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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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Burning issues and active citizens in Ukraine: using technology to strengthen community engagement

In 2016, the GFCF launched the Burning Issues grants and learning programme. From supporting environmental activists in Mexico who face a climate of violence and insecurity, to exploring the use of . . .

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Start with what you have, not what you lack: how Appreciative Inquiry put SCAT back on track

Since the Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT) was started in 1984, it has played an important role tackling social injustice in partnering with the poorest communities in the Northern, Eastern and . . .

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Rooted in resistance and embracing hybridity: Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve’s virtuous circles of community action and environmental stewardship

If you have ever heard of Canada’s Clayoquot Sound, it is most likely to have been in reference to the War in the Woods. During the late 80s and 90s, our region – which is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island – received national and international attention for resistance to the forest practices of the current day. The resistance began in our communities – Indigenous and non-Indigenous – and grew to attract supporters from across Canada and beyond. While the Clayoquot Blockades led to changes in the 

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