Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Grant

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Deadline Date:

06/19/20

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

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.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to Alberta ENGOs, Charities and First Nations to Address Critical Environmental Issues

Deadline 10/30/20

Grants of up to $7,500 to Alberta ENGOs, charities, and First Nations to address critical environmental issues. Funding is intended for community projects that strengthen ecosystems. Grants support community-based projects that typically focus on local opportunities for

GrantWatch ID#: 136806

Grants and In-Kind Donations to Alberta Registered Charities for Community Benefit Programs

Deadline 11/01/20

Grants and in-kind donations to Alberta registered charities in eligible regions for community benefit programs. The Foundation's goal is to help enrich lives and eradicate social issues while finding long-term solutions to build strong, vibrant, and safe communities. F

GrantWatch ID#: 137649

Grants to Canada Nonprofit Organizations and Individuals for Outdoor Safety Education for Yo...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants ranging from $750 to $2,500 to Canada nonprofit organizations and individuals for programs that promote outdoor safety and encourage youth and outdoor leaders to avoid outdoor risks. Funds may be used to train and educate youth and outdoor leaders on risk avoidan

GrantWatch ID#: 139039

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual or Team for Accomplishments in Medical R...

Deadline 07/31/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or International scientist or team of scientists to recognize outstanding medical research accomplishments. Researchers eligible for nominations may be from any public or private organization or institution, including commercial or government ent

GrantWatch ID#: 139483

Fellowships for USA, Canada, and International Scholars for Research Projects

Deadline 07/15/20

Fellowships for USA, Canada, and International scholars with an advanced degree to conduct research. Fellowships are intended for researchers with an interest in social science and humanities projects. The Funding Source has a special interest in those projects that dem

GrantWatch ID#: 139604

Grants to USA, Canada, and International IHE Students and Faculty for Research Related to th...

Deadline 10/01/20

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals for research to benefit the health and safety of children and youth. Funding is intended to support research by graduate students and faculty affiliated with an educational or charitable nonprofit inst

GrantWatch ID#: 140392

Grants to USA and Canada Rescue Groups and Individuals to Assist with Health Care Costs for ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA and Canada animal shelters, rescue agencies, and individuals to assist with costs of urgent medical care for animals that are injured, abused, or neglected. Funding is intended to relieve financial strain, help animals recover, and eventual

GrantWatch ID#: 140837