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General Purposes

Russia Donors Forum

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $120,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2006
  • Location Moscow, Russia
  • Geographic Focus Russia, Russia

About this grant

The Russia Donors’ Forum was created to promote the development of civil society in Russia by increasing the effectiveness of organized grantmaking. The goal of the forum is to strengthen organized philanthropy in Russia through continued development of a national grantmakers association.Multiyear funding will enable the organization to recruit new participants; develop member services; collect and present information on donor issues, participants’ activities and itself for internal and external use; build contacts with state authorities that influence policy toward philanthropy; and strengthen international involvement by participating in international networks and events.Achievements during the past two years included convening regular meetings for members; maintaining a Web site; advocating for donor community interests; and participating in meetings of the National Associations of Donors and the Grantmakers East Group.