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General Purposes

Slovak Donors Forum

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2011
  • Location Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Geographic Focus Slovakia

About this grant

The program goal is to increase the effectiveness of grantmaking and improve the conditions for philanthropy in Slovakia. To this end, the Slovak Donors Forum will improve the quality, efficiency, and variety of member services; strengthen individual and corporate philanthropy in Slovakia; enhance transparency and accountability of nonprofit organizations; and improve communication and interaction within the nonprofit sector. In addition, the forum will strengthen its institutional capacity by broadening its membership base, strengthening collaboration among members, and improving the professional skills of its staff. The Slovak Donors Forum was initiated in 1996 as an informal body and was registered in 2000 as an association of grantmakers. Currently, the forum has 22 regular members and 4 observers. The forum’s key achievements include providing effective support to the Slovak grantmaking community, promoting philanthropic activities in Slovakia, and establishing partnerships with international donor networks.