|Donor:||National Endowment for Democracy (NED)|
|Application procedure:||Online Application|
|Donor base:||United States|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||-|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||-|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Capacity Building
- Governance & Democracy
- Human Rights
- Social Inclusion
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen
Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, non-profit Foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Since its founding in 1983, the Endowment has remained on the leading edge of democratic struggles everywhere, while evolving into a multifaceted institution that is a hub of activity, resources and intellectual exchange for activists, practitioners and scholars of democracy the world over. NED is dedicated to fostering the growth of a wide range of democratic institutions abroad, including political parties, trade unions, free markets and business organizations, as well as the many elements of a vibrant civil society that ensure human rights, an independent media, and the rule of law.
They are interested in proposals from non-profit organisations that seek to: promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, support freedom of information and independent media, strengthen democratic ideas and values, promote accountability and transparency and strengthen civil society organizations.
NED funds only non-governmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations. They do not make grants to individuals, governmental bodies, or state-supported institutions such as public universities.
The National Endowment for Democracy works worldwide, supporting democracy activists on six continents and in 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. A detailed breakdown of the budget must be provided referring to the budget template.
Applications are done online via an application platform, via email, by fax or by post. There are four proposal submission deadlines a year: January, April, June, October. Decisions are made on a quarterly basis by the NED Board of Directors. Proposals are selected according to (1) how a program fits within the Endowment’s overall priorities; (2) its relevance to specific needs and conditions in a particular country; and (3) the democratic commitment and experience of the applicant.