All projects supported by the Foundation deal with two main issues: community and solidarity.  For more information please consult the page “Views – Ideas”.

The projects may concern less favoured communities and engage them in a process of solidarity to improve their living conditions, their environment and their rights. They may also attack the social conditions which bring about or perpetuate the lack of solidarity within or between communities. Or again, these projects may concern “non-material” communities centered with solidarity around defending a common good or issue, if this action is relevant to the Foundation’s objectives.

Selection criteria

The Board chooses the initiatives to be supported by the Foundation, on the basis of expected results and in accordance with the Foundation’s objectives. The quality of the projects, the innovative character of their approach and their feasability are another essential criterion of choice. For example, the Board will give preference to

  • initiatives expected to yield a substantial improvement towards the desired objectives;
  • exemplary initiatives which are capable to inspire and to motivate other people;
  • initiatives capable of reinforcing or generating the solidarity of the communities concerned;
  • initiatives which, with a small initial impulse, are liable to generate other initiatives and/or render themselves sustainable;
  • initiatives which do not receive any other support because of their pioneering nature;
  • initiatives which are based on plausible working hypotheses, and are carrried by actors capable of realizing them.

Application procedure

The Foundation functions with a network of qualified individuals called nominators. These represent the links between the Foundation and the individuals, the communities and organisations which carry the actions supported by the Foundation, and those proposed as candidates for the Paul K. Feyerabend Prize. The nominators receive the applications for support, ask questions which help to formulate the projects, and transmit those applications to the Foundation which they deem eligible and promising. All individuals, communities, organisations which have a project for which they would like to be supported by the Foundation should therefore contact a nominator who is close to them or, in case they do not know any, turn to

The mandatory deadline for receiving applications will be regularly communicated to nominators electronically.
Maximum grant: 10,000 euros for one or two

17 Responses

  1. Lukman A. Tahiru
    Lukman A. Tahiru 25 September 2014 at 18 h 51 min · Reply

    We are just a start up NGO working in the area of water, sanitation hygiene and environment. We are seeking partnership or funding from you to support solve the water and sanitation woes of Ghana.

  2. LEILA Majipimo
    LEILA Majipimo 6 November 2015 at 15 h 59 min · Reply

    Large part of the people involved in urban agriculture is the urban poor. Contrary to general belief they are often not recent immigrants from rural areas (since the urban farmer needs time to get access to urban land, water and other productive resources). In many cities, one will often also find lower and mid-level government officials, school teachers and the like involved in agriculture, as well as richer people who are seeking a good investment for their capital.
    Women constitute an important part of urban farmers, since agriculture and related processing and selling activities, among others, can often be more easily combined with their other tasks in the household. It is however more difficult to combine it with urban jobs that require traveling to the town center, industrial areas or to the houses of the rich.

  3. Ma Yalala Mary
    Ma Yalala Mary 20 December 2015 at 10 h 03 min · Reply

    Thank s or t work you are doing. am writing from Kasese District women with disabilities. Please a lot has been done. could you send us your funding guide lines.

  4. Wondwosen Abera
    Wondwosen Abera 23 January 2016 at 13 h 11 min · Reply

    I am PhD candidate at Addis Ababa university (Ethiopia) and I intended to do my dissertation on synergy between scientific and indigenous soil fertility management practices, could you send me you’r research grant application guide line and let me to compete

    With best regard
    Wondwosen Abera

    Elidad UWIRINGIYIMANA 10 September 2016 at 18 h 06 min · Reply

    We are NGO called Vie et Evironnement Rwanda working in the area of environment are involved in many activities related to Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) sector which encompassing the following sub-sectors (Environment, Lands, Water Resources Management, Mines and Forestry). We are seeking partnership or funding from you to support these issue in Rwanda and improve the living conditions of habitant, could you send us your funding guide lines and form

    With best regard


  6. AHISSOU Gohoungo Eugène
    AHISSOU Gohoungo Eugène 4 December 2016 at 15 h 59 min · Reply

    Nous aimerions vous proposer un projet de construction d’un marché flottant de vente des produits de pêche sur le lac Nokoué au Bénin.
    Vous voudriez bien nous envoyer le formulaire de proposition de projet.
    Nous sommes une organisation de jeunes ADVOCACY-ONG.
    Dans l’espoir de vous lire bientot nous vous remercions.
    AHISSOU Gohoungo Eugène
    Directeur exécutif

  7. Harding Mac-Boima
    Harding Mac-Boima 7 August 2017 at 11 h 50 min · Reply

    Our organization is community based organization working the advancement of women, children and youth rights in Sierra Leone.
    We are kindly asking support from Paul K. Feyerabend to support our concept note on ” RURAL YOUTH EMPOWERMENT THROUGH AGRICU;TURAL CORPORATIVE IN kORI cHIEFDOM, MOYAMBA DISTRICT, SIERRA LEONE WITHIN TWO YEARS”

  8. Natalia Kosia
    Natalia Kosia 24 April 2018 at 19 h 10 min · Reply

    Our organisation is home based NGO in Sierra Leone, West Africa. We are working on development issues on must vulnerable communities on Western Rural and Urban Areas of Freetown. We are seeking partnership and funding on Emergency-Community Bridge Construction Project for the six effected communities by mudslide 14 August 2017.
    Please could you send more informed about your funding process.
    Best regards,
    Natalia Kosia
    Country Director
    SOCRC, S/L

  9. Jacques ISONGO
    Jacques ISONGO 10 March 2019 at 20 h 50 min · Reply

    Nous sommes l’ONG CTIDD, une ONG qui travaille en République Démocratique du Congo, Afrique Centrale.

