Global Anti-Corruption Consortium Projects

Deadline: 31 August 2016
Open to: applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/non government organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses
Grants: up to USD 3,000,000


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for an approximately 24-36-month global project to support civil society-led investigations and efforts combating endemic, high-level corruption. The goal of the project is to promote a global, transnational approach to uncovering instances of corruption and encouraging and facilitating action by governments and international organizations to combat and deter corruption. The award is intended to be supported by a diverse, multi-government public-private partnership. 

DRL will award one grant to a consortium (pre-existing or new) of multiple NGOs that collectively have a global reach (“Consortium”), with one lead organization serving as the primary recipient/applicant (“Primary Applicant” or “Lead Organization”) and other organizations playing substantive roles in accomplishing program goals and objectives.


  • U.S. based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/non government organizations (NGO) and public international organizations, (private, public, or state institutions of higher education) and for-profit organizations or businesses;
  • The preference is to work with non-profit entities;
  • Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs and have demonstrable experience in administering successful and preferably similar projects;
  • Committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its projects and activities;
  • Irrespective of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other status;
  • Encourages applications from organizations working with the most at risk and vulnerable communities, including women, youth, persons with disabilities, members of ethnic or religious minority groups, and LGBTI persons.


  • DRL anticipates awarding one successful application in the amount of up to USD 3,000,000 and with potential for additional future funding pending congressional notification and availability of funds;
  • Applications should reflect USD 3,000,000 for approximately 24-36 months and demonstrate the ability to both scale up activities and extend the programmatic period of performance.

How to apply?

Applicants can find application forms, kits, or other materials needed to apply on and under the announcement title “Global Anti-Corruption Consortium” funding opportunity number “DRLA-DRLAQM-16-087.”

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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