Grantee Profile

Glasnost Defense Foundation

Grants to Glasnost Defense Foundation

  • $300,000

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — The Moscow-based Glasnost Defense Foundation, founded in 1991, is Russia's leading media rights organization. Its activities include monitoring media freedom, publicizing violations, providing legal support to media outlets and journalists, and training media workers. The proposed grant will provide renewed funding to a project to run training courses for journalists and bloggers, with a special focus on civil society activists who write their own blogs, through a mix of workshops and online learning. Project outcomes will include raising the professional level ofjournalists and bloggers in Russia and increasing the number of individuals wishing to play an active role in the development of Russian media. Foundation dollars will be used for salaries, fees for lecturers, hiring premises, and travel expenses.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To advance media freedom in the Russian Federation (over three years).

  • $125,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To monitor violations of mass media rights in the Russian Federation.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — In support of a project titled, "Monitoring violations of mass media rights in the Russian Federation" (over one year)

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — In support of a project titled Monitoring violations of mass media rights in the Russian Federation.

  • $315,000Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To monitor violations of the rights of the media in the Russian Federation (over three years).

  • $210,000Active Strategy

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To monitor violations of the rights of the media and media professionals in the Russian Federation (over two years).

  • $95,425Active Strategy

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To monitor and defend the rights of media professionals.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Glasnost Defense Foundation $1,545,425 between 1983 and 2015.

Related News

See All

"Private Philanthropy in Service of the Public Interest,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton as part of the Spaso House Discussion Series

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's grantmaking around the world and notes the growth of philanthropy in Russia. More

The MacArthur Foundation in Russia: Report on Activities

Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, which provides approximately $260 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations, and talented individuals ... More

$1.5 Million in Grants to Support Human Rights Network in Russia

Grants will support both Moscow-based groups that can serve as network hubs as well as leading human rights organizations in 13 regions across Russia. More