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Institutional Development Program

Open Society Foundation

  • 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.