map of Uganda showing FCDE districts
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The Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment, FCDE, empowers communities to lead their own development by increasing the effectiveness and sustainability of local organizations. They help grassroots partners assess, envision and attain organizational growth to drive community change.

Why We Partner

FCDE’s work is deeply rooted in community-led sustainable development practices. Their collaborative and tailored approach enables their partners to enhance operations and deliver stronger programs in their communities. Our partnership with FCDE will focus on organizations that are on the threshold of making a bigger impact in climate resilience.

We share their values:

  • Local communities lead their own social and economic development.
  • Sustainability grows out of grassroots participation and inclusion.
  • Ensuring that women have a voice and equal access to community resources increases the likelihood of successful community development efforts.
  • Vulnerable individuals and groups facing social exclusion must be included in the community development process.
  • Involving youth in community development ensures deep roots that promote longevity.
  • Collaborations characterized by open sharing of knowledge and network connections achieve greater collective impact.

Impact

Through a co-funded initiative between Shockwave and the Confluence Institute , FCDE will identify, strengthen and network three locally led, high-potential organizations with proven approaches to increasing climate resilience in rural Ugandan communities. Unrestricted funding will enable them to strengthen, innovate and iterate locally-responsive climate resilience programs that increase impact within their communities and beyond.

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Organization
Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment
Website
https://fcde-dev.org
Categories
grants
Tags
agriculture, economic development, equity
Beneficiaries
frontline communities
Location(s)
Uganda

Date Submitted
April 2021
Date Awarded
June 2021
Awarded
$40,000
Distributed
$40,000
Project Duration
12 months

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