Eurasia Foundation is a leader in the development of open, just and progressive societies. Its programs promote local economic development, youth engagement, cross border cooperation, independent media and public policy, and institution building. Eurasia Foundation encourages and enables citizens and communities to seek local solutions for local problems. Since 2004, Eurasia Foundation has evolved from a U.S.-based foundation with multiple field offices into the Eurasia Foundation Network – a constellation of affiliated, locally registered foundations in Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine and Moldova that work in partnership with Eurasia Foundation in the U.S. Eurasia Foundation also has programs with China where Eurasia Foundation, with its local partners, supports local community development.
National Endowment for Democracy
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, with funding from the US Congress, NED supports more than 1,000 projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.
Sigrid Rausing Trust
The Sigrid Rausing Trust is a philanthropic foundation based in Britain. It was set up in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing as a grant giving trust. It takes as its guiding framework the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The funding categories are all human rights orientated and aim to form a coherent framework for the work of the Trust. The Trust largely supports groups that work internationally. It is interested in lasting social change, achieved through a rights based approach. The Trust seeks to fund well led, and focused groups. It rarely funds the delivery of services, preferring instead to try to tackle the root causes of problems. It takes a particular interest in the rights of women.
Trust for Mutual Understanding
The Trust for Mutual Understanding was established in 1984 by an anonymous American philanthropist as a private, grant-making organization dedicated to promoting improved communication, closer cooperation, and greater respect between the people of the United States, the Soviet Union, and other countries in Eastern and Central Europe. The Trust makes grants to American nonprofit organizations conducting international cultural and environmental exchanges in partnership with institutions and individuals in Russia and Eastern and Central Europe.
The Turkmenistan Project of the Open Society Institute
In a response to the worsening situation for civil society in Turkmenistan, the Open Society Institute launched the Turkmenistan Project in November 2002. A branch of the OSI Central Eurasia Project, the Turkmenistan Project builds on the work OSI has conducted since the 1990s to promote civil society in Turkmenistan, a closed and repressive country in Central Asia that was part of the former Soviet Union. That work has included grantmaking and programmatic activities in areas as far-ranging as arts and culture, access to information, and public health. The Turkmenistan Project adds resources to ongoing work and a strategic purpose to OSI’s traditional activities by working on the policy level—with intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, and donors—and galvanizing demand for reform by raising awareness of civil society concerns more broadly through information outreach.
The Underdog Fund of the Tides Foundation
The Tides Foundation partners with donors to increase and organize resources for positive social change. The Tides Foundation facilitates effective grantmaking programs, creates opportunities for learning and builds community among donors and grantees.