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Endowment for a Sustainable Future

Association for Community Relations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $500,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2014–June 30, 2019
  • Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Geographic Focus Romania

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen the financial sustainability of a leading Romanian philanthropy support organization whose mission is to support the development of local communities by increasing the level and efficiency of private giving for public good. The Association for Community Relations will run an endowment building program to raise $750,000 and increase its total endowment to at least $1 million by 2019. Through this process, the grantee will strengthen its overall fundraising strategies and capacities and access new sources of funding. The grantee has a long-term commitment to strengthening its role as a support organization for philanthropy and community foundation development in both Romania and the Central and Eastern Europe and Russia region. Since its establishment in 2001, the grantee has been carrying out research on issues of philanthropy, building the capacity of nonprofit organizations to raise local human and financial resources, encouraging strategic corporate philanthropy, and developing and promoting innovative fundraising mechanisms.