The Foundation funds projects and programs of civil society organisations exclusively through public open calls for project proposals to ensure that all applicants have equal opportunities to obtain financial support. The Foundation established cooperation with various stakeholders and developed high-quality models of funding:
Since 2006, the Foundation is co-financed by the Istrian County and opens different tenders: for institutional support, tender "Development of Society", "Micro actions" and other tenders for CSO projects
In 2007 it formed "Cities and municipalities Fund" in cooperation with the cities and municipalities of the Region of Istria. The Fund has 17 members - towns and municipalities: Buzet, Buje, Labin, Pula, Pazin, Vodnjan, Poreč, Rovinj, Kanfanar, Svetvinčenat, Vrsar, Rovinj, Motovun, Ližnjan, Medulin, Funtana and Bale. Previous members were: Tinjan, Sv. Petar u Šumi, Kršan, Vižinada, Pazin and Umag. The Fund combines the resources of all the 17 members and finances a tender called „Small projects for a better tomorrow“– a tender for community development projects which funds the best projects form civil society organizations from the Region of Istria, in a transparent and objective manner aiming to encourage citizens to get involved in solving problems that they recognize in their own local community.
In 2010 the Foundation formed Philanthropic fund "Friends of Istria" in cooperation with businesses that recognize the importance and role of civil society, and operate according to the principles of corporate social responsibility. The Foundation opened two calls from this Fund covering partnership, networking, volunteering and philanthropy.
Since 2007 the Decentralized model of providing financial support in cooperation with the National Foundation for Civil Society Development was implemented. This cooperation enables the Foundation to open tenders for civil actions “Our Contribution to Society” twice a year for organizations from 3 different regions - Istrian County, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, and Lika-Senj County, and since 2014 the number of regions increased, and the Foundation now covers 5 regions: Istrian County, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Sisak-Moslavina County, Krapina-Zagorje County and Karlovac County.
In 2013 the Foundation signed an agreement for cooperation in the implementation of the Extended decentralized model of providing financial support that gave the Foundation a greater task. Beside the tender for civil initiatives the Foundation now works as an executive body for Government bodies for the area of the same 5 counties. Based on this agreement Foundation carries out the tender procedures for the following state bodies: Ministry of health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Policy and Youth, Office for Combating Narcotic Drugs Abuse.
A short preview of the funding model:
Short preview of the financed projects:
Financed projects 2016 (PDF)
Financed projects 2015 (PDF)
Financed projects 2014 (PDF)