Grants awarded

Information on this page shows data from our last three full years of grantmaking (1st January 2017 – present).

Grants by date
East Asia Pacific
Burning Issues programme
Conferences and Convenings programme
LIN Center for Community Development | Viet Nam
US $25,000 | 01 FEB 2019 - 31 JUL 2019
Support to the LIN Center’s 2019 annual cross-sector conference “Partnerships, Impact, Sustainability”
Covid-19 programme
Harmony Platform | China
US $30,000 | 15 APR 2020 - 31 DEC 2021
Supporting a small grants programme for community foundation development in China
EcoThailand Foundation | Thailand
US $9,000 | 01 AUG 2020 - 31 JUL 2021
Coordination of community response to effects of Covid-19 on vulnerable groups in Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, and exploration of a longer-term structure for promoting cooperation, solidarity and local philanthropy etc.
Institutional Development programme
Mongolian Women’s Fund | Mongolia
US $17,000 | 15 JAN 2018 - 31 JUL 2018
Institutional development support, to allow MONES to assess and improve its internal structures and processes, as well as to conduct a review of its grantmaking strategy.
LIN Center for Community Development | Viet Nam
US $25,000 | 01 JUN 2018 - 31 DEC 2018
Institutional support & programme development
Urgent Action Fund for Asia and Pacific | Australia
US $10,000 | 01 AUG 2018 - 31 OCT 2018
Scoping study for resource mobilization in Papua New Guinea and Fiji (in collaboration with Fiji Women’s Fund).
Harmony Platform | China
US $31,000 | 01 JAN 2019 - 30 JUN 2020
Support and small grants programme for community foundation development in China
LIN Center for Community Development | Viet Nam
US $30,000 | 01 MAR 2020 - 28 FEB 2021
Promote and grow community philanthropy in Vietnam.
Migration & Inclusion programme
Europe and Central Asia
Burning Issues programme
Forum for Civic Initiatives (FIQ) | Albania
US $15,000 | 01 APR 2018 - 31 DEC 2018
Expand and strengthen FIQs work with informal youth groups
Conferences and Convenings programme
Covid-19 programme
Covasna Community Foundation | Romania
US $20,000 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
To respond to Covid-19 in Covasna County by expanding programmes around local values and fruit trees.
Arkhangelsk Centre of Social Technologies “Garant” | Russian Federation
US $19,950 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
Mobilize cross-community response to Covid-19 in short and longer-term
Foundation Community Donation Fund – Stara Zagora | Bulgaria
US $20,000 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
To support local civil society in the short and long-term in its response to the effects of Covid-19.
Forum for Civic Initiatives (FIQ) | Albania
US $20,000 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 JUN 2021
Continuing FIQ’s work with informal youth groups, particularly in light of Covid-19.
Odorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation | Romania
US $20,000 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
Bridging grant for operational support to OSCF and its Covid-19 response.
Moloda Gromada | Ukraine
US $19,000 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
Using the “Smart Interactions” app to coordinate and support Covid-19 response in the Ukraine
FemFund | Poland
US $20,000 | 15 JUN 2020 - 14 JUN 2022
Resource mobilization – in Poland and overseas - as a strategy for community resilience and mobilizing constituencies for women’s rights.
Local Community Development Foundation Stip | Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
US $19,940 | 15 JUN 2020 - 14 JUN 2021
Engage youth groups to build community philanthropy and solidarity in response to challenges associated with Covid-19.
Bucharest Community Foundation | Romania
US $20,000 | 01 JUL 2020 - 30 JUN 2021
Bridging grant to enable BCF to deliver its Covid-19 response.
Bulgarian Fund for Women | Bulgaria
US $20,000 | 01 JUL 2020 - 30 JUN 2021
Supporting women’s community leadership and individual giving in light of Covid-19
Foundation Community Donation Fund Sliven | Bulgaria
US $19,500 | 15 JUL 2020 - 14 JUL 2021
Outreach and support to vulnerable groups most affected by Covid-19.
