30+ Incredible Grants & Programs for NGOs Promoting Peace, Equality, Human Rights and Empowerment

December 2018

Check out our newest list of the most incredible grants and programs for NGOs and development professional around world working for the promotion of peace, equality, human rights and empowerment.

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EU Global Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Program 2018
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for its European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) program 2018 to support civil society in protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide…[more]

Peace Development Fund: Inviting Applications for 2019 Community Organizing Grants Program
The Peace Development Fund is inviting applicants for its 2019 Community Organizing Grants program. The Peace Development Fund is committed to supporting organizations and projects that recognize that peace will never be sustained unless it is based on justice and an appreciation of both the diversity and unity of the human family…[more]

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2019 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights (UUDS $50,000 Cash Grants)
The May 18 Memorial Foundation recognizes the exemplary efforts of individuals and organizations aspiring to the restoration of justice and human rights in their respective countries through the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Prize…[more]

The 2019 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk!
2019 Front Line Defenders is currently accepting nominations for 2019 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal Stonewall uprising which led to the global movement of LGBT+ Pride marches the 2019 Front Line Defenders Award will prioritise honouring the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk working to defend and advance the rights of the LGBT+ community…[more]

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Sydney Peace Foundation’s Sydney Peace Prize 2020
The Sydney Peace Foundation is seeking nominations for its Sydney Peace Prize 2020, Australia’s only international prize for peace to inspire and empower people from all walks of life to make peace with justice a reality…[more]

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Social Innovation Challenge 2019! A Chance to win up to 40,000 Euro
The Social Innovation Challenge is a collective effort of Civil Society Academy,Welthungerhilfe and Impact Hub. Through the Challenge, the aim is developing ground-breaking innovations to tackle hunger and social injustice over the next 18 months…[more]

DRL Evaluation Innovation Fund: Democratizing Learning and Evaluation- Supporting Evaluation Ecosystems and Opportunities for Contextualized Approaches
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for its grant program entitled “DRL Evaluation Innovation Fund: Democratizing Learning and Evaluation- Supporting Evaluation Ecosystems and Opportunities for Contextualized Approaches.”…[more]

13th UNDEF Project Grant: Inviting CSOs & NGOs to Advance & Support Democracy
UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations…[more]

The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute’s Social Justice Grants
The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is accepting applications for its Social Justice Fund to support grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources…[more]

International Peacemakers’ Fund
Applicants are invited to apply for International Peacemakers’ Fund to provide financial support to grassroots initiatives that work towards peace and reconciliation in war torn communities around the globe. The Fellowship of Reconciliation’s (FoR) International Peacemakers’ Fund (IPF) was created to provide financial support to international communities: experiencing violent conflict; in a process of recovery after the cessation of violent conflict…[more]

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OSIWA Call for Proposals: Supporting the Creation of Open Societies in West Africa
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is seeking proposals to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, and the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation…[more]

APWLD Feminist Development Justice Media Fellowship
APWLD is inviting women media professionals across Asia-Pacific region to participate in their second media fellowship programme that aims to strengthen media advocacy on grassroots women’s issues through a feminist and human rights lens…[more]

Call for Proposals: EU Peacebuilding Initiative (EUPI) 2018-2019
Applicants are invited to submit proposals for EU Peacebuilding Initiative (EUPI) in order to support and promote the conditions for a sustainable resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through civil society and citizens’ positive engagement…[more]

Commonwealth Secretary-General: Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards
The Commonwealth Secretary-General is seeking nominations for “2019 Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards” which will celebrate outstanding innovators and innovations that are helping Commonwealth countries and their people achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…[more]

UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019
UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019 which is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia), the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland) and the Namibia Media Trust (Namibia). This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist…[more]

