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General Purposes

Center for Civil Initiatives

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $130,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2005
  • Location Zagreb, Croatia
  • Geographic Focus Croatia

About this grant

The Center for Civil Initiatives works with local community leaders and grassroots citizen groups to build capacity to identify community needs and implement long-term and lasting solutions. In addition to working with local communities, the center provides information, training and consultations to a wide range of other local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the Croatian government on community organizing, organizational development, cross-sector cooperation, local resource development and rural economic development.Multiyear funding will enable the center to work in the Banovina region of Croatia and provide a variety of consultations to NGOs, international organizations and agencies, and the Croatian government. Work will be organized around strengthening citizen activism, civic initiatives and community life; stimulating rural economic development; and mobilizing community resources.