The funding from Global Fund for Community Foundations will be used to Pilot Community Philanthropy approach and build up a local donor base for Kabale Municipality Development Foundation (KMDF). Kabale Municipality Development Foundation (KMDF) was created in 2010 as a Community Foundation with an aim of working to address the Challenges that face the urban poor living in 74 villages of Kabale Municipality, South Western Uganda. KMDF was established with the major aim of addressing the escalating poverty levels among the urban poor in Kabale Municipality. The Vision of KMDF is having a peaceful, just, developed and well Governed Society with Prosperous and Happy people.
With this project, KMDF has started a journey that will see the Foundation building Local Assets, Capacity, and Trust. This approach is very important because it will promote local ownership of the asset and increasing local ownership and local accountability leads to stronger communities. This approach is being adopted because it works at the grassroots level by looking at local assets – financial and otherwise – and by building capacity and trust for addressing community needs and priorities
The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) is a grassroots Grantmaker working to promote and support institutions of community philanthropy around the world. GFCF is working with individual community foundations and other local Grantmakers and their networks around the world, with a particular focus on the global south and the emerging economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Through small grants, technical support and networking, GFCF helps these local institutions to strengthen and grow so that they can fulfill their potential as vehicles for local development and as part of the infrastructure for sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and citizen participation. For more information on GFCF, visit the website http://www.globalfundcommunityfoundations.org