2015 National Endowment for Democracy Grant for NGOs Working to Advance Democracy.

Application Deadline: October 3, 2014

Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around $50,000.


  • NED funds only nongovernmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations.
  • NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions.
  • NED does not make grants to individuals, governmental bodies, or state-supported institutions such as public universities.

NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek 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
  • Strengthen a broad-based market economy

How to Apply:

Prepare all of the materials listed above in Application Requirements.

Read the Step-by-Step Online Application Instructions.


Apply Online Now for the NED Grant 2015

To apply by email:

Send all of the application materials by email to [email protected].

To apply by post:

Send all of the application materials to
National Endowment for Democracy:
Attn: Grant Proposals
1025 F Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004 USA

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the National Endowment for Democracy Grant


  1. i come across your organization and your call for proposal today, l would have like to submit a proposal for my organization but l can see we are time bad kindly let us know when the next call will be to enable us submit our proposal


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