Tag Archives: Civil Society Organization (CSO)

Ocean Innovation Challenge: Inviting applications for ‘grant’, a unique new mechanism that has been designed to accelerate progress on SDG14 by the identifying, financing, advising and mentoring of truly innovative, entrepreneurial and creative approaches to ocean and coastal restoration and protection that sustains livelihoods and advances the ’blue economy’.

Funding brief: The Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) is a unique new mechanism that has been designed to accelerate progress on SDG14 by the identifying, financing, advising and mentoring of truly innovative, entrepreneurial and creative approaches to ocean and coastal restoration and protection that sustains livelihoods and advances the ’blue economy’. The OIC seeks innovations that […]

School of Transnational Governance and European University Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Policy Leader Fellowship’ to provide a unique opportunity for policy professionals from around the world to further develop their policy work and professional skills whilst participating in workshops, training and skills development sessions, conferences and other events, in addition to interacting with the other fellows, policy makers and the academic community.

Funding brief: The School of Transnational Governance (STG) at the European University Institute (EUI) is offering fellowships to early- and mid- career policy professionals for the academic year 2020-2021. The Policy Leader Fellowship of the School of Transnational Governance provides a unique opportunity for policy professionals from around the world to further develop their policy […]

World Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘World Habitat Awards’.

Funding brief: Entries to the 2020 competition can be made from Wednesday, 1, January, 2020 until Monday, 23, March, 2020. Entries to the Awards are encouraged from housing projects and programmes that: ● Demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing challenges; ● Can be transferred or adapted in other countries across the world; […]

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), REPIC: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects of renewable energies, and  projects in the areas of energy efficiency and resource efficiency.

Funding brief: In addition to renewable energies, REPIC also supports projects in the areas of energy efficiency and resource efficiency. Depending on the needs, the project idea can be discussed with the REPIC Secretariat, which allows for a first evaluation without any commitment. This makes it possible to determine whether the request meets the requirements […]

American Society of International Law: Inviting applications for ‘Helton Fellowship Program’ to provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.

Funding brief: Since its founding the Helton Fellowship Program has supported more than 80 young lawyers pursue projects on four continents, expanding the capacity of dozens of international and non-governmental organizations. Fellows undertake their projects in association with an established educational institution, international organization, governmental agency, or non-governmental organization working in areas related to international […]

Academy of Change: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to learn more about sustainable behaviour change while working and exchanging with peers from all over the world.

Funding brief: This is your opportunity to learn more about sustainable behaviour change while working and exchanging with peers from all over the world. Building on, and motivated by, an inspiring first round of our capacity building programme on sustainable behaviour change, they are happy to announce that the call for applications for the second […]

Options for Pregnancy Termination (OPTions): Inviting applications for ‘The Round 2 Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation (OPTions) Initiative’ to support Bold Ideas for women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The goal of the OPTions Initiative is to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact® for women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries. They seek innovative and transformative approaches that put women and girls in control of where, when and how they terminate their pregnancy. The focus of this […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals for sessions at World Press Freedom Conference 2020’.

Funding brief: UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are jointly organizing the World Press Freedom Conference in The Hague on 22-24 April to celebrate the 27th edition of World Press Freedom Day. The hosts call on organizations to submit session proposals before 10 January 2020 and on individuals to pre-register attendance before 06 March […]

Fondation Ensemble: Inviting applications for ‘Endangered Animal Species Small Grant Fund’ to contribute to protecting one or more threatened animal species.

Funding brief: The Fondation Ensemble invites applications for ‘Endangered Animal Species Small Grant Fund’. For ‘Endangered Animal Species’ small grants projects, there are no country restrictions. ‘Endangered Animal Species’ small grants projects are open to any organization, irrespective of annual budget, that has been in existence for at least two years. Your project contributes to […]

Rockefeller Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Food System Vision Prize’, an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050.

Funding brief: The Food System Vision Prize is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. By “organizations” they mean legally registered and organized entities, including companies, governments, cooperatives, communities, partnerships, NGOs, and universities. The challenges […]

Qatar Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘WISE Awards’ to recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenge.

Funding brief: Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 3,000 applications from over 150 countries. Today, 60 projects have been awarded, from a wide variety of sectors and locations for their innovation, positive contribution and ability to […]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor (DRL): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs.

