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MEPI Local Grants

MEPI Local Grants

Each year, MEPI provides a significant number of local grants directly to local organizations based in the Middle East and North Africa. These organizations include members of civil society, including NGOs, civic groups, reform networks, and academic institutions that are committed to supporting democratic values and the active participation of all individuals in social, political, and economic life. These Grants promote reform and civic activism at the local and national levels in the Middle East and North Africa, build the institutional capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and strengthen civil society. Funding is available for projects that protect and advance civil liberties especially political and civic rights, empower women and youth, strengthen the rule of law, develop independent and pluralistic media, foster economic opportunity and economic reform, and promote an educated, active, and informed citizenry. Local grant projects usually range from $25,000 to $150,000 each, are intended to support quick impact activities, and are generally completed in one year. Applications must be submitted in English. For more information on how to apply and for help preparing your Local Grants Application, please go to 

*Please note that the call for proposals for Israel’s MEPI Local Grants is currently closed. Please check our website end of September 2015 for the 2016 MEPI round.   

 MEPI Open Information Sessions

Are you interested in learning more on the MEPI Local Grants and Programs? If you have any question or inquiry, please feel free to send us an email to with the wordInquiry in the Subject Line.

You can also register to one of our monthly MEPI - Open Information Sessions starting March 2015, in which you can meet with our MEPI team who can provide you with all needed information and updates.

How to register? MEPI will hold monthly sessions on every last Thursday of a month from 14:00-16:00. You can sign up to any Thursday you wish at least 2 days in advance to   

We look forward to hearing from you soon!