- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
- Grant Amount $250,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2014–December 31, 2014
- 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 35 community foundations from 24 countries and organized four international meetings involving these grantees. In 2014, the grantee will continue to focus on community foundations involved in youth civic engagement and the environment. Program activities will include providing small grants to individual community foundations, organizing peer learning events, creating learning groups of grantees, 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.