Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Grants Program of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See

We would like to draw your attention to the grants program of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See. We know you and your organizations are doing important work to raise awareness on critical global issues and assist those in need throughout the world. Our grants program seeks to support such good work on issues related to key U.S. foreign policy priorities.

Please find attached a description of our updated grants program to help guide you in submitting proposals to us for funding in 2015. We recommend you read the full guidelines and contact us with any questions before submitting your proposal. Please pay particular attention to the following paragraphs from the attached guidelines:

All projects must take place in or near the city of Rome, Italy.  For projects taking place outside of Rome, only Rome-based components will be considered for funding.  The recommended format for a project is an event or short-term program (maximum six months) that includes a media/public outreach element that promotes awareness for the project, e.g. through a press conference, event launch, social media, video, etc.

Please note Embassy grants will be no more than $10,000, and we are more likely to grant requests for smaller amounts ($2,000-$5,000).  Costs for conferences may include rental of facilities, speakers’ fees, and security.  We will consider all contributions on a case-by-case basis.  The deadline for this round of funding is May 31, 2015

In 2015 we are particularly interested in projects that promote Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in September, through academic, educational, cultural, or other programs.

Please share this notice with anyone else who might be interested in our grants program.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,
Antoinette Hurtado, Public Affairs Officer
Uta Sievers, Public Affairs Assistant

Uta Sievers
Public Affairs Assistant
U.S. Embassy to the Holy See
Via delle Terme Deciane, 26
00153 Rome, Italy