The Checkpoint Charlie Foundation is inviting applications the project grants to support bilateral exchange and engagement projects between Berlin and the United States of America.
- The foundation supports projects that promote and strengthen German-American relations.
- The role which the United States of America played in Berlin from 1945 to 1994 will be given special attention. The foundation develops its own projects and accepts grant applications from other organizations.
Rules for Awarding Grants
- Only activities of non-governmental organizations will be subsidized. Support of activities by individuals requires a special justification.
- Support will concentrate on conferences, discussions, general exchanges between citizens of both countries and publications that promote German-American relations.
- Subsidized activities may not serve commercial interests or purposes.
- An application must contain detailed information regarding the project. Applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the start of the project. In submitting your application, please include:
- a description of the purpose and specific time frame of the project;
- information about the participants, speakers and others involved;
- a financial plan which shows all anticipated revenues and expenditures as well as the amount of the requested subsidy;
- a signed declaration by the applicant confirming that these guidelines are accepted and binding.
- Applications will be preferred that include home stays, that make it possible for Germans and Americans to establish direct contact and that are bilateral.
- All information about positive or negative decisions about grant requests must be communicated in writing to be valid.
- No applicant is automatically entitled to receive a grant. This also applies if similar proposals have received financial support in the past or if other applicants receive grants for a similar projects. The board of the foundation is free to decide which projects receive support according to the foundation’s by-laws and the funds available.
- Upon completion of the subsidized activity or project, a financial report must be submitted to the Foundation.
- Funds not spent must be repaid to the account of the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation immediately.
For more information, visit Checkpoint Charlie Foundation.