What We Do

Eurasia Foundation equips citizens to build resilient communities. Our success showcases the power of a vibrant civil society to drive real and lasting change.

Our Approach

Eurasia Foundation’s work is grounded in our commitment to supporting meaningful and lasting change in the communities in which we operate. Our core approach is based on the following guiding principles: 


We adapt our programs to the distinct contexts in which we operate. From addressing barriers to women’s workplace entry to creating platforms for youth participation, we examine individual experiences and use our in-country networks to channel resources that are relevant and useful in the daily lives of our beneficiaries. 


We are committed to building genuine and long-lasting partnerships based on trust and mutual respect. We brainstorm, design, and implement initiatives jointly with our partners on the ground. We consistently seek to improve the quality of our work by listening to stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries.


We amplify the voices of marginalized groups, particularly women, youth, minority populations, people with disabilities, and the economically disenfranchised. Our programs reach individuals and groups that reside beyond major cities and hubs and lack access to training opportunities, resources, and networks. 


We support the creation of local solutions by building leadership and subject matter expertise within communities. Our programs emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, reinforced with practical applications that help participants apply new skills in real-life settings. 


We are committed to developing programs and solutions that can live on beyond our direct engagement. We balance the needs of the present within the context of a complex social, economic and environmental landscape. By pursuing sustainability, we improve the quality of our contribution, and encourage our partners to adopt the same approach. 


MeeToo: An App Against Gender-Based Violence in Kazakhstan

Umit is a successful woman who independently runs a thriving business. Yet, mere years ago, she says, this life seemed out of reach. Kazakhstan-based women’s center Zan Talaby helped her build this new, happier chapter of her life with support from EF.