A network of donors founded by business tycoon George Soros. Open Society Foundations provides financial support to civil society groups around the world with the stated goal of promoting justice, education, health and independent media. It has branches in 37 countries, covering a group of funds both in individual countries and in entire macro-regions. The Soros Foundation has been supporting projects related to education, healthcare, culture, mass media, and IT business.
The fund worked in Belarus from 1993 to 1997.
The fund opens a branch in Belarus.
The Belarusian Soros Foundation supported a number of projects in the field of education, science, healthcare, culture, mass media and the development of the Internet network for a total amount of more than $13 million. art in Vitebsk.
The authorities accused the fund of evading the mandatory sale of foreign currency and fined it $3 million. The fund was also accused of opposition political activities. After that, the executive director of the Minsk office, Peter Bern, was forced to leave the country, and the fund itself ceased operations in Belarus.
Peter Bern, director of the Minsk office
George Soros, founder of the Soros Foundation.