The Human Rights and Governance Grants Program supports more than 20 organizations across Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia from its Government Accountability Fund.
The mission of the Government Accountability Fund is to promote public participation in, and oversight of, governmental activity at both the national and local levels, including in the delivery of services. The fund evolved out of a desire to combat corruption, and it provides support to national and international NGOs which monitor public administration and use legal avenues to hold governmental authorities accountable and limit the opportunities for corruption.
Project support is given across four thematic areas:
- Access to Information
- Fiscal Transparency and the Abuse of State Resources
- Transparency in Governmental Decision Making
- Judicial Accountability
Prior to sending a full proposal, potential applicants should submit a brief concept paper of no more than 2-3 pages to determine whether projects meet the Human Rights and Governance Grants Program’s current funding priorities and guidelines. For complete details, download the guidelines at left.