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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, 2016–December 31, 2017
  • 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. 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 decision making and philanthropy development. During 2014-2015, the grantee awarded 81 grants totaling approximately $400,000, provided direct consultancy and organized networking 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 Fund for Active Citizenship is based in Podgorica, Montenegro.