Region: Middle East
Author: ECOLOGIA USA
Consortium Member: Virtual Foundation Director (ECOLOGIA)
Status: Needs Funding Budget: $5000 Collected: $50 Needs: $4950
Goal: to gather support for community-based projects in the Islamic world, that promote sustainable development and link Muslims and non-Muslims in constructive dialogue and international cooperation.
Comment: support for their own local improvement projects will demonstrate to the recipients that other members of the global community wish to cooperate with them in building a better future
Donor: The Fleury Family, Vermont [May 2003, July 2003]
Contributors to this Fund, if they so choose, will be able to work with Virtual Foundation staff and the ECOLOGIA Board to locate and evaluate groups and projeccts. Depending on needs that emerge in the next few months, we will be looking at new projects developed by community groups in Islamic countries. Some examples of possible models include the following already funded VF projects in Central Asia:
Our goal is to link momentary good intentions to concrete and highly visible results.
There is no set budget for this initiative. Depending on the amount of contributions and number of contributors, we will work together to locate projects which we can support. We have set a target of $5,000 as a reasonable indication of interest from funders. The average cost of funded Virtual Foundation projects is around $2000, but amounts vary between $150 and $14,800.