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 for ‘’ 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…

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…

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…

Elrha: Inviting Applications for User-centred sanitation design through rapid community engagement.

Donor Name:  Elrha Funding name: The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) Funding brief: This call is part of a broader challenge around improving user-centred sanitation design through rapid community engagement. They are looking for proposals for innovative projects that use rapid community engagement to understand the sanitation needs and practices of communities affected by emergencies and…

Children’s Prize Foundation: Inviting Applications from Master’s and Doctorate students who are driven to save children’s lives.

Donor Name: Children’s Prize Foundation Funding name: The 2017 Children’s Prize competition Funding brief: The Children’s Prize Foundation opens its 2017 global call for Round 1 entry forms On May 16th. During this round, they welcome all Master’s and Doctorate students who are driven to save children’s lives to submit a brief proposal online. They seek…

Cartier international: Inviting Applications for Cartier Women’s Initiative Award to early-phase women entrepreneurs to grow significantly in the years to come.

Donor Name: Cartier international Award name: Cartier Women’s Initiative Award Award brief: The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is looking for committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come. It is a unique opportunity for early-phase women entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level. Deadline: From…

Toyota Motor Corporation: Inviting Applications to support those project activities by any private nonprofit organizations or groups on ‘Biodiversity Conservation’ or ‘Climate change measures’.

Donor Name: Toyota Motor Corporation Funding name:  Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program Funding brief:  The Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program FY2017 grantees to support those project activities by any private nonprofit organizations or groups (except any schools). The areas of themes applied to this grant should be on “Biodiversity Conservation” or “Climate change measures”. Followed…

DBS Foundation and NUS Enterprise-The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia: Inviting Applications to identify and support innovative new ideas and existing social ventures that have the potential to generate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact.

Donor Name: DBS Foundation and NUS Enterprise-The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia Funding name: The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia Funding brief: The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia is an Asia-wide competition for social enterprises, open to any member of the public. Organized by NUS Enterprise and DBS Foundation, the Challenge aims to identify and…

Green Alley: Inviting Applications for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the circular economy to find creative people with innovative ideas about how to turn waste into a sustainable business model.

Donor Name: Green Alley Funding name: Green Alley Award 2017 Funding brief: The Green Alley Award is an annual European prize for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the circular economy, initiated in 2014 by a group of strong partners in Germany’s entrepreneurial eco-system. This is the first start-up award to recognize promising business ideas that contribute…

Cisco: Inviting Applications from students to search for early stage technology-enabled solutions that can enable economic development and/or benefit society and/or the environment.

Donor Name:  Cisco Funding name: The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Funding brief: The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge is a worldwide search for early stage technology-enabled solutions that can enable economic development and/or benefit society and/or the environment. This competition is open to teams of students or recent alumni from any college or university.…

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) and Sevenhills Wholefoods: Inviting Applications from UK registered charities that are based in the UK but have projects that focus on health and education initiatives in the developing world.

Donor Name: Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) Funding name: No Specific Fund Name Funding brief:  A small number of grants are available to UK registered charities that are based in the UK but have projects that focus on health and education initiatives in the developing world. Sevenhills Wholefoods, a business that sells superfoods, funds projects…

USAID: Inviting Applications to identify and suggest ways we can work together to address key challenges in the developing world in a manner that advances our respective interests and objectives.

Donor Name: The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID) Funding name: Partnering to accelerate entrepreneurship (pace) 3.0 Reference No: APS-OAA-16-000001-ADDENDUM-PACE Funding brief: The APS invites private businesses, financial institutions, chambers of commerce, industry associations, private grant-making foundations, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and other private-sector organizations to identify and suggest ways we can work together to address…

The Genesis Charitable Trust: Inviting Applications for public benefit to help individuals and communities within developing countries to improve their standards of living.

Donor Name: The Genesis Charitable Trust Funding name: The Genesis Charitable Trust Fund Funding brief: The provision of grants for public benefit to help individuals and communities within developing countries to improve their standards of living. Genesis Charitable Trust has broad objects and an interest in projects that provide sustainable, long-term income generation and self-sufficiency,…

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inviting Applications to contribute to inclusive and sustainable growth in developing countries.

