On April 19th, 12 Board and Underwriters attended the first spring grants meeting in London, the third of five grants meetings for EMpower this year. As a result of the increased grantmaking budget for this fiscal year, we were able to provide more 2-year grants to high performing grantees, in addition to presenting 2 new organizations as potential grantee partners (1 in Russia and 1 in Turkey). 7 grants totaling $300,000 were approved, with 10 additional grants of $294,000 up for internal approval.
Some important questions were raised, prompting thoughtful discussion on project alignment with EMpower’s country strategies, as well as long-term monitoring of youth progress. It was great to see our Board and Underwriters’ enthusiasm to ensuring our grantee partners are best supported, with many encouraging inter-organization sharing of learning’s, particularly in the area of monitoring and evaluation of programs.
Approved grants were awarded to the following grantee partners: Akshara (India), Jan Sahas (India), Youth Lives Foundation (Turkey), Sulukule Volunteers Association (Turkey), Upsala Circus (Russian Federation), Galaxy Fund (Russian Federation) and Fundación Cruzada Patagonica (Argentina).
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