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Mainstreaming Civic and Community Engagement into Social Development

New Eurasia Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $600,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2009–June 30, 2011
  • Location Moscow, Russia
  • Geographic Focus Russia, Russia

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the New Eurasia Foundation in the fields of civic engagement and community development. The project aims to encourage the central role of public participation and citizen engagement in community development efforts in Russia. To that end, the grantee will seek to integrate its work with community schools and universities into a more comprehensive vision of cross-sectoral partnerships for community development. It will establish a flexible "innovation fund for community development" that can both shape and respond to community development priorities and opportunities through leveraged financial support. Finally, the project will result in the expansion of the grantee’s capacity to effectively identify, raise funds for, and learn from community development initiatives from across and outside Russia. Established in 2003, the New Eurasia Foundation works to foster a broad range of cross-sectoral partnerships to assist in Russia’s social and economic development.