Donor Name: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Funding name: Development Related Infrastructure Investment Vehicle (DRIVE) Funding brief: The overall objective of DRIVE is to contribute to inclusive and sustainable growth in developing countries. DRIVE supports investments in expansion and/or quality improvement of public infrastructure, which improve the development of the private sector by promoting entrepreneurship,…

The Fonds SUEZ: Inviting Applications to support concrete actions to sustainably develop access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for underprivileged populations in developing countries, in addition to supporting the integration of the most vulnerable populations in France through education and employment.

Donor Name: The Fonds SUEZ Funding name: The Fonds SUEZ initiatives Funding brief: The Fonds SUEZ initiatives supports concrete actions to sustainably develop access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for underprivileged populations in developing countries, in addition to supporting the integration of the most vulnerable populations in France through education and employment. Their…

US Department of State-Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs: Inviting Applications to support and enhance connectivity in South Asia.

Donor Name: US Department of State-Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Funding name: South Asia Regional Connectivity Program Funding Opportunity Number: SCA-SCAAQM-17-001 Funding brief: The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting cooperative agreement proposal applications that seek to support…

Abu Dhabi Government: Inviting Applications for award to celebrate achievements that reflect impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability.

Donor Name: Abu Dhabi Government Funding name: Zayed Future Energy Prize Funding brief: The Zayed Future Energy Prize represents the vision of the Late Founding Father and President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, who championed environmental stewardship. This annual award celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, long-term vision and…

MasterCard Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to provide applicants a platform where they can demonstrate their client-centric practices and share their successes and experiences through practical, ‘real world’ examples.

Donor Name: MasterCard Foundation Funding name: The MasterCard Foundation Clients at the Centre Prize 2017 Funding brief: The MasterCard Foundation Clients at the Centre Prize aims to provide applicants a platform where they can demonstrate their client-centric practices and share their successes and experiences through practical, ‘real world’ examples. Applications should describe practices that are…

Making Cents International and USAID: Inviting Applications for the funding theme- Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective Peace building or in Countering / Prevention of Violent Extremism.

Donor Name: Making Cents International and USAID Funding name: YouthPower Learning Grants RFA Number: YouthPower Learning Grants RFA#003-2017 Funding brief: Making Cents International under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded contract YouthPower Learning is launching a request for applications: YouthPower Learning Grants for Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective…

The United States Government (USG), as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM): Inviting Applications for the funding title-Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation.

Donor Name: The United States Government (USG), as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) Funding name: FY 2017 Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities (Global Reconciliation Fund) Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-OAA-17-000011 Funding brief: The United States…

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Inviting Applications to try out your innovative solution to your local water problem, be it an approach, a technology, or a business model.

Donor Name: Asian Development Bank (ADB) Funding name: PDA Grant Funding brief: ADB provides $50,000 grant for trying out innovative local solutions to Asia’s water challenges, with the intention of replicating and scaling up such successful practices across the region called Pilot and Demonstration Activities, these small water projects test and validate approaches, technologies, and…

The Common Fund for Commodities: Inviting Applications to provides financing to organizations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains in its member countries.

Donor Name: The Common Fund for Commodities Funding name: Funding innovation – support for commodity development 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 in the field of…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: Inviting Applications for award to spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA.

Donor Name: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Award name: The Eleventh Japan International MANGA Award Award brief: This award spreads MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA. Deadline: June 16th 2017 Award details link: http://www.manga-award.mofa.go.jp/info/japan_entry_form_11th_e.html Award limit: ● The Gold Award of the Eleventh Japan International MANGA Award will be given to…

The Smart City Expo World Congress: Inviting Applications for award to recognize, promote and support pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas that can potentially change citizen’s lives through their outstanding innovation, impact and feasibility, as well as stimulating inclusive, equitable, safe, healthy and collaborative cities, thus enhancing quality of life for all.  

Donor Name: The Smart City Expo World Congress Award name: The World Smart City Awards Award brief: In order to identify cities, projects and innovative ideas in line with promoting sustainable urban development around the globe, the prestigious World Smart City Awards were established and are one of the key activities at the leading event.…

Oxfam Bangladesh: Inviting Applications to support MSMEs, commercially viable with a social or environmental impact strategy to grow their company, create more economic & employment opportunities for marginalized people, youth, and increase their impact. 

