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General Purposes

Democratic Initiatives Charitable Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2005–June 30, 2007
  • Location Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The Democratic Initiatives Charitable Foundation is a public policy institution in Ukraine that specializes in analyzing independent sociological data and ensuring that it is accessible to the media, the wider public and policymakers. For more than a decade, the foundation has contributed to the democratization of Ukraine by addressing the need for professional polling and analysis of public opinion; encouraging an informed political process, a free press and empirical political science; building the professionalism and knowledge of political leaders, journalists and political scientists; and fostering the process of European integration by raising awareness about Ukraine in the West.Multiyear funding will enable the foundation to conduct public polls and media roundtables; publish analytical digests and other materials; participate in voter education and issue awareness campaigns; conduct an exit poll for the March 2006 Ukrainian parliamentary election; facilitate the work of coalitions of civic organizations aimed at strengthening democracy; establish a speakers’ bureau; and promote Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration.