The program goal is to expand and strengthen the community foundation field in the Western Balkans region. To this end, the Trag Foundation, a long-term Mott grantee based in Serbia, will work in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia to increase the number of community foundations in the region. More specifically, the grantee will conduct feasibility studies in target countries, promote the concept and practice of community foundations, facilitate the establishment of new community foundations, and develop their capacities. In addition, the grantee will connect the new community foundations to existing networks and initiatives, including the European Community Foundation Initiative. Since its establishment in 1999, the grantee has provided over $13 million in grants to nonprofits in Serbia and the Western Balkans region and has established itself as a leading organization in the fields of philanthropy, civil society, and community development.