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General Purposes

Russia Donors Forum

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $40,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2013–July 31, 2015
  • Location Moscow, Russia
  • Geographic Focus Russia, Russia

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen organized philanthropy in Russia. Officially registered in 2002, the Russia Donors Forum promotes effective and organized grantmaking supporting the development of a democratic civil society in Russia. Currently, the grantee has 33 members and over 100 companies participating in its events and projects. It has published popular books and reports on the development of philanthropy in contemporary Russia and has become an expert on corporate philanthropy and endowments. Continued Mott support will assist the grantee to improve member services, provide professional support to the philanthropic community, and raise the profile of philanthropy. The grantee will focus on growing its membership, increasing professional consultations and training opportunities, providing reliable information on the current and future role of philanthropy in Russia, enhancing its position as one of the key players in formulating and articulating donors’ interests in Russia, and increasing international cooperation.