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Bacau Community Foundation

Vasile Alecsandri 18, Mioritei 88
Bacau, 60635
Romania

Mission

To link community needs with resources within organizations, initiative groups, individuals or companies and create a strong mechanism to move the community forward; to support community initiatives and foster active citizenship; and to promote, especially by example, standards of transparency in spending and sets of best practices within NGOs

Most Meaningful Change

In just one year we have managed to create a better connection between local organizations and NGOs and build the trust of local people in our work and philanthropy.

2013 Year Founded
$35,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.22.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

150,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationBacau Community Foundation
Address 1Vasile Alecsandri 18, Mioritei 88
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownBacau
State / RegionDid not answer
ZIP / Postal Code60635
CountryRomania
ContinentEurope
Map Address (If Different)Strada Vasile Alecsandri 18
Map City / Town (If Different)Bacău
Map State / Region (If Different)
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)
Map Country (If Different)Romania
Phone40742153885
Emailmihaicaprioara@yahoo.com
Websitefundatiacomunitarabacau.ro
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Beleuta Octavian, Member of the steering committee
Primary Contact’s NameMihai Caprioara
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2013
Mission StatementTo link community needs with resources within organizations, initiative groups, individuals or companies and create a strong mechanism to move the community forward; to support community initiatives and foster active citizenship; and to promote, especially by example, standards of transparency in spending and sets of best practices within NGOs
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced150,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)2
Total Board Members7
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$60,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$25,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$35,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsStayed about the same
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a slight role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingImportant but not central
Having local people as leaders in the organizationDid not answer
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsImportant but not central
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleImportant but not central
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLot
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLittle
Human rightsFair amount
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenFair amount
WaterLittle
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffOccasionally
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsHelpful
Particular foundationNeither helpful or unhelpful
Other organizationHelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsIn just one year we have managed to create a better connection between local organizations and NGOs and build the trust of local people in our work and philanthropy.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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