The Virtual

Building Global Civil Society by Connecting Donors with Community Projects Worldwide

The Virtual foundation is a project of ECOLOGIA.

Consortium Members are the “Local Partners” of the Virtual Foundation network. Each Consortium Member is an experienced grant-making organization in its own country or region. The Consortium Members provide the crucial on-the-ground link between the Non-Governmental Organizations who create and implement the projects on this web site, and the Virtual Foundation staff. List of current Consortium Members … (full text);

List of the donors;
Virtual foundation board room;
Address: The Virtual Foundation/ECOLOGIA, PO Box 268, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 USA, Telephone 1-802-623-8075;

About: The Virtual Foundation is a unique philanthropy program which supports grassroots initiatives around the world. Carefully screened community improvement projects are posted on our web site. They can be read and funded by donors.

It enables community organizations in many countries to partner with funders in an international exchange. It allows donors to form long-lasting partnerships with the groups they support. Through a network of Consortium Members in different countries, it provides a mechanism through which individuals, groups and organizations, and family foundations can securely engage in international philanthropy, and thus contribute to a global civil society.(Photo: Building Lorena Stoves in Nicaragua)

The focus of the Virtual Foundation is twofold: to encourage private philanthropy among citizens from all walks of life, and to support local projects initiated by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in their own communities.

The Virtual Foundation tries to minimize borders and geographic restrictions. It actively seeks transboundary projects that increase cooperation among different ethnic groups and nationalities … (full text).

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