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Number of community foundations: 21 (2024)
Oldest community foundation: Princes – Benefactors Ostrozky Foundation (1995)
Population: 41.4 Million (2020, Statista)

National network for the development of local philanthropy

The National network for the development of local philanthropy is a network of charitable organisations united to promote local philanthropy and volunteerism in communities, revitalize residents and support community initiatives. Our main task is to spread the best practices of philanthropy and create new modern forms of public participation. Its mission is the development of social capital and the culture of philanthropy for the sustainable development of communities in Ukraine.

Initiative Center to Support Social Action (ISAR) Ednannia

ISAR Ednannia was established in 1997 and officially registered in 1999. “Ednannia” stands for “unity” which is the organization's philosophy and mission. ISAR Ednannia systematically trains community foundations based on their needs, challenges and trends in civil society. Currently, the implementation of the decentralization reform in Ukraine leads to growing influence of local authorities and local self-governments. ISAR tries to implement community foundations as motors in this development, since they already have knowledge, skills and instruments for community work. Still, the organization faces the challenge of engaging people and making community foundations sustainable.