Donor Name: Oxfam Bangladesh Fund name: Oxfam Enterprise Development Program Funding brief: The OXFAM in Bangladesh, EDP is an impact investment programme supports MSMEs, commercially viable with a social or environmental impact strategy to grow their company, create more economic & employment opportunities for marginalized people, youth, and increase their impact. EDP provides a tailored…

The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH): Inviting Applications for AIDS Research on Non-AIDS-defining or AIDS-defining Cancers

Donor Name: The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH) Fund name: The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH) Fund Funding Opportunity Number: PA-16-425 Funding brief: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to continue advancing our understanding of the risks, development, progression, diagnosis, and treatment…

USAID : Inviting Applications for funding title- Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Guatemala’s Development Challenges

Donor Name: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Fund name: Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Guatemala’s Development Challenges Reference No: BAA-GUATEMALA-2015 Funding brief: BAA-GUATEMALA-2015 This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address…

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves: Inviting Applications to scale effective business models for empowerment through women’s energy entrepreneurship.

Donor Name: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Fund name: Empowerment Fund IV Funding brief: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Women’s Empowerment Fund (WEF), a financing mechanism designed to scale effective business models for empowerment through women’s energy entrepreneurship. The objective of the WEF is to…

Knight Foundation: Inviting Applications for ideas using immersive storytelling to discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of journalism.

Donor Name: Knight Foundation Fund name: Journalism 360˚ challenge Fund Funding brief: Knight Foundation, Google News Lab and the Online News Association are partnering to launch an open call for ideas, offering up to $35,000 in funding to test, refine and build out a project. Virtual, augmented, mixed reality and 360 video are opening new…

The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH): Inviting Applications for the project theme of Targeted basic behavioral and social science and intervention development for HIV prevention and care.

Donor Name: The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH) Fund name: The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH) Fund Funding Opportunity Number: PA-17-105 Funding brief: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative, targeted basic behavioral and social science and intervention development research to reduce incident HIV infections…

Green Cross International: Inviting Applications for award to recognize individuals, organizations, governments and companies who demonstrate achievements in preventing, preparing for and responding to environmental emergencies as well as to integrate environment in humanitarian action across the world.

Donor Name: Green Cross International Fund name: Green star awards 2017 Funding brief: The purpose of the Green Star Awards (GSA) is to recognize outstanding individuals or organizations that have made remarkable efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to environmental emergencies – as well as to integrate environment with humanitarian action across the world.…

The Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to recognize the “best in class” of the corporate sector: companies that are leading the fight against modern slavery in their supply chains.

Donor Name: The Thomson Reuters Foundation Award name: The Stop Slavery Award Award brief: The Stop Slavery Award is an initiative from the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The Award recognizes the “best in class” of the corporate sector: companies that are leading the fight against modern slavery in their supply chains. Conferred for the first time…

European Union (EU): Inviting Applications to increase access to sustainable energy (SE) by fostering women’s involvement, recognizing past and current efforts at redressing gender imbalances women are facing with regard to access to resources, including energy.

Donor Name: European Union (EU) Fund name:Women and sustainable energy Reference Number: EuropeAid/155118/DH/ACT/Multi Funding brief: This call for proposals is based on the unexpressed potential of increasing access to sustainable energy (SE) by fostering women’s involvement, recognizing past and current efforts at redressing gender imbalances women are facing with regard to access to resources, including…

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting Applications to find new approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings

Donor Name: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funding round: Round 19 Fund name: New Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings (Round 19) Fund Funding brief: Vaccine effectiveness depends on the timing of its administration, and it is not optimal if given early, delayed, or not as recommended. To achieve maximum…

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting Applications to ensure effective Health Supply Chains

Donor Name: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funding round: Round 19 Fund name: Health Systems Strengthening: Ensuring Effective Health Supply Chains (Round 19) Fund Funding brief: The health supply chain is comprised of people, processes, policies, technology and resources to ensure the right products reach the right place in the right condition. When effective,…

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting Applications to Wearables and Technology for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Behavior Change.

