- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
- Grant Amount $400,000
- Grant Period May 1, 2015–April 30, 2017
- Location Warsaw, Poland
- Geographic Focus Europe
About this grant
The project goal is to strengthen the capacity of nongovernmental organizations in the Central and Eastern Europe and Russia region to access modern information and communication technologies and use them effectively to increase the impact of their work. To this end, Fundacja TechSoup, in partnership with leading local nonprofits, will build a strong infrastructure for distributing technology products to nongovernmental organizations in the region and provide technical assistance to communities of practitioners utilizing technology for civic activism. A specific goal over the next two years will be to create new working relationships and initiate programs with partners in Ukraine and Moldova. Fundacja TechSoup was established in 2009 in Warsaw, Poland. Together with its sister organization, TechSoup Global, the grantee facilitates the donation and distribution of technology products from over 40 leading companies, including Microsoft, Adobe, and Cisco. Over the past two years, the grantee expanded its network of technology-oriented nongovernmental organizations in the region and organized a series of online and offline events, including a two-day learning event in Bosnia and Herzegovina with more than 150 participants and a competition for technology-related, social change projects in Turkey.