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Small Grants Program

The Public Diplomacy Sections of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen and Consulate in Nuuk have limited funds available to support projects and initiatives that advance our strategic objectives in the Kingdom of Denmark.

These small grants, issued once a quarter, are available to the full range and diversity of Danish, Greenlandic, and Faroese organizations – cultural, NGO and educational. Applications for the Small Grants Program should not exceed $5,000. 

Deadlines for proposals are as follows: 

  • January 31  
  • April 30 
  • July 31 
  • October 31 

Applicants are generally informed of the grant merit panel review decision within two weeks from the end of the application period.


Submission Criteria

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to CopenhagenGrants@state.gov by the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed. 
  • All proposals must be submitted in English. 
  • All applications must be complete and submitted using the grant application linked below.  
  • Applications in a different template will not be accepted. Please ensure you follow the instructions on how to fill in the application form. 
  • All applications must have a detailed budget in USD.
  • Applicants must confirm their non–profit status; no for-profit entities will be considered.


Evaluation Criteria

Preference will be given to institutions and individuals with a proven track record of executing successful, high-impact initiatives and projects.

Applications must have a strong U.S. component. This could include, for example, an American speaker, artist, performer, author, or thematic tie to the United States.

Applications in which the U.S. Government is not the sole source of funding are considered stronger.

Applications from geographically diverse regions, and for engagement with members of the public who have little or no interaction with the U.S. Embassy, are considered stronger. 

Applications should specifically address how the project will advance one or more of the Embassy’s priority themes and initiatives (see below):

  • Cooperation to identify, target, and dismantle transnational criminal threats 
  • Counter disinformation and encourage media literacy 
  • Counter violent extremism  
  • Democracy, good governance, and rule of law  
  • Environment, science and technology, or public health 
  • Energy Security 
  • Gender and Diversity, including LGBTQI+ Equality 
  • Human rights, minority integration or strengthening of civil society  
  • Public health, cutting edge research, public-private partnerships for scientific innovation or research  
  • Shared U.S. – Kingdom of Denmark economic growth, including promoting bilateral trade and investment in the United States 
  • Solutions to address climate change  
  • U.S.-Danish defense cooperation 

For a full description of U.S. Government priorities in the Kingdom of Denmark, see the Integrated Country Strategy for Denmark here: https://www.state.gov/integrated-country-strategies/#eur 

Please also note that priority will be given to programs and activities that demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) principles. In addition, the application should clearly state DEIA goals and implementation strategies on both an organizational level and with regard to programmatic aspects of the project.


How to Apply for a Small Grant 

Please submit your proposals to CopenhagenGrants@state.gov by either January 31, April 30, July 31, or October 31 for consideration of funding during the subsequent quarter.

The U.S. Embassy receives a large number of proposals, of which we are able to support only a small percentage, contingent upon available funds. We encourage applications to be written in a concise, focused, and to the point manner.


Embassy Small Grants Cannot Fund

Please note that Embassy grants CANNOT be used to fund religious organizations or partisan political activity; study or culture trips abroad (i.e. out of Denmark); trade activities; fundraising campaigns; charitable activities; humanitarian aid; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development and operational costs of the organization; or representational expenses (lunch, alcoholic beverages, flowers etc.).

The Embassy also cannot give grants to commercial firms/ for-profit firms.


If you have questions during the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at  CopenhagenGrants@state.gov.

Other Funding Opportunities

The Cultural Heritage Center (CHC) in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), in coordination with the bureaus of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) and Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA), launched the Arctic Indigenous Cultural Heritage Initiative (AICHI) in 2021 to support the protection, preservation, and perpetuation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage within Arctic Indigenous communities. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to the participating U.S. embassies for projects in their country.

The U.S. Consulate in Nuuk invites proposals for cultural heritage protection, preservation, and perpetuation projects that will strengthen people-to-people relationships to advance cooperation between the United States and Arctic Indigenous communities across a spectrum of issues, including education, culture, and the environment.

Funding Opportunity Title:  Arctic Indigenous Cultural Heritage Initiative (AICHI)

Funding Opportunity Number:  Pending

Deadline for Applications: Pending

Funding:  The Cultural Heritage Center (CHC), Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

Total Amount Available:  Dependent on availability of funding

Maximum for Each Award:Pending

Minimum for Each Award: Pending

Participants and Audiences:  Indigenous communities, museums, governmental institutions, NGOs, or other Indigenous-focused organizations.

For more details and application instructions, please see the full Notice of Funding Opportunity:

Denmark_NOFO _AICHI.docx

Statement of Interest: 


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