National Endowment for Democracy (NED) 

Type of project:  NGOs working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions via programs that seek to promote and defend human rights and the rule of law; support freedom of information and independent media; strengthen democratic ideas and values; promote accountability and transparency; strengthen civil society organizations; strengthen democratic political processes and institutions; promote civic education; support democratic conflict resolution; promote freedom of association; strengthen a broad-based market economy.

Location: Over 100 countries worldwide

Eligibility: NED funds only nongovernmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations. It encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions.

Grant size:  Previous awards can be seen here.

Closing date:  20 March