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General Purposes

Foundation for Contemporary Research

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2008–May 31, 2010
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus Western Cape, Province of the

About this grant

The goal of the Foundation for Contemporary Research is to empower poor people to access opportunities and resources, improve their living conditions, and fully participate in democratic processes. Past efforts include conducting civic education, encouraging and supporting nongovernmental organizations and municipalities to improve operations, supporting income generation and other economic/community development programs, monitoring poverty alleviation programs, and producing informational materials on good governance and civic education. This grant will support the continuation of these efforts and permit the addition of new civic education programs using community radio and television. The Foundation for Contemporary Research focuses on sustainable poverty alleviation by facilitating cooperation and partnerships between communities and their local municipalities in the Western Cape Province.