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General Purposes

Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2015–December 31, 2017
  • Location Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Geographic Focus Bulgaria

About this grant

The mission of the Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation is to support the development of local communities and grassroots organizations in Bulgaria. During the grand period, the grantee 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. In addition, the grantee will provide software products and expert advice in new technologies to local and national nonprofits. The grantee will also strengthen its own organizational capacity and increase its permanent assets. During the past grant period, the grantee provided $1.1 million in grants to 246 projects in 198 different locations in Bulgaria; provided training to 569 organizations; donated software products with a market value of over $300,000 to 218 nonprofit organizations; and raised $208,000 for its endowment, which was matched by the Mott Foundation. The grantee is based in Sofia, Bulgaria.