Friends of Liberia
Friends of Liberia Policy for Small Grants
Purpose: Friends of Liberia (FOL) invites proposals for grants that support education, social, economic and humanitarian programs in Liberia.
1. Only nonprofit organizations working independently of the government of Liberia are eligible to apply.
organization must be officially registered by the Liberian government
as a nonprofit organization or be partnered with such organization.
3. Preference will be given to organizations based in Liberia.
4. An organization may submit no more than one grant application per year.
5. FOL will not award a grant that is the exclusive source of support for the program or project proposed.
6. FOL generally will not accept a grant application based upon a program or project for which a previous grant was awarded. (FOL, at its initiative, may encourage a grantee to apply for a continuation grant.)
Criteria for award:
The organization must fulfill one or more of the following:
- Has diverse Liberian membership
- Respects talents and skills of Liberians
- Responds to the needs of Liberians
- Builds community awareness in all parts of Liberia
- Builds capacity for self-reliance
- Is sustainable
- Promotes entrepreneurship/self help
- Engages in micro-financing
- Complements the educational effort
- Helps an existing organization
- Does not substitute for inherently governmental functions
- Fills a niche in development needs
- Leverages funds with other funding sources/partners
Amount of Awards:
Grants up to $2000.
1. Since grants will be awarded at semi-annual board meetings in the March and September, grant proposals must be received by FOL by January 1 and July 1, respectively, in order to be considered.
2. An application must be received by FOL electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. The application must include all of the following:
a. Information demonstrating
i. Familiarity with Liberia
ii. Capability to administer the program, including background and experience
iii. Documentation of nonprofit status in Liberia or in the country of domicile of the organization
b. An executive summary not to exceed one page
c. A thorough explanation of the proposed program, not to exceed five pages, including
ii. Objectives and the means by which they will be both measured and evaluated
iii. Timetable: Activities or purchases funded by a Small Grant must begin or be made after the grant is awarded (April 1 for applications submitted by January 1 or October 1 for applications submitted by July1).
iv. Project staff and material resources to be utilized
v. Detailed budget, including non-FOL funds, and in-kind contributions. Indicate which specific expenses in the budget would be funded by the grant from FOL.
d. Names, titles and e-mail addresses of both the responsible officer and an alternate responsible officer of the organization
e. Mailing address of the organization
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