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Institutional Development

Civic Space

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2007–May 31, 2010
  • Location Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to facilitate efficient information exchange between civic organizations, funders, state authorities, media, and society in Ukraine. This grant provides institutional development support to Ukraine’s most prominent Internet portal for civic initiatives and nonprofit organizations. The portal is an Internet resource that provides a broad spectrum of interactive services, which can raise the effectiveness of Ukrainian nonprofits. These include searchable databases, Web page hosting services, discussion forums, analytical and research materials, nonprofit sector news, and other features. Additionally, the portal will provide information and resources related to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy in Ukraine. Civic Space was initiated in 2002 as a project of the International Renaissance Foundation. Having registered as an independent organization in 2005, it continues to develop and provide a range of Internet-focused support services to the Ukrainian nonprofit sector.