|Donor:||Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF)|
|Application procedure:||Online Application|
|Donor base:||South Africa|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||5.000$|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||20.000$|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Capacity Building
- Children & Youth
- Economic Development
- Environment & Natural Resources
- Food Security
- Governance & Democracy
- Human Rights
- Social Inclusion
- Women & Gender
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen
Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine
The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) is a grassroots grantmaker working to promote and support institutions of community philanthropy around the world. They work with individual community foundations and other local grantmakers and their networks around the world, with a particular focus on the global south and the emerging economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Through small grants, technical support and networking, they help these local institutions to strengthen and grow so that they can fulfil their potential as vehicles for local development and as part of the infrastructure for sustainable development, poverty alleviation and citizen participation.
Their core objectives are to (1) strengthen the efforts of community philanthropy organizations to respond toissues at the community level (e.g. social cohesion and other community divisions, environmental issues, women’s, youth, other minority rights, marginalized and vulnerable communities etc.); and to (2) strengthen the overall durability and effectiveness of community philanthropy organizations as trusted and rooted vehicles for people-led, people-owned development (whether around grantmaking systems, governance and management structures, fund development and sustainability, communications platforms, etc.).
Eligible are emerging and more-established community foundations, philanthropy support organisations and community foundation networks and associations.
They fund projects in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, East and Central Europe, and Central Asia.
They provide one-year grants up to an amount of $20,000 although most grants are in the range of $5,000–$15,000.
A large part of the GFCF’s grantmaking is done through a closed call for applications. However, they do offer occasional open calls for concept notes and are always ready to respond to inquiries about grant opportunities. Online grant inquiries can be sent all year round using the online submission form on their website. Alternatively, applicants may submit a preliminary concept note of no more than one page by e-mail to info(a)globalfundcf.org. This letter should include responses to each of the fields contained in the online grant inquiry. After reviewing submissions, the GFCF will then determine eligibility. If the initial grant inquiry satisfies their criteria, they will send applicants a longer, online application form for completion.