Tag Archives: Civil Society Organization (CSO)

Worldwide Cancer Research: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support research that might in future help reduce the incidence of cancer or improve cancer survival.

Funding brief: The goal of Worldwide Cancer Research is to support research that might in future help reduce the incidence of cancer or improve cancer survival. They award grants to support fundamental or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer. This remit is usually interpreted conservatively. Donor Name: Worldwide Cancer Research […]

The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA): Inviting applications for ‘WHPCA palliative care direct stakeholder grants’ from palliative care organizations and organizations comprised of people living with life-threatening illness, or organizations of older people, to increase the voice of direct stakeholders to advance palliative care.

Funding brief: WHPCA is pleased to invite applications from palliative care organizations and organizations comprised of people living with life-threatening illness, or organizations of older people, for up to $15,000 per project to increase the voice of direct stakeholders to advance palliative care. Applications must be led either by hospice and palliative care organizations, organizations […]

Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA): Inviting applications for ‘AEWA Conservation Award 2018’ to recognize and honour individuals, as well as government and non-government organizations and enterprises.

Funding brief: The AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award was established in 2005 by the AEWA Standing Committee in order to recognize and honor individuals, as well as government and non-government organizations and enterprises. Recipients should have made a significant contribution towards long-term conservation and sustainable use of waterbirds in the African-Eurasian region. The Award is conferred […]

Global Youth Empowerment Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects.

Funding brief: The Global Youth Empowerment Fund is an initiative to empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects. A partnership of JCI and the SDG Action Campaign (formerly the UN Millennium Campaign), the Fund will offer grants, financing and training to youth-led projects and social enterprises […]

The Strong Cities Network (SCN): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to two Local Innovation Grants for a community-based organization to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) at the local level across South Asia.

Funding brief: The Strong Cities Network (SCN) is pleased to announce an opportunity for the award of two Local Innovation Grants for a community-based organization to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) at the local level across South Asia. SCN Local Innovation Grants are aimed at providing support […]

International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions as well as the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries.

Funding brief: On February 26th, 2018 the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) launched its 9th call for funding requests. The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund established under Article 18 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Its purpose is to promote […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO U40 Empowered’ to support projects from national and international NGOs that promote young female cultural entrepreneurs working in the digital creative industries.

Funding brief: “U40 Empowered” is a UNESCO initiative started in 2018 with the support of Sabrina Ho. This initiative expands the actions of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity by supporting projects from national and international NGOs that promote young female cultural entrepreneurs working in the digital creative industries. It is designed to increase opportunities […]

ViiV Healthcare, Positive Action Challenges (PAC) and International AIDS Society (IAS): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to find seeking technological innovations and interventions which foster sustainable collaborations between public clinics and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to increase stigma-free access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services for key populations.

Funding brief: This challenge is seeking technological innovations and interventions which foster sustainable collaborations between public clinics and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to increase stigma-free access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services for key populations. Increasingly, addressing stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings in a sustainable manner involves two key enablers: Utilizing innovative […]

Fast Forward: Inviting applications for ‘Fast Forward accelerator’ to provide training, mentorship, and funding to tech nonprofits.

Funding brief: The Fast Forward accelerator provides training, mentorship, and funding to tech nonprofits. Fast Forward fosters a supportive network of tech and social sector leaders to grow the tech for good ecosystem. We want to see more organizations leverage open source software, always connected devices, inexpensive variable cost web infrastructure, and APIs to build […]

The Miller Center: Inviting applications to connect global social enterprise leaders with Silicon Valley business executives to develop more sustainable, scalable market-based solutions to the problems of those living in poverty around the world.

Funding brief: Miller Center delivers world-class accelerator programs that connect global social enterprise leaders with Silicon Valley business executives to develop more sustainable, scalable market-based solutions to the problems of those living in poverty around the world. They are launching a 6-month accelerator program for social enterprises that serve or are led by migrants, refugees, […]

The Gratitude Network: Inviting applications for ‘The Gratitude Awards’.