Gandjabasar Community Foundation | Azerbaijan
US $13,420 | 15 JUL 2020 - 31 DEC 2020
To run a small grants programme aiming at supporting local civil society’s response to Covid-19.
Healthy City Community Foundation | Slovakia
US $17,000 | 15 JUL 2020 - 31 OCT 2021
Strengthening social inclusion and protecting minority rights in the context of Covid-19.
Reconstruction Women’s Fund | Serbia
US $20,000 | 15 JUL 2020 - 14 JUL 2021
Protecting the rights and well-being of most marginalized and vulnerable groups, including rapid response grants, in context of Covid-19
Foundation Step Forward | Serbia
US $16,900 | 01 AUG 2020 - 31 DEC 2021
To build connections and foster new relationships between different groups, and to increase solidarity in the Zajecar community post Covid-19.
Bardejov Community Foundation | Slovakia
US $19,920 | 01 AUG 2020 - 31 DEC 2021
To build a stronger and more inclusive Bardejov in the wake of Covid-19
Nitra Community Foundation | Slovakia
US $20,000 | 01 NOV 2020 - 31 DEC 2021
Social inclusion of new communities in the wake of Covid-19.
Institutional Development programme
Gandjabasar Community Foundation (GCF) | Azerbaijan
US $12,500 | 01 MAR 2018 - 30 SEP 2018
To support the organizational development of the Gandjabasar Community Foundation.
Fagaras County Community Foundation | Romania
US $15,000 | 01 MAR 2018 - 28 FEB 2019
Engaging the diaspora population from Fagaras County.
Penza Community Foundation “Civil Unity” | Russian Federation
US $20,000 | 01 JUN 2018 - 31 MAY 2019
To create the first multicultural co-working space in Penza.
Foundation Step Forward | Serbia
US $9,995 | 01 NOV 2018 - 30 NOV 2019
To engage the diaspora population from the Timok Region in the activities and fundraising efforts of the Foundation Step Forward.
Odorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation | Romania
US $18,500 | 01 NOV 2018 - 31 MAR 2020
Development of an electronic platform to encourage increased individual philanthropic giving in Romania.
Bucharest Community Foundation | Romania
US $32,550 | 01 NOV 2018 - 31 MAR 2020
Piloting a leadership programme for local civil society leaders.
Slovak-Czech Women’s Fund | Slovakia
US $15,000 | 01 JAN 2019 - 15 NOV 2020
To support community organizing and women’s activism in Slovakia, while also assisting grassroots groups with local feminist resource mobilization strategies.
Obrenovac Youth Foundation | Serbia
US $11,500 | 01 JAN 2019 - 31 DEC 2019
Further develop the Neighbourhood Initiative Fund, and establish an annual local philanthropy award.
Tuzla Community Foundation | Bosnia and Herzegovina
US $18,800 | 01 JAN 2019 - 31 DEC 2019
Repeat Vital Signs methodology to identify current community challenges, link with SDGs, and raise issue of migration.
Support Foundation for Civil Society | Turkey
US $17,000 | 01 JAN 2019 - 30 APR 2020
Pilot a new model of skilled volunteering that connects grassroots organizations and Turkish corporations.
Valmiera Region Community Foundation | Latvia
US $15,000 | 01 JAN 2019 - 30 APR 2020
To undertake needs and impact assessments, to better inform the future direction of the organization and its fundraising strategies.
Carpathian Foundation – Slovakia | Slovakia
US $20,000 | 01 MAR 2019 - 30 APR 2020
Engaging individual citizens in community dialogue and action
Gandjabasar Community Foundation (GCF) | Azerbaijan
US $8,000 | 01 MAY 2019 - 31 OCT 2019
Ongoing support for the organizational development of the Gandjabasar Community Foundation.
Covasna Community Foundation | Romania
US $15,000 | 01 MAY 2019 - 30 APR 2020
Initiating community-driven projects in two disadvantaged communities in Covasna County
Migration & Inclusion programme
Bürgerstiftung Duisburg | Germany
US $15,000 | 01 AUG 2018 - 31 DEC 2018
Encouraging the inclusion and participation of asylum seekers and migrants in Duisburg’s daily life.
