|Organization||Beijing Western Sunshine Rural Development Foundation|
2014-2015 Bridge Plan Project of the Beijing Western Sunshine Rural Development Foundation was a development project for educational non-profit organizations at the start-up stage, and was executed by Beijing Western Sunshine Rural Development Foundation (hereinafter referred to as “Western Sunshine”). It was aimed at assisting potential organizations of this field to grow smoothly and healthily through providing small amounts of funds and intra-industry communication platform for the newly-established organizations.
During exchanging with these organizations, Western Sunshine found that the organizations are facing three issues: 1. Shortage of fund; 2. Lack of external resources allowed for stay; 3. Insufficiency of instruction for project running and operation. The primary reason was that philanthropic resources were prone to be invested in matured and efficient institution. In that case, we hoped that the organizations during initial stage were supported and assisted. On the one hand, small amounts of unlimited funds were provided to overcome basic financial difficulties such as personnel, and administration. On the other hand, based on our and other contributors’ social influences, we hoped that efficient local area of NGO network to establish a platform to make different organizations can learn from each other and share experience. More than 20 non-profit organizations were selected to be involved in the bridge plan this year, with its development needs and changes satisfied at any time.
The bridge plan would be jointly supported by our foundation, Zhengrong Foundation, Dunhe Foundation and Chuntao Foundation. We not only undertook partial micro-fund support but also supported necessary project operating expenses and project management costs.