Notice of Funding Opportunity: Small Grants Program (Finland)
The US Embassy Finland supports a variety of projects through its Small Grants Program, which is designed to support eligible organizations and individuals in the implementation of programs advancing US-Finnish relations.
The US Embassy Finland is particularly, but not exclusively, interested in proposals focused on the following themes:
Increasing cooperation between Arctic states and communities
Increasing collaboration and exchange between American and Finnish students and teachers
Promoting diversity and inclusion
Promoting economic prosperity, entrepreneurship, and innovation
Addressing climate change and changing environmental conditions
Addressing global security challenges and increasing understanding of NATO policy
Examples of PDS Small Grants Programs include, but are not limited to:
Programs and outreach activities highlighting shared values and human rights.
Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs.
Youth leadership and skills development programs.
Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions.
Depending on availability of funding, it is preferable to indicate whether the project is scalable.
Award amounts: awards may range from USD 2,000-USD 20,000
Length of performance period: Proposed projects should be completed in 12 months or less. In exceptional and justified cases, the Embassy will consider extending the project performance period.
Participants and Audiences
The US Embassy seeks geographically and demographically diverse audiences within Finland and proposals with a significant programming component outside of Helsinki are strongly encouraged.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
Not-for-profit organizations / associations, including think tanks and civil society / non-governmental organizations
Foreign Public Entities (FPE), for example: Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
Embassy grants cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity or for: fundraising campaigns; commercial projects or for-profit ventures; individual academic research projects; construction projects; or projects whose primary objective is an organization’s institutional development or an individual’s personal enrichment or career development.
Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization.
For more information, visit https://fi.usembassy.gov/education-culture/small-grants-program/