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Consortium Members

(Local Partners)

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.

Consortium Members solicit and screen proposals, handle transfers of funds, supervise project implementation, and collect final reports. They take responsibility for the projects of the groups they work with. They have English language capacity and e-mail access, which enables them to communicate directly with the Virtual Foundation. Thus, the Non-Governmental Organizations designing and carrying out the projects do not need their own English language staff or e-mail.

The Virtual Foundation Board of Directors acts on recommendations from its staff, to review and vote on applications for Consortium Membership. As of October 2006, there are 20 different Consortium Members, covering a total of 24 different countries.

List of current Consortium Members

Alphabetized list of countries matched with their Consortium Members

Country Consortium Member(s)
Argentina Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
Belarus Baltic Ecological Programs Office
Bulgaria Green Balkans Bulgaria
China Green Earth Volunteers, Beijing
Rabbit King Poverty Alleviation Center, Sichuan
Sichuan University Environmental Education Center
Czech Republic EPCE-Czech (Environmental Partnership for Central Europe)
Haapsalu Business and Non-Profit Development Center
Honduras Fundacion VIDA
Red de Desarrollo Sostenible de Honduras (RDS-Hon)
Hungary EPCE- Hungary (Environmental Partnership for Central Europe)
Indonesia Ashoka, Innovators for the Public
Kazakstan Eurasia Foundation for Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan Eurasia Foundation for Central Asia
Latvia Green Liberty, Riga
Lithuania ECOLOGIA Baltic Programs Office, Vilnius
Nepal Himalayan Light Foundation (HLF)
Nicaragua Centro Nicaraguense de Desarrollo
SAKR (Sociedad Agroecolygica Kati Raya)
Poland Baltic Ecological Programs Office - ECOLOGIA
Romania The Ecologist Youth of Romania (TER)
Russia Socio-Ecological Union (SEU)
Sao Tome e Principe STeP UP
Slovakia EPCE-Slovakia (Environmental Partnership for Central Europe)
Sri Lanka Tr-Ac-Net
Tajikistan Eurasia Foundation for Central Asia
Turkmenistan Eurasia Foundation for Central Asia - ON HOLD OCT 2006
Uzbekistan Eurasia Foundation for Central Asia - ON HOLD OCT 2006
Note: If you are interested in VF grant opportunities and your country is on this list, contact the nearest Consortium Member directly. If your country is not on this list (India, for example), read about opportunities through Ashoka and Trickle Up Program, in "How to Apply for a Grant".

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

1700 North Moore Street
Suite 2000, Arlington
Arlington VA
Tel: (212) 255-9980
ECOLOGIA description

Centro Nicaraguense de Desarrollo

Altamira d'Este, Distribuidora Vicky 2c. al lago, 75 vrs arriba #130
Managua, Nicaragua
Telefax.(505) 270-0092
Fax.(505) 278-4971

ECOLOGIA - Baltic Ecological Programs Office

Giedre Tang, Director
Lukishkiu str. 5-216
Vilnius 01108
Tel/Fax: 370-5-261-1705

Environmental Partnership for Central Europe (EPCE) - Czech Republic

Nadace Partnerstvi
Panska 7
602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Tel: + 420 542 422 766
Fax: + 420 542 422 777

Prague Office
Kratka 26
100 00 Praha 10, Czech Republic
tel./fax + 420 274 816 727

Environmental Partnership for Central Europe (EPCE) - Hungary

Okotars Alapitvany
Szerb u. 17-19 Budapest, 1059 Hungary
P.O Box 931, Budapest, 1463, Hungary
tel. 0036-1-411 35 00
fax 0036-1-411 35 15

Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia

64 Zhibek Zholy Ave., 8th floor
Almaty, Kazakhstan 050002
Tel: (3272) 50-18-10
Fax: (3272) 50-18-11
E mail:

Fundacion VIDA

2do piso, No 203
Edificio Florencia, Blvd. Suyapa
Apartado Postal 4252
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Tel. (504) 239-1642
Fax. (504) 239-1645

Green Balkans Bulgaria

Green Balkans Bulgaria
160 Shesti Septemvry Blvd.
Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria
Tel: +359 32/626 977
Tel./Fax: + 359 32/264 516
Description of Organization; Information for Bulgarian Applicants for Virtual Foundation Grants

Green Earth Volunteers (China)

9 Qu, Jia 2 # (Dong Men 1 #)
He Ping Li, Dong Cheng Qu
Beijing 100013, China
Tel & Fax: 86-10-84242354
Description written by GEV

Green Liberty (Zala Briviba), Latvia

Meza str. 4, Riga LV 1048, LATVIA
Tel: 371 7 613 806; Fax 371 7 613 806
Contact: Janis Brizga

Haapsalu Business and Non-Profit Development Center

Kalda 4
Haapsalu 90503 ESTONIA
Tel/Fax: 372-47-35-538

Himalayan Light Foundation (HLF)

P.O. Box 12191
Bishalnagar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 425-393 / 437-189
Fax: +977 1 412-924

Horizonti, The Foundation for the Third Sector

Gogebashvili St. 33
Tbilisi 380079
Tel: +995 (32) 29-29-55, 29-19-30
Fax: +995 (32) 98-75-04

Rabbit King Poverty Alleviation Center

Dayi, Greater Chengdu Region, Sichuan Province, China

Red de Desarrollo Sostenible de Honduras

Edificio PAIDOS COPEMH, Boulevard Centro América
Tegucigalpa, M.D.C., Honduras
Telefax:(504) 235 4141/4142


Edificia Plaza Fortaleza
2da. Planta, Local # 9
Telefax (504) 440-0385
Organization's Description

Sichuan University - Environmental Education Center

Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China
Web Page of Student Environmental Volunteer Association:

Sociedad Agroecologica Kati Raya - SAKR - Nicaragua

Sociedad Agroecológica Kati Raya
Att: Lambert Smart Wilson, Coordinator
Apartado Postal 281
Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Phone: (505) 612 5459
Description of SAKR

Socio-Ecological Union (SEU)

P.O. Box 211
Moscow 121019 Russia
Tel./Fax: (095) 124 7934
Goals, Organizational Structure, History


Contact person: Ned Seligman
C.P. 416, Sao Tome
Telephone: (239) 12-21285

ECOLOGIA description

TER - The Ecologist Youth of Romania

Blv. Marasti 61
Cladirea ASAS, Cam. 321 Sector
71331 Bucharest Romania
Tel: 40 (0) 1 230 7480; 230 7481
Fax: 40 (0) 1 230 7470
ECOLOGIA description

Tr-Ac-Net - Transparency and Accountability Network

Tr-Ac-Net in New York USA (c/o Peter Burgess)
221 EAST 66TH STREET (4C), New York NY 10021
Tel 1 212 772 6918

Tr-Ac-Net in Chennai, India (c/o Kris Dev)
B4, 27/12, III Main Road, K.B. Nagar, Adyar, Chennai-600020, India.
Tel 91 44 5211 5995

Description of Tr-Ac-Net

Virtual Foundation - a Project of ECOLOGIA

Executive Director - Randy Kritkausky
Program Manager - Carolyn Schmidt

PO Box 268
Middlebury, Vermont 05753 USA
Tel: (802) 623-8075
Virtual Foundation Home Page -
ECOLOGIA Home Page -

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