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).
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.
In Canada, community foundations typically had paid staff only if assets exceeded $1 million.
Australia’s community foundations
The Victorian Community Foundation, Australia’s first, was established in 1983 by the ANZ Bank Trustees and was not a traditional “community-owned” community foundation. The first public community foundation, in Tasmania, was established in 1995 and Melbourne followed in 1997. In 2000 the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) was established in part to support the development of community foundations.