Small Grant Program

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
U.S. EMBASSY THE HAGUE PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION
SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM

Annual Program Statement for Fiscal Year 2019

Funding Opportunity Title:  U.S. Embassy The Hague

CFDA Number:  19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs

Federal Agency Contact:  Public Affairs Section, US Embassy the Hague

Email:  grantsthehague@state.gov

I. Funding Opportunity Description

The U.S. Embassy The Hague Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through the Embassy’s public diplomacy grants program.  Please follow all instructions below carefully.

Purpose of Grant:  Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society, including non-governmental organizations and universities.  They support projects to:

1. Ensure shared responsibility for international security and strengthen the cohesion of the Western Alliance
2. Strengthen economic prosperity
3. Advance energy security
4. Deepen the commitment to our shared values

Ensure shared responsibility for international security and strengthen the cohesion of the Western Alliance, by funding proposals which: counter violent extremism, strengthen NATO, support cyber and transatlantic security commitments, and promote the rule of law.

Strengthen economic prosperity, by funding proposals which: encourage freer and fairer trade and investment between the United States and the Netherlands, and support entrepreneurship and innovation.

Advance energy security, by funding proposals which: promote energy security for the Netherlands and other EU member states, promote investment in renewable energy, and support cooperation on energy transition.

Deepen the commitment to our shared values, by funding proposals which: promote U.S. culture, including music, art, sports, and education, and which support integration, human rights, women’s empowerment, and other areas of mutual interest that promote freedom and democracy.

Activities that are typically funded include, but are not limited to:

• bringing an American expert speaker or performer to the Netherlands;
• conferences on American themes or issues of mutual interest;
• exhibitions of works by Americans or on American themes;
• youth recreation, leadership, cultural, and education programs;
• programs promoting STEM studies (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics) particularly those that target under-served communities; and,
• radio, television, and social media programming or campaigns in support of the above four objectives.

Activities that are not typically funded include, but are not limited to:

• ongoing salary costs;
• office equipment;
• paying to complete activities begun with other funds;
• projects that are inherently political in nature or that contain the appearance of partisanship/support to individual or single party electoral campaigns;
• citizen exchange programs with foreign countries;
• social welfare projects;
• political party activities; and,
• projects that support specific religious activities.

Authorizing statutes for the funding opportunity are:

1) Fulbright-Hays Act, which allows the Department of State to use funds for the purpose of supporting international exchanges that address issues of mutual interest to the United States: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/iegps/fulbrighthaysact.pdf (PDF 88 KB)

2)Smith-Mundt Act which specifies the terms in which the United States government can engage global audiences: http://www.state.gov/pdcommission/library/177362.htm

II. Award Information

Funding Instrument Type:  Cooperative Agreement or Grant. Cooperative agreements are different from grants in that PAS staff are more actively involved in proposal execution and anticipates having moderate to substantial involvement once the award has been made.

Most grants considered are between $5,000 and $25,000.

The U.S. Embassy reserves the right to award less or more than the funds described in the absence of worthy applications or under such other circumstances as it may deem to be in the best interest of the U.S. government.

Project and Budget Periods:  Local grants projects generally must be completed in one year or less.  The Public Affairs Section will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards, beyond the initial budget period, on a noncompetitive basis, subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the applicants, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the Department of State.

Applicants should consider their budgets carefully and submit a budget commensurate with their project goals. While the Public Affairs Section will consider proposals up to $50,000, projects that are smaller in scope are more likely to be awarded.

III. Eligibility Information:  

The U.S. Embassy The Hague encourages applications from all sectors:  committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions.

The U.S. Embassy The Hague encourages applicants to provide cost-sharing from additional sources in support of this project.  The U.S. Embassy also encourages projects that use highly skilled volunteers as an element of cost-sharing.  Applications should explain clearly other likely sources of funding and how the volunteers will be used.

IV. Application Submission and Deadline 

Grant funds can be requested by Organizations.

