Grants awarded

Information on this page shows data from our last three full years of grantmaking (1st January 2019 – present).

Grants by date
East Asia Pacific
programme
Conferences and Convenings programme
LIN Center for Community Development | Viet Nam
US $25,000 | 02 JAN 2019 - 31 JUL 2019

Support to the LIN Center’s 2019 annual cross-sector conference “Partnerships, Impact, Sustainability”

Covid-19 programme
EcoThailand Foundation | Thailand
US $9,000 | 08 JAN 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.

Harmony Platform | China
US $30,000 | 15 APR 2020 - 31 DEC 2021

Supporting a small grants programme for community foundation development in China

Indonesia for Humanity | Indonesia
US $20,000 | 03 JAN 2021 - 28 FEB 2022

To build on pemaknaan approach to learning and measurement, as a way to understand the role of small grants in achieving social transformation goals

SPNKK | Philippines
US $18,860 | 15 OCT 2021 - 31 OCT 2022
Strengthen Negrito communities’ collective ability to address critical issues around land tenure and control of natural resources and test a community philanthropy approach
EcoThailand Foundation | Thailand
US $11,800 | 01 JAN 2022 - 31 DEC 2022
To support the development of a community tourism network in the Thai Gulf, building a more resilient local economy following COVID-19
Giving for Change programme
Institutional Development programme
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 | 03 JAN 2020 - 30 JUN 2021

Promote and grow community philanthropy in Vietnam.

Europe and Central Asia
programme
Conferences and Convenings programme
Covid-19 programme
Forum for Civic Initiatives (FIQ) | Albania
US $20,000 | 05 JAN 2020 - 30 JUN 2021

Continuing FIQ’s work with informal youth groups, particularly in light of Covid-19.

Covasna Community Foundation | Romania
US $20,000 | 05 JAN 2020 - 30 APR 2021

To respond to Covid-19 in Covasna County by expanding programmes around local values and fruit trees.

Foundation Community Donation Fund – Stara Zagora | Bulgaria
US $20,000 | 05 JAN 2020 - 30 APR 2021

To support local civil society in the short and long-term in its response to the effects of Covid-19.

Odorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation | Romania
US $20,000 | 05 JAN 2020 - 30 APR 2021

Bridging grant for operational support to OSCF and its Covid-19 response.

Moloda Gromada | Ukraine
US $19,000 | 05 JAN 2020 - 30 APR 2021

Using the “Smart Interactions” app to coordinate and support Covid-19 response in the Ukraine

Arkhangelsk Centre of Social Technologies “Garant” | Russian Federation
US $19,950 | 05 JAN 2020 - 30 APR 2021

Mobilize cross-community response to Covid-19 in short and longer-term.

Bulgarian Fund for Women | Bulgaria
US $20,000 | 07 JAN 2020 - 30 JUN 2021

Supporting women’s community leadership and individual giving in light of Covid-19

Bucharest Community Foundation | Romania
US $20,000 | 07 JAN 2020 - 30 JUN 2021

Bridging grant to enable BCF to deliver its Covid-19 response.

Foundation Step Forward | Serbia
US $16,900 | 08 JAN 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 | 08 JAN 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 | 11 JAN 2020 - 31 DEC 2021

Social inclusion of new communities in the wake of Covid-19.

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.

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

Gandjabasar Community Foundation | Azerbaijan
US $13,420 | 15 JUL 2020 - 28 FEB 2021

To run a small grants programme aiming at supporting local civil society’s response to 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.

Healthy City Community Foundation | Slovakia
US $17,000 | 15 JUL 2020 - 15 NOV 2021

Strengthening social inclusion and protecting minority rights in the context of Covid-19.

Bulgarian Fund for Women | Bulgaria
US $20,000 | 15 OCT 2021 - 31 OCT 2022
To promote community building, support community leaders and deepen/further develop community philanthropy in Bulgaria as a tool for social change and social justice through BFW’s Community Leadership Programme.
Giving for Change programme
Institutional Development programme
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.

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.

Slovak-Czech Women’s Fund | Slovakia
US $15,000 | 01 JAN 2019 - 31 AUG 2021

To support community organizing and women’s activism in Slovakia, while also assisting grassroots groups with local feminist resource mobilization strategies.

