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General Purposes

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $400,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2016–December 31, 2017
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The program goal is to safeguard the legal space for civil society and philanthropy globally. The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, based in Washington, D.C., will carry out a range of activities, including enhancing international norms and multilateral engagement to safeguard civic space, promoting appropriate country-level legislation, helping civil society organizations navigate laws once enacted, undertaking research and information sharing, and raising public awareness about the importance of civil society and cross-border philanthropy. To support its programmatic objectives, the grantee will also focus on developing the capacity of its in-country partners to address civic space challenges. The grantee will offer fellowship programs; organize professional development trainings at the country, regional, and global levels; and integrate civil society legal issues into university curricula to educate future lawyers, nonprofit leaders, and citizens on civil society issues.