Organizations:

• All Organizations must register with SAMs and obtain a DUNS number: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/
SAMs Quick Start Guide for International Registrants  (PDF 200 KB) 
• Federal Assistance Application Standard Form 424 which is available here: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/grants/pdf/SF424_2_1-V2.1.pdf (PDF 265 KB)
Instructions (PDF 15 KB)
• Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
• Detailed Budget
• Include IBAN BIC code

PAS will not consider proposals which do not include all of the above components.

Proposals should be submitted via email to the U.S. Embassy at the following email address:  grantsthehague@state.gov Applications are accepted in English only, and final grant agreements will be concluded in English.

V. Review and Selection Process

U. S. Embassy The Hague will accept proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year, and will typically review proposals on a monthly basis.

Each application submitted under this announcement will be evaluated and rated on the basis of the following evaluation criteria.  The criteria are designed to assess the quality of the proposed project, and to determine the likelihood of its success.  The criteria are closely related and are considered as a whole in judging the overall quality of an application.  Applications will be reviewed on the basis of their fullness, coherence, clarity, and attention to detail.

Organizational Capacity: The organization has expertise in its stated field, and the Embassy is confident of its technical capacity to undertake the project.

Goals and Objectives: Goals and objectives are clearly stated and project approach is likely to provide maximum impact in achieving the proposed results.

Embassy Priority: Applicant has clearly described how stated goals are related to and support U.S. Embassy The Hague’s priority areas.

Sustainability: Project activities will continue to have positive impact after the end of the project.

Feasibility: Analysis of the project’s economic, organizational and technical feasibility. This is related to the project approach, budget items requested and technical/human resource capacity of the organization.

Budget: The budget justification is both reasonable and realistic in relation to the proposed activities and anticipated results. Grants will be awarded to programs with the highest impact per dollar spent.

Monitoring and Evaluation Plan: Applicant demonstrates ability to measure program success against key indicators and provide milestones to indicate progress toward goals outlined in the proposal. The project includes a systematic recording and periodic analysis of selected information on the project activities.

Applicants must submit a full project description in accordance with the following instructions and the specified evaluation criteria.  The instructions give a broad overview of what the project description should include, while the evaluation criteria provide details of more program-specific information that is needed.

Cover Sheet:  Provide a summary of the project description (no more than two pages) with reference to the amount and duration of the funding request.

Narrative:  Outline a plan of action that describes the scope and detail of how the proposed work will be accomplished.  Account for all functions or activities identified in the application.  Cite factors that might accelerate or decelerate the work and state reasons for taking the proposed approach rather than alternatives.  Describe any unusual features of the project, such as design or technological innovations, reductions in cost or time, or extraordinary social and community involvement.

Provide quantitative monthly or quarterly projections of the accomplishments to be achieved for each function or activity in such terms as the number of people to be served and the number of activities accomplished.  When accomplishments cannot be quantified by activity or function, list them in chronological order to show the schedule of accomplishments and their target dates.  List those organizations, cooperating entities, consultants, or other key individuals who will work on the project, along with a short description of the nature of their effort or contribution.

VI. Award Administration

Award Notices:  The grant award or cooperative agreement shall be written, signed, awarded, and administered by the Grants Officer.  The Grants Officer is the U.S. government official delegated the authority by the U.S. Department of State Procurement Executive to write, award, and administer grants and cooperative agreements.  The assistance award agreement is the authorizing document and it will be provided to the recipient.  Organizations whose applications will not be funded will also be notified in writing.

If a proposal is selected for funding, the Department of State has no obligation to provide any additional future funding in connection with the award. Renewal of an award to increase funding or extend the period of performance is at the total discretion of the Department of State.

Reporting Requirements:  All awards issued under this announcement will require both program and financial reports on a frequency specified in the award agreement. The disbursement of funds may be tied to submission of these reports in a timely manner. All other details related to award administration will be specified in award agreement as well. Final programmatic and financial reports are due 90 days after the close of the project period. Progress reports at a minimum should be submitted via electronic mail to an address to be provided in the award.

