East Europe Foundation is complementing its grants program with grant competitions, invited proposals, partnership grants and non-grant program activities.
Competitions are announced to the public, are open to any qualified applicant and usually result in more than one award.
Invited proposals are generally issued to one or more organizations that have been pre-screened by the Foundation and that meet certain requirements.
Partnership grants allow the Foundation to strengthen a local organization's knowledge or expertise in a particular field by linking it to an established organization experienced in the relevant field.
Non-grant program activities represent projects implemented directly by the Foundation.
What We Fund:
Our grants support our mission to strengthen civil society participation in governance and local community development.
What We Don't Fund:
Step 1: Choose a Funding Opportunity
See What We Fund.
Step 2: Check Eligibility
Make sure your organization meets our Grant-Making Criteria and Eligibility Criteria.
Step 3: Submit a Letter of Inquiry/Project Proposal
If eligible, submit a short Inquiry Letter or an Application Form and Budget Template for a Project proposal. Inquiries/proposals may be submitted in any language. Proposals submitted in a language other than English, Russian or Romanian must be accompanied by an English, Russian or Romanian translation. Proposals can be sent via post, fax, email or delivered in-person to EEF office. Electronic submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4: Foundation Review
Within 90 days, we will either: (1) request a full proposal in case of Inquiries, (2) ask for additional information, or (3) send notification that we are unable to fund the project.
Step 5: Additional information and pre-award site-visit
If project proposal will fit Foundations’ priorities, additional information is required and a pre-award site-visit is performed.
Step 6: Project proposal recommended for funding
Proposals recommended for funding are reviewed by the Advisory Board/Experts Panel and if approved, the procedure of grant awarding takes place.