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General Purposes

Cluj Community Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2008–June 30, 2011
  • Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Geographic Focus Romania

About this grant

The program goal is to improve people’s lives in the area of Cluj, Romania, by developing local philanthropy and fostering civic activism. To this end, the Cluj Community Foundation will engage local stakeholders in identifying solutions to priority community needs, develop new fundraising strategies and sources of funding, improve its grantmaking systems and processes, and strengthen its organizational capacity and financial sustainability. The foundation was registered in January 2008 with the mission to improve the quality of life of people in the Cluj area through mobilizing and distributing local resources in support of local development initiatives. Over the past year, the foundation raised over $45,000 from local companies, individuals, and public sources and distributed small grants to 42 local projects related to children and youth.