  1. Stichting Globe Nederland – Funds were used to defray the costs to host the 2018 GLOBE Science Fair and produce a promotion and instruction video.
  2. Dispatches Media Inc. – Funds were used to support the event “Tech Sister Cities, Capital and Knowledge Exchange.”
  3. Bridgizz Com – Funds were used to bring 4 American speakers to the Netherlands for the Dutch Diwan Awards (DA), December 2017.
  4. Leiden University – Funds were used to help support the 2018 Legal Technology Hackathon in honor of CyberSecurity Awareness Month.
  5. Lighthouse Special Education – Donation of furniture immediately and permanently to Lighthouse Special Education.
  6. St. Reach Holland – Donate furniture (Smart Board) immediately and permanently to St. Reach Holland.
  7. The German Marshall Fund of the United States – Funds were used to cover the costs to send an individual to Brussels, Belgium to participate in the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network class, March 4-10, 2018.
  8. Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven – Funds were used to defray the costs to create a new “Fields of Honor” database for American soldiers buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten the Netherlands.
  9. Marga Altena – Funds were used to cover the research and scenario development costs of the graphic novel on African-American GIs and their heritage in the Netherlands.
  10. Go Short – Int. Short Film Festival Nijmegen – Funds were used to cover the costs to bring 4 Americans to the Netherlands for the 10th Edition of Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, April 11-15, 2018.
  11. Stichting Atlantische Commissie – Funds were used to defray the costs to organize “NATO Night 2018” on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
  12. Dana Saxon – Ancestors Unknown – Funds were used to help Mrs. Dana Saxon, Founder and Executive Director of Ancestors Unknown, guide students at up to 20 schools in the Netherlands through 1-hour workshops, helping them make connections between the past and present. Coinciding with Black History Month.
  13. Stichting Kito Events – Funds were used to help Stichting Kito Events defray the cost to host the 8th edition of the Pijnackerplein Bluegrass Festival, June 22-24, 2018.
  14. Stichting Holland Festival – Funds were used to help Stichting Holland Festival defray the costs to bring American artists to the Netherlands for 71st edition of “The Holland Festival,” June 7-30, 2018 in Amsterdam.
  15. Provinsie Fryslan – Funds were used to help Provincie Fryslan defray the costs to create 11 Fountains that will connect 11 cities in the Dutch province of Friesland. Through the fountains, a permanent reference is made to water management in a province in which almost 50% of its land lies below sea-level.
  16. Elina Attema – Funds were used to cover the costs to send Eline Attema to Cagliari, Italy to attend the Spring Bootkamp “Smart Leaders for Smart Organization,” April 13-14, 2018.
  17. Club van de Studie Int. Betrekkingen en Int. Organisatie – Funds were used to help Club van de Studie Int. Betrekkingen en Int. Organisatie defray the costs to bring American experts to the Netherlands for the conference, “International Relations of the digital age: decoding the chances and challenges of the 21st century.”
  18. Stichting Roosevelt Study Center for Europe – Funds were used to help Roosevelt Study Center defray the costs to send the winner of the Theodore Roosevelt American History Awards to the United States for one week. This yearly award is given to the best Master theses written by a Dutch graduate student on an American history topic and stimulates the study of U. S. history and culture at Dutch universities.
  19. Alexander Krijger – Funds were used to help historian Alexander Krijger defray the costs to organize two hour lectures at Dutch High Schools and Universities in all 12 provinces in the Netherlands.
  20. Stichting Humanity in Action – Funds were used to help Humanity in Action (HIA) defray the costs to host the 2018 Humanity in Action the Netherlands Fellowship Program and integral Actions Plans.
  21. Radboud University Nijmegen – Funds were used to help Radboud University cover the costs of its symposium, “Brabant Missionary Pioneers in the United States 1814 – 1914.”
  22. IVLP – Ehsan Rafiee – Funds were used to cover the costs to send a Dutch participant to the United States to attend the IVLP project, “Advancing Minority Rights,” June 4-22, 2018. The program started in Washington DC and finished in New York.
  23. Women 2 Women – Donya Alnajar – Funds were used to cover the costs to send 3 participants to the U. S. to participate in the Women2Women International Leadership Program (W2W), July 19- 28, 2018 in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
