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General Purposes

Fund for Active Citizenship

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2014–December 31, 2015
  • Location Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Geographic Focus Montenegro

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen local-level democracy and civil society in Montenegro by supporting the development of an indigenous grantmaking organization. To this end, the Fund for Active Citizenship will increase its grantmaking aimed at encouraging civic activism and addressing the needs of vulnerable people. In addition, the grantee will provide technical assistance and capacity development opportunities to its grantees and the nonprofit sector through workshops, documenting case studies and good practice in the field, and networking key actors. The grantee will also raise awareness and promote cross-sector collaboration on issues of public participation in decisionmaking and philanthropy development. During 2012-2013, the grantee awarded approximately 100 grants totaling in excess of $520,000, organized forums and training programs for its grantees, worked with Montenegrin diaspora to increase giving to civic initiatives, researched public opinions about local philanthropy, and organized annual excellence in philanthropy prizes. The grantee is based in Podgorica.