|Donor:||Charles Stewart Mott Foundation|
|Application procedure:||Letter of Inquiry|
|Donor base:||United States|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Medium - up to $1,000,000|
|Minimum grant size:||-|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||-|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Governance & Democracy
- Human Rights
Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine
The objective of the funding opportunity is to strengthen philanthropy and the non-profit sector as vital vehicles for increasing civic engagement and improving communities and societies. It aims at fostering a civil society in which non-profits strengthen democratic values and practices and have access to adequate and responsive resources; and at empowering poor and marginalized communities to unlock resources and realize their development needs and aspirations. They make grants to: (1) intermediary organisations that build the capacity of non-profits and independent civic leaders to promote community-level development, organize around key issues, and strengthen participatory approaches to advocacy and rights protection; (2) networks and non-profits that mobilize individuals and grassroots civic initiatives on key issues that relate to strengthening democratic values and practices; and (3) networks and support organisations that promote the development of community schools in countries where the movement has taken root, including Ukraine, Moldova and parts of the Western Balkans.
They focus on:
- Strengthening Civic Space
- Enhancing Community Philanthropy
- Increasing Access to Justice
- Special Initiatives
Eligible organisations are mainly non-profits from the US but foreign NGOs can also apply if they prove the same status.
This program focuses on Central and Eastern Europe and South Africa.
The total annual grant budget for this grant program is around $20,000,000 and they fund on average 150 grants. Grants range from $10,000-1,000,000.
If you are interested in submitting an idea to them for funding, the first step is to complete a letter of inquiry (LOI) form. The LOI will help their program staff determine the relevance of the proposed project to their programs and provide you with advice on whether to submit a full proposal. Prior to submitting an LOI, they ask you to learn more about our programs, funding interests, funding limitations and guidelines for organizations located outside the United States.