The Balkan Trust for Democracy of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (BTD) is an initiative that supports democracy, good governance, and Euro-Atlantic integration in Southeast Europe. This award-winning public-private partnership was created in 2003 at the initiative of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Charles Stuart Mott Foundation. BTD’s original ten-year term expired in May 2013; The BTD then entered its second term (2013–2020) with structural changes in terms of geographical coverage and grant coverage. The BTD provides grants to support projects addressing democracy and good governance, political dialogue and networking, as well as regional cooperation and European integration. BTD grant activities are primarily targeted at six countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.

For five years, BTD has been helping the Mikser Festival and other projects of the Mixer organization in the field of raising awareness and educating citizens and the media on issues of sustainable development, social inclusion and participation.