Donor: U.S. Mission to South Africa
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: United States
Reference number: PAS-ZAF-FY23-02
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 30.04.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 200.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 20.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Media & Journalism
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      South Africa


1) Objective

PAS Mission South Africa invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and South Africa through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Projects that advance women’s and youth economic empowerment, including but not limited to projects that reduce barriers to participation in the economy for disadvantaged groups;
  • Projects that advance pluralism, social inclusion, or shared history, including projects that examine shared histories and current challenges in the United States and South Africa;
  • Projects that support U.S. principles and methodologies for promoting free and objective media, including combatting misinformation in community-level media organizations.
  • Projects designed to improve the effectiveness of community youth sports and/or cultural organizations to counter violence, crime, and drop-out rates in their communities through connections with American peer organizations and best practices.

2) Eligibility

Eligible are South African registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; South African non-profit or governmental educational institutions; South African governmental institutions.

3) Location

Actions must take place in South Africa.

4) Budget

The total available funding amount is $200,000. Grants may range up to $20,000.

5) Application

The application deadline is 30 April 2023. In Round 1, applicants submit a concise Statement of Interest (SOI) of no more than 1,500 words that describes the project idea and its objectives. PAS will review SOIs and invite a limited group of applicants to continue in Round 2. In Round 2, applicants expand their ideas into full funding proposals for formal consideration.

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