  24. Koen van den Berk – BFTF – Funds were used to defray the costs to send a Dutch participant to the United States to attend the ECA sponsored Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute in the United States, from June 30 – July 28, 2018.
  25. Empower Peace – Funds were used to help Empower Peace in defray the costs to host the Women2Women (W2W) conference. The Conference bridges cultural and communication divide between young people worldwide and focus on connecting youth in the United States, Arab and Muslim world.
  26. Teimun Foundation – Funds were used to help The European International Model United Nations (TEIMUN) defray the cost to host the 2018 one-week Model United Nations Conference, “Unification or Fragmentation: Challenges in a Globalizing World.” It took place in the Dutch city of The Hague, July 15 – 22, 2018.
  27. Stichting Atlantische Commissie – Funds were used to help Stichting Atlantische Commissie defray the costs to organize a series of four programs on Trans-Atlantic relations and NATO. The four programs, taking place over a 1-year period, aimed to inform and raise the awareness of Dutch public opinion about trans-Atlantic relations and are aimed at young professionals and students.
  28. Stichting Atlantische Commissie – Funds were used to help Stichting Atlantische Commissie defray the costs to organize a study visit to Boston and New York for 15 Dutch High School History teachers, October 17-24, 2018.
  29. Stichting Atlantische Commissie – Funds were used to help Stichting Atlantische Commissie defray the costs to co-sponsor 2 journalists for an 8-day media tour with 8 other Dutch journalists to the U. S. to follow, understand and cover the Congressional elections. The trip included visits to “swing-state” Florida and Washington DC and meetings with major leaders from local government, communities, media and business communities.
  30. Netherlands American Studies Association – Funds were used to help Stichting Netherlands American Studies Association (NASA) establish, in cooperation with the U. S. Embassy in The Hague, a NASA Fellowship in American Studies.
  31. International Documentary Festival Amsterdam – Funds were used to help International Documentary Festival Amsterdam defray the costs to bring American Film/Documentary makers to the Netherlands for the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, November 14-25, 2018.
  32. Stichting John Adams Institute – Funds were used to help Stichting John Adams Institute cover the costs of its 2018 13th annual Quincy Club.
  33. Stichting Start – Funds were used to help Stichting Start defray the costs to host three programs: “American Indie Competition, conference Brave New World and an Educational platform during the Leiden International Film Festival 2018.
  34. Carnegie Hall Corporation – Funds were used to help Carnegie Hall defray the costs to bring Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra members to the Netherlands for an intensive summer exchange program, August 2018.
  35. Veiligheidshuis Haaglanden – Funds were used to help Veiligheidshuis Haaglanden defray the costs to host two projects. One is a conference in which the Documentary “mens achter de casus” plays a central role and the second is to train professionals in intercultural communication.
  36. Stichting tot Beheer Van Huis Doorn – Funds were used to help Stichting tot Beheer van Huis Doorn defray the cost to organize two events in 2018/19 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War: an exhibition – “Sorrow and resistance in sculpture” and conference – “To organize 100 years of peace.”
  37. HC Productions – Funds were used to help HC Producties defray the costs to organize two events for the upcoming US-Midterm Elections, November 6-7, 2018. The first event, “Midterm Election Night,” on November 6th and an “After-Election Breakfast,” November 7th at the International Press Center Nieuwspoort, The Hague.
  38. Stichting Fulbright Center – Funds were used for the expansion of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program. The Fulbright ETA program promotes and encourages study of the English language by sending recent university graduates from around the United States to foreign countries.
  39. Stichting Cyberwerkplaats – Funds were used to defray the costs of a recent pilot of the Cyberwerkplaats (Cyberworkspace), a one-week cybersecurity challenge that was aimed at helping young people in Rotterdam to develop their cyber skills to make them more employable, help provide opportunities in education, and to promote rule of law.
