Trust for Mutual Understanding Grants

Initial Inquiries Due: 1.5 2019. Grants are available for American nonprofit organizations to support direct exchanges between professionals from the United States and TMU’s geographic region (Baltic States; Central Asia; Central Europe, East Europe, Southeast Europe; Mongolia; and Russia).

Focus Areas

  • Arts and Culture: Creative artistic collaborations, curatorial research projects, performances given in conjunction with lecture/demonstrations and/or workshops, conservation and historic preservation projects, arts management programs, and cultural documentation activities.
  • Environment: Ecosystem and habitat conservation programs, land use planning projects, activities that facilitate more effective international contact between environmental organizations, measures designed to preserve biodiversity, and efforts to encourage environmental sustainability.

Eligible Activities: advanced training programs, workshops, conferences, seminars, joint research projects, and exchanges intended to aid organizations seeking greater institutional stability.

Eligible Expenses: international airfare, airport transfers, travel insurance, visas (and all applicable visa processing fees), lodging, and per diem. TMU also allows up to 20% of the total eligible expenses to be allocated toward “administrative costs.”

While the Initial Inquiry may be made by an individual or institution in any of the countries in which TMU is active, the Final Proposal must be submitted by an American nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, as TMU does not make grants directly to institutions or individuals abroad.

http://www.tmuny.org/applicants