19 grants

Grant NumberSLO_2012_01
OrganizationUmanotera, The Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development
Project NamePromoting philanthropy through ethical gifts
Amount AwardedUSD 14,989.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2012 - November 30, 2012
Project Description

The project's goal is to produce an innovative package of creative promotional materials to be used for strengthening the position of ethical gifts in the Slovenian society, enhancing the sales and ultimately leading to project’s financial sustainability.

Its objectives are:

  • A highly innovative and appealing promotional package will be produced to be used for promoting ethical gift giving in organizations, businesses and individuals;
  • Using existing lists of media, supporters, ambassadors, networks, web sites and social communities (Facebook and Twitter), the widest possible audience will be approached by new promotion materials. - By promoting ethical giving, awareness on a wide spectrum of globally important problems will be raised in project target groups;
  • Ensuring sustainability of ethical gifts. 
Grant NumberSLO_2011_01
OrganizationUmanotera, The Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development
Project NameHOT - Community for Active Citizenship in Slovenia
Amount AwardedUSD 49,956.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2011 - August 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to empower Slovenian civil society for visible and effective influencing the political decision-making on socially relevant subjects.

Its objectives are:

  • to establish and manage a nation-wide internet-based network of networks and individual citizens for active participation in political decision-making, i.e. for active citizenship;   
  • to establish an internet-based petitioning tool (“Slovenian Avaaz”), to be used for approaching active citizenship network members with the aim of testing the relevance and obtaining support for campaigns, related to socially topical subjects;
  • to influence the political decision-making on five political topics, most relevant in the 2012 national elections year; 
  • to ensure the sustainability of the active citizenship network.


Grant NumberSLO_2010_01
OrganizationStudio 12 – production of multimedia content
Project NameConsolidation of Studio 12 media as media support platform for civil society
Amount AwardedUSD 99,962.00
Grant PeriodMay 20, 2010 - May 20, 2011
Project Description


The goal is: Developing long-term and sustainable project work-flow by developing custom community media business model. The objectives are: Strengthening project human resources by developing educative system for more efficient volunteer inclusion and their long-term participation; Preparing quality TV shows which will publicize social topics by focusing on issues and activities of NGOs and civil society that have sustainable and educative value for the general society and long-term improvement of quality of life;
Further development of (NGO) investigative journalism in order to prepare more profound high quality TV shows; Providing the national and international recognition of good media practice and promotion of the independent civil society (community) media concept.
Grant NumberSLO_2009_03
OrganizationVincenc Draksler Community Foundation
Project NameCapacity building and local grantmaking
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 15, 2009 - June 15, 2010
Project Description

The main goal of the project is to strengthen the capacity building and develop the local grantmaking for Vincenc Draksler Community Foundation. The activities through which this goal will be achieved are: • Capacity building activities: promoting the Community Foundation by establishing communication channels between the CF and donors, NGOs, municipalities, stakeholders; participating at the workshops on grantmaking, fundraising, PR, computer skills, project management, accountancy; organizational development activities: introduce the quality managemeny system for NGOs in the CF, ensure human resources, launch the CF’s website, develop a fundraising strategy etc, • Local grantmaking activities: prepare, announce and promote a call for proposals; evaluate the received proposals and select grantees; monitor the implementation of the selected projects; review reports after the closing of the grant period; promote the grantmaking project.

Grant NumberSLO_2009_02
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Pomurje
Project NameDevelopment of CF of Pomurje Local Grantmaking
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 15, 2009 - December 31, 2009
Project Description

Goals of the project: • To contribute to the solution of problems in the field of our two priorities; • To upgrade the knowledge of NGO in the field of project management; • To contribute to the start up of networking among NGO-s; • To upgrade the donors network and increase their contribution; • To improve the CF’s performance as a local grantmaker; • To contribute to the awareness of broader public than CF-S grant as a reliable mechanism.

Grant NumberSLO_ 2009_01
OrganizationEnvironmental Center – Okoljski center
Amount AwardedUSD 99,898.00
Grant PeriodMarch 13, 2009 - March 14, 2010
Project Description

The primary goals of the project are to support the long-term sustainability of environmental NGOs in Slovenia and to strengthen the capacity of the environmental NGOs and civil society in Slovenia, by: • Facilitating their active role in the democratic processes of policy creation, as well as in the monitoring of policy implementation (watchdog activities); • Enhancing their cooperation and partnership. The secondary goal is to raise awareness of citizens and stimulate their engagement into environment-related public affairs, by: • Highlighting the role of civil society by stimulating public debate in key policy areas. • Developing the foundation for a long-term participation of civil society in the process of creating policy and monitoring of its implementation in key policy areas. • Developing co-operation of NGOs in joint activities and involve other stakeholders. • Improving international connections and co-operation of participating NGOs, primarily in the EU.
Grant NumberSLO_2008_05
OrganizationStudio 12 – production of multimedia content
Project NameIndependent online interactive television as media support platform for civil society
Amount AwardedUSD 99,748.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2009 - January 31, 2010
Project Description