Latin America and the Caribbean
Burning Issues programme
Conferences and Convenings programme
Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice | Brazil
US $20,000 | 01 MAR 2019 - 31 AUG 2019
Organization of a seminar to raise the profile of community philanthropy in Brazil.
Covid-19 programme
Haiti Community Foundation | Haiti
US $20,000 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
Outreach and relief work in response to Covid-19 in the Grand’Anse.
Monteverde Community Fund | Costa Rica
US $19,112 | 15 MAY 2020 - 14 MAY 2021
Participate in immediate Covid-19 emergency response aimed at reaching most vulnerable parts of the community; to support efforts towards a diversified, durable local economy longer-term.
ELLAS – Mujeres y Filantropía | Argentina
US $19,700 | 15 MAY 2020 - 14 MAY 2021
To document the role of grassroots womens groups in Latin America in response to Covid-19.
FASOL – Fondo Acción Solidaria, A.C. | Mexico
US $20,000 | 01 JUL 2020 - 30 JUN 2021
Documenting community level responses to Covid-19, including local resource mobilization and solidarity models.
Casa Fluminense | Brazil
US $20,000 | 15 JUL 2020 - 14 JUL 2021
Small grants and other support to grassroots groups and solidarity networks for Covid-19 response in the periphery of Metropolitan Rio de Janeiro
ICom – Instituto Comunitário Grande Florianópolis | Brazil
US $24,040 | 01 AUG 2020 - 31 JUL 2021
Strengthening community philanthropy for social justice in Florianópolis by building a donor base, and improving ICom's grantmaking and capacity building practices aimed at grassroots groups and movements.
Guanacaste Community Fund | Costa Rica
US $20,000 | 01 AUG 2020 - 31 JUL 2021
Working with community-based partners to meet short-term needs against the backdrop of Covid-19, while helping create the basis for a more resilient and sustainable local economy in the longer term.
Institutional Development programme
Fondo Semillas | Mexico
US $25,000 | 01 JAN 2018 - 31 DEC 2019
Strengthening citizens’ participation and women’s leadership in Mexico’s earthquake recovery efforts.
Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice | Brazil
US $25,000 | 01 JUL 2018 - 31 AUG 2019
Research, network members’ meeting, public event – (in conjunction with GIFE), produce materials – discussion papers, articles etc.
FASOL – Fondo Acción Solidaria, A.C. | Mexico
US $20,000 | 01 OCT 2018 - 31 DEC 2019
To create a national network of grassroots community organizations working to strengthen community access to land and resources in Mexico.
Monteverde Community Fund | Costa Rica
US $15,000 | 01 OCT 2018 - 30 SEP 2019
Capital contribution towards permanent office and community space for the Monteverde Community Fund and its partners.
Fondo Región Colonia | Uruguay
US $20,000 | 01 OCT 2018 - 31 MAR 2020
Deepening work with corporates through establishing a diploma course on business social responsibility, and exploration of replicating the Fondo Región Colonia model in another department in Uruguay (Maldonado).
ELLAS- Women and Philanthropy @ CEDES | Argentina
US $15,000 | 01 DEC 2018 - 30 SEP 2019
Build a regional network of women community philanthropy leaders in Latin America (excluding Brazil)
Monteverde Community Fund | Costa Rica
US $19,600 | 01 APR 2019 - 31 MAR 2020
Covering some of MCF’s core costs (including Director’s salary, accounting services, office expenses) until they transition to their new, permanent office.
Haiti Community Foundation | Haiti
US $20,000 | 15 APR 2019 - 14 APR 2020
Staff and operational costs
Fundación Punta de Mita | Mexico
US $18,800 | 15 MAY 2019 - 14 MAY 2020
To pilot a new grantmaking strategy to non-profits which includes training in participative methods for defining goals and strategies.
