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Friends Of Niger Project Funding Application Form


Friends of Niger (FON) Project Committee supports non-governmental organizations providing services that directly benefit the people of Niger. To date grants have generally ranged between 250,000 CFA ($500) and 500,000 CFA ($1000) with the exception of a few programs, which were funded at a higher level because they had matching funds, an experienced administrative structure and broad support.

Applications are accepted year round but the proposals will be reviewed at the FON Board quarterly conference call meetings generally scheduled in mid January, April, July and October. To be considered, applicants must complete the FON Projects application Short Form (two pages) or Long Form (three pages for projects over 500,000 CFA).

Funding Guidelines

Applications for FON funding must include all requested information. The FON Projects Committee will work with applicants, if necessary, to ensure all relevant information is included.

FON Will Not Fund:

  • Political advocacy, litigation activities, political campaigns, attempts to influence legislation in Niger, or visa or other immigration requests aimed at individuals.
  • Debt relief for any organization.
  • Projects that benefit only one individual or family.
  • Projects with a religious objective.

Submission Requirements

Either the Short Form or Long Form (depending upon amount requested) including all of the following:

  1. Organization Description
  2. Proposal
  3. Budget
  4. Signature

Grant Application Forms

Click here (PDF, 100 KB) to download the application forms.
(Please note that the Long Form and Short Form are combined into one document.)

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Cliquez ici (PDF, 100 KB) pour la version française.

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Proposals may be submitted in English or French.
Complete all information and return with all attachments to:

FON Project Committee:

Or mail to:

Friends of Niger
Projects Committee
PO Box 5823
Washington, DC 20016-9998