  40. Stichting Atlantische Commissie – Funds were used to defray the costs of the social media campaign, “NATO at 70,” which aims to raise awareness about NATO’S important security role in the Trans-Atlantic relationship and in Dutch-American relations in particular.
  1. The Hague Peace Project – Exhibit of works by a Syrian refugee artist at official U.S. Residence
  2. Fulbright Center –  Attendance at follow-up conference in France for 5 Dutch School Administrators
  3. Stichting Winternachten – Host American author Colson Whitehead (“The Underground Railroad”) at the Winternachten International Literature Festival in The Hague  
  4. Willem Post – Host Presidential Inauguration event at Nieuwspoort Press Centre in The Hague
  5. Humanity in Action – Host the 2017 Fellowship Program and Human Rights Academy
  6. The German Marshall Fund of the U.S. – Participation of Aroosa Khan at the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network workshops in Brussels
  7. Ancestors Unknown – Black History month workshops at five Dutch high schools:  Civil Rights then and now:  Standing up for what’s right
  8. Stichting Friendship Albany – Nijmegen (FAN) – Support for production of short film Out of Sight about the historical ties between Nijmegen and Albany, NY
  9. Dutch Inclusion Leaders Network –  Training of political and civil society talent on communication skills, networking, innovation, inclusion, security and the strength and importance of the transatlantic relationship
  10. Stichting KITO Events Rotterdam –Host American folk bands at the Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival
  11. Holland Festival –Host American artists at the 70th Holland Festival
  12. EYE Filmmuseum (Stichting Film Instituut Nederland) – Support for Martin Scorcese.  The Exhibition
  13. FOAM Amsterdam – Gordon Parks exhibition I Am You. Selected Works 1942-1978
  14. Stichting Other World Productions – Crossing Border Festival and Border Kitchen supporting American participants
  15. Stichting Walk the Line – Border Sessions Festival supporting American speakers
  16. Stichting Atlantische Commissie – Four programs on trans-Atlantic relations and NATO with American speakers
  17. Stichting American Field Service (AFS) – Celebration 70 years of American Field Service
  18. The John Adams Institute – Annual Lecture Program with American speakers
  19. Stichting Platform Islamitische Organisaties Rijnmond – Youth Conference Rotterdam Crossing Oceans
  20. Empower Peace –Women2Women conference USA in Boston with four Dutch participants
  21. Mieke Kirkels – Digital schoolbook on African American WWII Liberators in the Netherlands
  22. Stichting Roosevelt Study Center – Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS) academic conference on The Rooseveltian Century
  23. Leiden International Film Festival American Indie Competition and Brave New World Conference
  24. Textile Research Center Leiden – Exhibition on American Feed sacks
  25. International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) – Host American filmmakers
  26. Claudy Jongstra – Leeuwarden European Cultural Capital 2018 project Waste/ No Waste. Farm of the World
  27. Stichting Al Nisa –U.S. speaker Daisy Khan at the 35th anniversary of Al Nisa
  28. Special Grants competition Marshall Plan:  Willem Post – Publication of magazine and organization of conference in Rotterdam on 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan
  29. Special Grants competition Marshall Plan:  Utrecht University and Young Atlantic Council – Events with American speakers at Utrecht and Maastricht universities on the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan
  30. Special Grants competition Marshall Plan:  Dr. Frank Mehring, Radboud University –  – Digital database and travelling exhibition Marshall Plan PhotoGrammar: The Visual Promise of a New Democratic Europe 1948/2018
  31. Special Grants competition Marshall Plan:  The John Adams Institute – Quincy Club lecture series  on the Marshall Plan at 20 Dutch high schools by Dr. Albertine Bloemendal
  32. Special Grants competition Marshall Plan:  Stichting Atlantische Commissie – Learning module Celebrating 70 years of the Marshall Plan for Dutch high schools (7500 copies)
  33. Stichting Globe Netherlands  – Support Dutch Science Fair and the Globe Learning Expedition
  34. Dispatches Europe – Tech Sister Cities conference Eindhoven and Louisville, Kentucky
  35. Bridgizz – Support for U.S. Speakers at the first Dutch Diwan Awards ceremony and additional educational programming
  1. Stichting Hogeschool Leiden – Funds were used to defray the costs to bring American Jonathan Fritzler to the Netherlands to implement his “Hack Your Education Curriculum.
  2. Stichting New European Ensemble – Funds were used to defray the costs to bring American Jazz musician, David Binney, to the Netherlands for the “David Binney Project,” December 14-19, 2015 in the Dutch city of The Hague.
