Julia Taft Refugee Fund

u.s. embassy

Relevent Country: Poland

The U.S. Consulate General in Krakow, in collaboration with the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), welcomes proposals for projects via the Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential national or local partners based in southern Poland to support one-time, low-cost interventions that address important gaps in protection and assistance for Ukrainian refugees living in Poland.

Priority Areas
  • Providing support for children, parents, and/or schools in the Polish education system, focusing on the academic success and psychosocial (psychological, social, and emotional) well-being of Ukrainian children in that system.
Funding Information
  • Total available funding:  Up to $25,000
  • Award amounts:  $10,000 to $25,000
  • Length of performance period:  Up to 12 months
  • Number of awards anticipated:  Up to one
Participants and Audiences
  • Proposals should describe both the primary and secondary audiences for the program, including anticipated numbers to be reached. Primary audiences are those who will participate directly in the program, while secondary audiences are those who will be reached by the project’s primary audiences as a result of their participation.  (For example, a workshop for educators would have teachers as the primary audience and the children in their classrooms as the secondary audience benefiting from the teachers’ professional development.)
  • At least 50 percent of the project participants in (the primary audience for) the activities must be citizens of Ukraine living in Poland with temporary protected status.  Applicants should be specific about the grade levels of learners and teachers they will target with their projects.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations, with demonstrated experience providing programs and services to Ukrainian refugees living in Poland.
  • To be eligible to apply, the applicant organization must be appropriately registered to operate in Poland.
  • Preference will be given to organizations that demonstrate that members of the Ukrainian refugee community play active leadership roles in their organizations.
  • The organization’s project coordinator for this proposal must be based in southern Poland, in the regions of Podkarpacie, Małopolska, Świętokrzyskie, Śląskie, Opolskie, or Dolnośląskie, in order to ensure smooth coordination with the consulate general in Krakow.
  • Individuals, for-profit or commercial entities, local government institutions, public education institutions such as schools and universities, and international organizations are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.  However, non-profit organizations may partner with any of these groups to complete the project.
The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
  • Programs relating to partisan political activity;
  • Legal services and direct physical and mental health services provided to individuals (legal guidance and/or psychological, social or emotional development activities offered in a group setting may be supported by the grant);
  • Construction programs;
  • Programs that support specific religious activities;
  • Fund-raising campaigns.