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Партнерство государства и благотворительных фондов как стратегия повышения ресурсной обеспеченности некоммерческих организаций

While public funding of nongovernmental organizations is a highly sought-after

form of NGO support, its amount still does not meet the demand. International experi-

ence provides examples of solutions to this problem. Instead of transferring the grant-

making function to designated operators, the state encourages grantmaking foundations

to leverage their assets, both financial and institutional, within the framework of phil-

anthropic-government partnerships. This paper aims to explore and synthesize interna-

tional best practices of joining resources of the state and charitable foundations, which

results in a tangible increase in NGO financial support and its effectiveness. The paper

focuses on partnership models, such as engaging foundations in grant-making and le-

veraging resources with government; government match-funding programs to incentiv-

ize private donations to charitable foundations; developing various types of institutional

partnerships between the state and foundations. Civil society monitoring conducted in

2015 and 2016 by the HSE Center for Studies of Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector

helped expose challenges and barriers that make philanthropic-government partnerships

difficult to initiate and manage. Analysis of the international experience of coping with

these challenges has helped to propose measures to overcome such barriers in the Russian

context. Examples include the use of innovative tools, such as leveraging resources of the

state and foundations for grantmaking purposes within the framework of philanthropic-

government partnerships; introducing a ratio of government match funding to attract

private donations in the priority areas of education, research and culture; developing vari-

ous institutional arrangements to ensure effective collaboration between foundations and

government agencies (joint councils, task forces, discussion platforms, etc.)