Where next for a global fund?

The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF), established in 2006 at the joint initiative of the World Bank, Ford Foundation and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to broaden community foundation development globally, is beginning to map its future as an independent entity. A project of WINGS and hosted by the European Foundation Centre in Brussels, GFCF’s initial funding was structured over a three-year pilot period.

As a first step in the process of becoming independent, a study has been commissioned to explore some of the key questions that will need to be addressed if the Fund is to realize its goal of becoming a valuable and sustainable resource for the community philanthropy sector globally. These include:

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