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What is the Virtual Foundation?

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.

All Virtual Foundation projects:

  • meet needs with a combination of volunteer labor, local contributions, and outside assistance
  • solve local problems of environment, human health, poverty alleviation or economic development
  • are supervised by our network of Consortium Members (capable organizations on the ground in the developing countries)
  • meet locally identified needs directly and on an appropriate, sustainable scale

More about how the Virtual Foundation works...

For more on the ideas and experiences of ECOLOGIA, and reflections on the power of community-based grants, see "From the Baltic Mini-Grant Program to the Virtual Foundation: Small Grants and Global Change".

May 2012
Featured Project

Support for Boston Children Centre School, Matopeni, Kenya

Region Kenya, Eastern Africa

Goals:: a) to provide support for individual children b) to contribute to the expansion into Secondary School

Budget: $212 per year, per individual sponsored child; $13,388 total needed for Secondary School

Comment: For more information, and a message from the school director, Stephen Okwaro, click here .