Funding brief: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom.  In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, DRL’s goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet […]

Equator Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘Equator Prize 2020’ for the theme- ‘Nature for Life’ to be awarded to outstanding local community and indigenous peoples initiatives that advance innovative nature-based solutions for sustainable development.

Funding brief: The Equator Initiative is a United Nations-led partnership that brings together governments, civil society, grassroots organizations, and businesses to foster resilient communities by recognizing and advancing local nature-based solutions for sustainable development. The Equator Initiative creates opportunities and platforms to share knowledge and good practices, develops capacities of local communities and indigenous peoples, […]

Stop TB Partnership: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to augment and embed community, rights and gender (CRG) in the TB response for an equitable TB response.

Funding brief: In Jakarta on the 10th of December 2019, the Stop TB Partnership launched the Challenge Facility for Civil Society 2019 funding. This year’s call for proposals, in alignment with the United Nations Political Declaration on TB and the Global Plan to End TB, is to augment and embed community, rights and gender (CRG) […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Applications: Women2030 Sub-grant for National Monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and Development Justice 2020-2021’.

Funding brief: APWLD is inviting women’s rights and feminist organizations in the region to apply for the Women2030 Sub-grant: National Monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and Development Justice. In this Women2030 programme 2020-2021, APWLD will partner and support eight to ten organisations to do monitoring of the SDGs implementation in their country using the […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Promoting women’s leadership through partnerships with women-led and women’s rights organizations in Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience building’.

Funding brief: CSOs have enhanced capacity to promote women’s leadership and accelerate localization of Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience building, and promoting gender mainstreaming in DRR processes at national and international levels. Activity: ● Build capacity of 63 local and national level women led organizations on Governance and Accountability, Safeguarding and Protection, Networking and Leadership […]

US Embassy In Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grant Program FY 2020’ to support projects to preserve cultural heritage in the following three areas: a) Cultural Sites—such as, but not limited to, historic buildings and archaeological sites; b) Cultural Objects And Collections from a museum, site, or similar institution—that include, but are not limited to, archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, and general museum conservation needs; and c) Forms Of Traditional Cultural Expression—such as traditional music, indigenous languages, and crafts.

Funding brief: The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka is now accepting Expression of Interest (EoI) statements for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) fiscal year 2020 competition.  Interested institutions are urged to consult with the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy as soon as possible for details and guidance on the AFCP 2020 competition. […]

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support programmes on policy advice, capacity building, technology cooperation and investment as well as the implementation of policies and strategies.

Funding brief: The International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) finances climate and biodiversity programmes in ODAeligible states. It supports programmes on policy advice, capacity building, technology cooperation and investment as well as the implementation of policies and strategies. The selection procedure consists of two […]

Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘The Core Infrastructure Fund’ to support the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening Internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the Internet.

Funding brief: The Core Infrastructure Fund supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening Internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the Internet. The Core Infrastructure Fund (CIF) strives to uphold and increase capacity for individuals, organizations, and companies working to fortify the foundational […]

USAID: Inviting applications for Funding Opportunity Title -‘Water and Energy for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development – Regional Innovation Hubs’ to expand the scale of innovations that impact the sectors food and water, food and energy or all three sectors of the nexus (food, water, energy) to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains, improving energy and water efficiency as well as to improve climate resilient agriculture in developing countries and emerging markets in accordance with the SDGs, with a particular focus on the poor and women.

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development interventions to address the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F): A Grand Challenge for Development Regional Innovation Hubs. USAID invites organizations and companies to submit […]

Rockefeller Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Food System Vision Prize’, an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050.

Funding brief: The Food System Vision Prize is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. By “organizations” they mean legally registered and organized entities, including companies, governments, cooperatives, communities, partnerships, NGOs, and universities. The Rockefeller […]

Common Fund For Commodity (CFC): Inviting applications for ‘investment’ to provide a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries.

Funding brief: The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries. These activities cover all segments of the value chain (including production, processing, financing, marketing etc.). This includes services and support […]

Commonwealth Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation.

