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Global Fund for Community Foundations


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–June 30, 2009
  • Location Brussels, Belgium
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen community foundations globally. To this end, the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support and the European Foundation Centre created a grantmaking fund focusing on community foundations and their support organizations in developing and transitioning countries around the world. The fund’s objectives include demonstrating the potential of community foundations as instruments for achieving community empowerment; building long-term local resources through the promotion and development of local philanthropy; and promoting peer-to-peer learning among community foundation initiatives throughout the world. Additional grant funds will support an in-depth consultation process on the future of the fund as an independent entity. The European Foundation Centre is an independent membership association of foundations and corporate funders dedicated to promoting organized philanthropy in Europe and internationally.