Grant applications

Grant applications only make sense if the basic principles for grants are obeyed. Additionally potential recipient projects must coincide with the will of the founder. An extract from the regulations: The FAME foundation turns its attention to a language, which is easily learnt and presents a certain measure of language equality because it must be learnt by everyone as a foreign language. The aim of FAME therefore must also be to find the most suitable language for international communication and proof that by applying it. There exists many proofs that the "Internaional language" Esperanto after more than 100 years of practical use is capable of fulfiling the role as an international, easily learnable second language (apart from the mother tongue) while simultaneously considering language equality. One can send subsidy requests with information about the concerned project by email to:

Attachments may be added, but they must not be executables. It is better if the text is in the email. The best way to send aditional material is if you have a website we can visit. An alternative request method is to send by post to: Reinhard Pflüger, Robert-Koch-Allee 18, 60438 Frankfurt, Germany. Postal requests must include 20 euros (by bank note, stamps, or equivalent).


Our principles for granting support:

  1. Operator: The targeted outcome and importance of the relevant field of activity should be clearly specified. To realize that, a project needs a trusted operator who can act professionally and in time take responsibility for the project. We especially welcome projcets that will impact also outside the Esperanto movement.
  2. Exclusiveness: Ordinary activities of the Esperanto movement such as club events are not suitable for FAME. A FAME project is a new or novel idea or whose results can be a model for other projects. FAME can transfer the risks of a new project and support it for some time, but if it is successful then the project becomes the responsibility of the Esperanto movement. FAME can enable the start, but can not continue to cover ongoing deficits.
  3. Existing: FAME only supports part of the cost of a project. Most of the effort must come from the project initiators.
  4. Finance: FAME demands sound finances. Projects which are funded must have a good relationship between cost and benefits. FAME prefers loans rather than grants.
  5. Efficiency: FAME demands efficiency through the concentration of resources and streamlining inefficient structures. FAME aims to promote cooperation rather than fragmentation.
  6. Professional: A good project is an idea with a serious and professional investigation of the situation and assessment of opportunities ahead. FAME strives for a pleasing product appearance.
  7. Flexiblity: FAME wants to attain goals while maintaining favorable cost conditions. Depending on the amount of investment capital available a project will not be funded when a better suitable project could be funded. Flexibility is more important for us than inflexible plans.
  8. Independant: FAME decides independently and freely according to their own specifications, conscious of the Esperanto movement strategy. If needed we will ask the advice of experts both within and outside the movement to avoid arbitrary decisions. Transparency is an important value which complements our autonomy.
  9. Results: FAME expects documentation of the supported project results. An outcome analysis may be necessary depending on the importance of the project.
  10. Recipricocity: FAME expects suitable recognition of its help and respect for its principles.