Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy invites Moldovan non-profit and non-governmental organizations to submit project proposals to the Democracy Small Grants Program. This program supports projects that foster the development and education of civil society in Moldova. It is a focused yet flexible mechanism that provides seed money for unique and sustainable projects, particularly projects that help develop the capacity of non-governmental organizations in Moldova. The selection of the projects is based on the applicants’ ability to demonstrate concrete achievements that can show impact in a given field or in a specific community.

Project proposals must address at least one of the following themes:

  • Restore confidence in the European path by tackling corruption and state capture while supporting real reforms and tangible economic development for the Moldovan people; adoption of European and international standards and institutional capacity building; promotion of democratic reforms and strengthening democratic institutions.
  • Bridge divides in Moldovan society by promoting unity, civic engagement and grassroots demand for accountable governance, and independent voices; build a strong and effective civil society that can support accountability and democracy; Civic awareness and engagement that promotes Moldova’s identity as a multi-ethnic state and reinforces connections rather than divisions.
  • Support a whole and secure Moldova to reduce the strategic risk posed by territories outside of state control: promote confidence building measures and people-to-people contacts that can help bridge divides between the two sides.
  • Promotion of diversity and tolerance particularly through youth empowerment: The programs may include activities promoting tolerance and respect of ethnic and religious groups, sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, etc.

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