Foundation / Corporation
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Grants averaging $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International nongovernmental organizations working to strengthen democratic institutions worldwide and advance democratic goals. Applications are invited from independent, local NGOs for non-partisan programs that seek to accomplish the following goals:
-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
-Strengthen civil society organizations
-Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions
-Promote civic education
-Support democratic conflict resolution
-Promote freedom of association
-Strengthen a broad-based market economy
The Board considers the following factors:
-How a program fits within the Endowment’s overall priorities,
-Its relevance to specific needs and conditions in a particular country,
-The democratic commitment and experience of the applicant.
GrantWatch ID#: 179280
Each year, NED makes more than 1,600 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad.
Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant is around $50,000.
The average grant lasts 12 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply by email send all of the application materials by email to: email@example.com
To apply by post, send all of the application materials to:
National Endowment for Democracy:
Attn: Grant Proposals
1025 F Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004 USA
To apply by fax: +1 (202) 378-9407
If you need help with the proposal requirements or the online application system, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about your project and NED’s grant program, contact NED regional staff at the following addresses:
Europe (Includes Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus):
Eurasia (Includes Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan):
Latin America & Caribbean:
Middle East & North Africa:
If you want to speak with someone, you may call NED at +1 (202) 378-9700.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.