Background
The Trust for Mutual Understanding was established in 1984 by an anonymous American Philanthropist as a private grantmaking organisation dedicated to promoting improved communication, closer cooperation and greater respect between the people of the United States, the then Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe.
Mission
TMU awards grants to American nonprofit organisations to support direct exchange in the arts and the environment between professionals from the United States and TMU's geographic region: the Baltic States; Central Asia; Central, East and Southeast Europe; Mongolia; Russia.
Geographic focus
United States; Baltic States; Central Asia; Central, East and Southeast Europe; Mongolia; Russia
Programme areas
Arts (performing and visual)
Environment