Apply for the Open Society’s Building Social Base and Embeddedness Funding Program (Eligible Countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia)


The Open Society Initiative for Europe announces a call for proposals that is open to nongovernmental organizations registered in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.

The Open Society Initiative for Europe aims to support key actors of civil society active in the field of human rights, rule of law, anticorruption, and investigative journalism to strengthen the organizational and social base of organizations that have proven their effectiveness at the local, regional, and national levels.

The Open Society Initiative for Europe strengthens nongovernmental organizations by assisting them with their efforts to enhance their social support and embeddedness, with special focus on improving fundraising, communication, and base building.


The Open Society Initiative for Europe looks for key civil actors in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia that have a proven track record of work for open society values and are active in the following professional areas:

  • human rights, including but not restricted to women, LGBTQ and minority, and disadvantaged groups’ rights
  • rule of law
  • anticorruption
  • investigative journalism


Any political activities, cooperation with, or support for political parties or elected officials are not eligible for our support, and we will not consider supporting them in any form. Political party-affiliated associations are not eligible to apply for our support.


The Open Society Initiative for Europe aims to support up to eight projects in each eligible country under this call. Applicants may submit one proposal per organization for a one-time non-renewable grant up to a maximum of $50,000 using the proposal and budget templates in the Download Files section. The duration of a grant is 12 months. Please make sure to read the detailed call for proposals before applying.

The Open Society Initiative for Europe seeks projects that can develop concrete, well-designed, and detailed plans for how the applicants will reach, interact, and involve those people who approve and support their values and goals and who actively receive and deliver their messages. The projects should introduce how the planned activities strengthen public and professional visibility of the applicants—how to increase the number of their supporters, volunteers, and followers on social media. In addition, the projects should contain measurable indicators and the clear expected results and impact.

To Apply

The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2018.

Applications should be submitted via email to the following address:

For more information about this opportunity, visit the official website by following the link below:


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