Funding brief: The Gratitude Network invites applications for ‘The Gratitude Awards’. The Gratitude Network , a 501c3 US non-profit, is a networked organization of experienced leaders who identify, nurture, mentor and fund innovative social impact organizations who are impacting the lives of children and changing the face of education worldwide.  These social impact organizations receive […]

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Inviting applications for ‘Benefit-sharing Fund’ to enable farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties, leading to increased productivity, on-farm incomes and nutrient-rich food, as well as enhanced resilience to production shocks and reduced adverse impacts to the environment.

Funding brief: The Call for Proposals under the fourth cycle of projects to be funded through the Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is now open. All developing countries that are Contracting Parties to the International Treaty are eligible to apply for funding under the Benefit-sharing […]

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Netherlands (IUCN NL): Inviting applications to provide funds for local NGOs to acquire threatened patches of wilderness to create or expand safe reserves and connect wildlife habitats.

Funding brief:The International Union for Conservation of Nature Netherlands (IUCN NL) is currently accepting applications for its Small grants for the Purchase of Nature (SPN) to enable strong local conservation NGOs to secure, connect and efficiently protect habitat of Red List species. The IUCN NL programme Small grants for the SPN provide funds for local […]

The GlobalGiving Accelerator: Inviting applications for to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success.

Funding brief: The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. When you graduate, your organization becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and you’ll have access to all the tools, training, and one-on-one support available in the GlobalGiving […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Quality Alternative Care for Children and De-Institutionalization’.

Funding brief: The European Commission intends to support initiatives to prevent family and child separation, take children out of harmful institutions and provide appropriate and quality alternative care for those deprived of parental care. These initiatives should be based on a careful assessment and determination of their best interests, according to the UN’s 2009 Guidelines […]

Camaleo: Inviting applications for ‘Annual Support for non profits’ to provide a one-year long free support to a non profit organization that has identified concrete needs for external support and that can’t afford high quality consultancy services.

Funding brief: Camaleo offers a one-year long free support to a non profit organization that has identified concrete needs for external support and that can’t afford high quality consultancy services. The support is planned to start in May 2018. Camaleo will select one organization amongst those who send in their application and will offer an […]

Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G): Inviting applications for ‘P4G Partnership Fund’ to seek game-changing actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Funding brief: Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) is a network of world leaders seeking breakthroughs in green economic growth. The strategic purpose of the P4G Partnership Fund is to support innovative public-private sector partnerships that address global sustainable development needs. The P4G Partnership Fund will contribute to overcoming barriers related […]

ViiV Healthcare: Inviting applications for ‘Positive Action Challenges (PAC)’ to find innovative interventions to bring about a sustained change in attitudes and social norms towards ending FGM/C.

Funding brief: This challenge is looking for innovative interventions to bring about a sustained change in attitudes and social norms towards ending FGM/C. They are looking for interventions that can demonstrate they have effected a sustained change in attitudes and social norms at community level towards ending the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting. This includes […]

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 […]

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights: Inviting applications for ‘Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award’ to honor these courageous and innovative individuals striving for social justice throughout the world.

Funding brief: Robert F. Kennedy believed that each individual holds the power to invoke change, that a single voice has the ability to declare an iniquity, and that each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny […]

UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO-Japan Prize 2018’ for outstanding projects in Education for Sustainable Development.

Funding brief: UNESCO has launched the fourth edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Funded by the Government of Japan, the Prize annually rewards three outstanding ESD projects and programmes with US$ 50,000 each. Nominations must be written in English or French and need to focus on a specific ESD project […]

World Health Organization (WHO): Inviting applications for ‘the World No Tobacco Day Awards 2018’ for the theme-‘Tobacco and heart disease’.

Funding brief: The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations for the World No Tobacco Day Awards of individuals or organizations for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. Donor Name: World Health Organization (WHO) Funding name: The World No Tobacco Day Awards 2018 Deadline: Call for nominations closes on Friday, 9th, March, […]

The UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA): Inviting applications for ‘Open Call for Innovation’ to find innovative ideas on how they can improve the defence and security of the UK.

Funding brief: The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas on how they can improve the defence and security of the UK. Your idea could be a concept, product or service, at various levels of maturity. Defence innovations can apply to any part of defence, and can include technological solutions as well as product, service […]

Souter Charitable Trust: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas – especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos.

