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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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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The number of community foundations across the world has almost doubled in the past 10 years.

UK community foundations

Through the Fair Share Trust, a programme targeting funding at the seventy-seven most deprived areas of the UK, greater involvement and trust of local people is seen in deciding what local priorities for grants are and in allocating funding.

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