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General Purposes

Association for Civil Society Development - SMART

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2003–June 30, 2006
  • Location Rijeka, Croatia
  • Geographic Focus Croatia

About this grant

The Association for Civil Society Development – SMART provides professional training and resource development for the nonprofit sector in Croatia, with a focus on the region around the city of Rijeka. In addition to providing training and consultations to non-governmental organizations, SMART collects and analyzes data on civil society development in Croatia and the Rijeka region.Multiyear funding will enable SMART to pursue objectives that include increasing the visibility and impact of civic organizations and their constituencies in civil society development; providing training, information and resources to strengthen civic organizations and their beneficiaries; conducting research to inform and shape the development of civil society in Croatia; and strengthening its staff and organizational capacities. At the end of 2004, SMART will commission an evaluation of its work to use as a basis for strategic planning.