Grantee Profile

Ryazan Memorial Historical, Educational and Human Rights Advocacy Society

Grants to Ryazan Memorial Historical, Educational and Human Rights Advocacy Society

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Human Rights

    RYAZAN, RUSSIA — This grant of $300,000 over three years to Ryazan Memorial supports Russia’s leading human rights website. Ryazan Memorial was founded in 1989 and has run HRO.org since 1996. The project will strengthen HRO.org’s capacity to provide timely and accurate information about human rights, publicize statements and opinion by Russian rights defenders and groups, distribute mailing lists on key issues of interest, and advise human rights non-profits on web-based initiatives. Foundation dollars will be used to pay for salaries, internet, and computer hardware and software. The proposal advances the Foundation’s strategy to enhance freedom of expression and an open internet in Russia.

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    RYAZAN, RUSSIA — A three-year grant of $225,000 has been awarded to Ryazan Memorial Historical, Educational, and Human Rights Advocacy Society (Ryazan Memorial Society) in support of a website, HRO.org, that provides unique coverage of human rights in the Russian Federation. Ryazan Memorial Society is a human rights organization based in Ryazan, a city 120 miles southeast of Moscow, that owns and manages the Human Rights in Russia web portal (HRO.org), Russia's leading Internet resource on human rights. The project will engage the power and immediacy of new media to pronote human rights, further developing the HRO.org web portal as a vital resource for the Russian human rights community and the general public. The grantee will also run a pilot project to test possibilities for income generation through the use of appropriate advertising and other techniques to enhance the long-term viability of HRO.org.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Ryazan Memorial Historical, Educational and Human Rights Advocacy Society $525,000 between 1978 and 2016.