Sephis small grants sponsored the establishment and maintenance institutions and the consolidation of thematic, almost all, linking research and public agendas of fundamental social interest. Topics such as social movements, human rights, political gender, ethnic minorities memories, women's social participation and a significant number of initiatives related to state violence, dictatorships, except schemes.
Financing promoted the preservation organization documentary and library collections, seminars and political debates, documentary films, testimonials programs and oral memory of social groups threatened politically or economically.
Since 1995, Sephis awarded almost 100 small grants (small grants). These funds were directed to individuals and institutions.