Grant-making is one of NRGI’s primary tools for engaging civil society in resource-rich countries and helping build grassroots movements that demand better governance and management of extractives sectors. Grant-making is an important means to:

  • Build sustained demand. Broaden and deepen engagement of civil society in natural resource governance.
  • Go beyond oversight.Strengthen capacity to contribute to and advance policy dialogue and engage across stakeholder groups.
  • Fill a gap. Address the dearth of financial resources for the natural resource governance field.
  • Offer holistic support. Marry financial and technical support.

The below information covers fiscal year 2017 and the total grants awarded through May 2018. Grant-making data will be updated as more information becomes available.

List of Total Grants Awarded in 2018 (as of May 1, 2018)

Grantee Name Country Quarter Grant Period Purpose Approved Grant Amount
1st Quarter
Fundacion Jubileo Bolivia 1st Quarter January 15, 2018 to December 31, 2018 to improve the governance of the hydrocarbons sector and to promote the use of oil revenues for economic and social development $50,000
CooperAcción Peru 1st Quarter March 1, 2018 to August 30, 2018 to generate proposals, develop capacity building tools and implement capacity building activities to sustain CSO mobilization to promote public policies aimed at enhancing the contributions of the extractive sector to combat climate change, improve territorial management and improve gender relations in producing territories $22,000
2nd Quarter
Association Tunisienne de L'environnement et de la Nature (ATEN) Tunisia 2nd Quarter March 25, 2018 to August 31, 2018 to conduct a study analyzing the impact of phosphate refinery on agriculture and farming, and fishery environment and health, and the local economy in Gabes $10,600
Association Bassin Minier pour L’investissement et le Développement (ABMID) Tunisia 2nd Quarter March 25, 2018 to August 31, 2018 to conduct a study analyzing the impact of phosphate extraction on agriculture and farming, environment and health, and the local economy in Gafsa $10,600
Maharat Foundation Lebanon 2nd Quarter April 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018 to track the promises and statements of key actors involved in the oil and gas sectors by conducting thorough fact-checking in order to inform the debate related to oil and gas management $10,000
100Reporters USA 2nd Quarter May 30, 2018 to March 1, 2019 to build the capacity of journalists in and from resource-rich countries to report meaningfully on the extractive sector, using the tools of investigative journalism to build accountability $60,000
Solidar Tunisie Tunisia 2nd Quarter May 15, 2018 to January 2, 2019 to propose amendments and a set of terms and conditions that will facilitate the adoption of standard joint ventures and production sharing contracts $15,000
Publish What You Pay Global/United Kingdom 2nd Quarter March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019 to advance a global mandatory reporting standard in the extractive sector. $105,000
Catholic University of Central Africa/CUCA Francophone Africa/Cameroon 2nd Quarter January 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019 to fund part of the 2018 project activities of the five-year strategy plan developed by the Francophone Africa Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub. $95,000
Association de Développement Sans Frontières Tataouine (ADSF) Tunisia 2nd Quarter June 20, 2018 to October 31, 2018 to raise awareness regarding current revenue and benefit sharing mechanisms among key local oversight actors, while identifying policy asks supporting better governance of natural resources and promoting local development.  $8,561



