Back to Listing

Institutional Development

Community Foundation Partnership

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2010–September 30, 2012
  • Location Togliatti, Russia
  • Geographic Focus Russia, Russia

About this grant

The program goal is to support the strengthening and expansion of community foundations as a means of mobilizing local resources across Russia. The Community Foundation Partnership will work toward this goal by focusing on three main objectives: 1) creating a common identity and purpose and shared base values among its members; 2) supporting learning and professional development opportunities within the membership; and 3) creating a nationally favorable environment supportive of community foundation development in Russia. During the previous grant period, the grantee established a virtual library of information resources for existing and potential members; developed a selection of training materials for both developing and established foundations; and offered regular training and networking events for members, such as the annual conference of Russian community foundations. The Community Foundation Partnership has been an informal voluntary collaboration since 2003, registering as an independent organization in November 2006. It currently consists of 26 community foundation members.