Funding brief: With more than 2.3 billion citizens, the Commonwealth provides a potentially huge pool of ideas for advancing societies. The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘World Press Freedom Prize 2020’ to reward each year a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved.

Funding brief: UNESCO invites the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour […]

USAID: Inviting applications for the funding title-‘Country Health Information Systems and Data Use’ to strengthen country capacity and leadership to manage and use health information systems to improve evidence-based decisions.

Funding brief: The project goal is to strengthen country capacity and leadership to manage and use health information systems to improve evidence-based decisions. Integration and harmonization of systems across health areas is needed to improve data collection, analysis and use at national and sub-national levels. A cross cutting priority for the project will be the […]

Department for International Development fund (DFID): Inviting applications for ‘IMPACT Programme’ to design and test innovative investment products, tools, and services that aim to increase the flow and distribution of capital aligned to the Global Goals to Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Funding brief: The UK’s Department for International Development IMPACT Programme is pleased to announce that its first call for concept notes is now open. The first round of funding will channel up to £5,000,000 in grants to design and test innovative investment products, tools, and services that aim to increase the flow and distribution of […]

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA): Inviting applications for ‘CrossCulture Programme (CCP) Fellowships’ to deepen expertise and acquire intercultural skills of the participants.

Funding brief: With the CCP Fellowships, the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) funds around 80 professionals and committed volunteers from over 35 countries each year. During two to three months of practical training in host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills. In turn, the host organisations benefit from […]

Spencer Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Large Research Grants on Education Program’ to support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Funding brief: The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. They accept Intent to Apply forms twice a year. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions […]

Yves Rocher Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Terre de Femmes award, named the International Award’ for the award theme –‘ medicinal plants, living heritage and future prospects’ to recognise a project led by a woman or group of women from an association or community network whose main objective relates directly to medicinal plants as part of a biodiversity approach.

Funding brief: In 2019, the Yves Rocher Foundation has created a new Terre de Femmes award, named the International Award. If you are a woman citizen of this beautiful planet and are working to preserve it, and if your project corresponds to the theme set each year, fill out the application form now to apply. […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2020’ to be awarding those working to rapidly decarbonise our world, whilst improving lives.

Funding brief: In 2020 Ashden will be awarding those working to rapidly decarbonise our world, whilst improving lives. They will be looking for those working on solutions to the climate emergency, through new products, services and behaviour change. When completing your application please indicate the specific category/categories you feel are most relevant to your work. […]

The Fine and Country Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to be used for prevention of homelessness, care of the homeless or constructive projects to get homeless people off of the streets permanently.

Funding brief: The Fine and Country Foundation invites applications for ‘grants’ to be used for prevention of homelessness, care of the homeless or constructive projects to get homeless people off of the streets permanently. Donor Name: The Fine and Country Foundation Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: The autumn grant programme reopened from 1st […]

UN-Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Public space implementation projects’ for implementing partnerships with local governments and non-profit organisations that can manage and deliver innovative public space upgrading and regeneration projects.

Funding brief: UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for proposals (CFP) to seek partnership in the implementation of innovative public space projects in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Palestine, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Syria and Vietnam. Local authorities and non-profit organisations are invited to […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2020’ to find innovative ideas from journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Funding brief: Is your organization working to improve environmental reporting?Do you have a unique or creative idea to help people understand climate change and other environmental issues? This is your chance to win a grant and be part of the solution to the environmental crisis. In Asia and the Pacific region, home to both some […]

Salzburg Global Seminar: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Applications: Asia Peace Innovators Forum’ for mid-career professionals who have the aspiration and potential to be the next generation of senior leaders in mediating peace and promoting reconciliation.

Funding brief: Salzburg Global Seminar is seeking mid-career professionals who have the aspiration and potential to be the next generation of senior leaders in mediating peace and promoting reconciliation. Peace is key to ensuring Asia’s sustained development and prosperity as the world’s most populous region grows in global geopolitical and economic importance. But despite the […]

German Embassy, Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘Small Scale Development Projects’ that have a direct and concrete poverty alleviating impact for the beneficiaries.

