Grants of 50,000 in Democracy for NGOs 2020
The National Endowment for Democracy

Grants of 50,000 in Democracy for NGOs 2020

Worldwide 19 Jun 2020


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democr

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The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is offering a group of grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and to strengthen democratic institutions for 2020. 

Eligibility criteria:

  1. NED funds only nongovernmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations.
  2. NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions.
  3. NED does not make grants to individuals, governmental bodies, or state-supported institutions such as public universities.

What type of proposals NED funds:

  1. Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law.
  2. Support freedom of information and independent media.
  3. Strengthen democratic ideas and values.
  4. Promote accountability and transparency.
  5. Strengthen civil society organizations.
  6. Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions.
  7. Promote civic education.
  8. Support democratic conflict resolution.
  9. Promote freedom of association.
  10. Strengthen a broad-based market economy.

Value of grant:

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.

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