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General Purposes

Bulgarian Donors' Forum

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $180,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2016–June 30, 2019
  • Location Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Geographic Focus Bulgaria

About this grant

The program goal is to consolidate and strengthen the philanthropic community in Bulgaria. During the grant period, the Bulgarian Donors’ Forum will advocate for improvements in the operating environment for philanthropy in Bulgaria, increase the level and quality of philanthropic giving, cooperate with similar organizations in Europe and globally on efforts to develop philanthropy, develop its services for member and nonmember organizations, and strengthen its organizational capacity and financial sustainability. The grantee was established in 2004 with the mission to promote the development of civil society and philanthropy in Bulgaria. During the past grant period, the grantee advocated for a more enabling environment for philanthropy and civil society development on the national and European Union levels, promoted ethical standards and good practice in philanthropy, increased the level of individual and corporate donations to charitable causes, and facilitated the establishment of two private foundations by wealthy individuals. The grantee is based in Sofia, Bulgaria.