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Community Foundation Development Fund

Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $600,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2017–December 31, 2019
  • Location Warsaw, Poland
  • Geographic Focus Europe

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen the community foundation field in Central and Eastern Europe. To this end, the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland will provide tailor-made grantmaking and technical assistance programs to community foundations in the region to stimulate innovation in identifying local responses to global challenges, including population movement, education for all, and sustainable cities. In addition, the grantee will explore opportunities to increase its grantmaking fund and open it up to community foundations throughout Europe. Since its establishment in 1998, the grantee has supported the development of over 20 community foundations in Poland and gained a reputation as one of the leading philanthropy development organizations in Central and Eastern Europe. During the past grant period, the grantee provided grants and technical assistance to 38 community foundations, organized exchange visits and group meetings, and developed a wide variety of web-based learning resources for community foundations. The grantee is based in Warsaw, Poland.