GMF brings together hundreds of policymakers, elected officials, academics, and business leaders from around the world to discuss topics from energy to migration, economics to security, urban growth to diplomacy.
Grantmaking is one of GMF’s core missions, and through this process, GMF supports a wide range of institutions and individuals working on transatlantic policy issues.
Balkan Trust for Democracy
The Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) was launched in 2003 as a 10-year, $30-million grantmaking initiative that supports democracy, civil society, the rule of law and Euroatlantic integration in Southeastern Europe. This award-winning public-private partnership created with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, became a true transatlantic initiative with European governments and private foundations joining in the effort. After its initial ten years BTD continues its activities until 2020 in partnership with the Mott Foundation and the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation
A public-private partnership modeled on the successful Balkan Trust for Democracy, the Black Sea Trust (BST) works in collaboration with a range of donors to provide grants to indigenous organizations working to foster and strengthen regional cooperation, civil society, and democratic foundations.
Fund for Belarus Democracy
The Fund for Belarus Democracy makes support available to citizen initiatives, independent media, and human rights groups, enabling them to resist the pressures of a dictatorial regime and work towards its democratization. Support under this program is provided through small grants, cross-border cooperation, capacity-building, and international advocacy.