Open Funding Opportunities
MEPI currently is accepting applications for the following funding opportunities:
Local Funding Opportunity - Annual Program Statement
Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Each year, MEPI provides a significant number of local grants directly to local organizations based in the Middle East and North Africa. These organizations include members of civil society, including NGOs, civic groups, reform networks, and academic institutions that are committed to supporting democratic values and the active participation of all individuals in social, political, and economic life. These Grants promote reform and and civic activism at the local and national levels in the Middle East and North Africa, build the institutional capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and strengthen civil society. Funding is available for projects that protect and advance civil liberties especially political and civic rights, empower women and youth, strengthen the rule of law, develop independent and pluralistic media, foster economic opportunity and economic reform, and promote an educated, active, and informed citizenry. Local grant projects usually range from $25,000 to $150,000 each, are intended to support quick impact activities, and are generally completed in one year. Applications are accepted in English, Arabic, and French. For more information on how to apply please visit the websites of our Abu Dhabi and Tunis regional offices.
Local Grant Application
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding current open funding opportunities are available in this PDF document.
Results-Oriented Monitoring and Assessment (ROMA) is an optional document that describes the system proposed by the applicant to capture and measure progress towards achieving the objectives of their proposed project. Submission of the ROMA is optional but encouraged.