Ford Foundation commits $3 million to support civil society organizations
December 19, 2012
The Ford Foundation, which has been working toward social change for 75 years through impactful grantmaking, recently committed $3 million to the World Bank's Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA)
. It is on the GPSA steering committee with Finland, DfID, InterAction, TrustAfrica, WBI, ANSA-Arab World and Malawi, Bangladesh and Dominican Republic representatives that are working together to support civil society organizations (CSOs) as well as further transparency and accountability within governments and investment outcomes.
"This partnership will encourage citizens and civil society organizations around the world to play an active role in improving their governments and their societies," said president of the Ford Foundation Luis Ubinas. "We know the benefit to communities when transparency and accountability in governance are strengthened."
To achieve these goals, the steering committee also plans to facilitate knowledge and research sharing between non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as promote budgeting literacy and greater access to public information through campaigns.
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management
programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.