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Call for Nominations: International Bremen Peace Award 2019
The schwelle Foundation is inviting nominations for “International Bremen Peace Award” with an aim to honour people and organizations that set an example through their work contributing to reconciliation, human rights, overcoming of racism, social justice, sustainable handling of nature and environment as well as to intercultural and interreligious understanding…[more]

2020 Martin Ennals Award
Nominations are open for 2020 Martin Ennals Award that is an annual prize for human rights defenders. The Martin Ennals Award is intended for human rights defenders (HRD) who are defending the rights of others,while at risk…[more]

Movies that Matter: Start-up & Impact Grants Programme
Movies that Matter is offering grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms,such as human rights film festivals, LGBT film festivals and mobile cinema projects. Please note that Movies that Matter does not support film production…[more]

Open Technology Fund: Accepting Applications for Internet Freedom Fund
Applications are open for Internet Freedom Fund, a primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people…[more]

DISCO’s Micro-Grants: Promoting Human Rights Education
This call for proposals will support projects designed to contribute to building democratic and inclusive societies through helping develop a culture of democracy by promoting education for democratic citizenship and human rights education in States party to the…[more]

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The Freedom Prize – “Our candidate, their fight”!
Freedom Prize – “Our candidate, their fight” which is an opportunity for groups of young people supervised by an adult to highlight the work of a public figure or an organization and their recent fight for freedom. The Freedom Prize pays homage to all those who fought and continue to fight for the ideal of universal peace….[more]

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award 2019
Nominations are open for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to honor an individual or group of individuals who stand up to oppression at grave personal risk in the nonviolent pursuit of human rights. The Award recognizes outstanding individuals and supports the work of the Laureate on an ongoing basis through strategic litigation, training and capacity building, and advocacy before government…[more]

Arcus Foundation: Call for Concepts for International Social Justice Grant
The Arcus Foundation has announced an open call for concepts to support International LGBTQ social justice work. The ultimate goal of Arcus’ Social Justice Program is to achieve dignity, safety, inclusion, and opportunity for LGBTQ people (i.e., people discriminated against based on actual or perceived Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity, also referred to as (SOGI) in the U.S. and around the world…[more]

The Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Program
Creative Force Programme. It is a funding programme for international projects. It is open to Swedish organisations and their partners in target countries who work through media or the arts to strengthen democracy, human rights, and freedom…[more]

The Maypole Fund: Seeking Applications from Women Only
The Maypole Fund is seeking applications from women only with an aim to resource imaginative, non-violent activities by feminist anti-militarist women whether individual women or women only groups to proactively challenge patriarchy…[more]

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Step it up for Gender Equality in a Progressive Society, Youth for Gender Equality Forum 2019
The event will take place in the European Parliament in Brussels from 5 – 8 March 2019. Step it up for Gender Equality in a Progressive Society is an interactive and inspiring initiative to promote dialogue, exchange, learning and networking for young people engaged in promoting gender equality in their daily lives…[more]

Institute of Institutional Education: Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East
Institute of Institutional Education (IIE) is accepting nominations for its Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East, awarded annually, to recognize outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals, one Arab and one Israeli, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East…[more]

The BEARR Trust Small Grants Scheme 2019: Supporting NGOs to Prevent Violence against Women (Select Countries)
The BEARR Trust has announced its Small Grants Scheme 2019 to support NGOs, voluntary associations and other non-profit organisations which aim to prevent or deter violence against women and girls, or which support victims of such violence…[more]

Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s International Youth Fellowship Program
Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is accepting applications for its International Youth Fellowship Program, an extraordinary opportunity to become a leader in global development. The International Youth Fellowship Program builds the skills of young Canadians and supports the work of AKFC’s partner organizations overseas…[more]

McCain Institute’s 2019 Next Generation Leaders Program
The McCain Institute is inviting applications for its Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program which is designed to identify, train, network and empower a diverse group of emerging, character-driven leaders from the United States and around the world. The program offers emerging global leaders a fully paid year of targeted professional and personal leadership development…[more]

Australia: Social Justice Small Grants Program

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Seeking Applications for Interethnic Reconciliation and Youth Program

Bhutan: HELVETAS Bhutan Call for Proposals to support Civil Society

Cambodia: Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Improving Gender Reporting

Canada: Dismantling Barriers & Improving the Quality of Education for Women and Girls

Georgia: 2018 Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Protection

Ghana: Women’s Social Leadership Program

Guatemala: Women’s Leadership for Indigenous and Afro-Latina Women

India: Qualitative Evaluation of the Impact of Self-Help Groups on Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment

Indonesia: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL Promoting Worker Rights

Myanmar: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of ECA: 2019 Youth Leadership Program

Sri Lanka: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Country Based Support Scheme

Sudan: Small Grants to Conduct Public Outreach Awareness-Raising and Information Dissemination on Transitional Justice

Tanzania: FCS Implementation of Good Governance, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution

Turkey: Embassy of the Netherlands’ Human Rights Fund 2019

Uganda: 2019 SUSI for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership Program

Ukraine: Embassy of the Netherlands’ Human Rights Fund 2019

United Kingdom: BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme

United States: Nominations Open for 2019 AARP Purpose Prize

Vietnam: Enhancing CSOs’ Contribution to the Governance and Development Process

Zimbabwe: NGOs/CSOs for The Development of Social Enterprises and Employment Generation for Urban Youth and Women

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  • Avatar SSA, Nepal says:

    I am looking Nepal for NGO fund.

  • Avatar Mohamed Aden says:

    I need grant for livestock

  • Avatar Mohamed Aden says:

    I need grant for livestock I have Camel farm.
    So help me to have forage food and shelters and let us see what I have dhani.

  • Avatar Chandra Rijal says:

    We are interested in Funds for

  • Avatar Tanya says:

    Interested in grants for women and girl child empowerment to fight gender based violence and HIV/AIDS stigma

  • “Sport for Change: Empowering Youth Ambassadors to Action” Grant Program for Indian NGOs

    UNOPS announces 2019 Call for Proposals for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund

    Participate in the Urban Innovation Challenge “Citypreneurs” to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Funding Call to Promote the Benefits of U.S. Economic Engagement in Indonesia

    EU announces “Strategic Partnerships for Capacity Development of Civil Society Organisations in the Eastern Partnership”

    EU seeking Proposals to Support for Civil Society Organizations and Promotion of Human Rights in the Region of Bolama-Bijagós, Guinea-Bissau

    European Outdoor Conservation Association inviting NPOs to Implement Conservation Projects

    2nd Call for Proposals for Building Administrative Capacities of the Countries of the Western Balkans and the Republic of Moldova

    Applications Open for Sustainable Future Farming Mission to France

    Request for Proposals for Well-being and Safety Research in United States

    DFAT accepting Applications for Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program 2019

    Caplan Foundation Grants for Early Childhood in the U.S.

    Research Grants on Reducing Inequality in the U.S.

    Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence – United States

    EU announces EIDHR CBSS 2019 Call for Proposals for Guyana and Suriname

    EU-EIDHR 2019: Support to Local Civil Society Action through Country-based Support Scheme (Trinidad and Tobago)

    EU seeking Proposals to Enhance CSOs’ Contribution to the Governance and Development Process in Afghanistan 2018-2019

    European Union accepting Proposals to Support CSOs Development Work in the Field – Trinidad and Tobago

    Georgia: Call for Proposals to support Vocational Educational Training in the Field of Agriculture

    Europe Foundation inviting Georgian Civil Society Organizations for Open Door Grantmaking Program

    Visual Documentary Project 2019 Focusing on Justice in Southeast Asia and Japan

    R2HC Annual Funding Call to address Specific or Multiple Public Health Issues

    USAID Indonesia announces New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict Prevention & Recovery Program (CPRP)

    Opportunity for Indian Citizens to Develop Research in the Field of Visual Arts