The purpose of the Youth Action Fund is to identify, inspire, and support small groups of dedicated young people who can mobilize and influence large numbers of their peers to promote open society ideals. The Open Society Foundations created this fund as a flexible way to provide small grants and other support to encourage progressive, youth-driven initiatives that are aligned with the Foundations' mission.
The Youth Action Fund is available to young people from the following locations: the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Nepal, Serbia, Thailand, and Uganda.
The fund does not support the following:
- Travel grants or fees for individuals to attend conferences, workshops, etc.
- Additional degrees, courses, or certificates for an individual
- Organizations or adults applying for grants on behalf of youth
Please download and read the complete guidelines for the relevant country or region.