About USRF








Building Connections between the United States and Russia in the Private Sector

Our Mission

The U.S. Russia Foundation was founded in 2008 to strengthen relations between the United States and Russia and to promote the development of the private sector in the Russian Federation.  Since then, USRF has supported programs that build Russian innovation, entrepreneurship, education, and scientific expertise.

About Us

Recognizing that official relations between the U.S. and Russian governments are complicated, USRF nonetheless affirms the importance of long-term investment in multi-faceted relations beyond official and diplomatic issues.  In these challenging conditions, it is important that the next generation of American and Russian citizens have the opportunity to learn and share with one another, with the hope that they will be able to understand one another better, even where they may not agree.

The U.S. Russia Foundation welcomes proposals to strengthen partnership and build understanding in:

  Rule of Law and Governance
Laws, institutions, and practices that enable good governance at the local, regional, and national levels

  A Rules-Based Market Economy
Practices that build the capacity for private entrepreneurship

  Civil Society
Solutions which improve the well-being of communities and citizens

  Expertise and Knowledge
Russian-American mutual expertise and understanding

  Connections and Linkages
U.S.-Russian ties and cooperation

USRF encourages proposals that integrate elements across the five areas, and that build multi-organization partnerships which will have long-lasting impact and sustainable funding.

For information on how to submit proposals, read Apply for a Grant.