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9-4 Finding Sources


This article is from the Bulgaria FAQ, by Dragomir R. Radev radev@tune.cs.columbia.edu with numerous contributions by others.

9-4 Finding Sources

(by Jim Cashel), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

Drago's note: these sources are primarily intended for the NIS (Newly
Independent States - xUSSR). I have kept these addresses which I thought
might be relevant to Bulgaria as well.

The PVO/NIS Project realizes there are a lot of worthy projects still unfunded.
Therefore, we would like to present a partial list of alternative funding
sources. It is important to keep in mind that such data is meant to serve as a
point of departure for your own research and is evolving and always subject to

The sources of funding for activities in the NIS are many and varied. Unless
you know where to look and precisely what you are looking for it can be
confusing. In fact, in an ever-changing NIS environment, it is hard to know
where funding is with any precision. There are many PVOs looking to tap into
funds in the sectors of health, the private sector, democratic reform, exchanges
and training, and women's health. INTERACTION, an association of U.S. PVOs, is
seeking to coordinate and concentrate funding priorities for the NGO community
in these sectors. The following provides an overview of some of these groups,
their activities, and where available the $ amount of grants they may be


The National Endowment for Democracy
1101 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 293-9072 phone
(202) 223-6042 fax


John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Public Information Office
5520 N. Magnolia Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640-1307
(312) 728-6996 phone
(312) 728-6886 fax

Soros Foundation
888 7th Avenue, Ste 1901
New York, NY 10106
(212) 757-2323 phone
(212) 974-0367 fax
and education

The Ford Foundation
320 E. 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 573-5000 phone
(212) 599-4584 fax

Rockefeller Foundation
1133 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212) 869-8500 phone

Civil Society Building

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
1200 Mott
Foundation Bldg.
Flint, MI 48502-1851
(313) 238-5651 phone

Rockefeller Bros. Fund
1290 Avenue of Americas
New York, NY 10104
(212) 373-4200 phone
(212) 315-0996 fax

Small Business Development

The Fund for Democracy and Development
2033 M St., NW Ste. 506
Washington, DC 20036

Human Rights

Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation
218 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-1137 phone


Smith Richardson Foundation
60 Jessup Street
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 222-6222 phone
(203) 222-6282 fax

John Merck Fund
11 Beacon Street
Suite 1230
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 723-2932 phone


ISAR (formerly the Institute for Soviet-American Relations)
1601 Connecticut, NW Washington, DC 20009 (202) 387-3034 phone
(202) 667-3291 fax

Women's Rights

Global Fund for Women
2480 Sand Hill Rd.,
Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(415) 854-0420 phone
(415) 854-8050 fax

Economy Building

The World Bank Group
Room H 2007
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
(202) 473-8261 phone
Attn: Mr. Westen

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
(44) 71-338-6569 phone
(44) 71-338-6487 fax

US Government


U.S. Dept. of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT)
Room 3413
Washington, DC 20230
(202) 482-0073 phone
(202) 482-2443 fax

ALSO Consortia of American Businesses in the NIS (CABNIS)
200 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-1080 phone
(301) 652-0141 phone

U.S. Small Business Administration
Office of International Trade, Room 6114
409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416
800 827-5722 phone
(202) 205-7064 fax

Economy Building

Overseas Private Investment Corporation
1100 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20527 (202) 336-8799 phone
800-424-6742 phone
(202) 408-9589 fax

Export Import Bank
ExImbank of the US
811 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20571
(202) 535-9664 phone
(202) 566-7524 fax (Insurance)
(202) 566-8208 phone
(202) 566-7524 fax (Guarantees and loans)

U.S. Trade and Development Agency
SA-16, Rm. 309
Washington, DC 20523 (703) 875-4357 phone
(703) 875-4009 fax

Civil Society/ Democracy/ Media Relations

U.S. Information Agency
USIA, Rm. 751
301 4th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20547
(202) 619-5057 phone
(202) 619-5958 fax

National Endowment for the Arts, International Activities Office
1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Rm 528
Washington, DC 20506
(202) 682-5422 phone
(202) 682-5602 fax

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Washington, DC 20250
(202) 720-4274 phone
(202) 690-0727 fax

U.S. Dept. of Defense
(202) 783-3238 (CBD for contracts announcements)

U.S. Agency for International Development
A.I.D./NIS Task Force
320 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20523
(202) 647-9950 phone


Office of Emergency and Humanitarian Assistance (A.I.D.)

Don Eller (202) 736-6481
Alan Silva (202) 647-7614

Office of Energy, Environment, and Technology (A.I.D.)

Energy $254 million Contact: Edvard Markset (202) 736-4405

Environment $73 million Contact: James Bever (202) 736-4407, Energy-
Environment, Commodity Import Program $125 million

Office of Economic Restructuring (A.I.D.)

Economic Restructuring $50 million, Contact: Jane Barden (202)

Housing $190 million
Trade and Investment $365 million, Contact: Raghawendra Dwivdey (202)

Office of Private Sector Initiatives (A.I.D.)

Private Sector $425 million Contact: Greg Huger (202) 736-4410

Privatization $125 million Hans Shrader (202) 736-4806

Enterprise Fund $250 million, Contact: Jean Hacken (202) 736-4414

Office of Democratic Initiatives, Health, and Human Resources(A.I.D.)
Special Initiatives $151 million, Contacts: Regina Coleman, (202)
647-5876 Bryant George (202)736-4264

Health $109 million
Women's Health Initiative $10 million, Contact: Lee Hougen (202)

Democratic Reform $82 million, Contact: Kris Loken (202) 736-4267

Exchanges and Training (A.I.D.) $225 million Contact: Thomas Chapman
(202) 647-7751

Food Systems (A.I.D.) $48 million Contact: Loretta Williams (202)


For foundations contact: the Citizens Democracy Corps (CDC), (202)
872-0933 or 1-800-394-1945; or The Foundation Center, (202) 331-1400
(DC), (212) 620-4230 (NY)

The BISNIS hot line for those interested in area business developments
(202) 482-4655. Bids and contracts advertised in Commerce Business
Daily (CBD) (202) 783-3238

This information was compiled by Scott Altmann and Margot Mininni who
drew on many resources, among them: The CDC Compendium, the Business
Information Service for the NIS (BISNIS) of the U.S. Department of
Commerce, USAID, and information sent to World Learning's NIS office.


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