Grant Opportunities

2020 NGO Small Grants Program for Slovenian Civil Society Organizations

2020 NGO Small Grants Program for Slovenian Civil Society Organizations


Deadline: 15 March 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia has announced this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Slovenian civil society organizations.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
The Embassy continues to offer grants for well-conceived and managed projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Slovenia. Eligible topics for projects are broadly defined to include democracy and human rights, security and defense issues, and economic and business development.


For this grant period, additional consideration will be given to project proposals focusing on the following themes:

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
Regional and Trans-Atlantic Cooperation
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Economic Reform, Promotion of Trade, Women in STEAM
International Security, Counter Terrorism, and Defense Issues
Energy Security and Diversification
Digitalization, Cyber Security, and Artificial Intelligence
Countering Corruption, Good Governance, Strengthening Rule of Law, and Transparency
Independent Media and Investigative Journalism
Human Rights (to include tolerance, respect for diversity, and support for historically marginalized communities.)
Youth Engagement, Volunteerism, and Active Citizenship
Environmental Preservation and Sustainability
Award Information

Typically grant awards range from $3,000 to $5,000, though some exceptional projects are funded up to $10,000, and supplement other funding.

The Embassy is looking for in a proposal:

Programs that build and enhance relationships between Slovenia and the United States through bilateral cooperation, highlight shared values, and promote mutual understanding.
Sustainable projects with strong merit and clearly defined goals and outcomes.
Projects that include acknowledgment of U.S. Embassy support and a plan to amplify their cooperation via traditional or digital media.
Eligible Applicants

Slovenian not-for-profits/NGOs/social enterprises, Slovenian educational and research institutions and public entities.

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