Profiles

Community Foundation “Center Dobrochyn”

Str. Zhabinskii 13/42
Chernihiv, 14017
Ukraine

Mission

To assist in developing open democratic society by means of human rights protection and its realization in all spheres of social life; development of civil initiatives; assistance to Euro integration process

Most Meaningful Change

In collaboration with district and local authorities and public-private partnerships in the local community, we transformed a rural cultural institution in the village of Tupychiv into a local activity center. The center supports children’s clubs and organizes educational activities for local civic initiative groups.

2000 Year Founded
$10,000 Total Annual Grantmaking
Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation “Center Dobrochyn”
Address 1Str. Zhabinskii 13/42
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownChernihiv
State / RegionDid not answer
ZIP / Postal Code14017
CountryUkraine
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+38 0462 67 71 81
Emaildobrochyn@cn.relc.com
Websitewww.dobrochyn.org.ua
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Oleksandr Pidhorniy, Director
Primary Contact’s NameNataliya Drozd
Primary Contact’s PositionHead of Board
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2000
Mission StatementTo assist in developing open democratic society by means of human rights protection and its realization in all spheres of social life; development of civil initiatives; assistance to Euro integration process
Organization DescriptionOther non profit
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced300,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Board Members3
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$50,700
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$52,100
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$10,000
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 YearsDeclined
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipNo role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a slight role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed an important role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodDid not answer
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingImportant but not central
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversitySlightly important
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsSlightly important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityImportant but not central
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
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 cultureLittle
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentLot
HealthNot at all
Human and social servicesNot at all
Human rightsLittle
International relationsLot
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLot
Strengthening local or regional governmentLot
HousingFair amount
ChildrenLittle
WaterLittle
Alternative energyLot
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLot
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOften
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsRarely
Access to information technologyOften
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationNo change
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDo not work in this sphere
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 servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesA few small achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesA few small achievements
Value of community assetsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDo not work in this sphere
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 foundationWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesLittle
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 programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesNo
Have local people represented on our boardNo
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleNo
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 environmentVery important
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
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 collaboration with district and local authorities and public-private partnerships in the local community, we transformed a rural cultural institution in the village of Tupychiv into a local activity center. The center supports children’s clubs and organizes educational activities for local civic initiative groups.
 

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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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