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General Purposes

Regional Foundation for Local Development Zamah

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2014–December 31, 2015
  • Location Zagreb, Croatia
  • Geographic Focus Croatia

About this grant

The program goal is to encourage the economic and social development of rural communities in central Croatia. During the grant period, the Regional Foundation for Local Development Zamah will provide grants, organize training, raise public awareness about civic responsibility, facilitate cross-sectoral cooperation, encourage social entrepreneurship, and promote philanthropy. In 2012-2013, the grantee supported a wide range of community projects with direct grant support totaling more than $260,000 and by helping to secure local financial and in-kind donations. Direct grantmaking was complemented by trainings and technical assistance to recipients. The grantee also worked with local businesses and government officials to encourage transparent and effective funding mechanisms for civic initiatives. Through various events and activities, including an annual Women’s Philanthropy Award and workshops in primary schools, the grantee stimulated and promoted philanthropy. In 2014-2015, the grantee will continue to support participatory community development initiatives with grants and will diversify funding for this work by raising funds from individuals, businesses, and local governments. The grantee will strengthen its organizational capacities by increasing the number of staff. The grantee was established in 2006 and is based in Zagreb.