- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
- Grant Amount $150,000
- Grant Period July 1, 2005–June 30, 2007
- Location Bratislava, Slovakia
- Geographic Focus Slovakia
About this grant
During the past decade, the Open Society Foundation has played an important role as a supporter of political, economic and social reforms in Slovakia and has funded several important projects, including judiciary reform and voter education programs. The foundation recently implemented a two-year institutional development program to supports its transition to an independent organization.Multiyear funding will enable the foundation to increase organizational capacity and strengthen financial stability by diversifying its income base; increase the relevance and impact of grantmaking programs by assessing local needs; and provide training for its core staff.Key results of the two-year program included implementing a comprehensive skill-building program for staff; increasing the effectiveness of internal operations; developing a fundraising strategy; and preserving a flexible and open grantmaking program.