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Monday, June 16, 2008

Open Society - Georgia Foundation

Open society Georgia Foundation was established in 1994 by New York Open Society institute.

The foundation is a member of a network of foundations established by George Soros. Based on its priorities, the foundation issues grants to non-profit, non-governmental organizations and individuals. The aim of the foundation is to promote values of open society in Georgia. It serves only chartable purposes and the protection of public interests.

The foundation administers national as well as network programs. Network programs are implemented jointly by network organizations of Soros foundation while national programs are being carried out only in Georgia focusing on local problems. Since its establishment Open Society Georgia Foundation’s scope of activities has been ranging from studying and preserving Georgian national cultural heritage to implementing projects in the field of socio-economy and supporting current reforms in the country. The foundation is involved in various directions of social life.