Grants awarded – 2007

Europe and Central Asia

New Shamakhi Foundation, Azerbaijan
$10,000 for study tour to visit established community foundations and for dissemination activitiesq

Azerbaijan Community Development Research, Training and Resource Center (CD Center), Azerbaijan
$5,580 for study tour to Slovakia

Foundation “Community Donation Fund – Gabrovo”, Bulgaria
$15,000 for study visit and development of asset development strategy

Association of Czech Community Foundations, Czech Republic
$20,000 to explore the feasibility of philanthropic bequests in the Czech Republic

Enbekshikazakh Community Foundation, Kazakhstan
$12,000 for institutional development and grantmaking

Visaginas Community Foundation, Lithuania
$15,000 for study visit, development of asset development strategy and seed funding for small grants

Resource Center for Development ALFA, Serbia
$20,000 to serve as support organization to emerging / transitioning community foundations in Serbia

Association of Slovak Community Foundations, Slovakia
$20,000 to develop a fundraising strategy for the Association and a plan for its long-term financial and programmatic sustainability

Charity Fund “Community of Revda”, Russia
$10,000 for a peer exchange and organizational development activities

Regional information – resource Foundation, Ulyanovsk, Russia
$15,000 for institutional development (including board / governance development)

Samara Community Foundation, Russia
$10,000 for a study visit to another Russian community foundation and towards administrative expenses.

Community Foundation “New Dagestan”, Russia
$15,000 for training, institutional development and re-granting

Fund for development of Nikolayev City (FDN), Ukraine
$10,000 for institutional development and a study visit to a community foundation in Russia

Princes- Benefactors Ostrozky Foundation, Ukraine
$10,000 to pilot an employee giving programme in Ukraine

Foundation for Ukraine, Ukraine
$4,927 for a study visit to Via Foundation (Czech Republic) and King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium)

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
$15.000, Organisational Development grant to support the development of Stara Zagora’s local donor base in the areas of external consultant support, survey of and engagement with local corporates and upgrade of website.

Nitra Community Foundation, Slovakia
$5,000 grant for board development through visit to Czech community foundations

Penza Community Foundation Civil Society, Russia
$35,000 challenge grant for grantmaking and endowment

Tyumen Community Foundation, Russia
$11,400 for consultant visit from Poland to develop Tyumen CF’s capacities in building social networks, communication strategies and donor development
$4,350 grant for peer visit to philanthropic institution in Poland

Ukrainian Grantmakers Forum
$15,000 to map community foundation development in Ukraine and to develop capacities of emerging community foundations by facilitating joint trainings with regional specialists

Community Foundation Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovenia
$15,000 for consultant support to develop the grantmaking, asset development capacities of the Community Foundation Tuzla.

Samogitia Community Foundation, Lithuania
$15,000 to Samogitia Community Foundation to serve as support organisationto develop capacities of five other community foundations in Lithuania.

City Charitable Fund Development, Rubtsovsk, Russia
$50,000 challenge grant for grantmaking, endowment fund and operations.

Community Foundation Kaliningrad, Russia
$15,000 to develop a strategy to develop a donor base in Germany and locally in Kaliningrad.

Community Foundation Partnership, Russia
$15,000 grant to develop the Board of this newly registered association of Russian community foundations.

Penza Community Foundation Civil Unity, Russia
$3,650 grant for peer visit to Togliatti Community Foundation.

Togliatti Community Foundation, Russia
$30,000 grant for Togliatti Community Foundation to play a supporting role in strengthening the capacities of four community foundations in Samara Oblast.

Latin America and Caribbean

Fundación SES, Argentina
$25,000 to support the start-up of three community foundations in Argentina

Fondo de Estrategia Social, A.C. (FES), Mexico
$20,000 to build a local donor base and for institutional development

Fundación Comunitaria Oaxaca, A.C., Mexico
$3,050 towards travel to international capacity building meeting Louisiana, U.S.

Instituto Rio
$15,000 to develop the organization’s IT system for grants management

Lambi Fund, Haiti
$15,000 to support development of Lambi’s donor base among Haitian diaspora networks in the United States

Fundación Comunitaria Oaxaca, A.C., Mexico
$10,000 for general support

CEMEFI – Centro Mexicano para la Filantropia
$30,000 towards CEMEFI’s work with its community foundations partners in the area of building cross-sectoral alliances in Mexico

Anguilla Community Foundation
$32,500 endowment challenge grant.

National Community Foundation, St Lucia
$5,000 to conduct evaluation of impact of National Community Foundation’s work.

Middle East and North Africa

Maadi Community Foundation (Waqfeyat al Maadi al Ahleya), Egypt
$30,000 to support start-up activities (specifically, the development of tools and techniques for endowment models appropriate to the Egyptian context).

