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The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) is a grassroots grantmaker working to promote and support institutions of community philanthropy around the world.



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New GFCF grants support community philanthropy around the world 

From China to Argentina, and covering a huge range of topics, we are delighted to share some recent grants we have made, including:  

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Reflective practices to #ShiftThePower 

As a practitioner in philanthropy you know there is a big difference between talking about strategy and living a strategy. One is a plan, hopefully well written and widely vetted, with goals, metrics and tactics.

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A lesson in vision and patience: The well-kept secret of Russian community foundations 

I had never heard of community foundations until I worked in Russia. It was May 1998, and I was starting a new job in Moscow as the co-director of CAF Russia, the independently-minded branch of the UK charity, the Charities Aid Foundation. I was sitting across the table from Olga Alexeeva, my fellow co-director, and she drew a picture of a three-legged stool on a paper between us. 




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