- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
- Grant Amount $500,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2020–December 31, 2021
- Location Johannesburg, South Africa
- Geographic Focus World
About this grant
The Global Fund for Community Foundations was established to support and promote community philanthropy around the world. The grantee focuses on supporting the development of community foundations and other community philanthropy organizations as essential institutions in the broader civil society sector that advance the well-being of communities on the edges of society. It makes grants, provides technical support, and builds knowledge and evidence on the importance of people-centered and community-led development. Past support enabled the grantee to make grants to more than 52 organizations in 32 countries, support the development of these local institutions in emerging economies, and promote community philanthropy as an approach to development among funders and other development aid audiences. During this grant period, the grantee will promote networks and connections that advance the work of community foundations and other community philanthropy organizations and increase their effectiveness, strengthen relationships between the community foundation field and other parts of the development and philanthropic sectors, and support their capacity development to advance the field.