Fundación Socioambiental Semilla | Bolivia, Plurinational State of
US $20,000 | 01 APR 2020 - 31 MAR 2021
Start-up activities, including hiring staff and mobilizing local funds.
Emerger – Socio-Environmental Fund Colombia | Colombia
US $20,000 | 01 JUL 2020 - 31 DEC 2020
Start-up activities including piloting local grantmaking.
Migration & Inclusion programme
Middle East and North Africa
Burning Issues programme
Conferences and Convenings programme
Covid-19 programme
Rawa – Creative Palestinian Communities Fund | Palestine
US $20,000 | 15 JUL 2020 - 14 JUL 2021
Documentation, story-telling and advocacy work aimed at highlighting the Rawa model and experiences of participatory grantmaking.
Institutional Development programme
Dalia Association | Palestine
US $30,000 | 01 JUL 2018 - 30 SEP 2019
Strengthen the capacity of the organization and its staff in general, particularly related to communications.
South Sinai Foundation | United Kingdom
US $11,067 | 01 OCT 2018 - 30 SEP 2019
Core costs / bridging funding
Waqfeyat Al-Maadi Community Foundation | Egypt
US $50,000 | 01 JAN 2019 - 31 DEC 2020
Proposed grant activity:Institutional support for building local philanthropy and programme / grantmaking activities
Dalia Association | Palestine
US $25,721 | 01 APR 2020 - 31 MAR 2021
Increase outreach around, and participation in, the Diaspora Solidarity Programme, and to support some core costs (salaries, communications and staff professional development).
Migration & Inclusion programme
South Asia
Burning Issues programme
Conferences and Convenings programme
Tewa | Nepal
US $10,000 | 01 SEP 2019 - 31 OCT 2019
To support a delegation from Tewa to attend the September 2019 Prospera Asia-Pacific Regional Convening in Thailand.
Covid-19 programme
Foundation for Social Transformation – Enabling North East India | India
US $20,040 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
Supporting Guwahati’s urban poor in both the short and longer terms against the backdrop of Covid-19.
Tewa | Nepal
US $20,000 | 01 JUL 2020 - 31 JUL 2021
Small grants to grassroots women’s groups in Nepal to respond to socio-economic impacts of Covid-19.
Keystone Foundation | India
US $20,000 | 01 JUL 2020 - 30 JUN 2021
Continuation of efforts to explore and support the development of the community foundation concept with Keystone Foundation’s partners.
Solidarity Foundation | India
US $20,000 | 01 JUL 2020 - 30 JUN 2021
Support for immediate and longer-term community-based responses to Covid-19 among marginalized sexual minority groups and sex workers.
South Asia Women Foundation India | India
US $20,000 | 01 AUG 2020 - 31 JUL 2021
Document the impacts of COVID-19 on women & trans groups in India to inform awareness-raising and local resource mobilization.
Sindh Community Foundation | Pakistan
US $7,000 | 01 DEC 2020 - 31 MAY 2021
Conducting an initial feasibility study for building local giving, and organizing pilot fundraising activities.
Institutional Development programme
Keystone Foundation | India
US $19,994 | 01 JAN 2018 - 31 DEC 2018
Feasibility study and consultations to explore for potential for adoption of community foundation concept among Keystone Foundation’s area centres in Tamil Nadu.
UHAI | Kenya
US $20,000 | 01 APR 2018 - 31 MAR 2019
Research on governance models around participatory grantmaking
Foundation for Social Transformation – Enabling North East India | India
US $15,573 | 01 JAN 2019 - 31 MAY 2020
Building on previous efforts to pilot community philanthropy approach among CBO partners; building local donor base for FST.
Gramin Evam Nagar Vikas Parishad (GENVP) | India
US $19,000 | 01 JAN 2019 - 31 DEC 2019
Continuation of establishment of institutionalized systems for the development of community philanthropy amongst the Dalit communities in Bihar
Kolkata Initiatives: Centre for Health and Social Justice | India
US $11,000 | 01 FEB 2019 - 31 JAN 2020
To strengthen local resource mobilization efforts and expand work on community centres for women and girls.
