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The WE Empower Challenge: Inviting applications from women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030.

Funding brief: The WE Empower Challenge is a global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030. Donor Name: The WE Empower Challenge Funding name: The WE Empower Challenge Deadline: July, 1st, 2018 (12:00AM EDT) Funding details link: […]

The Nordic Culture Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects that contribute to an innovative and dynamic artistic and cultural scene in the Nordic Region, one that is diverse, accessible and of high quality.

Funding brief: The Nordic Culture Fund supports projects that contribute to an innovative and dynamic artistic and cultural scene in the Nordic Region, one that is diverse, accessible and of high quality. Donor Name: The Nordic Culture Fund Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: Application deadlines in 2018 (Danish time, UTC + 1) ● 1st, […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan: Inviting applications for ‘The 12th Japan International MANGA Award’ to spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA.

Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Invites applications for ‘The 12th Japan International MANGA Award.’ to spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA. They are looking forward to entries from MANGA artists all over the world! Donor Name: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Funding name: The 12th Japan […]

The 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 […]

The 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 […]

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Grand Challenge’ for the funding title-‘ Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development’ to recognize that solving the most pressing challenges in global health and development requires more of the world’s brightest minds working on them.

Funding brief: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recognizes that solving the most pressing challenges in global health and development requires more of the world’s brightest minds working on them. The Grand Challenges family of initiatives seeks to engage innovators from around the world to solve these challenges. Grand Challenges initiatives are united by their […]

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB): Inviting applications for ‘Science, Technology and Innovation Transform Fund (IsDB-STIF)’ to support its Member Countries in finding practical solutions to their key development challenges through the power of innovation.

Funding brief: The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has established a special Fund, known as Science, Technology and Innovation Transform Fund (IsDB-STIF) to support its Member Countries in finding practical solutions to their key development challenges through the power of innovation. Transform is a multi-million-dollar fund that provides seed money for innovators, startups and SMEs to […]

iF Design Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘iF Social Impact Prize’ to publish and support projects that contribute to our society.

Funding brief: The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE aims to publish and support projects that contribute to our society. They do not charge any fees. The best projects will be honoured with a prize money of EUR 50,000 in total. Publish your project in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE (for free) and you will automatically compete […]

PVH Corp.-Tommy Hilfiger: Inviting applications for ‘TOMMY HILFIGER Social Innovation Challenge’ to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain.

Funding brief: Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to launch the TOMMY HILFIGER Social Innovation Challenge, a global initiative that aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain. Winners will receive a year-long […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Inviting applications for ‘Danida Market Development Partnerships’ to contribute to sustainable economic growth in developing countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) with an aim to contribute to sustainable economic growth in developing countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Partnerships programme features an innovative approach to involvement of the business sector and contributes […]

Springer Nature: Inviting applications for ‘Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Science and Innovating Science’ to celebrate and support the achievements of leading women in science and of those who have encouraged girls and young women to engage with STEM subjects around the world.

Funding brief: Nature Research is proud and excited to announce our inaugural Inspiring Science Award and Innovating Science Award, in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies. Nature Research has always strived to support gender equity and to showcase the work of female researchers. The aim of the two new Nature Research Awards, in partnership with […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘ Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development’.

Funding brief:The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been inviting applications for the funding theme-‘ Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development’. Objectives: ● To find a game changing, universal solution to all these challenges, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Page Family are launching the “Universal Influenza Vaccine Development […]

OpenIDEO and GHR Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Bridgebuilder Challenge’ to invest in the building and repairing of unique bridges between people, organizations, issues, and beliefs at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet.

Funding brief: BridgeBuilder invests in the building and repairing of unique bridges between people, organizations, issues, and beliefs at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet.  In doing so, BridgeBuilder aims to promote meaningful engagement, greater social cohesion, and sustainable, community-led change. Our world, our countries, and our communities are facing great challenges: from conflict […]

US Embassy, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘Public Diplomacy grants program’ to promote U.S.-Bangladesh ties, strengthen democratic and inclusive societies, counter violent extremism, increase educational and economic opportunity for citizens, and amplify U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.

Funding brief: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of U.S. Embassy Dhaka is Thorough instructions on the application process are available at: pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy grants program, and is seeking proposals for projects throughout the fiscal year that further public diplomacy goals to promote U.S.-Bangladesh ties, strengthen democratic […]

GSM Association: Inviting applications for ‘GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund’ to provide selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact.

Funding brief: The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund (“the Fund”) supports […]

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 […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2018’ to be awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities.

Funding brief: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announces its first annual Mountain Prize, to be awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities. The ICIMOD Mountain Prize will be awarded […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale.

