Organizations Funded by the NED


02-12-19 01:51:00,

The following exclusive list shows the more than 1600 NGOs that between 2016 and 2019 have received grants by the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The names of the NGOs have been extracted from the official NED grant database and have been grouped by region.

The NED was founded in 1983 by U.S. Congress as a “private nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world.” With a budget of $160 million per year, the NED supports projects and NGOs in more than 90 countries.

Some of these NGOs may serve a dual purpose. As NED co-founder Allen Weinstein famously explained in 1991: “A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA.” Such activities may include information operations, subversion, and regime change campaigns.

General notes: The (sub-)regional grouping of NGOs has been done manually and hence is tentative. NGOs marked with an asterisk (*) have been drawn from official sources other than the NED grant database. NGOs marked with a bold (M) have attracted special media attention.

Acting as intermediaries, four US organizations receive about half of the annual NED funding:

NGOs in other Eastern European countries or NGOs not readily assignable.

Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran

Abjad Center for Studies and Development

Abnaa Al-Nazeheen Organization in Missan

Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research

Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in the Arab World (ANSA)

Afghan Institute for Research and Media Studies

Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies

Afghan Women Coordination and Promotion Organization

Afghan Women Unity Organization

Afghan Youth in New Era Organization (AYNEO)

Afghanistan Human Rights Organization

Afghanistan Organization Women Arise

Afghanistan Youth National and Social Organization

Afghans for Progressive Thinking

Akhiam Association for Economic and Social Development

Al Chabaka Al Arabia

Al Tahreer Association for Development

Al Tahreer Typical Society

Al-Amal Association for Protecting Mothers and Children

Al-Amal Network for Relief and Sustainable Development of Al-Hoceima

Al-Dameer Association for Human Rights

Aliq Media

Al-Jahedh Forum for Free Thought

Al-Mada Foundation for Human Rights

Al-Moshkhab Is My Identity Association

Al-Nahdah Social Association

Al-Najah Center for Training and Development

Al-Noor Universal Foundation

Al-Salam Media Center

Amarchi Center for Media Development

Arab Association for Constitutional Law

Arab Association of Enlightened Muslim Educators

Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies

Arab Human Rights Academy

Arab Network for Democratic Elections

Arab Region Parliamentarians Against Corruption

Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)

Arab Watch Coalition

Aran for Developing Civic Culture

Arbi Harnet

Association for Integrated Development Balochistan

Association of Middle East Studies

Association of the Lawyers of Pamir

Athar Center for Development

Attanweer Social Development Foundation

Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation

Babelyat Center For Woman Empowerment

Bacha Khan Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution

Badghis Social Journalism Association

Bahrain Press Association

Beirut Center for Middle East Studies

Bullah Shah Foundation

Center for Civic Education Pakistan

Chahed Observatory for Monitoring Elections and Supporting Democratic Reform

Chekad Television

College of Youth Activism and Development- Pakistan

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Daraj Media

Darfat Organization

Development and Support of Afghan Women and Children Organization

Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)

Enab Baladi – Turkey

Enab Baladi – USA

Enab Baladi (Uzüm Dali Dernegi)

Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders

Fanni Raghman Anni Association

Fikrah Organization for Womens Rights and Media


Foundation to Restore Equality and Education in Syria

Free Syrian Lawyers Association

Gulf House for Studies and Publications

Hasht-e Subh Daily

Health and Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan

Herat Professionals Shura

Human Rights and Democracy Media Center (Shams)

International Forum for Democratic Islam (IFDI)

International Forum for Islamic Dialogue

Iraq Civic Action Network

Iraqi Al-Firdaws Society

Iraqi Institute for Civic Development

Iraqi Media House

Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights

Iraqi Women Journalists Forum

Islamic Renaissance Front Berhad

Jalalabad Regional Human Rights Organization Spravedlivost

Janawaboda Kendraya

Jordan Transparency Center

Kurdish Institute for Elections (KIE)

Kurdistan for Everyone for Developing Democracy

Lebanese Transparency Association – No Corruption

Legal Initiative Bishkek Public Foundation

Local Coordination Committees in Syria

Madar Daily

Media Matters for Democracy (Pakistan)

Mehergarh: A Centre of Learning

MENA Media Monitoring (M)

Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan

National Association of TV and Radio Broadcasters of Kazakhstan

PAHEL Pakistan

Pahel Sindh

Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT)

Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution

Palestinian Initiative for Supporting Students (ESNAD)

PalThink for Strategic Studies

PAYK Investigative Journalism Center

Project On Middle East Democracy

Public Foundation Ar Rukh Khak

Public Foundation Kylym Shamy

Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (M)

Redsea Cultural Foundation

Redsea Online Cultural Foundation

Resonate Foundation Yemen

Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies

Shahr-ba-Shahr Radio

Shetab Afghanistan | Center for Social and Business Innovation

Shooun Janoubia

Society to Defend Press Freedom in Iraq

Supporting Organization for Afghanistan Civil Society

Syria Bright Future

Syrian Bright Future Association

Syrians for Truth and Justice

Tabanni Foundation for Active Youth

Tamdeen Youth Foundation

The Arab World Democracy and Electoral Monitor

The General Union of Cultural Centers-Gaza

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