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Biłgoraj Community Foundation

T. Kosciuszko 65
Biłgoraj, Lublin 23-400
Poland

Mission

To improve the quality of life among citizens of Biłgoraj and other adjacent territories through: assistance in realization of donors’ generous and philanthropic objectives; support in funding different initiatives, such as health protection and social care, education, culture and art, sport and tourism, environmental protection, economic development and other crucial social needs; and initiation of cooperation between those who are interested in recognizing and finding the solution to many changing problems in the community.

Most Meaningful Change

We collected $100,000 for the reconstruction of urban space. Our public square will serve the local community and NGO partnership for the promotion of projects.

1999 Year Founded
$334,000 Endowment Value
$20,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

115,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationBiłgoraj Community Foundation
Address 1T. Kosciuszko 65
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownBiłgoraj
State / RegionLublin
ZIP / Postal Code23-400
CountryPoland
ContinentEurope
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone+48 84 686 48 77
Emailflzb@lbl.pl
Websitewww.flzb.lbl.pl
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Irena Gadaj - President of board, Halina Studnicka, Gabriela Figura, Wojciech Dziduch, Paweł Furmanek - member of board
Primary Contact’s NameMaciej Mulawa
Primary Contact’s PositionDevelopment Specialist
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1999
Mission StatementTo improve the quality of life among citizens of Biłgoraj and other adjacent territories through: assistance in realization of donors’ generous and philanthropic objectives; support in funding different initiatives, such as health protection and social care, education, culture and art, sport and tourism, environmental protection, economic development and other crucial social needs; and initiation of cooperation between those who are interested in recognizing and finding the solution to many changing problems in the community.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced115,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)2
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Board Members5
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$206,700
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$151,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$20,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$334,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a slight role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed an important role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important 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
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
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 communityImportant but not central
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleDid not answer
Raising money for grantmaking annuallySlightly important
Community developmentImportant but not central
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesLittle
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsLittle
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentFair amount
HousingFair amount
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingFair amount
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernRarely
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOften
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentRarely
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsDid not answer
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeGetting better
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting worse
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityNo change
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationNo change
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 communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsSome important achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesSome important achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesA few small achievements
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsMuch achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensNot at all
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesN/A
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery helpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsHelpful
Particular foundationHelpful
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 environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersVery important
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe collected $100,000 for the reconstruction of urban space. Our public square will serve the local community and NGO partnership for the promotion of projects.
 

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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

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