Strengthening Democratic Institutions – Mar 20

Posted by National Endowment for Democracy on February 14, 2023

National Endowment for Democracy invites applications to strengthen democratic institutions

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private foundation dedicated to developing and strengthening democratic institutions worldwide.

To that end, the organization invites applications for its grants program, which awards grants averaging $50,000 to support non-governmental organizations—including civic organizations, associations, and independent media—dedicated to advancing democratic goals and strengthening democratic institutions.

NED is interested in proposals from nonpartisan programs that aim to promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, support freedom of information and independent media, strengthen democratic ideas and values, promote accountability and transparency, strengthen civil society organizations, strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, promote civic education, support democratic conflict resolution, promote freedom of association, and strengthen a broad-based market economy.

NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments, including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies, and countries undergoing democratic transitions.

For complete program guidelines and application information, see the National Endowment for Democracy website.

Deadline: March 20, 2023

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