- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
- Grant Amount $405,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2012–December 31, 2014
- Location Sofia, Bulgaria
- Geographic Focus Bulgaria
About this grant
The program goal is to support the development of local communities and grassroots organizations in Bulgaria. The Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation is assisting civic leaders, citizen groups, and nongovernmental organizations to effectively address the needs of their communities and constituencies. The grantee is also working actively with the business community and public authorities on the local level to stimulate partnerships and the sharing of resources. During the grant period, the grantee will provide tailored training and small-grant support to various local stakeholders for grassroots activities, build the capacity of grassroots organizations to raise local resources, and promote local philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. In addition, the grantee will support the development of community foundations in Bulgaria. In the past three years, the grantee provided more than $700,000 in small grants to over 300 grassroots organizations, distributed software donations of $300,000 in market value to 70 large nonprofits, and facilitated the establishment of three new community foundations.