The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) accepts grant applications from organizations, groups, associations, institutions working for the overall development of southern African people, throughout the year. The groups, networks, or organizations and institutions whose mission and programs align with that of OSISA can make grant proposals below $50,000 to support their projects or organizations.
The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa
Working in the sector of democracy, human rights and good governance, the OSISA (Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa) focuses on 10 southern Africa countries namely Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The primary objective of OSISA is to equip Southern African people in such a manner that they do not need to linger for daily material needs and can advance higher to understand their rights and responsibilities and participate actively in all spheres of life. The institutions promotes and sustains the ideals, values, institutions and practices of open society aiming at establishing vibrant and tolerant Southern African democracies.
Focusing on changing underlying policy, legislation and practice
Note: Grant request over $50,000 can be made only when there is an open call for proposal. In such cases, the applications received after deadline will not be considered for funding. The grants generally take up to six months to be awarded. The projects must be planned accordingly before applying for the grant.
Read about the Grant Types.