Articles of Association of the National Foundation of Civil Society
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1 The name of the Foundation is Sihtasutus Kodanikuühiskonna Sihtkapital (hereinafter the Foundation). The name of the Foundation in English is The National Foundation of Civil Society.
1.2 The founder of the Foundation is the Government of the Republic and the person exercising the rights of the founder shall be the Ministry of the Interior.
1.3 The seat of the Foundation shall be Tallinn, the Republic of Estonia.
1.4 The Foundation shall be a non-profit legal person in private law acting in the public interests, whose activities shall be regulated by the Foundations Act, State Assets Act and other legislation as well as these Articles of Association (hereinafter the Articles of Association).
1.5 The financial year of the Foundation shall commence on 1 January and end on 31 December.
1.6 The settlements of the Foundation shall be made through the State Treasury.
1.7 The Foundation shall accept, preserve and dispose of the funds, gifts and donations and shall use, disburse or donate the income earned therefrom or the main part thereof for achieving the objectives provided for in the Articles of Association.
1.8 The Foundation has been established for an unspecified term.
1.9 The directing bodies of the Foundation shall be the Supervisory Board and Management Board.
II. OBJECTIVE AND TASKS
2.1 The objective of the Foundation is to contribute to enhancing the capacity of non-profit associations and foundations acting in the public interests of Estonia in the development of civil society and in formation of the environment favourable for civic initiative.
2.2 To achieve its objective, the Foundation shall fulfil the following tasks:
2.2.1 elaboration and implementation of programmes for the development of operational capacity of the non-profit sector and for support of the activities of organisations and networks, and target-specific allocation of the project and activity grants within the framework thereof to the operating organisations or private individuals by way of organising public competitions and allocation of scholarships or by a resolution of the Supervisory Board;
2.2.2 involvement of means of the Foundation to the necessary extent from the state budget funds, target-specific foreign funds and private donations, and administration and mediation thereof for the needs of the development of civil society;
2.2.3 elaboration and management of programmes, incl. organisation of allocation of grants, performance of analyses supporting the development of civil society and commissioning of research;
2.2.4 promotion of bilateral or multilateral cooperation with Estonian organisations and those of the foreign countries, whose objectives and activities support the development of civil society;
2.2.5 support of the increase in awareness of civil society through systemic dissemination of information.
2.3 The Foundation shall follow in its activities the national strategic documents relating to the development of civil society.