List of Total Grants Awarded in 2017

Grantee Name Country Quarter Grant Period Purpose Approved Grant Amount
1st Quarter
Fundacion Foro Nacional por Colombia Colombia 1st Quarter February 20, 2017 to April 28, 2017 to develop a post "super cycle" agenda for Latin America $17,000
Open Knowledge Foundation United Kingdom 1st Quarter February 15, 2017 to February 14, 2018 to catalyze data work and capacity building with African media houses (in Tanzania and Uganda) and with Myanmar media/civil society by embedding data experts/fellows with NRGI offices or the offices of its partners $100,000
Grupo
Propuesta
Ciudadana
Peru 1st Quarter March 6, 2017 to April 30, 2017 to develop a post "super cycle" agenda for Latin America $5,000
2nd Quarter
Institut Arabe des Chefs d’Entreprises (IACE) Tunisia 2nd Quarter April 10, 2017 to December 31, 2017 to help civil society and media outlets in Tunisia use information effectively to hold the government to account $53,323
I-Watch Tunisia 2nd Quarter May 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 to ensure civil society and media have timely, relevant information to monitor the extractive sector $23,864
African Resources Watch/AFREWATCH Democratic Republic of Congo 2nd Quarter April 19, 2017 to December 1, 2017 to promote beneficial ownership disclosure in the DRC and monitor environmental provisions of Goma Mining and Metalkol $24,570
Fundar Mexico 2nd Quarter June 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018 to promote the efficient, transparent and socioeconomically responsible use of oil and mineral resources in Mexico $65,000
Grupo
Propuesta
Ciudadana/
DESCO
Peru 2nd Quarter June 19, 2017 to December 15, 2017 to organize the national launch of Resource Governance Index in Peru $16,956
Fundar Mexico 2nd Quarter June 19, 2017 to November 30, 2017 to organize the national launch of Resource Governance Index in Mexico $7,474
Birudo Uganda 2nd Quarter July 1, 2017 to October 1, 2017 to strengthen the capacity of women for their participation in oil and gas management in the Buliisa District $5,001
Policy Forum Tanzania 2nd Quarter June 20, 2017 to June 19, 2018 to strengthen civil society organizations' advocacy skills to help them advocate contract disclosure, establishment of a mining sector revenue management regime, and a corruption-free extractive industry in Tanzania $70,000
3rd Quarter
DESCO/
Grupo
Propuesta
Ciudadana
Peru 3rd Quarter July 11, 2017 to February 28, 2018 to support advocacy strategies regarding economic diversification nationally and in the South Andes region $34,670
Catholic University of Central Africa/CUCA Cameroon/Francophone Africa 3rd Quarter July 13, 2017 to December 31, 2017 to fund part of the 2017 project activities of the five-year strategy plan developed by the Francophone Africa Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub $44,220
The Center for Economic and Social Rights/CDES Ecuador 3rd Quarter July 15, 2017 to February 28, 2018 to support advocacy strategies regarding economic diversification nationally and in the South Andes region $6,600
CooperAcción Peru 3rd Quarter July 15, 2017 to February 28, 2018 to promote a discussion and develop public policy proposals for the participation of subnational authorities in decision-making processes $12,500
Fundacion Foro Nacional por Colombia Colombia 3rd Quarter July 15, 2017 to February 28, 2018 to promote a discussion and develop public policy proposals for the participation of subnational authorities in decision making processes $25,000
Grupo FARO Ecuador 3rd Quarter July 15, 2017 to February 28, 2018 to promote a discussion and develop public policy proposals for the participation of subnational authorities in decision making processes $6,600
Dynamique des Femmes pour les Ressources Naturelles/DYFREN Democratic Republic of Congo 3rd Quarter August 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 to help Carole Lumbu deepen her understanding, analytical and research skills as well as her knowledge on subnational revenue sharing topics $3,350
Fundacion Jubileo Bolivia 3rd Quarter July 28, 2017 to February 28, 2018 to promote a discussion and develop public policy proposals for the participation of subnational authorities in decision making processes $13,200
Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies/LCPS (MENA Hub) Lebanon/MENA 3rd Quarter November 7, 2016 to June 14, 2018 to advance or reform policies; produce and exchange policy knowledge, by conducting policy research and analysis, reviews of recent legislations on resource management and publication of action-oriented position papers; while engaging with decision-makers and building a strong network to monitor governance and advocate transparency and accountability in the governance of natural resources $100,000
Fundacion Foro Nacional por Colombia Colombia 3rd Quarter September 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 to promote the debate of alternative reforms on the mining policy $25,000