Funding brief: D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? D-Prize Challenges ● Girl’s Education ● Agriculture ● […]

United Nations Climate Change Secretariat: Inviting applications to shine a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change.

Funding brief: Spearheaded by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Momentum for Change shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change. The 2018 call for applications includes the following four areas of focus: ● Women for Results, recognizing the critical leadership […]

World Food Programme (WFP): Inviting applications for ‘WFP Innovation Accelerator’ to support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach.

Funding brief: WFP’s Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. They support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach. The Accelerator believes the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, […]

The Toyota Mobility Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge’ to build the next generation of mobility devices for people with lower-limb paralysis.

Funding brief: They are looking for innovative teams from around the world to build the next generation of mobility devices for people with lower-limb paralysis. They know that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen. They want the innovators of the Mobility Unlimited Challenge to form a community. They encourage dialogue that will […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Co-creation Hub (CcHUB): Inviting applications for ‘Co-creation Hub’s 2018 Incubation program’ to help early-stage entrepreneurs executing a working business model and learn quickly what it takes to grow a sustainable business.

Funding brief: The Incubation program at CcHUB takes a hands-on approach to helping early-stage entrepreneurs execute a working business model and learn quickly what it takes to grow a sustainable business. Our goal is to help the entrepreneur(s) properly structure their business, ensure consistent growth and access funding to build a lasting global entity. Donor […]

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 […]

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 Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida): Inviting applications for a) Planning Grants Program; b) Demonstration Grants Program;

Funding brief: The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) invites application for the following funding theme- a) Planning Grants Program b) Demonstration Grants Program Focus areas: The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offers clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas: ● Climate change adaption/mitigation ● Ecosystem services ● Renewable […]

Techstars: Inviting applications for ‘Techstars Accelerator Programs’ to help your startup every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you.

Funding brief: Techstars invites application for Techstars Accelerator Programs. They don’t tell you what to do or when. They create an environment that is conducive to helping your startup every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you. ● Grow Your Network : From a large pool of mentors, find your […]

The European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society: Inviting applications for ‘STARTS Prize 2018’ to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the art.

Funding brief: Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named […]

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 Kellogg School of Management and Morgan Stanley: Inviting applications for ‘The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge’ to identify outstanding proposals offering novel investment strategies to meet some of the most pressing global challenges ahead.

Funding brief: The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge seeks to identify outstanding proposals offering novel investment strategies to meet some of the most pressing global challenges ahead. As the world’s population approaches 9 billion people by the year 2050, the challenge of meeting human demand for scarce global resources will intensify. Finance has a key […]

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 […]

Spark Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Accelerator Program’ for passionate impact entrepreneurs in Bangladesh who are at the early stages of building businesses and organisations that exist to change the lives of Bangladeshi’s.

Funding brief: The Spark* Accelerator Program is a powerful opportunity for passionate impact entrepreneurs in Bangladesh who are at the early stages of building businesses and organizations that exist to change the lives of Bangladeshi’s. If you are successful in your application you: –  ATTEND THE SPARK* ACCELERATOR – An intensive five day live-in workshop […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Saint Louis University (The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)): Inviting applications for ‘The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)’ for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university.

Funding brief: The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals. Founded in 1998 by Saint […]

The U. S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST): Inviting applications for ‘The GIST Tech-I Competition’ for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide.

Funding brief: The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online which are then reviewed by experts and voted on by the global voting public in order to determine the finalists. New this year, U.S. Department of State is […]

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 World Food Prize Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The World Food Prize’ to recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

Award brief: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM): Inviting applications for ‘CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards’ to recognize those who are actively transforming their organizations and the world with ISO 50001.

Award brief: The Clean Energy Ministerial invites your company or organization to compete for a prestigious global award by sharing your experiences in implementing energy management strategies through ISO 50001. Winners will be honored at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) meeting. This high-profile event will gather clean energy leaders and partners from around the world, […]

IDRC–CRDI, Cancer Research United Kingdom: Inviting applications to support evidence-based research on the economic rationale for the adoption of tobacco-control policies across LMICs in four regions: Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Funding brief: The Call for concept notes on the Economics of Tobacco Control in Low and Middle-income Countries (LMICs) offers up to CA$1 million over a maximum of four years to support evidence-based research on the economic rationale for the adoption of tobacco-control policies across LMICs in four regions: Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

American Academy of Pediatrics: Inviting applications for ‘ICATCH grants’ to grant recipients who are developing and implementing a program or project that improves child health in their community.