Funding brief: The German Embassy in Dhaka supports communities and institutions in Bangladesh to tackle a broad range of development challenges. The Embassy provides funding of an average amount of 10,000 Euros (approximately 1 million BDT) for individual projects that have a direct and concrete poverty alleviating impact for the beneficiaries. Under the small-scale scheme […]

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Funding brief: The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants that support research or improve the learning and generation of […]

UNDP: Inviting applications for ‘Diversity Fund’ to support to CSOs/NGOs/CBOs and their Coalitions for promoting tolerant and inclusive society in Bangladesh (PTIB).

Funding brief: The diversity fund support to CSOs/CBOs/NGOs and/or their coalitions is an initiative of Parterships for a Tolerant and Inclusive Bangladesh (PTIB) to foster innovative  actions to promote tolerance and inclusivity under CSOs/NGOs/CBOs at grassroots/district/national level with limited magament capacity. The actions will specially focus on solidarity with vulnerable groups/communities, particularly minorities, youth and […]

United Nations (UN): Inviting applications for ‘United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability’ to provide support to organizations for persons with disabilities in their activities.

Funding brief: The United Nations provides support to organizations for persons with disabilities in their activities through the UN Voluntary Fund on Disability. Funding priority is targeted to building the capacity of non-governmental organizations to take part in the making of the Convention and its future implementation. The Fund also provide small grants to support […]

Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation: Inviting applications for ‘Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF)’ to-a) provide assistance for nature conservation efforts implemented by NGO/NPO in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region; b) provide assistance for nature conservation efforts and sustainable use of nature resources in Japan.

Funding brief: The Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation invites applications for ‘Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF)’ to-a) provide assistance for nature conservation efforts implemented by NGO/NPO in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region; b) provide assistance for nature conservation efforts and sustainable use of nature resources in Japan. Projects Eligible for Grants: Projects meeting […]

Nesta, Wellcome Trust, the Cloudera Foundation, and Omidyar Network: Inviting applications for ‘Collective Intelligence Grants’ to experiment that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence to solve social problems.

Funding brief: Nesta, Wellcome Trust, the Cloudera Foundation, and Omidyar Network are collaborating to offer grants of up to £30,000 for experiments that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence to solve social problems. Collective intelligence isn’t inherently new. For centuries, humans have been finding ways to work together and bring together disparate […]

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to consider many ideas presented to them that aim to achieve substantial positive change in the world.

Funding brief: The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is honored to be able to consider the many ideas presented to us that aim to achieve substantial positive change in the world.  As described below, our team conducts deep diligence on social enterprises that move to the final stages of consideration, as many of the proposed ventures […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Earth Journalism Network Bay of Bengal Media Grants 2020’ to support media and other information-generating organizations grow, expand and improve news coverage of climate change, the environment and natural resource issues along the Bay of Bengal coast in Bangladesh and India.

Funding brief: Funding is available to support media and other information-generating organizations grow, expand and improve news coverage of climate change, the environment and natural resource issues along the Bay of Bengal coast in Bangladesh and India. This grant will help enable media outlets, civil society organizations, think-tanks and academic institutions working in the Bay […]

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA): Inviting applications for ‘International Training Programmes (ITP)’ to support and strengthen the participants’ plans for change on organizational and sectoral levels and should not be regarded as individual competence training.

Funding brief: Sida’s International Training Programmes are open to candidates from low and middle income countries. The aim is to support and strengthen the participants’ plans for change on organizational and sectoral levels and should not be regarded as individual competence training. The methodology is based on the assumption that participating countries wish to carry […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns’ to accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of health campaigns.

Funding brief: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of health campaigns. Specifically, they are looking for innovations in approaches, practices, or tools that dramatically improve the planning and microplanning, implementation / operations, and monitoring and evaluation that will lead to improved […]

P4G Partnership Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund and support public-private partnerships with innovative projects in developing countries.

Funding brief: P4G is seeking to fund and support public-private partnerships with innovative projects in developing countries. These projects should be aimed at bettering the social, environmental and economic status of the communities (local to global) in which they work. Partnerships can apply for start-up funding of up to USD 100,000 or scale-up funding of […]

StartupXs: Inviting applications for ‘ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2020’ for startups and social enterprises who want to change their community with their innovative business ideas.

