Previous reports

Between 2000 and 2008, first the Council on Foundations (the first "home" to the WINGS Secretariat) and then WINGS itself published a series of reports on the growth and vitality of community foundations around the globe. In each case the lead researcher and author was Eleanor W. Sacks, who in turn was supported in her work by a global advisory group and WINGS Secretariat staff. We are grateful to Eleanor and the participants in the WINGS-Community Foundation network who helped to shape and inform the first decade of the report's life.

Previous versions of the WINGS Global Status Report on Community Foundations have been published in PDF format. A complete list is available here.

2008 Community Foundation Global Status Report

2005 Community Foundation Global Status Report

2004 Community Foundation Global Status Report

2003 Community Foundation Global Status Report

2000 Community Foundation Global Status Report

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A Zimbabwean farmer proudly presents the community market garden

Community Foundation for the Western Region of Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwean farmer proudly presents the community market garden funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for the Western Region of Zimbabwe. The grant enables a local community to provide food for the community and generate income from the sales of its crop.

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We found that support to community foundations was highly available in North America but much less so in Africa.

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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