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Overview and eligibility

We make grants to organizations and programmes in the global south and in the emerging economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Our aim is to strengthen community foundations and other local philanthropic institutions, including women's funds, human rights funds and other grassroots grantmakers. By doing so, we hope to show that this emerging but important global movement has a big part to play in sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and citizen participation.

Although a number of our grants are awarded through an open competitive process, we also take a proactive approach in initiating projects and inviting applications through a closed call and in accordance with our strategic objectives. All funding decisions are approved by our board of trustees.

We provide one-year grants up to an amount of US $20,000 (although most grants are in the range of US $7,000–$15,000) to emerging and more-established community foundations, philanthropy support organizations and community foundation networks and associations.

Grant opportunities in 2016

We do not currently have any grant opportunities open.



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