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General Purposes

Fund for Active Citizenship

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2008–December 31, 2009
  • 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. During the next two years, the Fund for Active Citizenship will distribute approximately $250,000 to $350,000 annually in grants to community-based organizations in Montenegro, provide training and information resources to these organizations, and promote corporate and individual philanthropy at local and national levels. In addition, the fund will convene grassroots organizations and activists and local and national government officials in order to strengthen dialogue on overcoming structural and systematic obstacles to public participation in decisionmaking. Prior to its formal registration as a Montenegrin nongovernmental organization in January 2008, the fund had been the local branch of the Belgrade-based Balkan Community Initiatives Fund, a longtime Mott grantee. The fund is based in Podgorica, Montenegro.