- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
- Grant Amount $150,000
- Grant Period July 1, 2014–September 30, 2016
- Location Kyiv, Ukraine
- Geographic Focus Ukraine
About this grant
The program goal is to foster a widespread culture of giving in Ukraine. Using its Web platform, the Garage Gang Kollektiv will stimulate creative methods of online crowdfunding while building diverse sources of support for initiatives in the areas of sustainable development, social integration, participation in cultural life, and civic engagement. The grantee will link its online efforts with offline activities to engage socially responsible businesses in philanthropic projects promoted through the site. It will also develop a mentoring and skill-sharing exchange for activists. In the period 2012-2014, 23 projects were successfully financed, raising almost $250,000. Among these was a brand new online news broadcast which provided crucial independent coverage of the winter protests in Ukraine. Garage Gang Kollektiv was established in 2009 in order to support organizations and individuals which could collaborate creatively in addressing the challenges of community and social development.