Keystone Foundation | India
US $20,000 | 01 APR 2019 - 31 MAY 2020
Ongoing efforts to explore and support development of community foundation concept among Keystone Foundation’s area centres in Tamil Nadu.
Solidarity Foundation | India
US $17,913 | 01 JUL 2019 - 30 JUN 2020
Institutional development (including local resource mobilization and participatory processes).
Migration & Inclusion programme
Sub-Saharan Africa
Burning Issues programme
Conferences and Convenings programme
African Philanthropy Network | Tanzania, United Republic of
US $5,000 | 01 JAN 2018 - 31 JUL 2018
Supporting the strengthening of the APN Secretariat
Covid-19 programme
DOCKDA Rural Development Agency | South Africa
US $20,000 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
Flexible support for Covid-19 response
Twerwaneho Listeners Club | Uganda
US $20,000 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
Continue building community philanthropy, as TLC and its community responds to Covid-19.
Social Change Assistance Trust | South Africa
US $20,000 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
To support and document community-based partner organizations’ response to Covid-19 lockdown and impacts on social cohesion.
Grassroots Development Initiatives Foundation-Kenya (GRADIF-K) | Kenya
US $19,992 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
Response to effects of Covid-19 and building community resilience through community philanthropy in Tharaka Nithi county.
Civil Collective | Uganda
US $20,000 | 01 JUN 2020 - 31 MAY 2021
Responding to Covid-19 with a particular focus on vulnerable groups, and rebuilding livelihoods in the long-term.
Community Development Foundation Western Cape | South Africa
US $20,000 | 01 JUN 2020 - 31 MAY 2021
Support to Covid-19 Relief Fund to target most vulnerable members of community in urban centres, farms and fishing villages of Western Cape.
West Coast Community Foundation | South Africa
US $10,000 | 15 JUN 2020 - 15 JAN 2021
Operational and programme support for WCCF’s Covid-19 response in rural communities in the West Coast region of the Western Cape.
Kabale Municipality Development Foundation | Uganda
US $20,000 | 01 JUL 2020 - 30 JUN 2022
Fostering community philanthropy in Kabale Municipality, including for Covid-19 response.
Initiative Pananetugri pour le Bien-être de la Femme (IPBF) | Burkina Faso
US $20,000 | 01 OCT 2020 - 31 MAR 2021
Mapping of priorities and needs for organizations focusing on women and girls in Francophone West Africa, to inform the work of the new Pananetugri Fund.
Initiative for Community Advancement | South Africa
US $16,450 | 15 OCT 2020 - 14 OCT 2021
To support the incubation of a community foundation in the Bergrivier municipal area, particularly in the aftermath of Covid-19.
Institutional Development programme
Social Change Assistance Trust | South Africa
US $20,000 | 01 FEB 2018 - 31 JAN 2019
Working with rural partners to establish Youth Development Funds.
Zambian Governance Foundation | Zambia
US $20,000 | 01 FEB 2018 - 31 JAN 2019
WEMIHS | Kenya
US $18,000 | 01 APR 2018 - 28 FEB 2019
To explore new sources of income for the organization, in order to support the implementation of WEMIHS’ new strategic plan.
Kenya Community Development Foundation | Kenya
US $38,000 | 01 MAY 2018 - 28 FEB 2019
Documentation of experience, practice, models
Kabale Municipality Development Foundation | Uganda
US $22,000 | 01 MAY 2018 - 30 APR 2019
Piloting community philanthropy approach
L’Association 3535 | Cote d'Ivoire
US $12,000 | 15 SEP 2018 - 31 JAN 2019
Feasibility study for local/community philanthropy development in Côte d'Ivoire.
Community Development Foundation Western Cape | South Africa
US $20,000 | 01 OCT 2018 - 15 FEB 2020
To pilot Giving Circles
Kilimani Project Foundation | Kenya
US $25,000 | 01 OCT 2018 - 30 SEP 2019
Start-up costs for a Re-use, Regenerate and Recycle (3Rs) programme across Nairobi.
