Grantee Profile

Moscow Helsinki Group

Grants to Moscow Helsinki Group

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 4 years)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — This MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions will enable Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG) to obtain additional office space in Moscow, thereby providing security and stability for the non-profit. MHG is Russia's oldest human rights advocacy group, founded in May 1976 by a group of activists to monitor the USSR's observance of its human rights obligations. Closed down by the authorities during 1982-1989, today MHG continues to play a leading role in the Russian human rights movement, conducting advocacy, publicizing violations, publishing reports, collaborating with a national network of human rights groups, and training human rights activists and government officials.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To strengthen the human rights movement by monitoring human rights in Russia and to continue development of a regional monitoring network (over two years).

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — In support of a long-term strategy to strengthen the human rights movement in Russia through monitoring human rights and the development of a regional monitoring network (over two years).

  • $750,000

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — In support of regional monitoring, legal assistance clinics, and coalition-building activities (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Moscow Helsinki Group $2,300,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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