Civil Society International

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Civil Society International (CSI) "assists independent organizations working for democracy and civil society in countries closed, or inhospitable, to these principles. We bring together in one place information about projects worldwide committed to the keystones of civil society: limited government, popular elections, and the rule of law; free association and expression; regulated, but open and market-oriented economies; aid to the poor, orphaned, elderly, sick, or disabled; and finally, civic cultures that value pluralism and individual liberty but also respect human needs for community and shared visions of the common good.

"We assist projects overseas by publicizing their work; helping them recruit staff, interns, or overseas partners; and helping them identify opportunities for funding or leadership development.

"Within the U.S., we support in similar ways the work of American civic organizations that are active on an international front, as well as those working to defend and deepen civil society within our own democratic culture."[1]

"Executive Director Holt Ruffin founded Civil Society International in 1992." [2]


In 1997 their total income was $210,102 [3]


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