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General Purposes

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $400,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2012
  • Location São Paulo, Brazil
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The goal of Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support is to strengthen the global infrastructure for philanthropy. The grantee is a global network linking grantmaker associations and support organizations through international exchange, information services, networking, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. During 2007-2010, the network was hosted by the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium in the Philippines. Recent accomplishments include the organization of peer learning events and exchange visits, the hosting of a global forum, and the publication of two global philanthropy status reports. As of the beginning of 2011, the grantee has incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the United States and established an office in Brazil. During this grant period, the grantee will pursue three main objectives: 1) strengthen its institutional capacity; 2) secure its financial sustainability; and 3) strengthen its role as a global leader advocating for an enabling environment for philanthropy.