Grant Opportunities


The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs section annually awards a limited number of grants of $15,000 and above through our formal Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) process.  We anticipate to publish our next NOFO to be released on or around February 2019 with an anticipated closing date on or around May 2019.

Small & Mighty

Small & Mighty is administered by Sarvodaya to promote funding opportunities to smaller organizations and individuals with the capacity to lead and develop programs that may not have the infrastructure to compete in U. S. Embassy Colombo formal NOFO. We encourage applications with program goals which promote reconciliation, improve respect for human rights, promote accountability and freedom of expression, and encourage economic growth with more equitable distribution of benefits and greater sustainability.

Submission Guidelines: Proposals must be submitted electronically through the Sarvodaya Online Platform  in one of the three languages: English, Sinhala or Tamil.

Deadline for Applications: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, reviewed and awarded every two months through April of 2019.

Funding type and amount: Most projects are anticipated to be under US$ 5,000.00 but can range from $1,000 to $15,000.

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