- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
- Grant Amount $600,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2016–September 30, 2019
- Location Holesovice, Czech Republic
- Geographic Focus Europe
About this grant
The program goal is to promote and develop independent civic action in communities in Central and Eastern Europe. To this end, the VIA Foundation will strengthen the leadership skills and capacities of 60 individual civic leaders and their nongovernmental organizations, provide grants to the participating organizations to implement social change projects in their communities, and facilitate exchange and joint action among the participating organizations. During the past grant period, the grantee improved the ViabilityNet – Regional NGO Capacity Building Program content and assistance methodology, provided training and technical assistance to 31 civic leaders from Central and Eastern Europe, funded 31 social change projects in these leaders’ communities, and supported networking and peer learning among program participants. The VIA Foundation is based in Prague, Czech Republic.