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General Purposes

Catalyst Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2022–December 31, 2024
  • Location Belgrade, Serbia
  • Geographic Focus Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia

About this grant

The Catalyst Foundation works 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. The project goal is to strengthen the field of philanthropy in the Western Balkans. During 2022–24, the grantee will: 1) gather and disseminate data on giving trendsin the Western Balkans; 2) develop and introduce services and products that increase nonprofit and philanthropy transparency and effectiveness; and 3) strengthen philanthropy networks in the Western Balkans and build its organizational capacities. During 2020-21, the grantee: 1) gathered and analyzed data on giving and published annual reports; 2) built digital tools for nonprofit management, data collection and crowdfunding; and 3) supported regional and national level donors’ fora. The Catalyst Foundation was registered in 2013 in Serbia and is based in Belgrade.