Funding brief: StartupXs has launched “ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2020” for startups and social enterprises who want to change their community with their innovative business ideas. The aim of the ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2020 is about identifying and promoting the best early-stage business idea of innovators, startups and social enterprises. StartupXs supports young entrepreneurs […]

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF): Inviting applications for ‘Funding competition’ to support projects that address one or more of the global societal challenges recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the development of innovative processes, products and services.

Funding brief: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) will invest up to £9.3 million in demonstration-stage projects. The projects must have the potential to transform lives in developing countries, through market-creating innovation. They will support projects that address one or more of the global societal challenges recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through […]

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting applications for ‘research concept notes’ to provide research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the connections between economic development, the environment, and the use of natural resources.

Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is an initiative of ICIMOD under its MKAN Regional Programme. SANDEE is a research capacity-building network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the connections between economic development, the environment, and the use of natural resources. ICIMOD is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge-sharing […]

USAID: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale)’ to accelerate reductions in maternal, new born, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden, USAID-supported countries by increasing the capacity of host country institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality maternal, new born, and child health (MNCH), voluntary family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) services.

Funding brief: The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) and Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) are pleased to announce the Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, New born, and Child Health, Family Planning and Reproductive Health (MNCH/FP/RH) Services to Scale (MOMENTUM) Annual Program Statement (APS). MOMENTUM seeks […]

USAID: Inviting applications for ‘New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP)’ to empower new and underutilized partners, many of which are local and locally established organizations, to solve problems not adequately addressed by other USAID investments and that directly respond to the needs of conflict-affected communities.

Funding brief: The overarching goal of the NPI APS is to empower new and underutilized partners, many of which are local and locally established organizations, to solve problems not adequately addressed by other USAID investments and that directly respond to the needs of conflict-affected communities. NPI will increase USAID’s programmatic impact, based on more collaborative […]

Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR): Inviting applications for ‘Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP)’ for human rights activists working with NGOs on issues including sexual and gender-based violence, minority rights, LGBT rights, labor rights, migration, health, social exclusion, environmental justice, disability rights, and corporate social accountability.

Funding brief: The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building based at Columbia University in New York City. More than 300 Advocates from over 80 countries have participated in this program since 1989. The Program is designed for human rights activists working with NGOs on issues […]

Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity.

Funding brief: The Aurora Prize aims to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity. Selection Criteria ● Courage The extent to which the Nominee’s actions demonstrate:  […]

ENERGY GLOBE Foundation GmbH: Inviting applications for ‘ENERGY GLOBE Award’ to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 180 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2020 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

UKAID: Inviting applications for ‘Small Charities Challenge Fund’ for small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Funding brief: The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is a funding opportunity for small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations. This is a rolling funding opportunity whereby applications are reviewed on a six-monthly basis and can be submitted at any stage. The application process is a one-staged process. All applications must be submitted online via the […]

UN ESCAP: Inviting applications for ‘Request for Applications – Women Enterprise Impact Investment Fund: Partnering to Unlock Investment Capital for Women Enterprises’ to partner and provide grant funding for-1) the establishment of a women enterprise impact investment fund; or 2) to expand an existing impact investment fund to specifically focus on women enterprises in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Funding brief: ESCAP seeks to partner and provide grant funding for 1) the establishment of a women enterprise impact investment fund; or 2) to expand an existing impact investment fund to specifically focus on women enterprises in the Asia-Pacific Region. ESCAP’s call for applications asks applicants to take a gender lens investing approach, meaning investing […]

Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND): Inviting applications for ‘Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development’ for the subject–“Ensure access to water and sanitation for all” to identify successful development projects, reward them and disseminate their innovative ideas to best contribute to the improvement of development work.

Funding brief: Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development, carries a financial reward of US$ 1,000,000, awarded annually by the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND). Since its establishment in 1999, the prize has been known as AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects. Following the passing away of His Royal Highness Prince Talal […]

Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.

Funding brief: The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF’s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people […]

United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes.

Funding brief: The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for project funding. Project proposals may be submitted on-line in English or French, the two working languages of the UN, which will open from mid-November, 2019 until mid-December, 2019 at: https://www.un.org/democracyfund/. UNDEF supports two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Strengthening grant’ to support advocacy campaigns and organisational development within civil society organisations seeking to bring about positive change in one of the AmplifyChange priority themes or a justifiable intersection or combination of themes.

