OSISA is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is a part of the global
Open Society Foundations Network.
GMU is the custodian of grant making, grants policies and procedures at OSISA. Its work
is underpinned by values and principles of integrity, fairness, and justice.
To Help You:
Submission Of Applications
Applications should be completed using the following methods:
Kindly use ONLY ONE method of applying.
To submit your concept/idea for review by our Clusters, please kindly download and fill in our Concept Note form.
What We Do Not Fund:
A Note On Timeframes:
The time required to review a proposal varies according to the complexity of the proposal, the problem being addressed, and the number of proposals being reviewed. Generally, it can take up to four months from the time a proposal is received to the actual award of a grant, although OSISA strives to be as expeditious as possible in its review of inquiries and proposals. Please keep this in mind when planning.
We suggest that you organize the executive summary in the following ways:
Remember that goals are conceptual and abstract, while objectives are more specific and tell us what you hope to achieve in the short to medium term.
This section outlines your objectives. They should be SMART:
Specific - clearly defined. Directly relating to the issue being addressed
Measurable - are outcomes expressed in measurable form?
Attainable - Can be achieved within the set time period
Relevant - Must be relevant and be connected to priorities and activities
Time bound - Set specific time period
You will need to list the key activities that you will undertake to achieve your objectives. We are interested in specifics but please do not list too many activities. The more succinct and clear your activities, and the more closely each activity is to a particular objective, the easier it is for us to understand what you want us to fund. Please state estimated timeline for implementation of your project, including start and end date and completion of major milestones in the project.
For this section you will need to include:
In this section please tell us if and how; a) the project seeks to work with women and men either differently or similarly, b) whether your impacts will be gender disaggregated, and c) whether your organization embodies gender equality in its decision-making structures.
Here we want to understand your model for youth participation and youth inclusion in decision-making.
Please tell us if the project is sustainable. If it isn’t, tell us why not and what value there is in still funding it.
We want to know who your implementing and local partners will be. This is especially important for regional organizations or national groups hoping to work in a particular community in which they may not have an established presence.
Please be clear on exactly how much money you require over the entire period, as well as on an annual basis. OSISA requires that all organizations applying for funds submit: