Don’t Miss A Chance to Grab these Inspiring Grants for Human Rights, Peace, Democracy, and Social Justice

Here is a list of the most inspiring grants and programs for NGOs and development professional around the world working for the protection of Human Rights, Peace, Democracy, and Social Justice.

Nominations Open for 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]

United States Department of State, Bureau of DRL: Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) has announced a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom…[more]

2019 International Children’s Peace Prize to Improve Children’s Rights Worldwide
The KidsRights Foundation is inviting applicants for its International Children’s Peace Prize 2019, awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights…[more]

2019 Internet Freedom Fund to Promote Human Rights and Internet Freedom from across the Globe
Open Technology Fund is inviting applicants for its Internet Freedom Fund which is 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 living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online…[more]

Applications Open for 2020-21 Rotary Peace Fellowship Program
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is currently open for applications and invites professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of the Rotary Peace Centers…[more]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL: Secure and Sustainable Human Rights Documentation Solutions
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 projects that support the research, development, and implementation of secure human rights (HR) documentation solutions…[more]

Nominations Open for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019!
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking nominations for its 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)…[more]

Muste Institute: Accepting Applications for Social Justice Fund
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]

Mind & Life Institute: Inviting Letters of Intent for PEACE Grants Program
The Mind & Life Institute, a non-profit organization, is currently inviting Letters of Intent for its PEACE Grants program to fund research on novel interdisciplinary approaches for investigating and nurturing wholesome mental qualities related to Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics (PEACE)…[more]

Nominations Open for 2020 Martin Ennals Award!
Nominations are open for 2020 Martin Ennals Award that is an annual prize for human rights defenders…[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…[more]

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]

UNAOC launched Call for Applications for Young Peacebuilders in Middle East and North Africa 2019 Edition
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has launched a Call for Applications for the 2019 edition of the Young Peacebuilders in Middle East and North Africa programme. The 2019 edition is funded by AEXCID (Agencia Extremeña de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo)…[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]

Filmmakers Without Borders: Seeking Applications for Filmmaking Grants Program
Filmmakers Without Borders is seeking applications for its Filmmaking Grants which support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange…[more]

European Commission: Call for Proposals on Capacity-building in the area of Rights of the Child and Child-friendly Justice
European Commission is inviting proposals for its Capacity-building in the area of Rights of the Child and Child-friendly Justice program…[more]

Human Rights Press Awards: Recognising Top rights-related Reporting from around Asia
Nominations are open for Human Rights Press Awards to recognise top rights-related reporting from around Asia, with the goal of increasing respect for people’s basic rights and focusing attention on threats to those freedoms…[more]

Nominations Open for 2019 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize: A Chance to Win up to 60 000 Euro!
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation has announced a call for nominations for the 2019 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize…[more]

NORFACE Transnational Programme: Democratic Governance in a Turbulent Age
NORFACE has launched its new programme on Democratic governance in a turbulent age to offer a timely investigation of the precise nature of this recent turbulence, on how European states can negotiate it and develop strategies to enhance the quality of democratic politics and governance…[more]

Tinker Foundation Call for Applications: Institutional Grants Program
Tinker Foundation is accepting applications for its Institutional Grants program with the goal of creating the conditions for the development of effective policy changes that improve the lives of Latin Americans…[more]

Country Specific

ArmeniaU.S. Mission to Armenia: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Competition

Australia – Mercy Foundation: Inviting Australian Not for Profit Organisations for 2019 Social Justice Small Grants Program

BelarusEmbassy Funds for Belarus 2019: Supporting the Development of Civil Society and Democracy

Costa Rica and NicaraguaBritish Embassy San Jose: Supporting Projects in the Areas of Human Rights, Democracy, Economic Growth and Inclusion

JordanEmbassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Inviting NGOs & NPOs for Human Rights Fund in Jordan

KenyaEU-Kenya Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) 2018

KyrgyzstanEU Call for Proposals: EIDHR Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) for Kyrgyzstan 2018-2019

Kosovo – UNDP-Kosovo: Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD)

MoldovaU.S. Mission to Moldova: Inviting NGOs for Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Sri LankaEU Call for Proposals: Enhancing CSOs’ Contribution to Governance and Development Process in Sri Lanka

United KingdomJoseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Peace and Security Programme for United Kingdom

United States – Apply for Samuel Rubin Foundation’s Grant Program!

United States or Puerto Rico – Trans Justice Funding Project’s 2019 Grants: Supporting Trans-led Grassroots Groups

UkraineEmbassy of Finland in Ukraine: Local Cooperation Fund 2019

U.S. Mission in Belize to Strengthen Government through Civil Society Engagement

U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic announces Small Grants Program

World Wildlife Fund Seeking Applications for Professional Development Grants

National Geographic Society Inviting Proposals for Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa

National Geographic Society Seeking Proposals for Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria announces Call for Proposals for Serbian Organizations

Submit Applications for PBF Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative #GYPI 2019

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria announces Call for Proposals for Projects in Montenegro

EU announces EIDHR Call for Proposals 2019 – Liberia

Submit Applications for Representation and Promotion Component in Canada

U.S. Embassy Kigali PAS seeking Applications for Academy of Women Entrepreneurs – Rwanda

Canada Council for the Arts Seeking Applications for Media Arts Equipment Acquisition Fund

Green ICT Programme to Develop Innovation-Led Long-Term Business Cooperation between Estonia and Norway

Canada Council for the Arts inviting Professional Development for Arts Professionals

USAID-Manila announces Initiatives for Democracy Annual Program Statement

2019 Youth Innovation Grants to assist Not-for-profit Community based Organisations in Australia

EaSI-EURES announces Call for Proposals on Targeted Mobility Scheme

PEP launches a Call for Proposals of “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE) in Africa

Submit Your Applications for Impact Fund Grants Program in the United States

EPA announces Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants Program

Apply for Representation and Promotion Component for Canadian Artists

Screenrights Cultural Fund to support Australian and New Zealand Projects and Initiatives

Submit Applications for National Geographic Society’s Exploration Grant

National Geographic Society Call for Applications for Early Career Grant