Funding brief: This Strengthening grant call focuses on supporting advocacy campaigns and organisational development within civil society organisations seeking to bring about positive change in one of the AmplifyChange priority themes or a justifiable intersection or combination of themes. In this call for Strengthening grant proposals, we will consider proposals working to strengthen one or more of the outcome […]

National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions.

Funding brief:  Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to: ● Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law ● […]

Japan Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences’ to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange.

Funding brief: This program provides grants to partially cover expenses for implementing international intellectual collaborative projects, such as international conferences. The program is designed to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange. Eligible Projects International intellectual collaborative dialogues such as international conferences, […]

End Violence Against Children: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Open Call: Request For Expressions of Interest’ focused on solutions that leverage existing and new technologies to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Funding brief: The End Violence Fund is requesting Expressions of Interest focused on solutions that leverage existing and new technologies to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse. Total funds to be awarded through this open call is approximately US$13 million. * The Fund will explore scaling/adapting existing solutions and developing new technologies, […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions.

Funding brief: D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty, yet the best are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected they will award you up […]

Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS): Inviting applications for ‘Non-Resident Fellowship- Digital Civil Society Lab’ to support social sector leaders to dedicate time to working on ideas that apply to broad swaths of civil society but that may not quite fit into their day job.

Funding brief: The Non-Resident Fellowship supports social sector leaders to dedicate time to working on ideas that apply to broad swaths of civil society but that may not quite fit into their “day job.” The fellowship provides time, space, expertise, and financial support to help turn ideas into prototypes or action, and to build a […]

Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN): Inviting applications for ‘Whitley Awards 2020’ for conservation projects.

Funding brief: The Whitley Fund for Nature offers funding for conservation projects through the Whitley Awards. The following project WFN will fund- ● Wildlife conservation projects led by local leaders based in countries that are not defined as a High Income Economy by the World Bank. Exceptions to this criterion include Equatorial Guinea and certain island nations in the Caribbean. […]

The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science: Inviting applications for -a) ‘Research Grant’ to support research projects by individuals or groups that befit Citizen Science; b) ‘Training Grant’ to support an individual receiving training at educational institutions, NGOs, research institutes, etc. that will enhance their expertise as Citizen Scientists and help them gain hands-on experience.

Funding brief: The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science (the Takagi Fund, Tokyo, Japan) will invite grant applications for the year 2020 from groups and individuals in Asia pursuing “Citizen Science”. Grant Categories ● Research Grant Research grants are to support research projects by individuals or groups that befit Citizen Science described here. The grant may […]

The French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH): Inviting applications for ‘the 2019 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic’ to recognize and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, to promote and protect human rights.

Funding brief: Applications are now open for the 2019 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government. This Prize, created in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or […]

Wildlife Acoustics, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and marine wildlife, to everything else in between.

Funding brief: Wildlife Acoustics’ mission is to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship. They want to enable those involved in animal biology, research and conservation to do their best work easily and quickly. To that end, Wildlife Acoustics has established a grant program to support bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and […]

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and National Institutes of Health (NIH): Inviting applications for the Funding Opportunity Title ‘Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries’ to reduce to stimulate new and impactful research towards the development of stigma reduction interventions leading to better outcomes for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) in LMICs.

Funding brief: Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) seeks to stimulate new and impactful research towards the development of stigma reduction interventions leading to better outcomes for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) in […]

Morris Animal Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘First Award’ on topics relevant to advance the science of canine, feline, equine, llama, alpaca, or wildlife health.

Funding brief: The Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health and welfare. Note, the wildlife/exotics call for proposals does not include wild horses. Please apply for projects involving wild horses during the call for large animal proposals. The mission of […]

Sasakawa Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to achieve different priority goals from a mid- to long-term perspective: (1) further strengthening the Japan–U.S. relationship, built around the bilateral security agreement, (2) expanding Japan’s presence in Asia, (3) enhancing understanding of and relationships with Islamic countries in the Middle East, (4) establishing ocean governance, and (5) empowering women to achieve gender equality in society.

