Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions.
Each year, NED makes more than 1,600 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around $50,000.
NED funds only nongovernmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations, encouraging applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions.
NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to:
- Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law
- Support freedom of information and independent media
- Strengthen democratic ideas and values
- Promote accountability and transparency
- Strengthen civil society organizations
- Promote civic education
- Promote freedom of association
All applications must include the following items:
- Proposal Cover Sheet
- Proposal Narrative
- Interim Assessment (for renewal proposals only)
- Proposal Budget
- Registration Documents (if applicable)
The deadline for submitting project proposals is the 22nd of June 2018. Proposals will be considered at the following Board Meeting, which will take place in September this year. Applicants will be notified of the Board of Directors’ decision by email within one business week of the board meeting date.
We invite those interested to read more information at the following link: https://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/ .