Funding brief: The Souter Charitable Trust supports projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas – especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos. Donor Name: Souter Charitable Trust Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: The next meeting of the trustees will […]

TRAID: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to funds projects to improve conditions in global textile supply and productions chains.

Funding brief: TRAID funds projects to improve conditions in global textile supply and productions chains every year. Criteria: TRAID will consider projects, and/or associated costs, that: ● Combat the negative impacts of the textile supply and production chain on people and/or the environment ● Projects can tackle issues relating to any of the stages in the chain […]

Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘The Internet Freedom Fund’ 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 […]

Milken Family Foundation and Penn Graduate School of Education (GSE): Inviting applications for ‘The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC)’ to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike.

Funding brief: The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is open to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike. The Competition includes a path for Ventures (opening January 2018), as well as a path for Ideas. In offering multiple prizes and prize categories, the EBPC attracts innovative ideas in […]

The Allen & Overy Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Global Grants Programme’ to charitable causes around the world.

Funding brief: The Allen & Overy Foundation makes donations to charitable causes around the world. The Foundation is funded by contributions from A&O partners worldwide and, through the Global Grants Programme, supports: ● Their global charity partnership ● Disaster relief efforts ● Charities that address our core themes of access to justice, education and employment Three or four […]

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC): Inviting applications for ‘Youth Solidarity Fund’ to support youth-led civil society organizations, with a particular focus on the role of young people in promoting peace and in preventing violent extremism.

Funding brief: The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to invite youth-led organizations to apply for the Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF). The call is open to organizations from select countries whose work seeks to foster peaceful and inclusive societies through improved understanding and collaboration across cultures, faiths and beliefs. Established in 2008, the […]

Panthera: Inviting applications for ‘Kaplan Graduate Awards’ to help develop the next generation of wild cat biologists and for ‘Sabin Snow Leopard’ to support in situ conservation projects on snow leopards.

Funding brief: The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program (KAP) was created to help develop the next generation of wild cat biologists. The program supports the conservation efforts of outstanding young biology graduate students working on wild felids in situ. They welcome applications for projects on all wild cat species in all regions. Award amounts vary; the […]

Swiss Re Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The ReSource Award’ to acknowledge social entrepreneurial initiatives aimed at prototyping or scaling up new approaches for resolving existing social and/or ecological issues related to sustainable water management practices.

Funding brief: The ReSource Award acknowledges social entrepreneurial initiatives aimed at prototyping or scaling up new approaches for resolving existing social and/or ecological issues related to sustainable water management practices. Examples include access to, use and supply of water, sanitation and hygiene in low, lower-middle and upper-middle-income countries as classified by the World Bank. Criteria: […]

The Austin Community Foundation (ACF): Inviting applications for ‘The MissionBox Philanthropic Fund’ to nonprofits or charities, from anywhere in the world, that specifically contribute to the basic needs, education and/or protection of individuals and/or families who have been forced to flee their country of origin.

Funding brief: The MissionBox Philanthropic Fund is offering two $1,500 (US dollars or equivalent) cash grant awards to nonprofits or charities, from anywhere in the world, that specifically contribute to the basic needs, education and/or protection of individuals and/or families who have been forced to flee their country of origin in January, 2018,. You are […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Madanjeet Singh Prize’ to promote of Tolerance and Non-Violence 2018.

Funding brief: Its purpose is to reward individuals, institutions and other entities or non-governmental organizations that have made exceptional contributions and demonstrated leadership in the promotion of tolerance and non-violence. The Prize was established in 1995 on the occasion of the United Nations Year for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma […]

USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DFID, and KOICA: Inviting applications for ‘Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development’ to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours.

Funding brief: USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DFID, and KOICA have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. They seek ground breaking prevention […]

The Motorola Solutions Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant’ to support organizations that represent veterans, professional and volunteer fire service personnel, EMS professionals and disaster response professionals.

Funding brief: The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, originally founded in 1953. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. Awarding over $9 million in […]

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund’ in 4 major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation.

