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Community Foundation Development in Russia

Charities Aid Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $299,160
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2004
  • Location London, United Kingdom
  • Geographic Focus Russia, Russia

About this grant

Charities Aid Foundation Russia (CAF Russia) began promoting the development of community foundations in Russia in 1994. The Community Foundation Development project provides technical assistance and networking opportunities to existing and emerging community foundations in Russia.Multiyear funding will enable the organization to continue providing technical assistance, information and networking support to Russian community foundations by publishing a quarterly insert, "Community"; developing a Web site for Russian community foundations; conducting needs assessments for Russian cities interested in creating community foundations and other forms of community philanthropy; consulting and training emerging and established community foundations; facilitating information exchange on forms of community philanthropy developed in other countries; and providing matching grants to community foundations for institutional development and operating expenses. Funding includes a grant increase to enable the new project manager to participate in internships at community philanthropy development organizations in Central Europe.Since 1998, 15 community foundations have been established and registered in Russia. CAF Russia has assisted these community foundations by organizing seminars on strategic planning, public relations, grantmaking and other topics; conducting three Russia-wide community foundation conferences; and preparing evaluations of Russian community foundations.