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The Eurasia Partnership Foundation's network continues to support local civil society in the South Caucasus

Welcome to the websites of Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), a recognized leader in the field of grants management and program administration in the South Caucasus. EPF’s mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. Through its foundations, registered locally in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, EPF engages citizens in social, economic, and political developments in order to effect substantive and sustainable positive socio-economic change at the local, regional, and national level through both operational programs and grant-making.

Since May 2013, three EPF entities in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia have been managed by local Presidents/Chief Executive Officer and governed by Country specific Boards, while maintaining international standards and strong regional communication. EPFs in each country recruited several new Board members who are local residents with significant expertise and deep knowledge of the region.

Since July 2013, EPF’s longest running program, Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), joined the EPF network as separate legal entities in Armenia and in Georgia. In Azerbaijan, CRRC is still part of EPF. CRRCs maintain a commitment to regional cooperation and continue to serve the common goal of promoting social science research and policy analysis in the South Caucasus.

EPF is guided by five program mandates and approaches: Creating Opportunities for Civic and Economic Participation; Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Research to Improve Policy-Making; Fostering a Culture of Corporate and Community Philanthropy; Cross-Border Cooperation; and Open Door Grant Making.

Each EPF office sets its program priorities annually based on consultations with local and international stakeholders and the Board of Trustees. EPF is a member of the EF Network: five local foundations supporting civil society and based in Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Eastern Europe and Washington, DC.

EPF is supported by the Eurasia Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Sida, and other public and private donors.

Cross-Border Programs