The U.S. Mission in Uganda’s Public Affairs Office is pleased to announce that funding is available through the Public Diplomacy Grant Program for projects ranging in value from $5,000 to $40,000. Projects for greater values will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Grants are intended for committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, and academic institutions. Awards to individuals will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. All grantees must have a non-profit status.
Objectives & Project Outcomes
The objectives of the Public Diplomacy Grant Program are to promote positive relations between the people of Uganda and the United States; reinforce shared values; and connect Uganda’s emerging leaders (aged 16 to 35) to the American people through projects that:
- Help Ugandan youth, especially young women, explore and discover their potential through innovative science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM,) programs, as well as entrepreneurship programs.
- Encourage Ugandan youth to participate in civic life through social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, and community engagement.
- Strengthen understanding of U.S. values and institutions; highlight U.S. culture, including American Studies; and support diversity, acceptance of minority groups, and other areas of mutual interest.
- Demonstrate the power of the arts to promote positive self-expression, social change, and economic opportunity.
- Promote the application of new technologies to address economic, environmental, and social challenges of shared concern.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $200,000
- Award Ceiling: $40,000; awards over $40,000 considered on a case-by-case basis
- Award Floor: $5,000
- The Public Affairs Office encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, academic institutions, and individuals. All grantees must have a non-profit status.
- The program seeks proposals for activities that engage geographically and demographically diverse audiences within Uganda. U.S. NGOs and individuals may apply, but preference is given to Ugandan organizations or partnerships between U.S. and Ugandan organizations.
For more information, visit U.S. Mission in Uganda.