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Community Foundation School


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $650,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2018–June 30, 2021
  • Location Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to foster the development of community foundations in Ukraine. To this end, Ednannia, a national support organization for community foundations in Ukraine, will strengthen the capacity and practice of existing community foundations and, where appropriate, facilitate the development of new community foundations by providing training, advice, and small grants. In addition, the grantee will support the exchange and joint action among community foundations by organizing various learning events across the network and with European counterparts. Also, the grantee will increase the information and knowledge about the Ukrainian community foundation field by conducting and disseminating research and analyses. In 2016–2017, the grantee conducted 35 capacity-building events for community foundations. These organizations distributed over $1 million dollars for more than 150 projects in their communities. The grantee and its local partners also developed a community needs assessment tool to help better allocate grant resources. Established as an indigenous grantmaker in 1999, Ednannia is well regarded for its rigorous, transparent, responsive, and effective grantmaking in support of community-level, grassroots organizations throughout Ukraine.