  3. Overseas Americans Remember (OAR) – Funds were used to defray the costs to host the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute and dinner on January 31, 2016 in Wassenaar, The Netherlands.
  4. Stichting Cross-linx – Funds were used to defray the costs to host the four day / four city Cross-linx Festival.
  5. Funds were used to bring American cellist Francis-Marie Uitti to The Netherlands to participate in a concert to commemorate the American componist, Morton Feldman’s 90th birthday.
  6. Stichting Smokey Feet – Funds were used to defray the costs to host the largest yearly International authentic Charleston ’20 & Lindyhop ’30 workshop in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, “Smokey Feet”.
  7. Ukraine Crisis Media Center – Funds were used to defray the costs to send 8 Dutch journalists to the cities of Kyiv and Lviv for a four day press tour.
  8. Funds were used to send Dutch participant to the United States to attend the 2016 IVLP program, “Strong Cities – Building Community Resilience to Radicalization and Violent Extremism,” February 29 – March 18, 2016.
  9. German Marshall Fund of the United States – Funds were used to send Dutch participant to Brussels to attend the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Training, March 15-21, 2016.
  10. Stichting Mart van Schijndel – Funds were used to defray the costs to bring American Lynda Waggoner, Director of Fallingwater and Vice President of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in Pittsburgh to the Netherlands for the Iconic Houses Lecture 2016.
  11. Funds were used to bring Mr. Walter Mead Russell to the Netherlands to discuss the Presidential primary elections and the electoral process. The program will last three full days.
  12. Mrs. Dana Saxon – Funds funded the project, “Ancestors unknown,” a 1-year, 5-school pilot of Ancestors unknown that is already a big success in the U. S. This program has 3 core components: curriculum, local engagement and online (international) community.
  13. John Adams Institute – Funds were used to defray the costs of its 2016 Lecture series (10+). The programs will feature major American speakers: politicians, historians, journalists, novelists, filmmakers and draw audiences from the general Dutch population, foreigners living in the Netherlands, and High School /University students.
  14. Funds were used to help American educator and comic book writer, Mr. Alex Simmons defray the costs of the pilot program, “Haarlem to Harlem.” This program will connect three schools, two from New York City’s Harlem and one from the Dutch city of Haarlem.
  15. Stichting Submarine Channel – Funds were used to defray the costs of the very first interactive comics exhibition in the Netherlands, June 3 – July 31, 2016 in the Dutch city of Haarlem.
  16. Roosevelt Study Center – Funds were used to send the winner of the Theodore Roosevelt American History Awards to the United States for one week. This yearly award is given to the best Master theses written by a Dutch graduate student on an American history topic and stimulates the study of U. S. history and culture at Dutch universities.
  17. Stichting Hackitarians – Funds were used to defray the cost to host the 2016 Fishackathon in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, April 22-24, 2016.
  18. Funds were used to bring American professional skateboarder, Mr. Neftalie Williams, to the Netherlands to participate in the project, “Refugee Day at the International School of Eindhoven,” April 1-2, 2016.
  19. Funds were used to bring American professional women’s Soccer player, Mrs. Nzola Solamente, to the Netherlands to participate in the project, “Refugee Day at the International School of Eindhoven,” April 1-2, 2016.
  20. Lumens – Funds were used to defray the cost to host the event “Meet N’ Play”, which will include a former U. S. Professional soccer player and Professional U. S. Skater in the Dutch city of Eindhoven, April 1-2, 2016.
  21. Property Grant was used to permanently transfer sporting equipment to Lumens. Lumens is co-hosting the event, “Meet N’ Play”, which will include a former U. S. Professional soccer player and Professional U. S. Skater in the Dutch city of Eindhoven, April 1-2, 2016.
  22. Stichting Unfold – Funds were used to defray the cost to host the annual international “Rewire Festival”, April 1-3, 2016 in the Dutch city of The Hague.
  23. Ivy Circle Netherlands – Funds were used to defray the costs to bring 3 expert American Speakers to the Netherlands for the Global Alumni Leadership Exchange (“GALE”) conference, April 11-12, 2016.
