The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) is an independent Tanzanian Not-For-Profit Development Organization that provides grants and capacity building services to Tanzania based Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). It is currently one of the biggest, and main sources of funding to Tanzanian CSOs - thereby (in) directly enabling CSOs and citizens become key driving forces for positively influencing democratic governance in Tanzania and better quality of life for all. FCS is thus an intermediary support mechanism for CSOs in Tanzania and seeks to enable the latter’s effective engagement in poverty reduction initiatives in ways that are complementary to government and Development Partners (DPs) efforts towards poverty reduction as set out in Tanzania’s main development frameworks: Vision 2025 and the Five Year Development Plan 2016-2020.
Empowered and responsible Tanzanians realize social economic justice and improved quality of life.
To contribute to sustainable development in Tanzania through civil society strengthening, policy influencing and enhancing a learning culture
Ideals that guide the FCS include: Inclusion; Integrity; Learning and excellence; Accountability and Gender equality.