Funding brief: ICATCH grants provide both financial and technical support to grant recipients who are developing and implementing a program or project that improves child health in their community. Priority is given to applicants from low-income and low-middle-income countries. Funding is $2000 per year for 3 years. ICATCH grants emphasize: ● Partnerships with governmental and/or nongovernmental […]

ENERGY GLOBE Foundation GmbH: Inviting applications for ‘Energy Globe Award 2018’ 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 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2017 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications from new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

Funding brief: The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty […]

Hult International Business School: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Hult Prize’ to bring together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies.

Funding brief: The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for impact entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies. It’s the biggest and most prestigious start-up event in the world, and awards millions of dollars in […]

Philip Morris International (PMI): Inviting applications for ‘PMI Impact-Round II’ to address different forms of illegal trade and related crimes such as money laundering, corruption and organized crime.

Funding brief: For its second funding round, PMI IMPACT calls for projects that address different forms of illegal trade and related crimes such as money laundering, corruption and organized crime. Donor Name: Philip Morris International (PMI) Funding name: PMI Impact-Round II Deadline: The deadline for submitting your proposal is November, 15th, 2017 23:59 CET. Funding […]

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 Economic Forum: Inviting applications for ‘Young Global Leader 2019’ to identify and select the most exceptional leaders from politics, business, civil society, academia, and arts and culture across seven geographic regions.

Award brief: The Forum of Young Global Leaders has established a comprehensive selection process for identifying and selecting the most exceptional leaders. Every year, thousands of candidates from around the world are proposed and assessed according to rigorous selection criteria. Only the very best candidates are selected and all efforts are extended to create a […]

Johnson & Johnson: Inviting applications for ‘GenH Challenge’ to find new thinking and new ways to apply everyday ideas that can support those on the front lines of health care worldwide.

Funding brief: The GenH Challenge is based on the notion that new thinking and new ways to apply everyday ideas can support those on the front lines of health care worldwide. Working together, we can spark the next great idea that will change the trajectory of health.The Competition is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, with […]

Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain: Inviting applications for ‘King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2017’ to empower young people and give them the attention, encouragement and motivation needed.

Funding brief: The Youth Empowerment award comes as an initiative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as the first award of its kind that will be open to all Member States. This initiative aims to empower young people and give them the attention, encouragement and motivation needed. It […]

The GSMA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘GSMA Disaster Response Innovation Fund’ to find ideas that use mobile technology to assist and empower individuals or communities affected by humanitarian emergencies, or to strengthen prevention, preparedness and response in disaster contexts

Funding brief: The GSMA Disaster Response Innovation Fund can provide funding to help you to test or scale it. We are looking for ideas that use mobile technology to assist and empower individuals or communities affected by humanitarian emergencies, or to strengthen prevention, preparedness and response in disaster contexts. The Fund’s objectives are to support […]

Vital Voices (VV): Inviting applications for ‘VV GROW Fellowship’ for women owners of small and medium businesses to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact.

Funding brief: A Leading Global Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs is a highly competitive one-year global accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact. Through online and in-person trainings, fellows […]

Nordic Climate Facility: Inviting applications for ‘The Nordic Development Fund (NDF)’ for the funding theme- ‘Climate as Business – Testing innovative green business concepts’.

Funding brief:  The theme for this year’s call is Climate as Business – Testing innovative green business concepts. The call focuses on testing innovative green business concepts and ideas that could become commercially viable. A successful project: ● Contributes to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals ● Tackles climate in an innovative manner ● Stimulates local business […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2018’ to uncover and reward the most exciting sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and developing world, who are leading the way to a thriving low-carbon future.

Funding brief: In 2018 they will be awarding work that fits into the different categories and also meets the key criteria listed in the eligibility sections. When completing your application please indicate the specific category/categories you feel are most relevant to your work. They will consider your application in categories other than the ones you […]

The Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida): Inviting applications for ‘Demonstration Grants’ for international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction.

Funding brief: Demonstration Projects are international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction. The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offer clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas: ● Water ● Sanitation ● Ecosystem services ● Energy ● Urban development […]

Sea Pact: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry.

Funding brief: Sea Pact strives to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry. To accomplish this, Sea Pact has pledged to financially contribute to selected projects that are aligned with Sea Pact’s mission. Sea Pact wishes to place an emphasis on projects […]

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 […]

UNICEF : Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Fund Call for VRAR Technologies’  to find start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies solutions.

Funding brief:  The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions. They are looking to make investments in 1) software for authoring or consuming these new realities, 2) platforms and ways providing wider access to that software, 3) platforms and ways providing better tools for content […]

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 […]

International Center for News Media (ICNM): Inviting applications for ‘World Summit Awards (WSA) for Young Innovators’ to look for digital applications that have a strong impact on society.

