Grants Program

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

Relevent Country: China

The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) is pleased to launch the International Grants Program to assist organizations based outside of Taiwan to carry out projects to promote democracy and human rights.

The Foundation’s primary concerns are to further consolidate Taiwan’s democratic system, to promote democracy in Asia, and to participate actively in the global democratic network. The Foundation is committed to the vision of working together with like-minded organizations and individuals, building on Taiwan’s experience to advance a new wave of democratization worldwide.

Types of Grants

The TFD has three grants programs:

  • International grants,
  • Domestic grants, and
  • Grants to Taiwan’s major political parties.

Strategic Priority

In 2022, the strategic priority areas for the international grants program are:

  • Projects that leverage Taiwan’s experience in democracy and human rights development.
  • Projects that address the challenges to democracy and human rights raised by China, either internally or externally.
  • Projects that strengthen democracy and human rights in East Asia (including both Northeast and Southeast Asia).

Project Categories

  • Advocacy Projects–Promoting democracy and human rights through developing effective, cooperative domestic and international networks at the civil society level.
  • Research–Conducting in-depth, systematic, analytical and/or empirical studies in the democracy and human rights fields.
  • Conferences–Engaging experts and other interested parties in forums, seminars, or workshops to discuss issues related to democracy and human rights.
  • Publications–Advancing democracy and human rights through print or visual media, for example, through books, articles, and films.
  • Educational Programs–Enhancing knowledge of democratic and human rights systems, such as through capacity-building and training programs.

Funding Information

  • The majority of grants awarded by the Foundation fall within a range between US$3,000 and US$20,000, and the average grant size is approximately US$5,000.
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • International non-governmental organizations, academic institutions or think tanks, and other related organizations are eligible to apply.