Our grants are awarded through a combination of proactive invitations to organizations to apply and – when capacity and resources allow – through an open competitive process. All grants are made in accordance with our strategic objectives and funding decisions are approved by our board.
Grants are made through a two-stage approach: firstly, an initial concept note is submitted and, if this satisfies our criteria, applicants are invited to submit a longer online application. Concept notes may be submitted in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. Unless prior agreement has been made, we normally only accept final applications in English.