Tuesday, August 4, 2015

American Sponsors Cut Ties with Russia

Philanthropy News Digest
July 27, 2015

Citing the recent passage and implementation of laws in Russia that "make it all but impossible for international foundations to operate effectively and support worthy civil society organizations in that country," the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced that it will close its Moscow branch office.

In a similar move, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has announced that it will stop its grantmaking activities there after the foundation was included in a preliminary list of 12 nongovernmental organizations that could be banned from working in Russia.

Read more about the MacArthur Foundation's decision here, and about the Mott Foundation's decision here...