Donor base: Panama
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Annual number of calls: Up to 10

Financial details

Donor size: Medium - up to $5,000,000
Funding instruments: Grants
Annual funding volume: Up to $5,000,000
Funding ratio: co-financing preferred


  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. America



1) About

Through its public diplomacy small grants program, U.S. Embassy Panama welcomes applications for educational, cultural and development projects led by Panamanian citizens, by local NGOs, and educational institutions. U.S. citizens may apply in conjunction with Panamanian groups. Projects must help Panamanians better understand the society, culture, and values of the United States in line with its four ‘Integrated Strategy Goals.’  It also aims to cultivate shared values between the U.S. and Panama in terms of human rights.

2) Thematic Interest

  • Equitable and inclusive growth for all
  • Democracy, good governance and institution building
  • Sustainable growth economy
  • Civil society participation and community development

3) Focus Countries

They operate in Panama.

4) Application Procedure

Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. The Public Affairs Section usually takes 2-3 months to review and make awards. Grants are typically in the range of $2,000 to $10,000. While co-sponsor funding is not required, it greatly adds to the likelihood that a project will be selected.

5) Contact

U.S. Embassy in Panama
Building 783
Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue

T: +507 317 5000
F: +507 317 5568
E: Panamaweb(a)state.gov

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