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 - 15 DEC 2020

Pilot a new model of skilled volunteering that connects grassroots organizations and Turkish corporations.

Carpathian Foundation – Slovakia | Slovakia
US $20,000 | 03 JAN 2019 - 30 APR 2020

Engaging individual citizens in community dialogue and action

Gandjabasar Community Foundation | Azerbaijan
US $9,760 | 05 JAN 2019 - 31 OCT 2019

Ongoing support for the organizational development of the Gandjabasar Community Foundation.

Covasna Community Foundation | Romania
US $15,000 | 05 JAN 2019 - 30 APR 2020

Initiating community-driven projects in two disadvantaged communities in Covasna County

Ferencváros Community Foundation | Hungary
US $21,700 | 01 NOV 2019 - 31 MAR 2021
Inclusion of migrants in Ferencváros, while shifting public perceptions more positively towards newcomers.
Covasna Community Foundation | Romania
US $20,000 | 01 JAN 2022 - 31 DEC 2022
Operational and programme support in the context of COVID-19 and its impacts.
Latin America and the Caribbean
programme
Conferences and Convenings programme
Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice | Brazil
US $20,000 | 03 JAN 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 | 05 JAN 2020 - 30 APR 2021

Outreach and relief work in response to Covid-19 in the Grand’Anse.

FASOL – Fondo Acción Solidaria, A.C. | Mexico
US $20,000 | 07 JAN 2020 - 30 JUN 2021

Documenting community level responses to Covid-19, including local resource mobilization and solidarity models.

ICom – Instituto Comunitário Grande Florianópolis | Brazil
US $24,040 | 08 JAN 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 | 08 JAN 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.

ELLAS – Mujeres y Filantropía | Argentina
US $0 | 15 MAY 2020 - 14 MAY 2021

To document the role of grassroots womens groups in Latin America in response to Covid-19.

Monteverde Community Fund | Costa Rica
US $19,115 | 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.

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

Fondo Ñeque | Ecuador
US $18,060 | 03 JAN 2021 - 28 FEB 2022

Start-up activities, including piloting local grantmaking to address needs emerging around COVID-19.

Haiti Community Foundation | Haiti
US $20,000 | 04 JAN 2021 - 31 DEC 2021

Rebuilding livelihoods in the Grand-Anse in the wake of COVID-19.

Amigos de San Cristóbal, A.C. | Mexico
US $20,000 | 01 JUN 2021 - 31 MAY 2022
Strengthen community philanthropy work – through giving circles, research and outreach – to benefit the most vulnerable communities in the Chiapas Highlands
Guanacaste Community Fund | Costa Rica
US $20,000 | 01 JAN 2022 - 31 DEC 2022
Institutional support for domestic resource mobilization and communication.
Monteverde Community Fund | Costa Rica
US $13,980 | 01 FEB 2022 - 31 DEC 2022
Organizational strengthening and alliance building
Giving for Change programme
TABÔA Fortalecimento Comunitário | Brazil
US $26,000 | 01 JAN 2022 - 31 JAN 2023
Strengthen community philanthropy through small grants and capacity strengthening and introduction of giving circle concept
Fundo Agbara | Brazil
US $20,000 | 01 FEB 2022 - 31 JAN 2023
Institutional support
Institutional Development programme
Monteverde Community Fund | Costa Rica
US $19,600 | 04 JAN 2019 - 31 MAY 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 - 15 MAY 2021

Staff and operational costs

Fundación Punta de Mita | Mexico
US $20,000 | 15 MAY 2019 - 15 SEP 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 | 04 JAN 2020 - 31 MAR 2021

Start-up activities, including hiring staff and mobilizing local funds.

Emerger – Socio-Environmental Fund Colombia | Colombia
US $20,000 | 07 JAN 2020 - 31 DEC 2020

Start-up activities including piloting local grantmaking.

Middle East and North Africa
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.

Waqfeyat Al-Maadi Community Foundation | Egypt
US $25,000 | 04 JAN 2021 - 31 MAR 2022

Rebuilding livelihoods through the Home Factory initiative

Tamkeen Community Foundation for Human Development | Morocco
US $20,000 | 15 MAY 2021 - 14 MAY 2022
To create a virtual story-telling platform that can be used to reach out to new audiences and donors.
Giving for Change programme
Institutional Development programme
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 $25,000 | 04 JAN 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).

