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 Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG)

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG) is a Legal Entity of Public Law under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, which supports the development of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system in Georgia.

The strategic vision of the foundation conforms to the „Government  Program for 2021 - 2024 Towards Building a European State”  and the requirements of the Georgia-EU Association Agreement regarding the development of the Science, Technology and Innovation System.

The mission of the foundation is to promote Georgia’s integration into the international STI system, and significantly contribute to rapid socio-economic development and welfare of the country.

The aims of the foundation are to support a new generation of Georgian scientists, increase research potential in the scientific institutions and communities.

DAAD in South Caucasus

Since it was founded, around two million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. The DAAD is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships.


The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision-makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.

Its budget is derived mainly from federal funding for various ministries, primarily the German Federal Foreign Office, but also from the European Union and a number of enterprises, organisations and foreign governments.

Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF)

Founded in 1994 as a part of the Open Society Foundations’ global network, the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) works to build a vibrant and vocal civil society capable of holding government accountable to its citizens. The Foundation drives forward important policy debates and reforms.

Through grant-making and partnership projects funded by its national and international programs, the Foundation empowers civic organizations, civil rights activists and initiative groups to guard against threats to rights discourse and the risk of the country backtracking on democratic reform commitments.

Over the course of more than two decades of work in Georgia, the OSGF has made massive efforts to rebuff threats to democratic progress. The Foundation achieved this by strengthening independent public institutions and setting high standards in key areas.

 Millennium Foundation 

The Millennium Foundation aims to contribute to the development of Georgia's human capital and the creation of industry-led skills and workforce.

The Millennium Foundation was established by the Government of Georgia in September 2019 to ensure the sustainability of the projects implemented through the U.S Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) $140 Million Second Compact.


The Millennium Foundation ensures widespread replication and dissemination of the successful results achieved under the MCC Compact. During 2014-2019, in the framework of the Compact, 91 public schools were fully rehabilitated and equipped with STEM labs, the learning environment was improved for around 40 thousand Georgian students, more than 20 20,000 educators passed a long-term professional development course, 51 new vocational education programs have been developed.

Europe Foundation 

Europe Foundation creates positive and lasting change through civic engagement

Through its programming and grantmaking, the Foundation strives to promote civic participation and democratic governance in Georgia.


It does so by strengthening the capacities of civil society actors so that they contribute to more inclusive, transparent, and accountable policymaking. If civil society capacity and sustainability are strengthened and viable mechanisms of participation are created locally and nationally, then citizens will be better able to enjoy their human rights and freedoms and hold duty-bearers accountable. It is with this rationale in mind that the Foundation’s programs equip CSOs and civic activists with skills, capacities and resources to define and achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their communities. 

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) 

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) envisions a world in which everyone can freely and safely promote and enjoy all human rights. Empowered human rights defenders and strong and independent civil society are key to this vision.

Human Rights House Foundation establishes, supports, and connects Human Rights Houses – coalitions of civil society organisations working together to advance human rights at home and abroad. Today, more than 80 civil society organisations are united in Human Rights Houses in an international network active across Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, and the Caucasus. Together, we advocate for the freedoms of assembly, association, and expression and the right to be a human rights defender. 

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American Friends of Georgia 

American Friends of Georgia was founded in 1994 by Americans with a desire to assist Georgia during a difficult post-Soviet era. Since then, AFG has been at the forefront of improving the lives of Georgia’s most vulnerable, focusing on education & and social services, healthcare, economic empowerment and arts and culture. AFG has been following the changing needs in Georgia for over 25 years.


From 1994–2020, AFG provided support to over 110 projects in Georgia, several of them for a number of years. In total, AFG donated $3,409,517 in direct funding and $4,467,921 in in-kind donations of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment, vaccines, books, plants, warm clothes and demolition of the old Dzegvi Shelter building, through Georgian and international partners. At a minimum, 16,000 vulnerable Georgians were helped;

Taso Foundation

Taso Foundation is a national women's fund that was registered as an independent organization in 2007. Prior to that, from 1998-2006, it worked as the Women's Program of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (see History pdf). The foundation's activities are aimed at empowering women in the country and building a strong civil society.

To achieve its mission, the Taso Foundation implements grant-making, educational and humanitarian programs. One of the main activities of the foundation is the mobilization of rural women and the community, raising their awareness, and promoting the development of skills and competencies needed for economic empowerment.

The Foundation provides grants for women's individual and group economic empowerment, as well as for community social activism, community fundraising and organizational development;


The Heinrich Böll Stiftung is part of the Green political movement that has developed worldwide as a response to the traditional politics of socialism, liberalism, and conservatism. Its main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. It places particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and men. We are also committed to equal rights for cultural and ethnic minorities and to the societal and political participation of immigrants. Finally, it promotes non-violence and proactive peace policies.


We are based in the Federal Republic of Germany, yet we are an international actor in both ideal and practical terms.

Our namesake, the writer and Nobel Prize laureate Heinrich Böll personifies the values we stand for in defence of freedom, civic courage, tolerance, and open debate.


Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany, with a rich tradition in social democracy that dates back to its founding in 1925. The foundation owes its formation and mission to the political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected President in German history

Its work is devoted to the core ideas and values of social democracy – freedom, justice, and solidarity. This connects us to social democrats and free trade unions. As a non-profit institution, it organizes our work autonomously and independently.

It promotes a free society based on the values of solidarity, a vibrant, strong democracy, a welfare state that provides quality education and a country that contributes to peace and social progress in Europe and in the wider world.


Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

The main principles of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation are freedom, justice and solidarity. It is a political foundation that shares the beliefs of the Christian Democratic Party of Germany. Konrad Adenauer combined Christian, social, conservative and liberal views and founded the Christian Democratic Party with others. His name, after the war, is connected with the reconstruction of the destroyed Germany. It is also thanks to him that the German economy took the course of the social market economy. Adenauer's ideas are a model for the organization to this day.
The Foundation, through its European and international activities, tries to promote a dignified life for people, to which the German state can contribute greatly.


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The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been active in the South Caucasus since 1996. The work began with projects of political education in Azerbaijan, from 2002 also in Armenia and Georgia. The office is located in Tbilisi, Georgia. The main focus of the work is the transformation process of former Soviet republics towards modern democracies with free political systems based on social market economy and the rule of law.

Based on the principles of liberalism, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom offers political education in Germany and abroad. With our events and publications, we help people to become actively involved in political affairs. We support talented young students with scholarships. Since 2007, the addition "for freedom" has become an established part of our foundation's name. 

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