Funding brief: The Fund has 4 major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation. Each year the Fund has specific conservation priorities it supports.  Your programs must align with these priorities. Priorities: ● Species Research: Marine Fish Sustainability  Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of […]

World of Children, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to provide funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective change-makers for children worldwide.

Funding brief: World of Children provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective change makers for children worldwide. They give awards in five categories: Education, Health, Humanitarian, Protection and Youth Helping Youth. Categories: Awards are divided into five distinct categories: ● The Health Award is for […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Strategic Grants’.

Funding brief: Strategic Grants support project addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic priorities are announced annually by the V4 country holding the rotating presidency over the group. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY ● Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue ● Increased awareness of common heritage, including history and […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Visegrad Grants’ to support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region.

Funding brief: Visegrad grants support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY   Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue   Increased […]

The U.S. Mission to Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘Public Diplomacy Programs’.

Funding brief: Federal Assistance Awards, hereafter referred to as grants, under this notice are intended for local representatives of civil society, including U.S. or overseas-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private institutions of post-secondary and higher education. Grant proposals submitted should meet one or more of the following U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Public Diplomacy priorities: 1. Improve […]

The Van Tienhoven Foundation: Inviting applications for biodiversity, conservation, raising awareness and engaging other stakeholders, and change in policy and practice etc.

Funding brief: Van Tienhoven Foundation is a small foundation that makes grants on the basis of the estate of Pieter Gerbrand van Tienhoven. They are concerned about life on earth and the delicate balance between human life, nature and biodiversity. They believe local people are instrumental and key to conserve and restore nature and species […]

USAID: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘The Farmer-to-Farmer Program’.

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) under the management of the Office of Country Strategy and Implementation (CSI) is continuing USAID’s long-term support for the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program. This NFO is issued to solicit applications to manage F2F volunteer programs under Leader with Associate Cooperative Agreements […]

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

Funding brief: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions each year. 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 ● Support freedom […]

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation: Inviting applications for ‘Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA)’ to provide financial support for implementing national climate strategies and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) via NAMAs in relevant sectors thereby realizing sustainable transformational change towards a low-carbon pathway.

Funding brief: The NAMA Facility was jointly established by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with the objective to provide financial support to developing countries and emerging economies that show leadership on tackling climate change and […]

The International Trans Fund (ITF): Inviting applications to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe.

Funding brief: The ITF is pleased to announce our second call for proposals for trans groups, collectives and networks. The ITF was created to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The purpose of the ITF is […]

The Fondation SUEZ: Inviting applications for ‘SUEZ – Institut de France Prize’ to recognize open innovation to increase access to water, sanitation, and waste management among disadvantaged communities in developing countries.

Funding brief: The prize has recognized open innovation to increase access to water, sanitation, and waste management among disadvantaged communities in developing countries since 2011. The SUEZ – Institut de France Prize is awarded to two innovative projects that improve access to water, sanitation, and waste management among disadvantaged communities in developing countries. The two […]

C&A Foundation: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Implementing of Circular Economy in the Apparel Sector’.

Funding brief: The C&A Foundation is inviting application for the funding theme-‘Implementing of Circular Economy in the Apparel Sector’. Circular Apparel: Circular economy thinking is redesigning the apparel industry to make it work for the people and ecosystems it touches. It challenges the industry on its material choices, manufacturing choices, and retail and use choices. […]

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI): Inviting applications for ‘OpenLandContracts.org Mini-Grants Program’ to offer two to three grants of $10,000 each for innovative uses of www.OpenLandContracts.org, the world’s first searchable online repository of publicly available commercial agriculture and forestry contracts.

Funding brief: The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is pleased to offer two to three grants of $10,000 each for innovative uses of http://www.OpenLandContracts.org, the world’s first searchable online repository of publicly available commercial agriculture and forestry contracts. The grants are offered to support and advance innovative uses of the repository and of the […]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘The Water for Women Fund – WASH Research Awards’ to contribute to the goal of ‘Improved health, gender equality and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities through inclusive, sustainable WASH.

