Eurasia Foundation

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Eurasia Foundation (EF) is a publicly and privately funded, privately managed grantmaker and program implementer working to strengthen civil society, advance private enterprise and promote public policy and administration in the successor states of the former Soviet UnionArmenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

A public-private partnership, EF is managed by a board of trustees of private citizens and is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as well as other governments, private foundations, corporations and individuals.

Eurasia Foundation espouses a goal of building organizational sustainability by strengthening the infrastructure of grass-roots organizations and facilitating the development of internal processes and procedures. Eurasia is also launching local institutions built on its organizational model.

Examples of local institutions the Eurasia Foundation has helped to create include: a self-sustaining small and medium business loan fund in Armenia, the only Western-style school of economics in Ukraine, the New Eurasia Foundation in Russia, and the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. EF most recently launched the East Europe Foundation (EEF) in Ukraine in November 2007. Eurasia Foundation has managed to attract millions of dollars of local or international support for all of these initiatives.

EF is expanding this growing network of affiliates by establishing similar institutions in the Caucasus and Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova to bring greater geographic reach, financial investment and social entrepreneurship to the Eurasia region.

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