- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
- Grant Amount $90,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2005
- Location Sofia, Bulgaria
- Geographic Focus Bulgaria
About this grant
The Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation promotes workplace and payroll giving programs, administers corporate giving programs, trains non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on local resource mobilization and financial management, and advocates for a legal and fiscal environment that encourages philanthropy.Multiyear funding will enable the organization to continue its previous efforts as well as promote individual and corporate giving; provide training and consultations to NGOs; develop outreach to local communities; and advocate for a legal and fiscal environment conducive to philanthropy.Recent accomplishments included developing payroll giving programs for corporations in Bulgaria; organizing more than 50 promotional meetings to present the payroll giving concept; creating an interactive Web site for participating and potential donors; encouraging corporate giving, including matching programs for employee giving; and promoting tax incentives for corporate and individual giving and standards to ensure NGO accountability and transparency.