About The Foundation
The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) is an independent Tanzanian not-for-profit organisation that provides grants and other capacity building services to civil society organisations in Tanzania. The FCS was registered as a legal entity in September 2002 and started its operations as an independent organisation in January 2003.
Since its inception the Foundation for Civil Society has strived to enhance the effectiveness of CSOs engagement in development processes and poverty reduction initiatives. The FCS envisages that through the effectiveness of CSOs, citizens will be empowered to realise their social justice and engage responsibly in change processes that enhance their quality of life. Since 2003 the FCS has supported the civil society sector and enabled citizens to become a driving force for change in improving the democratic governance of Tanzania and in achieving a better quality of life for all.
The FCS does this through the provision of grants, facilitating linkages and enabling a culture of on-going learning to civil society. FCS was designed and has been funded by a group of like-minded development partners.
Current FCS Development Partners include: the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), AJWS, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).