Funding brief: The WASH Research Awards aim to contribute to the goal of ‘Improved health, gender equality and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities through inclusive, sustainable WASH.’’ The WASH Research Awards will grant funding for research under the following five priority themes (examples are indicative only): ● Gender and social inclusion and WASH (for example: […]

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Inviting applications for ‘The Benefit-sharing Fund’ of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture to enable farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties, leading to increased productivity, on-farm incomes and nutrient-rich food, as well as enhanced resilience to production shocks and reduced adverse impacts to the environment.

Funding brief: The Call for Proposals under the fourth cycle of projects to be funded through the Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is now open. All developing countries that are Contracting Parties to the International Treaty are eligible to apply for funding under the Benefit-sharing […]

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (The MIT Climate CoLab): Inviting applications for ‘absorbing climate impacts’.

Funding brief: The Climate CoLab invites proposal seeking the answer of the ‘Question: How can climate risk insurance be linked with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts?’ Key Issues: ● Impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities ● What is social protection? ● How can social protection help communities to cope with […]

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 […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-International Affairs: Inviting applications for ‘Asian Elephant Conservation Fund’ to the welfare of the already endangered Asian elephant.

Funding brief: The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund solicits project proposals for the conservation of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) throughout its range. In 1997, with awareness of the increasing threat to the welfare of the already endangered Asian elephant, The Asian Elephant Conservation Act was signed into law. The Act provides for the conservation of […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme- ‘Increasing Knowledge, Awareness, Transparency and Traceability for Responsible Value Chains in the Cotton and Garment sectors’.

Funding brief: The programme covered by this call for proposals is part of the action entitled Promoting responsible value chains in the garment sector with a focus on Decent Work and Transparency/Traceability funded under the thematic programme Global Public Goods and Challenges of the Development Cooperation Instrument for the area of Human development, including decent […]

The Bloomberg Initiative: Inviting applications to reduce tobacco use.

Funding brief: The grants program supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. The grants program is managed by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Proposals must focus on achieving policy change that will lead to substantial reductions in tobacco use. Priority will be given […]

ViiV Healthcare group of companies and The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS): Inviting applications to seek replicable innovations at a local level which can speed up the progress being made to reach the super-fast-track target to reduce new HIV infections.

Funding brief: This challenge is seeking replicable innovations at a local level which can speed up the progress being made to reach the super-fast-track target to reduce new HIV infections in children to less than 40,000 by 2018 and 20,000 by 2020. New infections in children can be reduced if they and their mothers have […]

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation: Inviting applications 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 […]

Global Editors Network: Inviting applications for ‘Data Journalism Awards’ to celebrate and credit outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism worldwide.

Award brief: The Global Editors Network has organized the Data Journalism Awards competition to celebrate and credit outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism worldwide. Donor Name: Global Editors Network Award name: Data Journalism Awards Deadline: 26th, March, 2018 at 23:59 GMT Award details link: https://www.datajournalismawards.org Award limit: This year the prizes are worth […]

The OPEC fund for International Development (OFID): Inviting applications for ‘Grants’ to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world.

Funding brief: The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a channel of aid to the developing countries. OFID works in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged […]

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants’ to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment.

Funding brief: The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment. The EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available […]

The National Institutes of Health (NIH): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries’. 

Funding brief: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory/developmental research focused on tobacco use and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In particular, applications are encouraged that focus on the development and evaluation of tobacco cessation interventions tailored to HIV positive populations, including those […]

Stop TB Partnership: Inviting applications for ‘Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS)’ to support innovative community responses to fight tuberculosis (TB).

Funding brief: Stop TB Partnership, with the support of USAID and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria launched the call for proposals for the eighth round of the Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS). Stop TB Partnership’s CFCS is a unique small grants mechanism that, since 2007, supports innovative community responses to […]

Qatar Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘WISE AWARDS 2018’ to identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society.

Award brief: The 2018 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build […]

Staying Alive Foundation (SAF): Inviting applications for ‘MTV Staying Alive Foundation 2018 Grants’ to fight to beat HIV in local communities in the most innovative ways.

