Asian Foundation Funds Contributing to Economic Peace

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improve lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. The Foundation educates women on their legal rights, safety, and personal health, protects the basic rights of women to counter human trafficking, fight gender-based violence, increase political participation and strengthen legal systems. It also reduces violence through peace building efforts in some of the most entrenched conflict zones by conducting empirical surveys.

Areas of interest

  1. Democracy & Good Governance
  2. Economic Development, Environment
  3. Narcotics
  4. Drugs & Crime
  5. Peace & Conflict Resolution
  6. Women & Gender
  7. Law Enforcement

Focus countries

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma(Myanmar), Cambodia, China, East Timor (Timor-Leste), India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be organisation or group from above mentioned countries only.
  • The Foundation does not make grants to individuals and to U.S-based organizations.
  • Only persons from above areas of interest should apply.

How to apply

Submit a brief letter of inquiry for the funds request which should include: introduction about the grant-seeking organization, brief project description, and budget estimate. After receiving the letter, foundation staff may reply informing the grant seeker as to whether or not the project fits within the foundation interests. If it does, foundation staff may ask the grant seeker to submit a formal proposal.

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  1. Aliya Khan says:

    Thank you for your response. Is it possible for you to tell me if this grant can cover “networks/alliances across the asia-pacific” and collaborative efforts for women’s empowerment across the region? We are looking for funding to convene meetings, provide travel and lodging support to our partners in various countries, and possibly also conduct some capacity-building workshops for members of the network (asia-pacific women’s watch). In case this grant covers initiatives like the one I am describing, please let me know, so that we can get a premium membership if necessary.

    Thank you for your assistance.

    • Rashmi Kanti says:

      Hello Aliya,
      This opportunity is by Asian Foundation and not by us. We want to inform you that we are not a funding organization, we provide you fundraising guides and inform you on the latest funding opportunities to help your organization apply for the relevant opportunity and secure grants. So, we can’t provide the funding support or other information about what a particular grant programme covers. Please make use of our vast resources and make your project sustainable.
      For inquiry regarding these grants, please contact the organizers of Asian Foundation funds.
      Thank You!

  2. Aliya Khan says:

    Hi, how do I access the application form for this grant? My organization is not a premium member of fundsforngos, so I cannot access the pdf version of the application.

    Thank you for your help.