- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
- Grant Amount $50,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2013–December 31, 2015
- Location London, United Kingdom
- Geographic Focus Europe
About this grant
The primary program goal is to increase the level and impact of individual philanthropy in the Central and Eastern Europe and Russia region. The Funding Network, a giving circle based in the United Kingdom, will expand its work across the region and support local nonprofits and initiative groups interested in starting similar giving circles in their countries. More specifically, the grantee will provide information, technical assistance, and mentoring and will facilitate regional and international contacts and exchanges among its partners. Building on the success of its activities in the past two years, with this grant increase and funds from other donors, the grantee will organize a two-day international conference in London to strengthen the network of its partner organizations from different parts of the world, facilitate skill building and sharing of best practices, and introduce new tools for monitoring and evaluating the impact of partners’ work in their countries. There will be significant participation in the event from Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.