Award brief:  The World Summit Award (WSA) looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. Categories: ● Government & citizen engagement ● Health & well being ● Learning & education ● Environment & green energy ● Culture & tourism ● Smart settlements & urbanization ● Business & commerce ● Inclusion & empowerment Suitable […]

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN): Inviting applications for ‘Startup Open 2017’ from entrepreneurs of any industry with a new business that has yet to raise any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding.

Funding brief:  Startup Open is a global competition that is open to entrepreneurs from any industry with a new business that has yet to raise any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding. More than 1,000 teams applied to compete in 2017. Donor Name: The Global Entrepreneurship […]

The World Bank Development Data Group (DECDG) & the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development’ to support innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use.

Funding brief:  The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG), in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), is interested in supporting innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use. The collaborations should take place primarily in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries, and be directed towards sustainable development generally, and linked to the […]

Dubai Future Foundation (Dubai Future Accelerators): Inviting applications for ‘The Humanitarian Accelerators program’ to tackle social, cultural and environmental challenges in the Arab region.

Funding brief:  The Humanitarian Accelerators is a first of its kind initiative in the Arab World connecting start-ups and established companies from around the world with the UAE’s humanitarian sector to tackle social, cultural and environmental challenges in the Arab region. Challenges: ● Education for Refugee Children ● Job Opportunities for Refugees ● Solutions for Water Sanitation ● Arabic […]

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)’ to contribute to water safety and water security in developing countries.

Funding brief:  The Sustainable Water Fund programme (FDW) is a Public-Private Partnership facility that aims to contribute to water safety and water security in developing countries. The 2nd round of the programme opens in the fall of 2017. You can already submit your Concept Note. Themes: With the FDW programme, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) […]

The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘ Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development’.

Funding brief:  This call is focusing on innovations that support development in two areas: ● Leave No One Behind: We are looking for innovations that will provide more detailed, disaggregated, in-depth information on groups that have historically been left out by traditional surveys and other data-gathering tools. Specifically, we are looking for innovations that bring […]

Government of Canada-Global Affairs Canada (Saving Brains): Inviting applications for the funding theme ‘Saving Brains – Round 6’  for award to find bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner.

Donor Name:  Government of Canada-Global Affairs Canada (Saving Brains) Funding name: No specific fund name Funding brief:  With the ultimate goal of increasing human capital and tackling existing inequalities, Saving Brains seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner. Funding is open to […]

The Common Fund for Commodities: Inviting applications to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries.

Donor Name: The Common Fund for Commodities   Funding name: The Common Fund for Commodities (11th open call for proposals) Funding brief:  The Common Fund for Commodities provides financing to organizations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities […]

Wolfgang Neumann: 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.

Donor Name:  Wolfgang Neumann Award name:  ENERGY GLOBE Award 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 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2017 […]

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 […]

The Flying Mind Foundation: Inviting applications to fight the air pollution through technology.

Donor Name: The Flying Mind Foundation Funding name:  Smogathon 2017 Funding brief: Smogathon is an initiative aiming to fight the air pollution through technology. Our idea is to get start-ups from all over the world to compete for $25,000 in cash and $75,000 as a contract to implement their idea in Krakow, in order to […]

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Ebbe Nielsen Challenge: Inviting applications from developers and data scientists who create tools capable of liberating species records from open data repositories for scientific discovery and reuse.

Donor Name: Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Ebbe Nielsen Challenge Funding name:  Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Ebbe Nielsen Challenge Fund Funding brief: The 2017 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge will award a total of €14,000 to developers and data scientists who create tools capable of liberating species records from open data repositories for scientific discovery […]

Grinnell College: Inviting applications for The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize to honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

Donor Name:  Grinnell College Award name: The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize Award brief:  The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their […]

European Partnership for Responsible Minerals: Inviting applications to create better social and economic conditions for mine workers and local mining communities, by increasing the number of mines that adopt responsible mining practices in Conflict and High Risk Areas (CAHRAs).

Donor Name: European Partnership for Responsible Minerals Funding name:  European Partnership for Responsible Minerals Fund Funding brief:  The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals is a multi-stakeholder partnership established to create better social and economic conditions for mine workers and local mining communities, by increasing the number of mines that adopt responsible mining practices in Conflict […]

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inviting applications for Danida Market Development Partnerships 2017.

Donor Name: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Funding name:  Danida Market Development Partnerships 2017 Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched the 2017 call for proposals for Danida Market Development Partnerships. Danida Market Development Partnerships contributes to sustainable market development that promotes the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Focusing on SDG 8 […]

Teach A Man To Fish: Inviting applications for a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students.

