Foundation / Corporation
United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)
Grants to USA, Canada, and International civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, independent and constitutional bodies, inter-governmental bodies, associations, and organizations for projects that promote and advance democracy around the world. Funding is intended for projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in the democratic process.
The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations, both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization. Projects must fall under one or more of the following eight areas:
In the current round, projects on media and freedom of information are particularly welcome. This covers a range of topics, such as promoting citizen journalism, including in conflict and post-conflict settings; training journalists in legal know-how as well as personal safety and security, both physical and online; building peer support networks for freelance journalists; developing investigative journalism skills; understanding and advancing legislation for access to information; combating hate speech; developing public media literacy, with a focus on learning to digest material critically and to evaluate sources -- both online and in other media.
All applications are judged on their inherent quality and scored according to the following criteria:
GrantWatch ID#: 177422
Applicants can request a grant of a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $300,000. The majority of projects are granted no more than $250,000.
UNDEF projects are two years long. However, it is acceptable to UNDEF if a successful applicant completes a project in less than two years.
Please note that, if approved, your project will not commence until October 2020 at the earliest. Therefore, projects with activities that need to commence earlier than this will not be considered.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon;
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales
Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d
Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are
Grants of up to $7,500 to Alberta ENGOs, charities, and First Nations to address critical environmental issues. Funding is intended for community projects that strengthen ecosystems. Grants support community-based projects that typically focus on local opportunities for
Grants to Alberta organizations in eligible locations for activities that will benefit local residents. Funding is intended to assist organizations in achieving goals and implementing projects designed to enhance the community. Eligible applicants must be focused on ini
Grants and in-kind donations to Alberta registered charities in eligible regions for community benefit programs. The Foundation's goal is to help enrich lives and eradicate social issues while finding long-term solutions to build strong, vibrant, and safe communities. F
Grants ranging from $750 to $2,500 to Canada nonprofit organizations and individuals for programs that promote outdoor safety and encourage youth and outdoor leaders to avoid outdoor risks. Funds may be used to train and educate youth and outdoor leaders on risk avoidan
Award to a USA, Canada, or International scientist or team of scientists to recognize outstanding medical research accomplishments. Researchers eligible for nominations may be from any public or private organization or institution, including commercial or government ent
Grants to Alberta nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects that benefit the community. Focus areas include community recreation, community development, and culture and programming. Funding may also be used for maintenance, capital, and the operations o
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals for research to benefit the health and safety of children and youth. Funding is intended to support research by graduate students and faculty affiliated with an educational or charitable nonprofit inst