- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
- Grant Amount $295,000
- Grant Period July 1, 2014–June 30, 2016
- Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Geographic Focus Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine
About this grant
The program goal is to strengthen individual and institutional philanthropy in the Central and Eastern Europe and Russia region. To this end, the Association for Community Relations will continue to develop and manage INSPIRE – Initiative for Strategic Philanthropy and Intelligent Resources. More specifically, the grantee, in cooperation with other capacity building providers from Western Europe, will recruit and train philanthropy development practitioners to become philanthropy advisors working directly with individual philanthropists and foundations to improve their giving practices. In addition, the grantee will facilitate networking and exchange among the program participants. The grantee will also pilot workshops for groups of young philanthropists in Bulgaria and Romania who want to develop their practice in strategic philanthropy. Over the past two years, the grantee developed a comprehensive set of training materials and tools, trained 28 philanthropy advisors from ten countries, and supported exchange and networking among the trainees. Established in 2001, the Association for Community Relations primarily promotes and develops philanthropy in Romania. Over the past several years, it expanded its international activities and partnerships in the Central and Eastern Europe and Russia region.