Grant Opportunities

Small Grant Program for Not-for-Profit Organizations in Czech Republic

Small Grant Program for Not-for-Profit Organizations in Czech Republic


Deadline: 15 March 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Prague has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out programs with outstanding merit that support the U.S. Government’s broad goals of fostering mutual cooperation between the United States and the Czech Republic with a focus on one or more of the Embassy’s priority themes and initiatives:

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
75th Anniversary of Liberation of Western Bohemia
Media Freedom/Journalism
The Embassy will also consider project proposals in the following themes, although these are not the priority for this grant round:

Sports and Cultural programming
Promoting Democracy, Good Governance & Rule of Law
Promoting Human Rights & Minority Integration
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-related Projects
Energy Security
Gender Equality & Women Empowerment
Cyber Security
Educational initiatives / Curriculum
U.S.-Czech Relations
Award Information

Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $3,000 to a maximum of $10,000
Length of performance period: up to 24 months
Anticipated program start: On or after April 2020
Participants and Audiences

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
Proposals should target participants or audiences located within the Czech Republic.

Eligible Applicants

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with a connection to the Czech Republic
Public and private educational institutions with a connection to the Czech Republic
Czech governmental institutions and international organizations
Individuals with a connection to the Czech Republic
Please note that Embassy grants CANNOT be used to fund religious organizations or partisan political activities; individual trips abroad (i.e. out of the Czech Republic); trade activities; fundraising campaigns; charitable activities; humanitarian aid; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development and operational costs of the organization; or representational expenses (lunch, alcoholic beverages, flowers, etc.).

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