  24. Funds were used to defray the cost of renting theaters for three screenings of the Netflix documentary Winter on Fire, at which American director Egevny Afineevsky will talk about the film and the current situation in Ukraine two years after the Maidan revolution.
  25. Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters of American War Graves) – Funds were used to fund the project; “Faces of Margraten.” The American Cemetery in the Dutch city of Margraten will commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of the Province of Limburg, the Netherlands, in September 1944 and later the entire country in May 2016.
  26. Funds were used to send Dutch participant to Baku, Azerbaijan for the European Network of American Alumni Associations (ENAM) conference April 22, 2016.
  27. Stichting T. M. C. Asser Instituut – Funds were used to send six Religious Leaders/Educators to Rabat, Morocco as key presenters in the “Workshop on the Role of Religious Education in Fostering Peace and Countering Violence,” July 2016.
  28. Gymnasium Novum – Funds were used to send 13 Dutch High School students to St. Louis Missouri to participate in the First Tech Challenge (FTC). This challenge is a worldwide competition of building, programming and driving robots especially for High School students grades 9-11.
  29. Stichting Festival Classique – Funds were used to bring American Conductor, Andrew Grams to the Netherlands for the 10th edition of Festival Classique 2016, in the Dutch city of Den Haag.
  30. Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam – Funds were used to host the summer school project, “Transatlantic Relations in 21st Century,” in the Dutch City of Rotterdam, August 15-19, 2016.
  31. Funds were used to send Dutch participant to the United States to attend the ECA sponsored Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute in the United States, from June 27 – July 22, 2014.
  32. Stichting Atlantische Commissie – Funds were used to co-sponsor 3 journalists for an 8-day media tour with 8 other Dutch journalists to the U. S. to follow, understand and cover the Presidential elections.
  33. Funds were used to send Dutch participant to the United States to attend the 2016 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), May 16 – June 13, 2016.
  34. German Marshall Fund of the United States – Funds were used to send 4-6 Dutch alumni to Turin, Italy to attend the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Initiative’s – Fifth Anniversary, May 31 – June 3, 2016.
  35. Roosevelt Study Center – Funds were used to bring American Prof., Dr. Margot Canaday from Princeton University to the Netherlands for the annual convention of Historians of Twentieth Century US History (HOTCUS), an international transatlantic conference with 55 speakers.
  36. John Adams Institute – Funds were used to cover the costs of its 2016 Eleventh Annual Quincy Club.
  37. Funds were used to send Dutch participant to Antalya, Turkey to attend the “Strong Cities Antalya Global Summit”, May 11-12, 2016.
  38. Overseas Americans Remember – Funds were used to defray costs for the “Who’s the President Breakfast?” post-election program at the Kurhaus Hotel in The Hague on the 9th of November, 2016.
  39. Empower Peace – Funds were used to host the Women2Women (W2W) conference, July 21 – July 29, 2016.
  40. Funds were used to send Dutch participant to the U. S. for the Women2Women International Leadership Program (W2W), July 21-30, 2016 in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
  41. Funds were used to send Dutch participant on a USNATO tour to Romania focused on Ballistic Missile Defense, and is co-funded by U. S. Embassy the Hague and USNATO.
  42. John Adams Institute – Funds were used to defray the costs of its 2016 Presidential Elections program, which is a special elections program within the speakers program with talks by politicians, journalists, academics, film makers and political commentators, who will all reflect and comment on the current developments of the Presidential elections.
  43. Stichting Radio Nederland Wereldomroep (RNW) – Funds were used to defray the costs to host a follow up activity to the 2015 Prague Tech Camp.
  44. Stichting Holland Festival – Funds used to defray the costs to bring the Kronos Quartet to the Netherlands for “The Holland Festival 2016,” June 22-26, 2016 in Amsterdam.
  45. Funds were used to send Dutch participant to the U. S. to attend the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summent, June 19-21, 2016 in Washington, DC.
  46. Funds were used to bring U. S. Speaker Amy Wilkinson to the Netherlands in conjunction with US Embassy Berlin for speaker programs.
  47. Funds were used to send Dutch participant to Tallinn, Estonia to participate in the Multi Country USNATO Sabre Strike tour, June 19-23, 2016.
