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Institutional Development

Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2010
  • Location Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen organized philanthropy in Ukraine. This grant will assist the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum to improve services for members, provide professional support to the wider philanthropic community, and raise the profile of philanthropy in Ukraine. The grantee will stage a variety of topical conferences and workshops for both members and a wider audience. An information and consulting center will be established to address professional development needs of philanthropic institutions. A new Web portal and a variety of publications will be used to communicate to the public about philanthropic trends. In 2007-2008, the grantee organized conferences on corporate social responsibility, community foundations, and standards in philanthropy. It co-organized the "Philanthropist of the Year" competition and published exclusive reports on charitable institutions and corporate philanthropy. Formally registered in 2005, the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum is an association of local and international donors which promotes responsible and effective philanthropy for the development of Ukrainian society.