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General Purposes

Association for Community Relations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $120,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2008–December 31, 2009
  • Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Geographic Focus Romania

About this grant

The program goal is to promote and develop philanthropy in Romania. During the grant period, the Association for Community Relations will carry out research to establish the current state of and opportunities for philanthropy; build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to raise local resources by providing training and technical assistance; disseminate information about fundraising mechanisms and successful practices; and develop innovative fundraising programs. Activities will also build on existing efforts to develop philanthropy throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The association’s past achievements include publishing two comprehensive studies on funding for nonprofit organizations in Romania, organizing annual conferences on corporate philanthropy, raising awareness about existing incentives for philanthropy for businesses and individuals, and supporting fundraising efforts of nonprofit organizations on the local and national levels.