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World Bank Community Foundation Program - Second Phase

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

www.worldbank.org/ibrd

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2005–July 31, 2008
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The World Bank Community Foundation Program was developed in 2003 by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to promote the concept of community foundations within the World Bank through training and awareness programs and to create and support community foundations in select developing countries. Multiyear funding will support the second phase of the program that will focus on strengthening the operations of current pilot community foundations; expanding the number and geographic diversity of pilots to as many as 12; delivering enhanced technical assistance to these community foundations; advancing the World Bank’s internal understanding and expertise in this area of philanthropy; and broadening the World Bank’s funding tools and mechanisms to support community foundations.During the first phase, the program identified two to six potential community foundation pilot projects in India, Kenya, Moldova, Thailand and the Philippines; developed and integrated educational modules on community foundations into the World Bank’s core community development training program; broadly disseminated specially designed written materials and Power Point presentations on community foundations; generated support for pilot projects among the World Bank country directors and regional managers in four geographic regions; and developed an action plan for sustaining the program.