    Actuellement nous travaillons sur un projet d’appui à la mise en place de deux concessions des forets de communauté locale dans les forêts de SIMBA et de BOLANBGA dans le secteur de BOLOMBA, Territoire de BOLOMBA province de l’EQUATEUR qui est dans sa prémière phase qui consiste à la structuration des communautés on passant l’identification des tenant des droits foncier et forestier dans les deux, les dialogues communautaires et la mise en place des organes communautaires de gestion avec l’appui financier du Full Circle Foundation.

    Alors nous voulons contacter la Fondation Paul K. Feyerabend pour avoir un appui qui pourrait nous aider à la formation des organes communautaires que nous sommes en train de mettre en place dans la 1. la compréhension des statuts, Règlement intérieur, leurs missions et d’autres aspects liées à leurs missions qui est la défense et la protection de leurs forêts et terres que nous allons sécuriser.

    Sur ce nous voulons entrer en contacte avec un nominateurs le plus proche de chez nous Afrique, en République Démocratique du Congo pour que celui-ci porte notre initiative à la fondations.
    Franche collaboration

  10. MAJYAMBERE FLorent
    MAJYAMBERE FLorent 21 April 2019 at 15 h 44 min · Reply

    Dear sir,

    We are a association of environment protection and eco-tourism in Rwanda , Western province, can you send to us a format for requesting a grant?
    Our email:

  11. Maheswar Ghimire
    Maheswar Ghimire 3 June 2019 at 11 h 13 min · Reply

    We are a small NGO in Nepal called SECARD Nepal. We work primarily on Sustainable Agriculture and related issues directly to it. One of the major area of interest is Indigenous Knowledge and Technologies. Due to growing gap between the people, the knowledge system develop by the people may get disappear. Such knowledge would be plant varieties, soil fertility management techniques, plant protection methods e.t.c. We do not know any nominator. If you think is possible to collaborate with us for such type of information collection, dissemination, application, theory building and validation please let us know.

  12. BUCUMI Mathernos
    BUCUMI Mathernos 15 January 2020 at 13 h 21 min · Reply

    je m’appelle BUCUMI Mathernos, je suis burundais et vis à Bujumbura. Je suis coordinateur au sein d’une association locale denommée ONKIDI (Organisation Nkurikira pour les Initiatives de Développement INtégral) qui intervient en faveur des jeunes et familles vulnérables. Je cherche un financement auprès de la fondation K Paul K Feyerabend pour la formation en mécanique automobile au profit des jeunes éjectés par le systèmes éducatif c’est à dire ceux qui ne sont parvenus à terminer leurs études secondaires pour des raisons diverses comme la pauvreté, la guerre qui a sécoué notre pays le Burundi depuis 1993, ou le système éducatif lui-même. Cette formation en mécanique automobile leur permettra de se développer .

    Pourriez vous nous donner le nominateur le plus proche pour que nous soyons en contact avec lui.
    Franche collaboration.

  13. Swaleh Maneno
    Swaleh Maneno 22 April 2020 at 23 h 29 min · Reply

    We are minor CBO opted to deal with the environmental strategies and social services in our communty.
    We request your financial support in order to participate effectively in the projects of natural Forests conservation.
    We are looking forward to hearing your soon.
    Kind regerds!

    The Environment Friends Institute-Enfri
    Mwakizega Village,

  14. Michael Ariamba
    Michael Ariamba 24 April 2020 at 22 h 00 min · Reply

    Dear sir
    Greetings to you from save society Foundation (SSF), in South Sudan. We registered organization in the Republic of South Sudan and working at community levels in the areas of Human rights, Wash, agriculture, income generation activities and empowering women and girls in South Sudan .
    Therefore we are interested to work with you in partnership
    Please send to us the guidelines and application form to us so that we can apply to you.

    Please we would like to hear from you
    Thank you
    Yours sincerely
    Michael Ariamba
    Executive director
    Save society Foundation (SSF)
    South Sudan Juba

  15. NIYOMUGABO Ildephonse
    NIYOMUGABO Ildephonse 8 October 2020 at 16 h 30 min · Reply

    Je m’appelle NIYOMUGABO Ildephonse, Representant Legal de l’organisation HCDO (Hope for Community Development Organization) qui est une Organisation Non Gouvernementale (ONG) des peuples autochtone Batwa du Rwanda, en Afrique centrale et de l’Est. Le HCDO a pour mission de promouvoir le développement socio-économique durable et la protection des droits humains des groupes marginalisés et vulnérables (GMV) du Rwanda en particulier ceux des peuples autochtones Batwa. Nous sollicitons un appui financier pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle à travers leur savoir traditionnel et initiative de l’Agriculture et de l’élevage de petit bétail car les Batwa du Rwanda vivent Actuellement dans l’extrême pauvreté de l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnel, de la mauvaise hygiène corporel et sanitaire, de médiocre logement, du manque de terre, de l’ignorance de leurs droits et d’analphabétisme très élevé et continue à être discriminée et marginalisée et plus défavorisée au sein de la société rwandaise

  16. Claudymar Colmenares
    Claudymar Colmenares 10 November 2020 at 3 h 51 min · Reply

    Hola! Feliz noche! formo parte de una A.C llamada Consorcio Desarrollo y Justicia, organización que se encarga de crear proyectos e iniciativas para la defensa de los DDHH en las comunidades vulnerables en Venezuela, además de promover la cultura indígena del país, en este momento tenemos una iniciativa que trata sobre la importancia de los niños indigo en comunidades desasistidas para el crecimiento de una mejor nación, dar a conocer acerca de ellos y ayudar a formarse.

    Nos gustaría contar con su ayuda para la realización de este proyecto.

    Saludos desde Carcas, Venezuela

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