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Increasing Private Donations to the Russian Nonprofit Sector

Charities Aid Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $125,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2012–June 30, 2014
  • Location London, United Kingdom
  • Geographic Focus Russia

About this grant

The program goal is to promote individual giving in Russia. The Moscow office of the Charities Aid Foundation will promote growth in online giving through its giving platform. It will also provide formal training courses and consultations to help Russian charities improve their fundraising skills and build greater financial resilience. The grantee will also widely disseminate best practices related to individual giving and targeted fundraising. In 2010-2012, in cooperation with the NGO School, the grantee staged two fundraising schools for professionals from across Russia. The Web site saw individual donations increase in number by over 60 percent in 2011 and in value by almost 50 percent, to nearly $250,000. Based in the United Kingdom, the Charities Aid Foundation has offices in Russia, Australia, Bulgaria, India, South Africa, and the United States. It distributes more than $500 million annually to charitable causes worldwide on behalf of individual, corporate, and trust clients.