Action Contre L’Impunite pour les Droits Humains/ACIDH Democratic Republic of Congo 3rd Quarter August 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 to conduct a comparative analysis between the new and old hydrocarbon codes by showing the innovations and weaknesses of the new code in relation to the international standards and also by pointing out possible implementation challenges $2,900
4th Quarter
Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism  Nigeria 4th Quarter September 1, 2017 to August 30, 2018 to elicit reform by policymakers by enhancing the skills of the media to better inform the public and policy-makers of specific oil and gas sector governance problems and priorities $50,000
Publish What You Pay United Kingdom/Global 4th Quarter May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018 to create a virtuous cycle between data supply and demand, building on Publish What You Pay's work to advance a global mandatory reporting standard in the extractive sector $132,120
Association Action Mines (AMINES) Guinea 4th Quarter October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 to strengthen the capacity of community-level civil society organizations in Boke, Kindia, Siguiri and Dinguiraye to monitor subnational payments received from companies $53,680
Fundacion Foro Nacional por Colombia Capitulo Region Central Colombia 4th Quarter October 10, 2017 to May 31, 2018 to increase transparency and good governance within Colombia’s extractive sector by generating information, building knowledge and promoting territorial dialogue $40,000
Tunisian Association of Public Auditors (ATCP) Tunisia 4th Quarter October 10, 2017 to December 30, 2017 to conduct a study on all Tunisian contracts related to 50 oil projects that were recently published $10,880
Association Tunisienne de Droit du Developpement (ATDD) Tunisia 4th Quarter October 10, 2017 to December 30, 2017 to enhance the understanding and awareness of public and private companies operating in the extractive industries $7,150
Le Pole Civile pour le Developpement et les Droits de l’Homme (PCDDH) Tunisia 4th Quarter October 10, 2017 to December 30, 2017 to enhance the knowledge of 100 associations and civil society activists at the national level $6,472
DESCO/
Grupo
Propuesta
Ciudadana
Peru 4th Quarter November 1, 2017 to July 30, 2018 to include new topics and a territorial focus to the monitoring agenda $50,000
African Centre for Media Excellence Uganda 4th Quarter November 15, 2017 to October 31, 2018 to promote transparency and accountability in the extractives (oil, gas and mining) industry in Uganda through the enhancement of media oversight $95,538
Action pour la Defense des Droits Humains (ADDH) Democratic Republic of Congo 4th Quarter November 15, 2017 to March 30, 2018 to build awareness of civil society organizations on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative requirement of state-owned entity governance and its subsequent challenges, while facilitating a public debate at the local and national levels $16,015
Association Africaine de Défense des Droits de l’Homme ‘‘ASADHO’’ Democratic Republic of Congo 4th Quarter December 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 to assess whether revenues collected were spent and allocated in accordance with the law $17,645
Femmes et Justice Economique (FEJE) Democratic Republic of Congo 4th Quarter November 15, 2017 to April 30, 2018 to better understand, monitor and demand accountability on the various financial flows of oil companies through their disaggregation on a project by project basis $15,000
Observatoire d’Etudes et d’appui à Responsabilité Sociale et Environnementale (OEARSE) Democratic Republic of Congo 4th Quarter November 20, 2017 to March 31, 2018 to contribute to strengthening accountability in the industrial mining sector through the disclosure of data on contracts $17,155
Fundacion Foro Nacional por Colombia on behalf of the Latin America Civil Society Network Latin America 4th Quarter December 15, 2017 to September 15, 2018 to promote new perspectives within the Red Latinoamericana sobre las Industrias Extractivas (RLIE) and with other civil society organizations' networks, funding agencies and regional organizations $60,000
BudgIT Foundation for Promotion of Information Technology Nigeria 4th Quarter December 10, 2017 to November 30, 2018 to create a platform that will present extractive industry data and a revamp of the current existing BudgIT website $80,000
Dept. of Politics and Government, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Gadjah Mada University  Asia-Pacific Region 4th Quarter December 15, 2017 to March 30, 2018 to mobilize knowledge to inform policy reforms by developing the capacity of reform actors $57,320
Bantay Kita Philippines 4th Quarter December 15, 2017 to March 31, 2018 to promote subnational resource governance innovations in selected provinces and to push pending extractive industry fiscal policy reform proposals $30,000
Transparency Foundation (nongovernmental organization) Mongolia 4th Quarter January 5, 2018 to June 30, 2018 is to collect and analyze beneficial ownership information on companies and disseminate this information to the general public $9,000