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General Purposes

Trag Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2007–July 31, 2009
  • Location Belgrade, Serbia
  • Geographic Focus Montenegro, Serbia

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen local-level democracy and civil society in Serbia and Montenegro by supporting the development of an indigenous grantmaking organization that provides small grants to local nongovernmental organizations and civic groups. Over the next two years, the Balkan Community Initiatives Fund will distribute $500,000 annually in grants to community-based organizations in Serbia and Montenegro, provide training and information resources to these organizations, and promote corporate and individual philanthropy at local and national levels. In 2005-2006, the fund made over 100 grants totaling approximately $410,000. The Balkan Community Initiatives Fund is a registered grantmaking organization in Serbia and works through a core staff based in Belgrade and a field office in Podgorica, Montenegro.