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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Saffa Women's Committee

Zawiya Community Foundation

A community group of 15 women from 5 villages north of Nablus on the West Bank in Palestine manage a fundraising campaign to build a community park. Various donors respond to their entrepreneurial approach.


The best predictor of new community foundations in a country in the years between 2008 and 2010 is the number of support organisations in that country in 2003.

Unity Foundation of La Porte County

This US foundation identified 14 rural communities in its area that need assistance with community and economic development. All lack the human, technical, financial, and leadership capacity to grow, thrive, and even survive. Partnering with local agencies, the foundation has worked with these communities to raise awareness and build capacity.