- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
- Grant Amount $75,000
- Grant Period July 1, 2008–June 30, 2011
- Location Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania
- Geographic Focus Romania
About this grant
The program goal is to improve people’s lives in the Odorheiu Secuiesc region in Romania by developing local philanthropy and fostering civic activism. To this end, the Odorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation will engage local stakeholders in identifying solutions to priority community needs, mobilizing local resources to address these needs, and making decisions about the allocation of the funds raised. In addition, the foundation will improve its grantmaking systems and processes and strengthen its organizational capacity and financial sustainability. The foundation was registered in January 2008 with the mission to encourage philanthropic behavior and local initiatives which improve the quality of life of people from the Odorheiu Secuiesc region. During the past six months, the grantee has raised over $40,000 from local businesses for its grants programs and operating costs.