After the fall of the Soviet Union, former communist countries lacked a culture of philanthropy because, under communism, the government, rather than an independent social sector, had been providing for the social needs of citizens. The Lodestar Foundation, in conjunction with the Eurasia Foundation, the Synergos Institute, and the Mott Foundation, coordinated a series of philanthropy workshops in Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia for local corporate leaders and potential philanthropists. The workshops included speakers on community foundations, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship/business partnerships, and other methods of philanthropic involvement.
Grant Amount: $76,000
Year Granted: 2019
Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years
Grantee: Synergos Institute
Grantee Website: Synergos Institute