Small Grants Program

United States Agency for International Development

Relevent Country: Switzerland

The United States Mission in Geneva is accepting project proposals for its Small Grants Program.

The Small Grants Program permits individuals, non-government organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions to seek funding for projects that promote US policy priorities in the multilateral sphere. All programs must include a US element or connection. Awards will be made to successful applicants subject to the availability of appropriated funds.


Though all submitted projects will be considered for funding, they are currently giving priority to projects that highlight:

  • Human rights, including the protection of human rights defenders
  • Promoting peace and security
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Preserving core UN values
  • Promoting transparency, accountability, and efficiency in the UN system
  • Mobilizing Action on Climate Change
  • Sexual Reproductive Health
  • Advancement of Global Public Health and Global Health Security

Funding Information

  • Length of performance period: up to 12 months
  • Award amounts: Typical awards range from $10,000 to $40,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • US Mission Geneva welcomes applications from both individuals and organizations based in Geneva or abroad. Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations, individuals, non-profit or educational institutions, and governmental institutions are eligible to apply. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Eligible proposals will be subject to compliance with US Federal and Public Diplomacy regulations and guidelines, and may also be reviewed by the Office of the Legal Adviser or by other State Department elements. Proposals will be funded based on an evaluation of how the proposal meets the solicitation review criteria, US foreign policy objectives, and Mission priorities.