Donor Name: Teach A Man To Fish Funding name: The School Enterprise Challenge, 2017 Funding brief: The School Enterprise Challenge, run by Teach A Man To Fish, is a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students. This […]

Hogan Lovells: Inviting applications for The Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 to recognize and support outstanding eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries that use solar energy or technologies to benefit lives in poor communities.

Donor Name:  Hogan Lovells Award name:  The Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 Award brief:  The Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 recognizes and supports outstanding eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries that use solar energy or technologies to benefit lives in poor communities. Deadline: The deadline for Award submissions is 16 August 2017, 23:59 […]

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc: Inviting applications for JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance.

Donor Name: Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC), Inc Funding name: JFTC Essay Competition 2017 Funding brief:  JFTC is sponsoring JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance. Free trade aims to achieve economic development by promoting free transactions of goods […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications to fund new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

Donor Name: D-Prize Award name:  D-Prize award Award brief:  D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. D-Prize Challenges: ● Girl’s education ● Agriculture ● Energy ● Global health ● Education ● Governance and infrastructure ● Custom Deadline: ● Submission deadline for early decision round: July 30, 2017 at midnight PT (Pacific Time) ● Regular submission deadline: August 20, 2017 at […]

Nehru Foundation for Development, JSW and Times of India: Inviting Applications for the earth care award to reduce emissions, adopt approaches to protect land and water resources and promote innovations for reducing impacts, emphasizing appropriate environmental action.

Donor Name: Nehru Foundation for Development, JSW and Times of India Award name: The Earth Care Awards Award brief:  The Earth Care Awards seeks to identify and foster actions across several sectors with special reference to mitigation and adaptation imperatives related to climate change. This is in response to the growing consciousness on climate impacts […]

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves: Inviting Applications for Spark+ Year 1: Investment Readiness Program (“Spark+ Yr 1”) which will prepare companies to raise external debt and/or equity capital in the next 12-18 months.

Donor Name: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Funding name: Spark+ Investment Readiness Program Funding brief: The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit applications for Spark+ Year 1: Investment Readiness Program (“Spark+ Yr 1”) which will prepare companies to raise external debt and/or equity capital in the next 12-18 months. Spark+ […]

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — Climate Programs 2018: Inviting Applications to support competitive research through three major program areas: Ocean Observing and Monitoring (OOM); Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI).

Donor Name: The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — Climate Programs 2018 Funding name: Climate Program Office 2018 Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2018-2005133 Funding brief:  CPO supports competitive research through three major program areas: Ocean Observing and Monitoring (OOM); Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). Deadline: ● Letter of Intent: […]

Ellen Stewart International Award: Inviting Applications for award to be presented to an individual artist or group of artists who work together or a theatre organization that demonstrates success in promoting social change and youth engagement through their theatre practice.

Donor Name: Ellen Stewart International Award Award name: Ellen Stewart International Award Award brief:  The Ellen Stewart International Award will be presented to an individual artist or group of artists who work together or a theatre organization that demonstrates success in promoting social change and youth engagement through their theatre practice. Criteria: Criteria for Ellen […]

Conservation International: Inviting Applications to submit full proposals for the implementation of conservation agreements related to sustainable sourcing and conservation.

Donor Name: Conservation International Funding name: Conservation International Fund Funding brief: The Conservation Agreements Private Partnership Platform (CAPPP) invites applicants to submit full proposals for the implementation of conservation agreements related to sustainable sourcing and conservation. The CAPPP is an initiative financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with the Untied Nat​ions Environment Programme (UNEP) […]

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation: Inviting Applications for $1 million Circular Design Challenge to inspire creatives to design solutions for plastics packaging to stay in the economy, and out of the environment and $1 million Circular Materials Challenge to find new materials with the potential to be used in packaging films for consumer products, and be collected, sorted and recycled or composted in commonly used recycling infrastructures.

Donor Name: The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Funding name: The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize Funding brief: The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and was launched in collaboration with HRH The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. The Prize is funded by Wendy Schmidt, Lead Philanthropic Partner of the […]

Telstra International Limited: Inviting Applications for award to recognize and reward the courage, leadership and creativity of Australia and Asia’s most inspirational business women.

Donor Name: Telstra International Limited Award name: Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award Award brief: The Telstra Business Women’s Awards were launched 23 years ago to recognise and reward the courage, leadership and creativity of Australia’s most inspirational business women. Last year saw this esteemed awards program extend into Asia. Deadline: 15 June 2017 Award […]