- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
- Grant Amount $120,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2014–March 31, 2016
- Location Sofia, Bulgaria
- Geographic Focus Bulgaria
About this grant
The program goal is to strengthen civic participation and volunteerism in Bulgaria. To this end, the Time Heroes Foundation will expand the type and scope of services provided through its Internet-based platform to potential volunteers and volunteer-hosting organizations; expand its program outreach; recruit volunteers from small and remote cities and marginalized groups; strengthen its organizational capacity; and explore opportunities to start similar platforms in other Balkan countries. The grantee is a young and dynamic organization, founded in 2011 with the aim to build and develop a volunteering culture in Bulgaria, especially among young people and the professional class. To achieve this aim, the grantee has developed a very successful Internet-based platform that matches volunteers with charitable causes and projects that require volunteer input. The grantee has engaged over 7,000 volunteers supporting more than 400 charitable causes in 43 different cities and towns in Bulgaria.