Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organisations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. NED encourages applications from organisations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions.
Next deadline for submitting funding proposals is October 3rd 2014.
Guidelines on the application process are available here.
Source: National Endowment for Democracy