WINGS Community Foundation Global Status Report 2010

A new format for the GSR

The 2010 Community Foundation Global Status Report is the sixth in a series of reports on the development of community foundations around the world, and the first web-based version of this signature report. It was commissioned and funded by Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS).

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Representatives from various communities protest in front of Lake Winnipeg to secure watershed

Community Foundations of Canada (CFC)

Representatives from various communities protest in front of Lake Winnipeg to secure watershed for current and future generations. A collaborative effort of 13 Community Foundations, supported by CFC, has placed the issue firmly on the political agenda.

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In Asia and Africa, the legal and fiscal environments for community foundations tend to be unfavorable.

The Community Foundation for the Western Region of Zimbabwe

This foundation arose from a community collective savings program known as Qogelela. It was launched in 1998 with a small endowment from Qogelela Associations for Progress. It works to improve the quality of life for the economically disadvantaged in communities mainly in Matabeleland South, North and the Midlands province

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