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Global Fund for Community Foundations


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–June 30, 2009
  • Location Brussels, Belgium
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

This grant will enable the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) to develop and manage 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; strengthening national-level networks of and support organizations for community foundations; and promoting peer-to-peer learning among community foundation initiatives throughout the world.EFC was founded in 1989 by seven of Europe‚Äôs leading foundations. Its mission is to promote philanthropy in Europe.