What is a support organization?

Within the framework of the Fund, the following types of organization can be considered support organizations:

  • Independent, non-profit service providers (e.g. centres on philanthropy etc.) to the civil society or philanthropic sector which demonstrate a strong understanding of the community foundation concept and sufficient technical expertise to assist community foundation development
  • Associations of community foundations which can provide services to, and organize convenings for, its members and other aspiring initiatives
  • Established community foundations with the authority, professionalism and asset base to put them in a strong enough position to provide support to less-developed community foundations in their country