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Culture of Giving: Powering Strategic Philanthropy

Garage Gang Kollektiv

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2016–March 31, 2019
  • Location Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to foster a widespread and sophisticated culture of giving in Ukraine. Using its web platform, the Garage Gang Kollektiv will stimulate creative methods of online crowdfunding, drawing on both individual and institutional donors. It will seek to develop a more sustained process of social investment through its crowdfunding platform, supplemented with targeted mentoring, impact assessment and feedback, and sharing knowledge of successful projects. The grantee will link its online efforts with offline activities to engage socially responsible businesses in philanthropic projects promoted through the site. In the period 2014-2016, 99 projects were successfully financed, raising almost $240,000. The platform also saw increased regularity of giving and actively mentored project developers in 13 new regions. Garage Gang Kollektiv was established in 2009 in order to support organizations and individuals who could collaborate creatively in addressing the challenges of community and social development.