BILD works in close partnership with SEEDS – South East Europe Development Solutions. SEEDS is an IRS-confirmed 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All of the members of SEEDS’ Board of Directors have worked with BILD staff in Tuzla. SEEDS’ mission is to provide human resources and funding to local-level development projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Learn more about SEEDS here.
The Open Society Institute of Sarajevo has provided BILD two grants in 2010, one for the Civics program at the Tuzla Summer Institute and the other for our project “Creating Sustainable Income and Empowering Women in Eastern Bosnia”. Learn more about the Open Society Institute here.
The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs has made substantial contributions to BILD programs. Each summer, CIPA sends masters students to Tuzla to help research, develop, and implement BILD projects. CIPA fellows helped create the project proposals for both of the currently funded projects “Creating Sustainable Income and Empowering Women in Eastern Bosnia” and the Tuzla Summer Institute. Learn more about CIPA here.
The World Bank’s Post Conflict Fund provided $135,000 to help launch BILD’s project Nova Inicijativa that creates self-sustaining income generating activities at community organizations and cultivates productive human and social capital. Many of the relationships that BILD now has with its associate organizations were created during Nova Inicijativa. Learn more about the Post Conflict Fund here.
Amherst College provides instructors for the Tuzla Summer Institute through the Center for Community Engagement (CCE). Since BILD’s staff includes a graduate of Amherst College, BILD qualifies for the Amherst Select Internship Program which ensures annual funding. Instructors provided by Amherst College were instrumental in making the 2010 session of the Tuzla Summer Institute a success. Learn more about the CCE here.