The U.S. Embassy Beirut administers a wide and diverse range of grants that contribute in supporting Lebanon’s vibrant and innovative civil society. For more information, check the Grants section.
The U.S. Embassy Beirut’s Public Diplomacy offers a variety of grant opportunities aimed at promoting mutual understanding and respect for other cultures and traditions. Such opportunities cover an array of themes including educational and cultural programs serving women, youth, underserved communities, and people with disabilities. One example is the renowned Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), which helps countries around the globe preserve historic sites, manuscripts, museum collections, and traditional forms of expression such as music, dance, and language.
MEPI – The mission of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is to foster meaningful and effective partnerships between citizens, civil society, the private sector, and governments to resolve local challenges and promote shared interests in the areas of participatory governance and economic opportunity and reform. Focusing on promoting stability and prosperity in the region, MEPI supports partnerships through projects that are responsive to emerging opportunities by being field-driven, applying evidence-based decision-making, and designing results-oriented projects.
Embassy Local Grants Program for Civil Society – The U.S. Embassy Beirut Local Grants Program seeks to bolster civil society by assisting underserved and/or underprivileged communities in Lebanon not currently receiving U.S. government assistance through other ongoing programs. We are particularly interested in projects aimed at assisting communities that are hosting displaced Syrians, such as through economic empowerment, youth volunteering initiatives, and conflict resolution activities.
USAID – USAID has Missions in more than 80 countries and has programs in more than 100. We work in a variety of different technical areas, including: Agriculture, Economic Growth, Environment, Education, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Women’s Empowerment, Water and Sanitation, and Global Health. USAID also responds to humanitarian disasters. USAID partners with a variety of different types of organizations to achieve our mission. This includes working with faith-based and community organizations, the private sector, colleges and universities, and non-governmental organizations. You can find an overview of the types of organizations that work with USAID, how they help us achieve our goals, and specific opportunities available here.