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The Mott Foundation, through its Civil Society program, funds nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in Central and Eastern Europe and South Africa. The overall goal of our work in these regions is to develop and strengthen civil society by promoting civic participation in democratic processes at the local, national and regional levels; strengthening philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, and addressing issues related to race and reconciliation and transitional justice.

*Note: This geographic area previously included support to organizations located 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 to Russian organizations. See the Foundation’s statement regarding this development for more information.