The Belgrade office, led by Gordana Delić, serves as the headquarters for the Balkan Trust for Democracy. The Balkan Trust was founded by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), USAID, and the Charles Stewart Mott foundation. The Balkan Trust operates with a small, experienced staff that actively seeks out and incorporates expertise from a wide variety of partners. These experts, along with GMF staff, make up the grantmaking committee that reviews proposals monthly to ensure that the BTD’s programs are effective, responsive to local needs, and complementary to other initiatives supported by the international community. An Advisory Board of experts from Southeastern Europe and key international organizations guides the Balkan Trust for Democracy’s strategic development.
GMF, USAID, and the Mott Foundation gave the initial $25 million endowment for the Balkan Trust, and were joined in a transatlantic partnership through additional contributions from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Belgrade, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Tipping Point Foundation, and Compagnia di San Paolo. Additional partners are invitied to join this initiative.
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