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National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International
NGOs to Promote Democratic Values

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National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Deadline Date:

06/19/20

Description:

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Grants averaging $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International nongovernment organizations working to strengthen democratic institutions worldwide and advance democratic goals. Applications are invited from independent, local NGOs for non-partisan programs that seek to accomplish the following goals:

  • 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
  • Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions
  • Promote civic education
  • Support democratic conflict resolution
  • Promote freedom of association
  • Strengthen a broad-based market economy

All proposed projects must be consistent with NED’s general purposes as outlined in the NED Statement of Principles and Objectives. 

The Board considers the following factors:

  • How a program fits within the Endowment’s overall priorities,
  • Its relevance to specific needs and conditions in a particular country,
  • The democratic commitment and experience of the applicant.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179280

Number of Grants:

Each year, NED makes more than 1,600 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant is around $50,000.

Term of Contract:

The average grant lasts 12 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

NED funds only nongovernmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations.

NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions.

NED does not make grants to individuals, governmental bodies, or state-supported institutions such as public universities.

Pre-Application Information:

-Proposals Submission Deadline: October 4th, 2019
-Board of Directors Meeting: January 10, 2020

-Proposals Submission Deadline: January 10, 2020
-Board of Directors Meeting: March 27, 2020

-Proposals Submission Deadline: March 27, 2020
-Board of Directors Meeting: June 19, 2020

-Proposals Submission Deadline: June 19, 2020
-Board of Directors Meeting: September 11, 2020

Proposals submitted after the deadline will be considered at the following Board Meeting. Applicants will be notified of the Board of Directors’ decision by email within one business week of the board meeting date.

NED Statement of Principles and Objectives: https://www.ned.org/about/statement-of-principles-and-objectives/
Types of programs NED supports: https://www.ned.org/regions/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1280?SA=SNA&FID=35048

To apply by email send all of the application materials by email to proposals@ned.org.

To apply by post, send all of the application materials to:

National Endowment for Democracy:
Attn: Grant Proposals
1025 F Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004 USA

To apply by fax: +1 (202) 378-9407

For help with the proposal requirements or the online application system, contact proposals@ned.org.

For questions about the project and NED’s grant program, contact NED regional staff at the following addresses:

Africa: africaproposals@ned.org

Asia: asiaproposals@ned.org

Europe (Includes Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus): europeproposals@ned.org

Eurasia (Includes Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan): eurasiaproposals@ned.org

Latin America & Caribbean: americalatina@ned.org

Middle East & North Africa: menaproposals@ned.org

Global: globalproposals@ned.org

To speak with a staff member, applicants may call NED at +1 (202) 378-9700.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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