Grants awarded – 2008

Europe and Central Asia

Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia, Kazakhstan
US $15,000 to explore and promote the community foundation concept in Kazakhstan.

Kherson Regional Charitable Foundation ‘Zakhyst’, Ukraine
US $8,000 for developing a new strategy for grantmaking and the creation of individual foundations and improving strategies for means attraction.

Dniprovsk Association for Region’s Development, Ukraine
US $8,000 for institutional development activities, including a peer exchange, networking and programme development.

Community Foundation ‘Slagalica’, Croatia
US $15,000 for institutional development and matched funds for grantmaking.

AHALAR Centre for Humane Technologies, Ukraine
US $5,000 to develop to develop and pilot the concept of a “Benefactors Union” (donor club).

Tuzla Community Foundation, Bosnia and Herzegovina
US $10,000 to launch a fundraising campaign in Tuzla municipality to mobilize local resources and raise the profile of the foundation as a grantmaking and donor service organization.

Via Vitae Foundation, Czech Republic
US $10,000 for board development and strategic planning.

The Federation of Polish Foundations, Poland
US $10,000 for capacity building and promotional activities for community foundation development in Serbia.

Resource Centre for Development ALFA, Serbia
US $10,000 for capacity building and promotional activities for community foundation development in Serbia.

Civic Development and Partnership Foundation, Armenia
US $20,000 to promote and explore the community foundation concept with three communities and at the national level in Armenia.

Rural Development Fund, Kyrgyz Republic
US $7,000 to explore the feasibility of the Kok Oirok Community Council for Restoration of Traditional Knowledge and Community Development becoming a local community foundation.

Community Foundation Movement (Foundation Ziedot), Latvia
US$ 15,000 towards salary costs, peer learning and national community foundation conference.

Local Community Development Foundation Stip, Macedonia
US$ 12,000 to strengthen the capacities of this new community foundation through peer exchange and consultant support (from Slovakia / Czech Republic) and through matched funds for grantmaking.

Cluj Community Foundation, Romania
US$ 15,000 to engage in start-up activities, including establishing systems, board development and local resource mobilization.

Odorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation. Romania
US$ 10,000 to engage in programme start-up activities.

Astrakhan Community Foundation, Russia
US$ 10,000 for institutional development activities (including development of grantmaking programme, local resource mobilization and operating costs).

Baikal Community Foundation, Russia
US$ 7,000 towards an urban-based grantmaking initiative aimed at raising the foundation’s profile in Ulan Ude (capital of Republic of Buryatia).

Public organization “Centre of Social Initiations “RYNDA” of Plastun settlement”, Russia
US$ 15,000 for start-up activities for this emerging community foundation based in Russia’s remote Far East (including peer exchange to Tyumen Community Foundation, operating costs and grantmaking).

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

Komunitná nadácia Bardejov, Slovakia
US$ 7,000 for board development and strategic planning and grantmaking strategy development (with technical support provided by Presov Community Foundation).

Latin America and Caribbean

Corporacion Makaia Asesoria Internacional, Colombia
US $15,000 to explore the community foundation concept and its relevance for Colombia.

HelpArgentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
US $14,000 to explore the feasibility of the community foundation concept in Argentina.

Ciudad Viva, Santiago, Chile
US $10,000 for exploration activities aimed at establishing the viability of Ciudad Viva repositioning itself as a community foundation.

Fondo Acción Solidaria, A.C. (FASOL), Baja California, Mexico
US $20,000 to this Mexican community based socio-environmental fund to develop its capacity in building a local fundraising base.

Latin American Center of Human Economy, Local Development Program (CLAEH), Montevideo, Uruguay
$15,000 to continue exploration, dissemination and pilot activities around the introduction of the community foundation concept in Uruguay.

Middle East and North Africa

Community Foundation for South Sinai, Egypt
US $15,000 for start-up activities, including staff recruitment and training.

Dalia Association, Palestine
US $15,000 to pilot a grantmaking and local fundraising programme in Saffa Village.

East Asia Pacific

LIN Foundation, Vietnam
US $18,000 for institutional development.

Association of Foundations, Philippines
US $24,000 to organize and conduct a workshop for six emerging community foundations in the Philippines and provide ongoing technical assistance.

Simag Foundation, Philippines
US $8,000 to conduct a range of activities focused at repositioning it as a community foundation

Sainik Foundation, Delhi, India
US $10,000 to seed the community foundation concept through the mobilization of village community-based funds in Pauri district (Uttarakhand State, Himalayas).

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lurdes Mutola Foundation, Mozambique
US $20,000 for institutional development.

Akuapem Community Foundation, Ghana
US $15,000 for institutional support and marketing.

Pro-Natura / Rivers State Community Foundation, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
US $9,195 for an exchange visit by trustees of the emerging Rivers State Community Foundation to the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.

Greater Durban Community Foundation, South Africa
US $10,000 for planning activities associated with repositioning the GDCF as fully functioning community foundation.

Greater Rustenburg Community Foundation, South Africa
US $15,000 for technical assistance to review and redefine GRCF’s grantmaking strategy.

Consultation Grants

As part of the consultation process associated with its incubation as an independent entity the GFCF has made a series of grants to local partners to support local consultation processes. These include:

Charities Aid Foundation, Russia
$8,500 to conduct a series of consultations with i) national stakeholders in Russia and ii) community foundation practitioners from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region at the Community Foundation Partnership Conference in Togliatti (June 2008).

Alternativas y Capacidades, Mexico
$15,000 as partial funding of a study of community foundations in Mexico conducted in collaboration with Teamworks (co-funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Ford Foundation and Inter-American Foundation).

Instituto Comunitario Grande Florianopolis, Brazil
$15,000 to conduct a series of seminars and surveys with a wide range on stakeholders in Brazil aimed at stimulating discussion and interest in the community foundation concept and other social investment strategies.

Association of Foundations, Philippines
$12,000 to conduct a series of round table discussions and interviews with the international donor community, corporate foundations, community foundations and NGOs in Metro Manila as well as in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Allavida, Kenya
$16,400 to conduct a series of three one-day convenings in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in conjunction with the East Africa Association of Grantmakers.

Conference Attendance Grants

The Russian Community Foundation Partnership’s Annual Conference, Togliatti June 2008
$14,363 to 11 organizations to attend the Togliatti conference

Organisations in attendance:

  • Resource Centre for Development ALFA, Serbia
  • Community Foundation Partnership, Russia
  • Community Fund Chepelare, Bulgaria
  • Donetsk City Charity Foundation, Ukraine
  • Enbekshikazakh Community Foundation, Kazakhstan
  • Foundation Ziedot Community Foundation Movement, Latvia
  • New Shamakhi Community Foundation, Azerbaijan
  • Nikolayev Community Foundation, Ukraine
  • Princes-benefactors Ostrozky Foundation, Ukraine
  • Rural Development Fund, Kyrgyzstan
  • Togliatti ommunity Foundation, Russia
  • Ukrainian Grantmakers Forum, Ukraine
  • Valmiera Region Community Foundation, Latvia

Community Foundations of Canada Conference, Montreal 7-9 November
$23,339 to 9 organizations to attend the CFC conference

Organisations in attendance:

  • Community Development Foundation Western Cape, South Africa
  • Latin American Center of Human Economy, Uruguay
  • Institute for the Development of Social Investment, Brazil
  • Kenya Community Development Foundation, Kenya
  • Ciudad Viva, Chile
  • Presov Community Foundation, Slovak Republic
  • Puebla Community Foundation, Mexico
  • West Coast Community Foundation, South Africa

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