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General Purposes

Center for Civil Initiatives

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2012–December 31, 2013
  • Location Zagreb, Croatia
  • Geographic Focus Croatia

About this grant

The program goal is to stimulate citizen activism and mobilize community resources to address critical issues facing Croatian communities. The Center for Civil Initiatives works with local community leaders and civic groups to identify community needs and implement long-term and lasting solutions. In addition, the grantee provides information, training, and consultations to a range of other local and international nonprofits and the Croatian government on community organizing, organizational development, local resource development, and rural development. In 2010-2011, the grantee strengthened two networks of nonprofits in Croatia; provided direct consultation to nonprofits working with youth, minorities, and other marginalized groups; expanded the geographic scope of its work; and established long-term, working partnerships with two municipalities, three local nonprofits, and two public institutions. The grantee is based in Zagreb and works with other community development organizations in Croatia and in Central and Eastern Europe, including several Mott grantees.