History of the fund
At the beginning of September 2014 year group of activists of Sumy was founded a charitable organization “Public Foundation “SUMY”, the purpose of which was to implement the charitable activities and community development in the city.
In connection with military actions in Eastern Ukraine, the Fund’s activity is focused mainly on the needs of the troops. By studying the experience of the best funds in the world, we came to the conclusion that the more useful for your Community Foundation can operate on the principles of Community funds that unit different stakeholders to solve local problems.
What is the «Community Foundation»?
Community funds is a non-governmental charitable structure, the purpose of which is to improve the quality of life of the communities, which covers their activities. Funds communities define the needs of the local community, encourage charitable donations and accumulate funds for solving the social important local problems.
The practice of creating community funds to solve local problems by engaging local resources and collective public decision-making on their use is widespread in the world. Today funds communities working in 84 countries of the world.