  48. Stichting Kito Events – Funds were used to defray the cost to host the 6th edition of the Pijnackerplein Bluegrass Festival, June 24-26, 2016.
  49. Stichting Huis voor democratie en rechtsstaat ProDemos – Funds were used to publish a digital educational newspaper about the presidential election and invite students to participate in an elevator pitch contest: aim is to deliver the best presidential campaign speech.
  50. Radboud University Nijmegen – Funds to defray the cost to host the International conference, “Forging the American Century: World War II and the Transformation of U. S. Internationalism,” October 27-29, 2016.
  51. Humanity in Action (HIA) – Funds were used to defray the costs to host the “Fellowship 2016 of Humanity in Action Program, The Netherlands.
  52. The European International Model United Nations – Funds were used to defray the cost to host the 2016 one-week Model United Nations Conference, “Pushing Boundaries: Pursuing a New State of Mind.”
  53. Stichting Walk the Line – Funds were used to bring 6-10 American expert speakers and artists to the Netherlands to participate in the Border Sessions Festival, July 6-8, 2016 in the Korzo Theater and Idazaal The Hague.
  54. Funds were used to help Artist Bradley McCallum defray the costs for a three -week residency in The Hague, The Netherlands. His current project, Weights and Measures, employs artwork as a reaction, to issues of accountability and justice, for perpetrators and victims of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
  55. Funds were used to cover the costs to bring American Target of opportunity speakers Mrs. Revathi Balakrishnan and Mrs. Leticia Ingram to the Netherlands to speak to Dutch High School students about the ins and outs of the American Education system.
  56. Stichting NCDO – Funds were used to defray the costs of Sam Sam, an educational cross-media platform that contributes to the education of Dutch children in primary schools.
  57. Funds were used to bring U. S. Speaker Daron Shaw to the Netherlands for speaker programs on the 2016 U. S. Presidential Elections.
  58. LIFE I LIVE BV – Funds were used to defray the costs to host the fourth annual Embassy Festival taking place on Saturday, September 3, 2016 in The Hague.
  59. Stichting Atlantische Commissie – Funds were used to defray the costs to organize a study visit to Boston and New York for 15 Dutch High School History teachers, October 19-26, 2016.
  60. LSV Minerva – Funds were used to defray the costs of hosting the “All American Night Symposium,” a debate on the presidential elections and international relations between the Netherlands and the United States of America.
  61. Stichting Groninger Forum – Funds were used to defray the costs of hosting an election night forum in November 2016.
  62. BKB – Funds were used to defray the costs of hosting “The President’s Night,” Tuesday November 8, 2016 in the dutch city of Amsterdam.
  63. Funds were used to help defray the costs of hosting a U. S. Election Night in the Nieuwspoort International Press Centre in The Hague.
  64. International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) – defray the costs to bring American Film/Documentary makers to the Netherlands for the 29th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, November 16-27, 2016.
  65. Stichting Radio Nederland Wereldomroep (RNW) – Funds were used to defray the costs to recruit additional partners and to fix bugs in the Matryoshka site.
  66. Funds were used to cover the costs to send Dutch participant to the U. S. to participate in the “Current U.S. Social, Political, and Economic Issues for Young European Leaders II Program.”
  67. Stichting Hogeschool Der Kunsten Den Haag – Funds were used to defray the costs of hosting the project “Ultimate Bach,” together with The Julliard School in New York.
  68. Funds were used to cover the cost to send Dutch participant to Brussels and then to Amman Jordan for the upcoming Opinion Makers Tour, September, 25 – 30, 2016.
  69. Funds were used to cover all travel expenses for one member of a 6 person delegation on an exchange program between the cities of Arnhem, the Netherlands and Phoenix, Arizona.
  70.  Stichting Other World Productions – Funds were used to bring American authors to the Netherlands to participate in the 24th edition of “Crossing Border festival,” November 2-6, 2016 in seven venues in the Dutch city of The Hague.
  71. John Adams Institute – Funds were used to digitize their archives of talks with American authors, speakers and artists over the past decades.
  72. Stichting StArt – Funds were used to host and expand upon the previous program: “American Indie Competition,” during the annual Leiden International Film Festival 2016.