Soros Foundation Moldova (FSM)

Good Governance

The goal of the Good Governance department is to enhance transparency, accountability, and efficiency of public authorities.

Our priorities:

Justice and Human Rights

The Justice and Human Rights Department’s vision of rule of law is built on the solid grounds of a fair, accessible and predictable justice delivery system, which effectively safeguards fundamental human rights.

The Department develops and implements activities in several areas, crucial for the fulfilment of its vision, including Human Rights, Judiciary, Access to Justice, and Criminal Justice.



Public Health

The department's mission is to promote good governance in the health sector, to contribute to increasing the equitable access of the population to responsive health and social services, and to promote responsible actions for the protection of environment.

Media Program

Media Department's mission is to contribute to the development of an open, participatory, pluralistic and value-based society in the Republic of Moldova by organizing, supporting and financing activities aimed at encouraging the development of an independent media sector and improving access to information.



Other initiatives

Education Support Project

Small grants for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

The Public Health Program of Soros – Moldova Foundation in partnership with International Palliative Care Initiative of the Open Society Institute is pleased to announce the launch of competition for mini-grants supporting the activities and events related to the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (October 8th, 2011).


World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world.

The theme for World Day 2011 with Voices for Hospices which will take place on October 8, 2011 is "Many diseases, many lives, many voices - palliative care for non-communicable conditions". 

The World Day happens is a key opportunity to raise awareness of hospice and palliative care amongst policy makers and engage them with palliative care activities at a local, national and global level. 

The aims of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day are to:

  • share our vision of increasing the availability of hospice and palliative care by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues
  • raise awareness and understanding of the needs - medical, social, practical and spiritual - of people living with a life-limiting illness and of their families
  • raise funds to support the development of services.


Application documents

  • Project application (Paragraph II from the Guide of solicitant for funding) 
  • Abstract (not longer than ½ page) in English and Romanian
  • Budget 
  • Other relevant documents (Paragraph I from the Guide of solicitant for funding)


A full information on the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and more information on the events and ways to involve can be accessed here: 

A guide for project proposals application can be downloaded here. (

The budget form can be downloaded here. (


Project period

The project should be scheduled up to 6 months of implementation (also taking into consideration that the events should be organized not later than October 2011). 



The available funds are intended for small grants, up to USD 2000. 

Equipment, foreign travel, scholarships, and fellowships, and indirect costs (facilities and administration) are not eligible.


Evaluation criteria

The proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Experience of applicant in grant management
  • Human resources relevant to the project objectives
  • Project budget and analysis of cost-efficiency (the budget is relevant and correlated to the project activities)
  • The impact of the project on the target population and sustainability of the project


Proposal Review and Evaluation:

Each proposal will be reviewed and evaluated independently. The final decision will be issued by the Public Health Program Board.



Proposals and supporting documents must be received no later than July 7, 2011.



If you believe that your project meets the above-mentioned criteria, the Soros-Moldova Foundation invites you to submit the project proposal along with all the mentioned relevant documents not later than July 7th, 2011 by email at or in hard copy to the following address: 32, Bulgara Street, Chisinau (Soros – Moldova Foundation). In subject area, please mention “Application for World Day activities”.