Funding brief: An MTV Staying Alive Foundation Grant comes with a small amount of funding, Staying Alive training materials, a small fund to buy technical media equipment, a personal grant manager, as well as training and development. Since 2005, they’ve been giving out small sums of money to young people they believe in, trust, and […]

Vitamin Angels: Inviting applications to give grants of selected micronutrient commodities, especially vitamin A, to nonprofit organizations working with underserved populations globally.

Funding brief: Vitamin Angels gives grants of selected micronutrient commodities, especially vitamin A, to nonprofit organizations working with underserved populations globally. Vitamin Angels focuses on serving pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children under five who are at risk of malnutrition and do not have access to national health services. To support these populations we provide […]

Fauna & Flora International and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI): Inviting applications for ‘The Global Trees Campaign’ to contribute to tree species conservation.

Funding brief: The Global Trees Campaign has identified a number of research opportunities which would contribute to tree species conservation. These may be of interest to MSc and MRes students looking to collaborate with applied practitioners for their research projects in 2018. Working with our in-country partners, the Global Trees Campaign is currently supporting conservation […]

Souter Charitable Trust: Inviting applications to support projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas – especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos.

Funding brief: The Souter Charitable Trust supports projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas – especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos. Donor Name:  Souter Charitable Trust Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: Grant applications for consideration at the meeting […]

MEASURE Evaluation: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grants to Support Research in Family Planning’ to increase the evidence base in routine health information systems (RHIS) in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH).

Funding brief: The MEASURE Evaluation project is pleased to announce a request for applications for its small grants program to increase the evidence base in routine health information systems (RHIS) in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH). The three primary objectives of this program are: ● To build research capacity among local agencies; ● To address research […]

The Aziz Foundation: Inviting applications for the following funding theme-a) Youth, community and education; b) Arts, culture and sports; c) Development of community centres into best practice centres.

Funding brief: The Aziz Foundation prioritizes support for the following: a) Youth, community and education b) Arts, culture and sports c) Development of community centres into best practice centres Donor Name: The Aziz Foundation Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: 8th, January, 2018 at 11pm on Monday Funding details link: http://azizfoundation.org.uk/funding/ Funding limit: Not found Special […]

Varkey Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Challenge Fund Grants 2018’ to invest in the future of education.

Funding brief: The Varkey Foundation believes in the power of new ideas to shape the future of education. But they know that taking a great idea off the drawing board and into the real world doesn’t just take hard work – it takes support. That’s why they created our Challenge Fund.​ They believe every child […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Strengthening grant’ to support time-limited, projects that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange.

Funding brief: Strengthening grants support time-limited, projects (usually 6-24 months) that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange. They ask grantees to see our Theory of Change and think about which outcome they will contribute to through their proposed project. Up to […]

World Diabetes Foundation (WDF): Inviting applications to WDF focus areas-a) Either to stimulate Access to Care, Prevention or Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement ; b) programmes can be divided by the disease state they address within diabetics: Type 2, Diabetes foot care, Diabetes eye care, Pregnancy and diabetes, Type 1 diabetes and TB and diabetes, Type 1 diabetes and TB and diabetes.

Funding brief:  WDF projects combine one or more interventions with one or more focus areas. Funding can be described in two ways. Firstly, programmes can be divided by the purpose of the activity: either to stimulate Access to Care, Prevention or Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement. These areas they name Interventions. Secondly, programmes can be divided […]

SAARC Development Fund (SDF): Inviting applications for three financing windows: (i) Social; (ii) Economic; and (iii) Infrastructure.

Funding brief: The SDF has three financing windows: (i) Social; (ii) Economic; and (iii) Infrastructure. At present only the Social Window is fully activated. The SDF Secretariat is in the process of operationalizing the Economic and Infrastructure Windows. The Fund hopes to have few investment projects running soon. Social Window: The Social Window primarily funds […]

Misk Foundation: Inviting applications to find new innovative ideas that transform teaching or school leadership to better prepare children with the 21st century skills they need to succeed in the future.

Funding brief: The Misk Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aim to empower the youth and prepare them for success in the future knowledge economy. Great opportunities exist as technologies and industries advance faster than ever before. But disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence, also present challenges. Industries will undergo major transformations and according […]

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF): Inviting applications to invite civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window.

