Our History

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EPF became a USAID implementing partner in 5-year-long CSO DePo project, which aims at developing the organizational capacities of civil society organizations in Armenia. EPF implements this project with five other partners from Armenia.


EPF acquired its own premises a guarantee for sustainability.

The EPF affiliate CRRC became an independent Foundation.

The Support to Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process (ATNP) project started, funded by EU, implemented by EPF with seven other partners, three in Armenia and four in Turkey.


EPF obtained support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands for its Human Right Program’s Promoting Religious Tolerance in Armenia project.


Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) supported EPF’s core operation in October 2010-March 2012 with a grant of one million Euro. 


The USAID-funded Alternative Resources in Media (ARM), a 4-year-long project kicked off. EPF implemented the project in cooperation with Internews (from USA, lead), Internews Media Support NGO and Yerevan Press Club.


Implementation of the USAID-funded Support to Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement (SATR) project started with EPF as the lead partner of a consortium with three other Armenia-based organizations.


EPF started implementing its first ever Freedom of Expression project with the support of United Kingdom Human Rights Fund.


Eurasia Partnership Foundation, serving Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, is launched.
East Europe Foundation, serving Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, is launched.


The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia is launched in Bishkek and Osh (Kyrgyz Republic), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Dushanbe (Tajikistan).

EF assists the U.S. State Department in designing and launching a new foundation for the Middle East.


Celebrations are held in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to mark ten successful years of the Eurasia Foundation in the region.

EF’s Russian Far East office in Vladivostok officially becomes part of the New Eurasia Foundation.

Since 1992, the Eurasia Foundation has invested nearly $275 million through more than 7,700 grants and technical assistance projects.


The New Eurasia Foundation is launched in Russia as a joint Russian-American-European partnership.
The Izmirlian-Eurasia Universal Credit Company makes its first loan in Armenia.


The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC), a project incubated by EF, becomes an independent, non-profit organization. EERC maintains a research program in Moscow, Russia, and an advanced-degree education program at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine.

EF reaches the $50 million milestone in private funding.


With funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, EF establishes the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) to support researchers in the social sciences in the work and contributions to public policy.

The office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan begins operations.


The Foundation is awarded the Yusus Mamedaliev Award in Azerbaijan for its significant contribution to the development of education and culture in the region.

The Foundation establishes the Municipal Workers Training Center in northern Tajikistan to train government employees in best practices.

The Foundation funds the first independent higher education institution in Uzbek history: the Kelajak Ilmi International Business School.

Former Secretary of State and current Eurasia Foundation Advisory Council Member James A. Baker III is honored with the Eurasia Leadership Award.


EF’s regional office in Almaty, Kazakhstan begins operations.


In northern Russia, the Eurasia Foundation creates the St. Petersburg School of Management offering an MBA-style program.

EF’s Board of Trustees directs the Foundation to open an office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.


Eurasia Foundation establishes the South Caucasus Cooperation Program (SCCP) to increase cooperation between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.


The Azerbaijan office begins local operations in Baku.

Eurasia Foundation implements the Media Strengthening Program in Armenia, which liberalizes newspaper production and distribution in the country and breaking the monopoly on newspaper printing.

The Foundation develops BASA Press, the only independent news agency in Moldova.


EF’s Board of Trustees directs the Foundation to create the first independent loan program in Armenia, the Small Business Loan Program, which later becomes the Izmirlian-Eurasia Universal Credit Company, and the Media Viability Fund for Russia and Ukraine.

EF leads a donor consortium in the creation of the Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC), a program that supports contemporary economics education and research across the former Soviet Union.

EF’s Board of Trustees directs the Foundation to open offices in Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.


Local offices is Armenia and Georgia begin operations.


Eurasia Foundation makes its first grants from its Washington, DC office benefiting local organizations in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

EF’s Board of Trustees directs the Foundation to open offices in Yerevan, Armenia; Tbilisi, Georgia; Almaty, Kazakhstan and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.


Eurasia Foundation makes its first grants from its Washington, DC office benefiting local organizations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.


Eurasia Foundation is founded and incorporated as a non-profit organization in Washington, DC.