Civil Collective | Uganda
US $12,000 | 01 NOV 2018 - 30 APR 2019
Start-up activities – community grantmaking and resource mobilization in Iganga district
Ikhala Trust | South Africa
US $16,500 | 01 DEC 2018 - 31 OCT 2019
Documentation of the Ikhala Trust’s approach, through the preparation of case studies focusing on the trust’s grantmaking.
DOCKDA Rural Development Agency | South Africa
US $12,000 | 01 JAN 2019 - 31 MAY 2019
To produce a study on DOCKDA’s support of grassroots womens’ organizations, with the goal of attracting more funding - local and otherwise - to these groups.
Zambian Governance Foundation | Zambia
US $20,000 | 01 JAN 2019 - 31 MAR 2020
Continuation of work to establish community endowment funds as part of wider efforts to promote and demonstrate community philanthropy among a range of audiences in Zambia and internationally
Community Foundation for the Western Region of Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe
US $21,000 | 01 JAN 2019 - 31 DEC 2019
To continue promoting and strengthening community philanthropy in the Bulilima and Mangwe districts.
The Foundation for Civil Society | Tanzania, United Republic of
US $20,000 | 15 MAR 2019 - 31 DEC 2019
To promote community philanthropy in Tanzania with a cluster of civil society organization partners including the foundation itself
Social Change Assistance Trust | South Africa
US $20,000 | 01 MAY 2019 - 31 DEC 2019
Building capacity of SCAT grantee partners to write their own stories for publication in a book.
XOESE, Le Fonds pour les Femmes Francophones | Togo
US $15,000 | 01 MAY 2019 - 31 DEC 2019
Support for start-up activities, including grantmaking
Twerwaneho Listeners Club | Uganda
US $10,732 | 15 JUN 2019 - 15 DEC 2019
Exploration of community philanthropy activities in Western Uganda
CivSource Africa | Uganda
US $20,000 | 15 OCT 2019 - 14 OCT 2020
Developing new programme “Omutima Omugabi” (A Heart that Gives) to encourage conversations around, and build the practice of, community philanthropy in Uganda.
Initiative Pananetugri pour le Bien-être de la Femme (IPBF) | Burkina Faso
US $20,000 | 01 JAN 2020 - 30 JUN 2020
To conduct a study on the potential of community philanthropy in Burkina Faso.
Africa Philanthropy Network | Tanzania, United Republic of
US $5,000 | 15 JUN 2020 - 15 SEP 2020
Bridging support for APN’s operations and programmatic activities.
Migration & Inclusion programme
Western Europe
Burning Issues programme
Conferences and Convenings programme
Covid-19 programme
Bürgerstiftung Duisburg | Germany
US $20,000 | 01 MAY 2020 - 30 APR 2021
Responding to Covid-19 in Duisburg, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups.
South Sinai Foundation | United Kingdom
US $19,990 | 01 JUL 2020 - 31 DEC 2021
Support for alternative income generation activities with and for Bedouin communities, especially women.
Bürgerstiftung Stuttgart | Germany
US $20,000 | 01 AUG 2020 - 31 JUL 2021
Covid-19 response with specific focus on reaching vulnerable communities.
Fondazione di Comunità del Canavese | Italy
US $20,000 | 01 SEP 2020 - 30 NOV 2021
To work with migrants and the elderly to establish new community gardens in Canavese, overcoming isolation post Covid-19 lockdown.
Institutional Development programme
Mediterranean Women’s Fund | France
US $20,000 | 01 JAN 2020 - 31 DEC 2020
To test local resource mobilization strategies in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
Migration & Inclusion programme
Bürgerstiftung Stuttgart | Germany
US $23,000 | 01 JAN 2018 - 31 DEC 2018
Support to the “Education Campus”, focused on the inclusion and participation of refugees in Stuttgart life.