- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $1,000,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2007–September 30, 2018
- Location Washington, DC, United States
- Geographic Focus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
About this grant
The project goal is to: 1) support democratic governance and strengthen democratic political institutions in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, and parts of Russia; and 2) advance cross-border cooperation in this region with the aim of promoting the political, social, and economic development necessary to ensure long-term stability. In 2007, German Marshall Fund of the United States created a grantmaking fund called the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, which operates as a project of the grantee through an office and a four-person staff based in Bucharest, Romania and two field-based consultants. Between October 2008 and September 2009, the trust made 73 grants totaling $1,822,305. The trust is supported by the grantee, the United States Agency for International Development, the Latvian and Romanian governments, and the Mott Foundation, with the goal of attracting other donors to the trust over time.