Funding brief: The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF […]

Asian Community Trust (ACT): Inviting applications for ‘Local Projects on Education and Youth Development for FY2018’ to build a “Bridge of Mutual Help and Resource Sharing” in civil societies across Asia.

Funding brief: The Asian Community Trust (ACT) aims to build a “Bridge of Mutual Help and Resource Sharing” in civil societies across Asia. To pursue this aim, ACT assists projects developed by local people’s groups, NGOs and other civil society organizations with the purpose of improving people’s quality of life in their own communities and […]

Elrha: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation grants’ to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle.

Funding brief: The goal is to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle. The recent external evaluation of our programme and our strategic review identified the need for additional focus on the less-resourced innovation stages of problem recognition and diffusion. It also highlighted the importance of providing continued (end-to-end) support to innovation in the humanitarian […]

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding priority in a) UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25; b) Overseas: priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health.

Funding brief: In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the […]

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Inviting applications for ‘WSIS Prizes 2018’ to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development.

Funding brief: WSIS Prizes is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs […]

Commonwealth Foundation: Inviting applications to 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: The Foundation offers grants of up to £50,000 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. The Foundation also believes in the power of stories […]

Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to engage in environmental activities.

Funding brief: Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) provides grant to Non Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non Profit Organization (NPO) engaged in environmental activities. If you consider applying for our grant program, please kindly follow the guidance page below carefully. Donor Name: Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: Application period […]

The Birthing Kit Foundation (BKFA): Inviting applications for facilitating the distribution of Birthing Kits to the mothers that need them most, and for providing us with information about the use and impact of the Birthing Kits.

Funding brief: The Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) (BKFA) operates from Australia, where Birthing Kits are assembled by hundreds of volunteers each year. BKFA does not employ any staff or volunteers overseas and therefore works in partnership with organizations on the ground in developing countries. Field Partners are essential for facilitating the distribution of Birthing Kits […]

Government of Netherland-Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inviting applications for ‘Human Rights Fund’ to support organizations that work for human rights worldwide.

Funding brief: Human rights are the cornerstone of human dignity, freedom and development in a society. The Human Rights Fund (MRF) supports organizations that work for human rights worldwide. Theme: The disbursement of grants for activities is restricted to the following themes: ● Human rights defenders; ● Equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) […]

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation: Inviting applications to support early stage, high impact social enterprises.

Funding brief: The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. They believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place. Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation accepts applications for funding year round. […]

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Inviting applications for ‘IFS Individual Research Grant’ to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources.

Funding brief: The IFS Programme aims to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources. In particular, to enable young scientists to contribute to a global research community that is aiming to […]

European Union Inviting applications for ‘European Instrument For Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)’ to support civil society in its actions to support the protection and the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide.

Funding brief: The general objective of this call for proposals is to support civil society in its actions to support the protection and the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide. This call for proposals is fully in line with the European Consensus on Development , the EU’s response to the UN 2030 agenda […]

The U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL): Inviting application for the funding theme-‘ Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons’.

Funding brief:  The Global Equality Fund (GEF), managed by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (SOIs) from civil society to promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI persons. LGBTI persons face violence and discrimination in all regions. Violence targeting any vulnerable group undermines collective […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘ Excluded People’s Rights (EPR) in Bangladesh’ .

Funding brief: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is a nongovernmental organization has been working for promoting Human Rights and Good Governance in partnership with national and local NGOs for last 15 years. The UK aid awarded MJF a programme, “Excluded People’s Rights (EPR) in Bangladesh”. This programme will promote rights and equality of 1.64 million people. […]

The U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL): Inviting applications for ‘Promoting & Protecting the Human Rights of Marginalized Individuals’ for the funding theme-‘Promote and Protect the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Women and Girls, LGBTI persons and other Marginalized Individuals’.

Funding brief:  The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from civil society organizations to promote and protect the human rights of marginalized populations. This request is seeking programs that take an intersectional approach to addressing violence and discrimination targeting marginalized populations, which undermine society collective […]

World Bank: Inviting applications for ‘REACH for Reading KLI Grants’ to support efforts toward more and better education services, especially to those most excluded, by helping country systems focus more sharply on results.

