The National Endowment for Democracy Grants

International Grants » NGOs Working for Human Rights

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) supports projects that promote political and economic freedom, a strong civil society, independent media, human rights, and the rule of law.

Each year NED makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental groups abroad working to ensure human rights, an independent media, the rule of law and to advance other democratic goals.

They encourage applications for financial support from activist organizations in diverse situations, such as transitional countries where the goal is democratic consolidation, authoritarian countries where the goals are liberalization, and the protection of human rights

The Endowment's flexible and efficient grants program is able to assist democratic activists in diverse situations, such as transitional countries where the goal is democratic consolidation, authoritarian countries where the goals are liberalization, and the protection of human rights.

Funding decisions are made on a quarterly basis by the NED Board of Directors.

In addition to evaluating how a program fits within the Endowment's overall priorities, the Board considers factors such as the urgency of a program, its relevance to specific needs and conditions in a particular country, and the democratic commitment and experience of the applicant.

The Endowment is especially interested in proposals that originate with indigenous democratic groups.

It is also interested in nonpartisan programs seeking to strengthen democratic values among all sectors of the democratic political spectrum.

Note that the Endowment does not make grants to individuals.

All proposed projects must be consistent with the Endowment's general purposes.

Application Deadline; October 7.

For More Information and Application, Please Visit; The National Endowment for Democracy Grants Website

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