NED’s Grantmaking in 2020 is the Highest in 36-year History

In the midst of the global covid-19 crisis, the National Endowment for Democracy continues the critical mission of supporting democracy and its advocates around the world. Endowment grantmaking was stronger than ever in 2020, supporting 1,995 projects totaling $254 million in 100 countries — the highest number and amount of grants in NED’s 36-year history.  As stated by NED President Carl Gershman at the beginning of the pandemic, the NED staff is dedicated to standing with our partners to meet the challenges presented by this pandemic and continuing our core mission—providing grants to civil society organizations striving for human rights and democratic principles.