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Philanthropication thru Privatization Initiative

East-West Management Institute

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2017–June 30, 2019
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

In 2008, together with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies, the East-West Management Institute launched a Philanthropication thru Privatization Initiative to explore and promote capturing a portion of the proceeds of privatization sales or other forms of government transfer of assets as a means for building community-based philanthropic endowments. Project achievements thus far have been the identification of over 550 instances of foundations created through such transactions, two major international conferences on the subject, the launch of a website, the publication of a book called "Philanthropication Thru Privatization: Building Permanent Endowments for the Public Good," launching several pilot efforts in widely disparate regions of the world, and the preparation of case studies and guidance materials on implementation. The next phase will involve the further development of case studies, the completion and dissemination of implementation guidance manuals, the preparation of a revised edition of the book, and assistance for the implementation of pilot projects in Uzbekistan, China, Brazil, and Africa. Founded in 1988, the East-West Management Institute works to strengthen democratic societies by bringing together government, civil society, and the private sector to build accountable, capable, and transparent institutions.