Dalia Association, Palestine
$15,000 organisational development grant to develop website, database, grantmaking programme to this emerging community foundation, and $5,000 to develop donor outreach materials

South Asia

Kodagu Model Forest Trust, India
$10,000 for start-up activities

Sampradaan Indian Centre for Philanthropy, India
$15,000 to pilot community funds in India

Sampradaan Indian Centre for Philanthropy, India
$15,000 to develop Sampradaan’s capacities to serve as a support organisation to emerging community foundations in India

East Asia & Pacific

Phuket Community Foundation, Thailand
$30,000 (as part of matched grant from Van Leer Foundation) for community mapping, board development and documentation

Phuket Community Foundation, Thailand
$15,000 to cover US and Thai consultant support to this recently established CF

Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya Community Development Foundation, Kenya
$15,279 to support strategic planning process

Urgent Action Fund, Africa (Kenya-based)
$5,000 for peer visit to African Women’s Development Fund, Ghana (to focus on monitoring and evaluation and communication strategies)

WHEAT Trust, South Africa
$15,000 for organizational development activities to this women’s fund

Akuapem Community Foundation, Ghana
$15,000 for organizational development activities to Ghana’s first community foundation

West Coast Community Foundation, South Africa
$10,000 to attend the Community Foundation Network Conference in Liverpool and to visit a U.K. community foundation

Morogoro Municipality Community Foundation Initiative, Tanzania
$4,445 to support attendance of South African community foundation practitioners at training for leaders of three emerging community foundation initiatives in Tanzania

Community Development Foundation for the Western Cape, South Africa
$15,000 grant for local consultant support in the areas of finance, human resource, marketing and organizational development for this emerging CF in the Western Cape

Uthungulu Community Foundation, Richard’s Bay, South Africa
$12,400 for consultant support for needs assessment and strategic planning

West Coast Community Foundation, South Africa
$15,000 to strengthen board and management capacity to engage in local resource mobilization.

Conference Attendance Grants

Community Foundation Network Conference, Liverpool September 2007
$24, 375 to 13 organizations to attend the CFN conference

Organisations in attendance:

  • City Charitable Fund Development, Russia
  • Community Foundation Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Community Foundation Pervouralsk XXI, Russia
  • Dalia Association, Palestine
  • Nitra Community Foundation, Slovak Republic
  • Penza Community Foundation Civil Unity, Russia
  • REVIA Small Carpathian Community Foundation, Slovak Republic
  • Togliatti Community Foundation, Russia
  • Third Sector Foundation of Turkey TUSEV, Turkey
  • Tuzla Community Foundation, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Union of NGOs Morogoro – on behalf of 3 Tanzanian CFs:
    • Morogoro Municipal Community Foundation
    • Arusha Municipal Community Foundation
    • Tazania Social Action Trust Fund

Council on Foundations Fall Conference for Community Foundations, San Francisco, September 2007
$37,030 to 8 organizations to attend the COF Fall Conference

Organisations in attendance:

  • Community Foundation Partnership, Russia
  • Dalia Association, Palestine
  • ICOM – Instituto Comunitario Grande Florianopolis, Brazil
  • Kenya Community Development Foundation, Kenya
  • Mewat Foundation Trust, India
  • Sampradaan Indian Centre for Philanthropy, India
  • Union of NGOs Morogoro – on behalf of 2 Tanzanian CFs:
    • Kindondoni Municipal Community Foundation
    • Mwanza City Community Foundation

Grants awarded – 2006

Europe & Central Asia

The Association for Community Relations (ARC) – Romania
$25,200 for ARC to promote the development of community foundations in Romania. ARC will work with three emerging community foundations, providing support towards their institutional development.

CF Pervouralsk – XXI – Russia
$50,000 challenge grant to strengthen the community foundation’s grantmaking capacity over three years. The grant will be used to help raise matching funds locally in support of the foundation’s Youth Bank project.

Chepelare Community Foundation – Bulgaria
$42,850 to support the development of endowment building strategies among 10 Bulgarian community foundations over one year.

NITRA Community Foundation – Slovakia
$41,000 challenge grant over three years to support Nitra’s efforts to mobilise resources for its grantmaking programmes and endowments locally.

REVIA-Small-Carpathian Community Foundation – Slovakia
$50,000 challenge grant over three years to support endowment building efforts.

TUSEV-Third Sector Foundation of Turkey – Turkey
$5,000 to explore the potential for community foundation development in Turkey

$5,000 to publicise conference outcomes.

Latin America & Caribbean

Cemefi – Centro Mexicano para la Filantropia – Mexico
$5,000 to develop a community foundation handbook for new and existing community foundations in Mexico.

ICom – Instituto Comunitario Grande Florianopolis (ICom)- Brazil
$15,000 organisational development grant to support the strengthening of the organisation’s board and governance structure.

$5,000 to develop a “toolbox” for Brazilan community foundations on asset development and social investment.

$50,000 challenge grant over three years to support efforts to mobilise local resources for grantmaking.

South Asia

Mewat Community Foundation – India
$15,000 organisational development grant to provide consultant support in the areas of capacity building, fund management, governance and community outreach.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya Community Development Foundation – Kenya
$5,000 for a peer visit for board and staff members to visit community foundations in the UK.