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Developing Private Giving in Ukraine

Center for Philanthropy

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2011
  • Location Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen philanthropy in Ukraine. The Center for Philanthropy will work to expand individual giving in Ukraine by: 1) encouraging individuals to give through a public awareness campaign targeted at changing people’s attitudes toward philanthropy; 2) researching giving habits and publishing key findings to support financial sustainability of civil society organizations; and 3) improving the capacity of Ukrainian civil society organizations, especially in rural areas, to solicit donations from individuals through an education and capacity-building program on appropriate fundraising techniques. In 2008-2009, the center co-organized the annual Philanthropist of the Year award, raising the profile of philanthropy across Ukraine. It also conducted important surveys on trends of individual giving and detailing the financial position of civil society organizations in Ukraine. The Center for Philanthropy was founded in 1997 with the mission of developing the culture of philanthropy in Ukraine by encouraging citizen participation and independent social action.