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General Purposes

Mozaik Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2017–December 31, 2018
  • Location Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Geographic Focus Bosnia and Herzegovina

About this grant

The program goal is to promote public participation in decisionmaking and community development, particularly for young people, through technical assistance, capacity building, and grantmaking. The Mozaik Foundation is a national-level foundation established in 2000 and based in Sarajevo. In 2017–2018, the grantee will implement a revised, far-reaching strategy focused on enabling young, innovative social entrepreneurs to play a bigger role in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s social and economic transformation. Building on its successful implementation of the YouthBank model, an approach to engaging young people in grantmaking and community action, the grantee will use grantmaking, technical assistance, research, and advocacy to identify young community leaders and develop their potential. Additionally, the grantee will build its endowment through local and international fundraising initiatives. During 2015–2016, the grantee piloted and refined its new strategy, supporting 285 community initiatives with small grants, which leveraged additional financial and in-kind contributions locally. In addition, 18 ideas for social enterprises received initial support and three received start-up seed funding.