Increasing impact and visibility through non-financial support

Posted on 12 April 2019 | Foundations' operationsHuman rights, citizenship & democracy

The crisis in Greece prompted us to fundamentally rethink our strategy and how we could best meet the growing social needs for the finite resources of the Bodossaki Foundation. An important part of our new approach was to extend our support beyond traditional grant-making to include a range of non-financial support to civil society organisations.

The Zero Project – Evolution of an inclusive conference

Posted on 8 March 2019 | DemocracyDisabilityHuman rights, citizenship & democracy

Whilst I may, of course, be a little biased, I think it may have been our best conference yet. I really do believe that, whether, for example, to do with personal assistance, the deinstitutionalisation of children with disabilities, making voting truly accessible, or developing the technology to help persons with disabilities live independently, as Martin Essl exhorted us on the first day: “If everyone here in this room takes just one idea that he or she learns about and brings it to life, we can change the world over 700 TIMES. And inspire!”

The fruits of funder cooperation: learnings from the EFC’s European Foundations for Sustainable Agriculture and Food (EFSAF) network

Posted on 20 February 2019 | Environment & sustainable developmentSocio-economic development, poverty

EFSAF is an EFC network of European foundations who cooperate at European level to empower civil society engaged in shifting European agricultural and food policies towards more sustainability.

Now is the perfect time for a Citizens’ Assembly

Posted on 23 January 2019 | Democracy

Andrew McCracken, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, believes that with the NI Assembly in suspension for the foreseeable future, a Citizens’ Assembly has provided the perfect vehicle to give NI citizens a voice.

Human-animal relations increase collaboration between humanities, social sciences and environmental sciences

Posted on 11 January 2019 | Environment & sustainable developmentResearch, science & technology

Kone Foundation, based In Helsinki, Finland, funds research in humanities, social sciences, environmental sciences, as well as artistic research, but since we appreciate crossdisciplinarity, we consider it important to fund projects which combine approaches from these fields. This is what our thematic funding call in 2018, entitled Our Vital Neighbours, was about.

“Empowered girls, empowered futures” – It is not a dream!

Posted on 19 October 2018 | Children & youthGender

At the Aydın Dogan Foundation we have been working on the education and empowerment of girls for more than 15 years now. The UN’s declaration of October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child in 2012 has given us a new opportunity to bring into focus the importance of girls’ education and empowerment.  

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