The project aims to strengthen and expand the media coverage and public recognition of social topics focusing on issues and activities of NGOs and civil society, that have sustainable and educative value for the general society, by: • Publicizing those particular social topics; • Providing sustainable multimedia coverage, support and on-line TV platform for the civil society organizations’ initiatives and activities in order to establish democratic channels for general public activism, social pressures and social change; • Providing the international recognition of good media practice and promotion of the independent civil society media concept.
Grant NumberSLO/2008/03
OrganizationPeace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies (PI)
Project NameBuilding Capacity for Pro Bono Practice of Lawyers in Slovenia
Amount AwardedUSD 99,386.22
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2008 - May 01, 2010
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Map the existence of pro bono practice in Slovenia and the interest and capacity of lawyers to accept such work;
·         Promote pro bono practice within legal community and increase knowledge of its benefits for firms and the society;
·         Build partnership nationally and internationally among NGOs, Bar Association, Human Rights Ombudsman, professors, law firms, corporations and individual lawyers willing to engage in pro bono practice;
·         Strengthen the support system for pro bono practice by establishing a clearinghouse and providing cases to lawyers.
Grant NumberSLO/2008/04
OrganizationLegal Informational Centre for NGOs Slovenia (PIC)
Project NameEmpowerment of NGOs for active public participation in Slovenia
Amount AwardedUSD 95,299.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2008 - April 01, 2010
Project Description

The project aims to:

1. Build NGO capacity by:
·         providing legal expert support and acting as a sector catalyst in drafting and collecting comments to draft legislation and strategic documents, offering also individual legal advise and e-participation tools
·         increasing NGOs knowledge on public participation mechanisms, legislative process, direct democracy instruments, e-participation tools, etc. on local, national and European level
·         raising awareness on the importance of public participation in public affairs, within the NGO sector, state institutions, media and general public
2. Improve the monitoring system by:
·         upgrading the existing methodology of the Mirror to the Government reflecting identified shortcomings and other needs
Grant NumberSLO_IX 2006_23
OrganizationUmanotera, The Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development
Project NameFundraising Laboratory
Amount AwardedUSD 74,520.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - May 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- provide training on Fundraising Strategies and Tools for the Environment Centre and consulting for Umanotera;
- turn Weekly E-News into a financially viable venture covering its costs by the end of 2007;
- establish a fundraising base for the EcoHouse, a living catalogue of environmental alternatives;
- create an alternative way of giving gifts and promoting long-term donations.

Grant NumberSLO/IX 2006/08
OrganizationInstitute of Ecology (IE)
Project NameSlovenian Civil Society e-Participation web service
Amount AwardedUSD 25,410.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:
- further develop a trial version of a voluntary managed non-profit E-participation (E-participacija) web site into a permanent and professional web portal that will serve as a single access point for public on-line participation within civil dialog processes and governmental decision-making procedures;
- promote and increase civil society and citizen's awareness/experience towards e-democracy in Slovenia;
- build and implement NGO's e-democracy capacities, initiatives and applications in Slovenia.

Grant NumberSLO/02/04
OrganizationUmanotera -The Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development
Project NameStrategic program for strengthening of civil society in Slovenia
Amount AwardedUSD 680,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Grant NumberSLO/01/04
OrganizationUmanotera -The Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development
Project NameMonitoring civil society related issues
Amount AwardedUSD 244,200.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Grant NumberSLO/06/03
Project NameInitiative for the future of NGOs. Programmeof support to the process leading up to the national conference government-NGOs in Slovenia
Amount AwardedUSD 9,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2003 - December 31, 2003
Grant NumberSLO/05/02
OrganizationCenter for Information Service, Cooperation and Development of NGOs (CNVOS)
Project NameStrategy for NGO system development in Slovenia
Amount AwardedUSD 10,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2002 - December 31, 2002
Grant NumberSLO/01/02
OrganizationLegal Information Center for NGOs Slovenia
Project NameLaw on non-governmental organizations
Amount AwardedUSD 70,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2002 - August 31, 2003
Grant NumberSLO/04/02
OrganizationSlovenian Association of Mental Health
Project NameNon-profit Management
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2002 - July 31, 2003
Grant NumberSLO/03/02
Project NameFrom the art. Of focused discussion to the power of effective action
Amount AwardedUSD 70,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2002 - June 30, 2003
Grant NumberSLO/02/02
OrganizationCenter for Information Service, Cooperation and Development of NGOs (CNVOS)
Project NameCapacity building of the NGO center and the NGO sector, promotion of networking and cooperation, and strengthening the dialogue between the government and the NGO sector in Slovenia
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2002 - December 31, 2002
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