Grants

The Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL) awards grants to a wide range of U.S.-based nonprofit and governmental organizations to host the Open World program. COIL selects its host organizations through a competitive grants process conducted according to federal guidelines. All successful candidates have expertise in implementing professionally oriented international visitor programs. Grantees can either implement the program directly in their community, or serve as national level grantees, working with a network of sub-grantees across the country to implement the program

How to Apply

COIL publishes its Grant Guidelines annually to solicit proposals for the following year's calendar of programs. The current version of the Grant Guidelines is posted below. Stay tuned to COIL's Newsletter and Press Releases to learn when the next year's solicitation is published. While the annual Grant Guidelines are posted traditionally in late spring or early summer, potential grantees are able to submit grant proposals for a specific program on a rolling basis.

Grant Guidelines

Grant Guidelines
Grant Guidelines 2025
Congressional Office for International Leadership Open World Program
Grant Guidelines
Grant Guidelines 2024
Congressional Office for International Leadership Open World Program
Grant Guidelines
Grant Guidelines 2023
Congressional Office for International Leadership Open World Program

2023 Coil Grantees

  • Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association, Inc. (Cambridge, MA)
  • Council of International Programs USA (Novelty, OH)
  • FHI 360 (Durham, NC)
  • Friendship Force International (Lawrenceville, GA)
  • Guilford Rotary (Greensboro, NC)
  • International Focus Inc. (Raleigh, NC)
  • Rotary Club of Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Rotary International (Evanston, IL)
  • Sebastopol World Friends (Sebastopol, CA)
  • Supporters of Civil Society (St. Louis, MO)
  • U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (Falls Church, VA)