Eurasia, Mellon Foundations Announce Grants


From the Civic Education Project Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 2, Summer 1995

Renewal grants from two major U.S. foundations will permit CEP to continue efforts first made possible by grants from these foundations.

The Eurasia Foundation, which receives its funds from the United States Agency for International Development, has approved an 18-month, $270,000 grant to CEP in further support of CEP's programs in Russia and Ukraine, and to help make possible start-up CEP programs in Kazakhstan and Belarus. This grant builds upon an earlier Eurasia Foundation grant to CEP that provided start-up funds and first year operating support for CEP's program in Russia, which began in September 1994.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has agreed to provide $50,000 toward the costs of CEP's new Regional Needs Assessment Project, a region-wide study of the most pressing needs facing higher education reform. This study builds upon CEP's earlier Book and Journal Donation Assessment Project, which was also supported by a Mellon Foundation grant.