Donor Name: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funding round: Round 19 Fund name: Wearables and Technology for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Behavior Change (Round 19) Fund Funding brief: Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) supports hundreds of early-stage projects – including many ideas that have never before been tested – and innovators from a wide…

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW): Inviting Applications for award focusing on water-related scientific innovation

Donor Name: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) Fund name: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) Funding brief: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an international award focusing on water-related scientific innovation and judged by leading scientists from around the world. Five…

Humanitarian Innovation Fund-elrha: Inviting Applications to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.

Donor Name: Humanitarian Innovation Fund-elrha Fund name: Humanitarian Innovation Fund-elrha fund Funding brief: The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. The organization’s grant making is based on five stages in innovation: ● Recognition ● Invention ● Development ● Implementation ● Diffusion a)…

Open Technology Fund: Inviting Applications 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.

Donor Name: Open Technology Fund (OTF) Fund name: Internet Freedom Fund 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. The Internet Freedom…

Singularity University: Inviting Applications to provide sustainable access to local and nutritious food in emergencies

Donor Name: Singularity University Fund name: Food in Emergencies, a Global Impact Challenge Funding brief: WFP and Singularity University are collaborating on the Global Impact Challenge. This Global Impact Challenge (GIC) is an open call for moonshot innovations and startups using exponential technology for household food production in a displacement context with an ability to…

USAID: Inviting Applications to support the piloting and rigorous testing of innovative approaches to solving international development problems and supports transitioning those innovations with evidence of impact and cost-effectiveness to scale.

Donor Name: USAID Fund name: Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) Funding Opportunity Number: APS-OAA-16-000006 Funding brief: Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) supports the piloting and rigorous testing of innovative approaches to solving international development problems and supports transitioning those innovations with evidence of impact and cost-effectiveness to scale. DIV’s aim is to create a portfolio of innovations…

Department for International Development, UK: Inviting Applications to explore 3D printing, Internet of Things, drones and other Frontier Technologies can positively impact development challenges like connectivity, health and education, humanitarian response and production

Donor Name: Department for International Development, UK Fund name: International Development Funding Funding brief: Frontier Technology Livestreaming is a 3 year programme designed to help DFID apply frontier technologies to development challenges. The Department for International Development, UK welcome registrations from any frontier technology provider with an application in international development. Although they are open…

Department for International Development, UK and Unilever: Inviting Applications for behavior change in low income households (Unilever partnership)

Donor Name: Department for International Development,UK  and Unilever Fund name: Behavior change in low income households (Unilever partnership) Funding brief: The fund will use market-based approaches to meet low-income household needs in developing countries around water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and energy. It will fund and provide technical and operational support to business and research…

The John Templeton Foundation: Inviting Applications for its core funding areas like Science and the Big Questions, Character Virtue Development, Individual Freedom & Free Markets, Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius, Genetics

Donor Name: The John Templeton Foundation Fund name: The John Templeton Foundation Fund Funding brief: The John Templeton Foundation is seeking applications for its Grants program in the core funding areas like Science and the Big Questions, Character Virtue Development, Individual Freedom & Free Markets, Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius, Genetics The John Templeton Foundation…

USAID: Inviting Applications for improving Urban health in Asia

Donor Name: The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID) Fund name: Broad agency announcement: improving urban health in Asia Funding Opportunity Number: BAA-OAA-RM-2017-ADDENDUM01 Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID) is seeking EOI from the eligible organizations and companies for its Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for “Improving…

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA): Inviting Applications for individual mobility grants for researchers from growth and transition countries (involved in the programme “Partnering with Denmark”)

Donor Name: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) Fund name: Mobility Grants Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) provides grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. Within this framework, the MFA invites applications for individual Danida Mobility Grants to facilitate the creation and development…

USAID: Inviting Applications to select an organization for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified US and non-US organizations to fund an activity titled Feed the Future Bangladesh Nutrition Activity

Donor Name: The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID) Fund name: Feed the Future Bangladesh Nutrition Activity Funding Opportunity Number: SOL-388-17-000006 Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID) is seeking concept notes in the process for selecting an organization for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified US and…