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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:

06/11/21

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International non-governmental organizations, including independent media and civic organizations and associations, working to further democratic goals worldwide. Funding is intended to promote human rights, support freedom of information, and strengthen democratic political processes and institutions.

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179280

Number of Grants:

Each year, NED makes more than 1,600 grants.

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:

Upcoming Board of Directors meeting dates and proposal submission deadlines are as follows:
Proposal Submission Deadlines:

- September 14th, 2020
- January 18, 2021 (email), January 29, 2021 (portal)
- March 15, 2021 (email), March 26, 2021 (portal)
- June 11, 2021 (email), June 25, 2021 (portal)

Proposals submitted after the deadline will be considered at the following Board Meeting.

Board of Directors Meetings:

- January 8, 2021
- March 26, 2021
- June 11, 2021
- September 10, 2021

Applicants will be notified of the Board of Directors’ decision by email within one business week of the board meeting date.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the newly launched system. While NED transitions to the new system, the deadline for online applications will be later than those sent by other methods. A new online application system will be available on Tuesday January 19th.

Principles and Objectives: https://www.ned.org/about/statement-of-principles-and-objectives/

Contact Information:

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

Online Application: https://www.grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapplication.aspx%3fSA%3dSNA%26FID%3d35048%26sid%3d1280&SA=SNA&FID=35048&sid=1280

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

If you need help with the proposal requirements or the online application system, contact PROPOSALS@NED.ORG.

If you have questions about your 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
- If you want to speak with someone, you may call NED at +1 (202) 378-9700.

Grant Coverage Areas:

For more information on the types of programs NED supports in each region, please see https://www.ned.org/regions/.

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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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