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General Purposes

Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $270,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2011
  • Location Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Geographic Focus Bulgaria

About this grant

The program goal is to support the development of local communities and grassroots organizations in Bulgaria. Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation is assisting civic leaders, citizen groups, and nongovernmental organizations to effectively address the needs of their communities and constituencies. The foundation also is working actively with the business community and public authorities on the local level to stimulate partnerships and the sharing of resources. During the grant period, the foundation will provide tailored training and small-grant support to various local stakeholders for grassroots activities, build the capacity of grassroots organizations to raise local resources, and promote local philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. Since its establishment in 2001, the foundation has raised and distributed more than $1 million in grants; provided training to 250 grassroots nonprofit organizations; and experimented successfully with innovative resource mobilization strategies and tools, including Web-based giving and corporate volunteering.