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Funders Online + Initiative


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2002–August 31, 2004
  • Location Brussels, Belgium
  • Geographic Focus Europe

About this grant

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) established its Funders Online initiative in 1996 to serve as the premier Internet directory on independent funders operating within Europe. A recent study revealed the need for a system to assist independent funders in gaining more knowledge about what other donors are doing; allow for greater levels of information exchange, including best practices; and determine how donors work in specific programmatic and geographic areas and how to maximize their impact.Multiyear funding will support the redesign, expansion and ongoing updating and maintenance of the Web site. New services will include a directory of information and resources on philanthropy; a news service providing information on current issues of concern to donors; an online forum providing a means for donors to seek greater leverage by sharing information; an online recruitment service to allow funders to post job vacancies; and an e-mail alert to engage donors.EFC, founded in 1989, works to promote philanthropy in Europe.