- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
- Grant Amount $200,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2018–December 31, 2019
- Location Belgrade, Serbia
- Geographic Focus Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
About this grant
The project goal is to strengthen the field of philanthropy in the Western Balkans. The Catalyst Foundation will work regionally to promote the growth and improved transparency of the individual and corporate philanthropic culture in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. During 2018–2019, the grantee will 1) gather and disseminate data on giving trends in the Western Balkans, 2) increase the quantity and quality of giving by developing and introducing tools and approaches for donors and nonprofits, and 3) strengthen philanthropy networks in the Western Balkans. During 2016–2017, the grantee gathered and analyzed data on giving and published annual reports on philanthropy at national levels in the Western Balkans. The grantee also launched an online database and new data management service for nonprofits in Serbia. The Catalyst Foundation was registered in 2013 in Serbia and is based in Belgrade.