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GFCF announces new grants for Youth Civic Engagement

Twenty new grants have been awarded to community foundations to support their work with youth. Successful applicants include Instituto Comunitário Grande Florianópolis (ICom) in Brazil, Penza Community Foundation, 'Civil Unity', and the Simag Foundation the Philippines. For a full list of grants awarded in this round ...

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GFCF launches its new website

As you can see, we’ve revamped our website! The new site has all the content you would have found on the old one, but in a more accessible and intuitive arrangement. We have also:

  • completely re-designed and restructured the site
  • created a new home page, with a changing menu of news items, relating to our own work and to stories connected with it
  • made it easier to donate to support our work
  • established Facebook and LinkedIn pages, which you can access from our home page

We wanted the new site to reflect the responsive character of our organisation, and the dual purpose that we serve: to provide not only funding to individual community foundations working at a local level all over the world, but also a platform for the global community foundation movement to promote itself more widely and more effectively. With this in mind, we have also, crucially, built into the site the flexibility to amend it as our concerns and activities develop, and as our users, colleagues and associates would like us to. Over the next few months, for example, we will be establishing a members’ forum, where users can post comments about their own work or research in related areas. Please tell us what you think, by e-mailing us with your comments on:


African community foundations gather in Nairobi

Representatives from community foundations in Egypt, Ghana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe were among those who attended the first pan-African meeting of community foundations hosted by the GFCF in Kenya in November.

The Nairobi group, gathered for the African Community Foundations Peer Learning and Exchange

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News from our partners

Fostering local leadership in the Amazon region: Interview with the Director of the Amazon Partnerships Foundation.

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