Ongoing Grants

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Citizen Outreach Grants

1. Coalition for Children and Youth – Championing Children’s Rights in the 2020 Parliamentary Elections. Project budget- $19,950. Project duration: 1 September – 31 December, 2020.

2. Gavigudet – addressing air pollution in Rustavi through advocacy campaigns, citizen awareness and mobilization. Project budget- $19,860. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 January, 2021.
3. Human rights and Social Justice Research Center – addressing water and air pollution as well as recurring flooding in Poti through civic engagement and advocacy. Project budget- $19,975. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 February, 2021.
4Special Conservation Center Nacres – promoting volunteerism and civic engagement in Borjomi through strengthening volunteer firefighter groups and raising awareness on fire prevention and safety. Project budget- $19,925. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 February, 2021.
5. New Thinking Institute – empowering rural Azeri women in Marneuli municipality through setting up a “mother’s school” and offering informal education opportunities. Project budget- $19,397. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 February, 2021.
6. Orbeliani Georgia – developing a sustainable funding mechanism for community-driven projects by using and promoting a crowdfunding platform. Project budget- $20,000. Project duration: 15 April – 15 December, 2020.
7. Platform ‘Salam’ – empowering youth leaders from Azeri communities in Georgia via development of their skills in advocacy, public speaking and debates. Project budget- $19,713. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 January, 2021.
8. Tbilisi Pride – empowering families of LGBTQI persons as well as protecting their rights. Project budget- $19,817. Project duration: 15 April – 15 November, 2020.
9. Club of Winner Women – supporting breast cancer patients and survivors in regions of Georgia; raising public awareness about the importance of breast and cervical cancer screening. Project budget- $20,000. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 31 January, 2021.
10. Civic Initiative ‘Knowledge Cafè’ – mobilizing resources to build and set up an independent civic space (i.e. community foundation building) in Tsnori through citizen engagement, outreach and crowdfunding campaigns. Project budget- $19,572. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 February, 2021.
11. Center for Civic Activities – representing and protecting rights and interests of people from high-mountainous regions of Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Racha-Lechkhumi, Lower and Upper Svaneti. Project budget- $20,000. Project duration: 15 April – 15 December, 2020.
12. Women of Georgia – supporting popular FB page “Women of Georgia” to raise awareness on gender inequalities in Georgia, sharing experiences of women from various backgrounds to exemplify gender berries that women face all across the country. Project budget- $19,991. Project duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2020.

Public Policy and Accountability Grants Program (PPAG)

1. Internet Monitoring for Democratic Civil Action (IMDCA) – detecting anti-western pages and engaging Facebook users to detect and identify fake accounts (bots, trolls) and misinformation platforms through page ‘Vin Vin Aris’ (Who is who?). Project Budget – $40,513. Project Duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2020.

2. International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) – uncovering and reporting disinformation campaigns on Facebook during the 2020 parliamentary elections, as well as informing civil society and communicating with Facebook staff to safeguard elections from outside meddling. Project Budget – $69,624. Project Duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 April, 2021.

3. On.ge in partnership with Atlantic Council Digital Forensics Research Lab (DFRLab) – producing investigative research into Russian disinformation campaigns targeting the public or policymakers ahead or during the 2020 Parliamentary elections. Project Budget – $59,800. Project Duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 January, 2021.

4UN Association of Georgia (UNAG) – encouraging democratic political participation and Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations through producing unifying narratives drawing on the heritage of Georgia’s first Democratic Republic. Project Budget – $40,087.29. Project Duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 January, 2021.

5. Strategic Communications Center Georgia – countering anti-western disinformation through Infoarmy.ge FB platform through citizen engagement in detecting and countering disinformation in social media. Project Budget – $68,890. Project Duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 February, 2021.