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Small Grants and Capacity Building Program

Global Fund for Community Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2012–December 31, 2012
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen community foundations globally. To this end, the Global Fund for Community Foundations will manage a small grants and capacity building program focusing on community foundations and their support organizations in developing and transitioning countries around the world. Through this program, the grantee has provided grants to 27 community foundations from 20 countries and organized two international meetings involving these grantees. In 2012, the grantee will continue to focus on community foundations involved in youth civic engagement. Additionally, the grantee will pilot a peer learning and grantmaking project focused on community foundations and the environment. Program activities will include providing small grants to individual community foundations, organizing peer learning events, creating grantee learning groups, and documenting grantees’ activities and learning. Registered as an independent organization in late 2009, the Global Fund for Community Foundations is a global, grassroots grantmaker seeking to promote community foundations and other local philanthropic institutions in the global south and in the emerging economies of Central and Eastern Europe.