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Institutional Development

Community Foundation Partnership

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2007–September 30, 2010
  • 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 creating a range of products and services for both its existing and prospective membership. It will become a "virtual" library of information resources for members, through which it will systematically collate and disseminate best practices in foundation operations. The partnership will develop a selection of training materials for both developing and experienced foundations and will stage regular training and networking events for members, including the annual conference of Russian community foundations. Internships and mentoring relationships will be fostered in order to strengthen links across the membership. The Community Foundation Partnership has been an informal, voluntary collaboration since 2003, registering as an independent organization in November 2006. It currently consists of 16 community foundation members.