The Mott Foundation, through its Civil Society program, funds nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in this region. Our grants help develop and strengthen philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, including the development of community foundations and other types of grantmaking foundations.
*Note: This program area previously included support to organizations working in Russia, and such support is detailed in the Foundation's grants database. However, in 2015, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation was included on a list of organizations that the upper house of the Russian parliament recommended designating as “undesirable.” We therefore concluded that the best course of action was to discontinue our support in Russia. See the Foundation’s statement regarding this development for more information.