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General Purposes

Foundation for Democratic Initiatives

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2007–August 31, 2009
  • Location Pristina, Kosovo
  • Geographic Focus Kosovo

About this grant

The project goal is to strengthen local level democracy and civil society in Kosovo. To this end, this grant supports the organizational and programmatic development of the Foundation for Democratic Initiatives, an emerging, indigenous grantmaking organization in Kosovo. Over the next two years, the grantee will focus on consolidating its grantmaking programs around its core mission; diversifying its funding base; and strengthening staff, board, and management capacities. In 2005-2007, the grantee awarded over 80 grants, totaling more than $700,000. The foundation also engaged expert consultants to conduct an extensive strategic review and planning process. The foundation is based in Gjakova, Kosovo, and works throughout Kosovo.