South Asia
programme
Conferences and Convenings programme
Tewa | Nepal
US $10,000 | 09 JAN 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 | 05 JAN 2020 - 30 APR 2021

Supporting Guwahati’s urban poor in both the short and longer terms against the backdrop of Covid-19.

Solidarity Foundation | India
US $20,000 | 07 JAN 2020 - 30 JUN 2021

Support for immediate and longer-term community-based responses to Covid-19 among marginalized sexual minority groups and sex workers.

Keystone Foundation | India
US $20,000 | 07 JAN 2020 - 30 JUN 2021

Continuation of efforts to explore and support the development of the community foundation concept with Keystone Foundation’s partners.

Tewa | Nepal
US $20,000 | 07 JAN 2020 - 31 JUL 2021

Small grants to grassroots women’s groups in Nepal to respond to socio-economic impacts of Covid-19.

Sindh Community Foundation | Pakistan
US $7,000 | 12 JAN 2020 - 31 MAY 2021

Conducting an initial feasibility study for building local giving, and organizing pilot fundraising activities.

South Asia Women Foundation India | India
US $20,000 | 01 AUG 2020 - 31 OCT 2021
Document the impacts of COVID-19 on women & trans groups in India to inform awareness-raising and local resource mobilization.
Keystone Foundation | India
US $16,000 | 15 JUN 2021 - 15 DEC 2021
Support to local indigenous groups most affected by COVID-19
Foundation for Social Transformation – Enabling North East India | India
US $15,350 | 01 JUL 2021 - 31 DEC 2021
Supporting vulnerable families with food relief and providing assistance around vaccine awareness and registration
Gramin Evam Nagar Vikas Parishad (GENVP) | India
US $15,570 | 01 JUL 2021 - 31 DEC 2021
Support to vulnerable Dalit communities in Bihar following the second wave of COVID-19
Nagarik Aawaz | Nepal
US $15,000 | 01 JUL 2021 - 31 OCT 2021
Support to local vulnerable groups most affected by COVID-19
Keystone Foundation | India
US $19,540 | 01 DEC 2021 - 30 NOV 2022
Continuation of efforts to explore and support the development of the community foundation concept with Keystone Foundation’s partners.
Tewa | Nepal
US $50,000 | 01 APR 2022 - 31 AUG 2022
To support women’s organizations and strengthen volunteer networks, building community resilience during COVID-19.
Giving for Change programme
Institutional Development programme
Foundation for Social Transformation – Enabling North East India | India
US $16,000 | 01 JAN 2019 - 31 DEC 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 $0 | 02 JAN 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 | 04 JAN 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 $17,920 | 07 JAN 2019 - 31 MAR 2021

Institutional development (including local resource mobilization and participatory processes).

Sub-Saharan Africa
programme
Social Change Assistance Trust | South Africa
US $0 | 01 FEB 2022 - 31 JAN 2023
Evaluation of SCAT’s work
Conferences and Convenings programme
Covid-19 programme
DOCKDA Rural Development Agency | South Africa
US $20,000 | 05 JAN 2020 - 30 APR 2021

Flexible support for Covid-19 response

Social Change Assistance Trust | South Africa
US $20,000 | 05 JAN 2020 - 30 APR 2021

To support and document community-based partner organizations’ response to Covid-19 lockdown and impacts on social cohesion.

Twerwaneho Listeners Club | Uganda
US $20,000 | 05 JAN 2020 - 30 APR 2021

Continue building community philanthropy, as TLC and its community responds to Covid-19.

Grassroots Development Initiatives Foundation-Kenya (GRADIF-K) | Kenya
US $19,990 | 05 JAN 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 | 06 JAN 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 | 06 JAN 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.

Kabale Municipality Development Foundation | Uganda
US $20,000 | 07 JAN 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 | 10 JAN 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.

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.

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.

Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises | Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
US $35,000 | 01 JAN 2021 - 31 DEC 2021

To explore the feasibility of community philanthropy in the DRC and small grants to women’s groups

Community Foundation for the Western Region of Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe
US $25,000 | 02 JAN 2021 - 31 JAN 2022

Operational and programme support – COVID-19

The Foundation for Civil Society | Tanzania, United Republic of
US $20,000 | 15 JAN 2021 - 31 DEC 2021

To document stories of giving in Tanzania during the COVID-19 pandemic

Zambian Governance Foundation | Zambia
US $65,880 | 15 JUN 2021 - 14 JUN 2022
To promote community financial asset building by supporting communities through financial literacy, mentoring for small businesses, and the creation of community funds.
Kabale Municipality Development Foundation | Uganda
US $10,000 | 01 JUL 2021 - 30 SEP 2021
Leveraging KMDF’s community giving work and networks to fundraise for home based medical care for COVID-19 patients in Kabale
Twerwaneho Listeners Club | Uganda
US $35,500 | 01 JUL 2021 - 30 JUN 2022
To scale up local giving, with a specific focus on mobilizing resources for – and engagement around – human rights issues
CivSource Africa | Uganda
US $20,000 | 15 AUG 2021 - 14 AUG 2022
To generate conversations through stories on community philanthropy among children, and to create platforms that bring together philanthropists through dialogue on community philanthropy
Kenya Community Development Foundation | Kenya
US $50,000 | 15 DEC 2021 - 15 DEC 2022
To conduct a mid-term review of KCDF’s strategic plan in the light of COVID-19 & engage in grassroots grantmaking and resource mobilization.
Thubutu Africa Initiatives | Tanzania, United Republic of
US $27,220 | 01 JAN 2022 - 31 DEC 2022
To assess the potential of community philanthropy as a driver for sustainable change
Giving for Change programme
Taala Foundation | Uganda
US $20,000 | 01 NOV 2021 - 31 OCT 2022
To increase opportunities for LGBTQ+ communities and allies to drive their own development, using sports as an entryway for activism and solidarity.
Resources Oriented Development Initiatives (RODI) | Kenya
US $20,000 | 01 DEC 2021 - 31 DEC 2022
To strengthen RODI’s organizational capacity in local resource mobilization and community philanthropy interventions
Civil Collective | Uganda
US $25,000 | 01 DEC 2021 - 30 NOV 2022
Promoting locally-led development in Eastern Uganda, through consultations with communities and other stakeholders, small grants, research/documentation and study visits.
Kilimani Project Foundation | Kenya
US $25,600 | 01 FEB 2022 - 30 SEP 2022
To engage Kilimani residents in issues around urban development
Institutional Development programme
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

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.

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.

XOESE, Le Fonds pour les Femmes Francophones | Togo
US $15,000 | 05 JAN 2019 - 31 DEC 2019

Support for start-up activities, including grantmaking

Social Change Assistance Trust | South Africa
US $20,000 | 05 JAN 2019 - 31 DEC 2019

Building capacity of SCAT grantee partners to write their own stories for publication in a book.

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

Twerwaneho Listeners Club | Uganda
US $10,740 | 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 - 31 OCT 2020

To conduct a study on the potential of community philanthropy in Burkina Faso.

Earthrise Trust | South Africa
US $15,975 | 12 JAN 2020 - 30 JUN 2021

Participatory community asset mapping exercise to lay groundwork for an innovative, long-term and holistic development strategy for the community of Naledi Village

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.

Community Development Foundation Western Cape | South Africa
US $30,000 | 01 JAN 2022 - 31 DEC 2022
Institutional support, including for leadership transition.
Western Europe
programme
Conferences and Convenings programme
Covid-19 programme
Bürgerstiftung Duisburg | Germany
US $20,000 | 05 JAN 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 | 07 JAN 2020 - 31 DEC 2021

Support for alternative income generation activities with and for Bedouin communities, especially women.

Bürgerstiftung Stuttgart | Germany
US $20,000 | 08 JAN 2020 - 31 JUL 2021

Covid-19 response with specific focus on reaching vulnerable communities.

Fondazione di Comunità del Canavese | Italy
US $20,000 | 09 JAN 2020 - 30 NOV 2021

To work with migrants and the elderly to establish new community gardens in Canavese, overcoming isolation post Covid-19 lockdown.

Giving for Change programme
Institutional Development programme
Mediterranean Women’s Fund | France
US $20,000 | 01 JAN 2020 - 30 JUN 2021

To test local resource mobilization strategies in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.