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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, 2017–December 31, 2018
  • Location São Paulo, Brazil
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support is a global network linking 140 philanthropic associations and support organizations from 39 countries through international exchange, information services, networking, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. The network has been pursuing the following strategic areas: 1) leadership and advocacy; 2) network building and engagement; 3) knowledge and capacity development; and 4) governance and sustainability. During 2017-2018, the grantee will hold a global forum, continue working on enabling the environment for philanthropy, establish 2-3 affinity groups, conduct 15 webinars, develop four case studies for the Global Philanthropy Data Charter program, and draft a Global Landscape of Philanthropy report, among other activities. Established in 2000, Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support has operated as a project of the Council on Foundations, European Foundation Center, and the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium. It was incorporated in the United States in 2010 and established an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2011.