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Slovak Community Development and Philanthropy Program

Ekopolis Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2003–August 31, 2006
  • Location Bansk√° Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Geographic Focus Slovakia

About this grant

The Slovak Community Development and Philanthropy Program supports emerging community foundations to encourage and cultivate a philanthropic culture in Slovakia. Activities include providing grants, capacity-building tools and technical assistance to Slovak community foundations.Multiyear funding will support objectives that include clarifying the concept of community foundations in Slovakia; strengthening cooperation and learning among community foundations; promoting programmatic and operational standards of community foundations; and strengthening individual community foundation board involvement and leadership.Accomplishments during the past three years included promoting the community foundation concept in Slovakia; strengthening the programming work of more than a dozen community foundations and similar organizations by providing grants and technical assistance; and increasing the financial stability of community foundations by assisting them in expanding their donor base.