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General Purposes

People in Need

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $600,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2020–December 31, 2021
  • Location Prague, Czech Republic
  • Geographic Focus Africa, Asia, Europe

About this grant

This grant will support the continued organizational and programmatic development of People in Need, one of the largest nonprofits in Central and Eastern Europe. Founded in 1992, the grantee provides relief and development assistance in response to natural disasters and violent conflict; promotes human rights, civic engagement, and civil society development; and supports social inclusion and integration for marginalized groups. In 2016, the grantee provided relief and development assistance in 24 countries through 227 projects, a 20 percent increase in volume from 2015, and a threefold increase since 2013. During the grant period, the grantee will expand its aid missions in Ukraine, respond to other humanitarian needs around the world, continue programming to reduce the social exclusion of children from marginalized groups in the Czech Republic, and provide technical assistance and support to civil society organizations and human rights defenders in countries under threat. People in Need is based in Prague, Czech Republic.