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General Purposes

Civic Initiatives

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2016–December 31, 2017
  • Location Belgrade, Serbia
  • Geographic Focus Serbia

About this grant

The program goal is to support and strengthen democratic values and good governance in Serbia. During the grant period, Civic Initiatives will build the capacity of the nonprofit sector; provide citizens with tools and opportunities for meaningful engagement in community- and national-level decisionmaking; and advocate for improved policy development and implementation in areas related to education, human rights, youth, and the nonprofit sector. Over the next two years, the grantee will complete a leadership transition, strengthen its board, and consolidate programming around strategic objectives identified in a recent review process. In 2014-2015, the grantee enhanced its role as a resource center for civil society development in Serbia, providing targeted technical assistance to 400 nonprofits, 40 networks, and over 1,000 individual practitioners. The grantee was a leader and active participant in national and regional networks and provided input to policy development through extensive monitoring and reporting activities. Established in 1996, Civic Initiatives is based in Belgrade.