Funding brief: The REACH for Reading Call for Proposals is a joint initiative by the Results for All Children (REACH) trust fund, housed at the World Bank and the Global Book Alliance, a multi-partner alliance led by USAID. Funded by NORAD, USAID, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, REACH supports efforts […]

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): Inviting applications for ‘Funds for Women’s Rights 2018-2020’

Funding brief:  Norad’s Civil Society Department hereby announces a call for proposals for efforts supporting two Grant Scheme Allocations. It will be possible to address the application to one or both of these allocations. The two Grant Scheme Allocations are the following: Grant Scheme Allocation number 1: Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of 1325- […]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘Water for Women Fund’ to implement gender and socially inclusive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in South Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific through the Water for Women Fund.

Funding brief: DFAT invites proposals from eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to implement gender and socially inclusive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in South Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific through the Water for Women Fund. The Fund is a flagship program in Australia’s engagement in WASH and is part of Australia’s commitment to […]

St Francis Xavier University (The Coady International Institute): Inviting applications for ‘a seven-week education program’ to enable women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.

Funding brief:  The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership established in 2011. This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities. Program participants engage in learning grounded […]

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020): Inviting applications for ‘The Rapid Response Mechanism’s (RRM) Youth Outreach’ to fund emerging, unanticipated, or time-bound opportunities that will help FP2020 meet its goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls using contraceptives by 2020.

Funding brief: Family Planning 2020 works with governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, the private sector, and the research and development community to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020. Family Planning 2020’s Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) funds emerging, unanticipated, or time-bound opportunities that will help FP2020 meet its goal […]

The Research Councils UK (RCUK): Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF): RCUK Collective Fund’ to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries.

Funding brief: Research Councils UK invites proposals from eligible UK research organizations to establish and lead a number of challenge-led and impact-focused GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs which meet the aims of Official Development Assistance.1 Between £8M – £20M (full economic cost) will be available for each Hub, provided over a 5 year period starting on […]

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDC): Inviting applications to take into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of the UNVTF Small Grants Programme- a) To provide essential assistance and protection to victims of trafficking in persons, in particular from the identification phase until their legal status has been resolved; b)To provide direct and effective access to essential services and remedies for victims of trafficking in persons, with an emphasis on assistance delivery by grassroots organizations, including, but not limited to, shelter, food, medical care, legal aid, access to justice, and psychosocial support;

Donor Name: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDC) Funding name:  The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons Funding brief:  This Call for Proposals takes into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of the UNVTF Small Grants […]

Cargill: Inviting applications to support in food security and nutrition; education; and environmental stewardship.

Donor Name:  Cargill Funding name:  No specific fund name Funding brief: Cargill supports projects in food security and nutrition; education; and environmental stewardship. Grants are made to national and global nonprofit NGO partners that serve communities in which Cargill has a business presence. Focus Areas: ● Food Security and Nutrition: We support partners working to address […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications that seeks projects that display active cooperation with the following accents: sustainability, youth, innovativeness and regional relevance.

Donor Name:  International Visegrad Fund Funding name:  International Visegrad Fund Funding brief: In general, they seek projects that display active cooperation with the following accents: sustainability, youth, innovativeness and regional relevance. Each project proposal shall also fall within one or two thematic categories and clearly address fund‘s objectives/desired outcomes related to the theme: ● Culture and […]

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat: Inviting applications for The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards to recognize and honor the achievements of individuals, organizations and governments around the world for the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

Donor Name:  The Ramsar Convention Secretariat Award name: The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards Award brief: The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards were established in 1996 to recognize and honor the achievements of individuals, organizations and governments around the world for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. They will be awarded for the seventh time at […]

Department for International Development (DFID): Inviting applications to support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives.

Donor Name:  Department for International Development (DFID) Funding name: No specific fund name Funding brief:  UK Aid Connect will support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives. The world has seen substantial success on poverty reduction. However, 1.2 billion people remain in extreme poverty. There […]