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General Purposes

Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2012–December 31, 2013
  • Location Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Geographic Focus Bulgaria

About this grant

The program goal is to mobilize financial resources and promote philanthropy in Bulgaria. To this end, the Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation will promote workplace and payroll giving schemes, administer corporate giving programs, and train nongovernmental organizations on local resource mobilization and financial management. In addition, the grantee will develop and adopt a new business model for its operation to secure its long-term financial sustainability. The grantee’s key achievements in 2010-2011 included raising over $500,000 from individuals and companies in Bulgaria to support individual beneficiaries and nonprofits, developing philanthropic programs for companies, and organizing corporate volunteering. Based in Sofia, the grantee was established in 1995 with the mission to develop philanthropy in Bulgaria and increase resources available for charitable purposes.