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Western Former Soviet Union

The Mott Foundation, through its Civil Society program, supports non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in four countries in the Western Former Soviet Union — Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Our grants fund efforts to develop and strengthen philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, including the development of community foundations.

*Note: This region 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.