Non-governmental organizations, community groups, universities and private enterprises may
apply for funding. Individuals must work with civil society organizations to develop applications
rather than apply directly.
Organizations must have their own bank account and be authorized under relevant national laws to receive charitable contributions.
Government-owned enterprises or institutions are eligible only if they can demonstrate that the
enterprise or institution has:
a legal personality independent of any government agency or actor;
the authority to apply for and receive private funds; and
may not assert a claim of sovereign immunity.
Grants cannot be used for:
the purchase of land, involuntary resettlement of people, or activities that negatively affect
physical cultural resources, including those important to local communities.
activities adversely affecting Indigenous Peoples or where these communities have not
provided their broad support to the project activities.
removal or alteration of any physical cultural property (includes sites having archaeological,
paleontological, historical, religious, or unique natural values). Proposed activities should
observe all other relevant safeguard and social policies as set out on the CEPF website.