Funding brief: In the context of these evolving global challenges, SPF has set five priority goals from a mid- to long-term perspective: (1) further strengthening the Japan–U.S. relationship, built around the bilateral security agreement, (2) expanding Japan’s presence in Asia, (3) enhancing understanding of and relationships with Islamic countries in the Middle East, (4) establishing […]

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the 2020 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize’ to nonprofit organizations judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.

Funding brief: At $2 million, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award presented to nonprofit organizations judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. The Prize is not only intended to recognize and advance the efforts of the recipient organization, but also to call attention to the […]

U.S Department of State Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific: Inviting applications for the funding theme-’Mapping Illicit Supply Networks to Combat Conservation Crimes at their Convergence’ to advance the initiative to combat conservation crimes by mapping illicit supply networks to combat conservation crimes at their convergence.

Funding brief: The U.S Department of State Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific invites applications for the funding theme-’Mapping Illicit Supply Networks to Combat Conservation Crimes at their Convergence’. Program Goals: To understand the links between the different trafficking networks associated with conservation crimes in the Mekong region, in order to assist developing […]

International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support a wide variety of projects to protect heritage that is endangered, under threat or which has suffered from negligence brought about by conflict.

Funding brief: ALIPH supports a wide variety of projects to protect heritage that is endangered, under threat or which has suffered from negligence brought about by conflict. To be considered for selection, projects need to fulfil certain criteria, in particular the relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of the solutions being proposed, their scientific quality and their […]

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Peace and Sustainable Security’ to support work that addresses the underlying causes of violent conflict and the development of ways to prevent and resolve conflict and ‘Environmental Sustainability’ to support work that addresses the pressures and conditions that contribute to global environmental breakdown.

Funding brief: The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation invites application for the following- ● Peace and Sustainable Security – They support work that addresses the underlying causes of violent conflict and the development of ways to prevent and resolve conflict ● Environmental Sustainability – They support work that addresses the pressures and conditions that contribute to global […]

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.

Funding brief: The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is a Norwegian trust that funds communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. The foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The board grants support to the projects they believe have the greatest impact on influencing public opinion and increasing political support for cutting green house […]

Jean Sainsbury Trust: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to favour applications from smaller animal welfare charities registered in the UK and working in the UK or abroad.

Funding brief: The Trust favours applications from smaller animal welfare charities registered in the UK and working in the UK or abroad Donor Name: Jean Sainsbury Trust Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: The deadlines for receipt of applications are: 15th, January (for Spring meeting) 1st, May (for our Summer meeting) 1st, September (for […]

Bond: Inviting applications for ‘Bond International Development Awards 2020’ to showcase the life-changing achievements and devoted people in global development and humanitarian assistance.

Funding brief: Bond’s International Development Awards showcase the life-changing achievements and devoted people in global development and humanitarian assistance. Much of the outstanding work of the international development sector goes unrecognised. At Bond, they want to provide a platform to the innovative projects and passionate people driving positive change in our sector. Our awards celebrate […]

Nordic Climate Facility (NCF): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Testing the viability of innovative climate solutions’ to finance innovative climate change projects.

Funding brief: The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) invites application for the following funding theme- Theme: Testing the viability of innovative climate solutions The application process in a nutshell ● Do you have a great climate solution? ● Prepare an application for NCF and tell us about your project idea. ● The strongest project ideas will […]

Asia New Zealand Foundation: Inviting applications to find top 25 young people who are contributing to New Zealand-Asia relations.

Funding brief: The Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. To mark this special milestone, they are looking for the top 25 young people who are contributing to New Zealand-Asia relations. 25 to Watch is our way of recognising and celebrating impressive young people (aged 16-25) who not […]

Rise Against Hunger: Inviting applications for ‘Nourishing lives (meal distribution) partnership opportunities’ for partner organizations worldwide who operate ongoing education, health and empowerment programs.

Funding brief: Rise Against Hunger partners with nonprofits around the world to provide food and other life-changing aid to those in need. These partners support a variety of development programs that work with members of the community to meet their basic needs and create long-term, sustainable change. Potential partnerships are evaluated by the level of […]

UK Aid Match: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to collectively change the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

Funding brief: UK Aid Match brings charities, the British public and the UK government together to collectively change the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. It is designed to provide opportunities for the UK public to engage with international development issues and to allow you to have a say in […]