgium
  • Geographic Focus Europe

About this grant

This grant supports the general purposes of the Network of European Foundations for Innovative Cooperation, an international, nonprofit membership association based in Brussels. Its goal is to strengthen philanthropic cooperation among foundations, associations, voluntary organizations, and other nongovernmental organizations in Europe. This grant increase is necessary to meet shortfalls that developed due to exchange rate losses and to fulfill the objectives of the Foundation’s general purpose support to the grantee. The network manages several joint, donor-funded programs related to building social capital, citizens’ rights, global governance, education, and culture. During 2007, the network supported a range of initiatives in which major European foundations collaborated on issues of youth empowerment, HIV/AIDS, citizen engagement, and Europe’s role on global social issues. The network has 12 members and engages many other foundations, public donors, and other types of philanthropic organizations in its projects.