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General Purposes

Association for the Forum of Non-governmental Initiatives

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $70,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–October 31, 2005
  • Location Warsaw, Poland
  • Geographic Focus Poland

About this grant

The Association for the Forum of Non-governmental Initiatives was established in 1997 to promote cooperation among non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and representatives of the government and business sectors. The association provides information to and about the nonprofit sector; works to improve the public image of the nonprofit sector; promotes intrasector collaboration; and advocates for a better legislative and financial environment for the nonprofit sector.Multiyear funding will enable the association to establish a national federation of nonprofit organizations in Poland; provide technical assistance to the NGO contact group of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy; and continue technical and financial assistance to the Polish NGO office in Brussels to enable Polish NGOs to take better advantage of Poland’s future European Union membership.Accomplishments during the past two years included supporting the creation of NGO federations in Poland; establishing an office for Polish NGOs in Brussels to foster better understanding of the European Union; developing a draft law on public benefit activities with the Polish national government; and publishing a bi-weekly electronic newsletter and maintaining a Web site.