Small Grants Program

The Embassy has a Small Grants Program which provides small grants to support artistic, academic, and other activities with a connection to American culture or values when such support is of mutual interest to both the requesting organization and the Embassy.

The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm invites applications covering a range of areas, especially in the following areas (in no particular order):

    • Addressing global security challenges
    • Engaging Swedes on Arctic issues, with a focus on youth, entrepreneurship, technology, and indigenous communities
    • Programs and outreach activities highlighting shared values, democracy, and human rights, such as promoting diversity and inclusion
    • Addressing climate change and changing environmental conditions
    • Promoting economic prosperity, entrepreneurship, and innovation

Grant applications are accepted throughout the year.  Applications are regularly reviewed and evaluated for award based on the proposed activity’s linkage to Embassy priority goals, potential contribution of the project or activity to increasing understanding in Sweden of American culture and society, financial feasibility – including the level of any cost sharing by the applicant, and the availability of funds in the Small Grants Program budget.

The Embassy encourages the submission of unique and creative proposals from a wide variety of sources.  Applicants may be not-for-profit organizations/associations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations; educational institutions; individuals; and foreign public entities.  For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

A Merit Review Board will review applications on a regular basis.  Deadlines for proposals for fiscal year 2022 funding (in advance of Merit Review Board meetings) are:

  • February 14
  • May 30

Contact us at stockholmsmallgrants@state.gov.

To apply for a grant, please fill out and e-mail us the SF-424 application form for individuals or organizations as well as the Grant Request Document (PDF – 81 KB) and the US Embassy Grant Budget Document (PDF 75 KB).  Please note that in some cases you might get an error message when you open these PDF forms.  We have been informed that this could be circumvented by downloading the PDF and opens it in the normal reader (not browser based).

Application Forms

Submission Criteria:

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to stockholmsmallgrants@state.gov by the deadline.
  • All proposals must be complete and submitted in English.
  • All applications must have a detailed budget.  Budget amounts should be in USD.
  • Applicants must confirm their non–profit status.

Evaluation Criteria:

Preference will be given to institutions and individuals with a proven track record of executing superior events, workshops and programs.

Applications should have an American component.  Projects which incorporate an American speaker, artist, performer, author, etc., are often considered stronger.

Projects where organizations share the costs of the program are also considered stronger applications.

Embassy Small Grants Cannot Fund

Please note that Embassy grants CANNOT be used to fund religious or partisan political activity or for fundraising campaigns; charitable activities; humanitarian aid; commercial projects; individual academic research; construction projects; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development and operational costs of the organization. The Embassy also cannot give grants to commercial firms/ for-profit firms.