This competitive grants program awards unrestricted grants to support an organization’s general operations (rather than a particular project or capacity-building effort). This program was formerly called ‘Operating Grants.’
Application and grant process
Carefully read the information provided above to determine if you are eligible.
Log in or create a new profile in GrantSource.
Log in to GrantSource, update your profile and access open applications. If you have never applied, please create a new profile using the “Register here” button.
Complete and submit the online concept paper by Wednesday, August 4, 5:00 pm Eastern time.
Use this template to prepare answers for the concept paper questions and application.
Concept papers are reviewed and full applications will be invited by Friday, September 3, 2021.
If you are invited to submit a full application, complete the online application by Friday, October 8, 5:00 pm Eastern time.
If your application is awarded, you will be notified by late December.
Publicize your grant.
If you are awarded funding and you’d like to share the good news, please refer to our grantee press kit.
At the end of your grant period, you will be required to complete a final report. Log in to GrantSource to submit your final report via the online portal. Please note that applicants who do not submit a final grant report will not be considered for future funding. You are always welcome to contact your regional program officer at any time to discuss interim progress throughout a multi-year grant.