Small grants not only provide needed funding for organizations in developing countries, they open up new channels of partnership and cooperation. These grants are easier to apply as they are lesser formalities and straightforward application processes. Besides, these types of grants are highly flexible and can be utilized as per need. They can also become an important source of matching grants where other donors also start taking interest to fund your organization based upon the fact that there is a small grant available from elsewhere.
There are hundreds of donor agencies that provide small grants to NGOs around the world. In this document, we have picked up 14 such agencies with some of them opening annually to receiving applications from NGOs.