Let’s develop philanthropy for sustainable communities

Let’s develop philanthropy for sustainable communities 2017-02-25T15:12:19+00:00



Czech Republic



This partnership is going to learn how the Community Foundations established in rural areas can educate their communities to give, to get and to do for their sustainable future. In the global economic crisis is crucial to create sustainable local communities which are more consciousness on their own problems and are more active in solving them. On the border of the civil society and business sector the CFs are building these sustainable communities based on philanthropy.

This partnership is built-up partners from four European countries: Bulgaria, Czech R, Poland and Romania. All partners are CF active in rural area (established in small town and serve their regions) and interested in developing philanthropy, having good experiences and practices in this field. All of them have special fundraising, grantmaking and community development activities.

By this partnership we are going to identify, to know and disseminate different methods of community building trough philanthropy in rural areas around Europe. The rural communities’ reality is a special one in the CF’s world.

During this project a complex experience exchange will be organized with the involvement of each partner. There will be study visits in each country. During each study visit will be organized a Local Philanthropy Workshop on the next themes: How can be involved individual and institutional donors? What type of grant-giving program should serve the community’s sustainable growth? How can mobilize and involve the community members to community work (voluntary-based) and in decision making processes?

To disseminate this knowledge, good practices, experiences in a large scale we will create a CD with best practices.

Partners: Lom Community Fund (Bulgaria), South Moravian Community Foundation (Czech R.), Snow Mountain Community Fund (Poland)

Budget: 15.000 EUR


The Let’s develop philanthropy for sustainable communities project has received European Commission funding in the form of a grant from GRUNDTVIG-action (2012-1-RO1-GRU06-22713) of the European Lifelong Learning Programme. All views expressed in this presentatio are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.