What is the Virtual Foundation?
It enables community organizations in many countries to partner with funders in an international exchange. It allows donors to form long-lasting partnerships with the groups they support. Through a network of Consortium Members in different countries, it provides a mechanism through which individuals, groups and organizations, and family foundations can securely engage in international philanthropy, and thus contribute to a global civil society.(Photo: Building Lorena Stoves in Nicaragua)
The focus of the Virtual Foundation is twofold: to encourage private philanthropy among citizens from all walks of life, and to support local projects initiated by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in their own communities.
The Virtual Foundation tries to minimize borders and geographic restrictions. It actively seeks transboundary projects that increase cooperation among different ethnic groups and nationalities.
The Virtual Foundation was founded in 1996. It is a project of ECOLOGIA, a registered US not-for-profit
501(c)(3) organization which has provided a variety of programs, international
exchange and support services to non-governmental organizations in developing
and transition nations since 1989.