Donor: Fondation Smartpeace
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Switzerland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 30.09.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Religion & Faith
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective 

Fondation Smartpeace (Initiatives for Peace) is an independent charitable and tax exempt foundation pursuant to the Swiss Civil Code with office in Zurich, Switzerland. It is supervised by the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA. Statutes. It promotes:

(1) peaceful relationships between human beings, groups and peoples in all countries of the world by supporting without distinction to country, nationality, race, religion, gender or any other grounds for discrimination activities of non-governmental organizations which support institutions, groups and people to become true pioneers of peace;
(2) university teaching and research activities in psychology, sociology and pedagogical sciences which promote visions, concepts and methods that help to transform people and groups into true pioneers of peace;
(3) political movements dedicated to non-violent conflict resolution, reconciliation and sound coexistence between groups of persons of different origins and persuasions.

2) Eligibility 

Non-governmental organisations, university teaching and research, political movements dedicated to non-violent conflict resolution are eligible to apply. They only accept applications from Swiss organisations.

3) Location

They have no defined focus countries and fund organisations and institutions that are active worldwide. They especially like to fund projects based in the Global South.

4) Budget 

The Foundation’s level of project funding varies depending on the type of organisation and need of the project. Individual grant sizes vary, depending on the nature of the project. A detailed project budget is required.

5) Application 

Applications must be submitted electronically by the end of September of each calendar year at the latest. Foundation Smartpeace supports projects upon electronic application reviewed and recommended for support by the Expert Committee. Projects are generally supported for up to 3 consecutive years. Applications shall include an up to 2 page project description and a comprehensive project budget. At the end of each supported project, Foundation Smartpeace shall receive a budget accounting and an up to 300 word summary report for publication on its website.

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