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NED | Annual Grants for Democracy

| Sectors: Human rights, democracy
Granting entity: National Endowment for Democracy
| Deadline: January 11, 2021 (email), January 29, 2021 (portal)
| Type of support: Grant
| Funding/benefits: 50,000 USD
| Applicants: NGOs
| Locations: Global

Synopsis: 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.

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

Link to application.

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