Which Foreign Embassies you should approach to apply for grants?

Foreign embassies under various development cooperation programs organize small grants funding for NGOs in many countries. They can be a significant source of funding to address various socio-economic issues. Besides, their funding programs are usually small in scale but most flexible to implement. In this guide, we take a quick look at top foreign embassies and their grant programs and how your organization can learn more information on identifying and apply to such funding opportunities.

US Embassy Funding for NGOs

The United States offers a great resource of financial and technical support to initiatives willing to strengthen civil society. Embassies and Consulates worldwide advertise specific calls for proposals to assist local NGOs working on issues of conflict stabilization, democracy and human rights, economic growth, and security.

In order to get in touch with the local US embassy in your country, check the U.S Department of State website (http://www.usembassy.gov/) where you will find a list specifying the aims and goals of the various bureaus working in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Central Asia, and the Western Hemisphere. In fact, US diplomatic missions operate independently within their geographical area of jurisdiction.

Keep in mind that the available funding opportunities are allocated on a yearly basis and proposals shall answer to specific calls and shall also be written according to given guidelines. As such, it is important to get in touch with the local embassy in order to assess whether there is an open call and also to evaluate whether your field of action matches the interests and goals set by the Embassy.

The range of funded projects varies greatly and according to main needs of your country. Visit the list of US embassies at http://www.usembassy.gov/ to find more information about the embassy office in your country.

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