Tag Archives: Entreprenuer

Aqua for All, Netherlands Water Partnership, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and World Waternet: Inviting applications for ‘Sarphati Sanitation Awards 2019’ to honor the outstanding contribution of individuals or organizations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship.

Funding brief: World Waternet, Netherlands Water Partnership and Aqua for All, endorsed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), initiated the biennial Sarphati Sanitation Award in 2013 to honor the outstanding contribution of individuals or organizations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship. In 2018 the Water […]

Famae: Inviting applications for ‘Water Challenge’ to seek pragmatic, efficient, durable, universal and money-saving solutions to make life easier for urban citizens.

Funding brief: The € 2M prize is a seed funding provided by FAMAE that enables the candidate to either turn its original innovative idea into a prototype or a product, and publicize it. Practically speaking, this funding shall be used to pay for project related expenses (i.e product development costs, people wages, marketing expenses). The […]

Singapore International Foundation (SIF): Inviting applications for ‘Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Programme’ to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond.

Funding brief: The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, they want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen […]

Efficiency for Access Coalition: Inviting applications for ‘Research and development fund’ to support and accelerate innovation in off-grid and weak grid appliance technologies and markets.

Funding brief: Efficiency for Access Coalition launches research and development fund to accelerate innovation in off-grid and weak grid appliance technologies. The Efficiency for Access Coalition, with funding from UK Aid, will invest into Research and Development (R&D) projects that lead to the acceleration of availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of a range of Low […]

The United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center: Inviting applications for ‘the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition’ to identify startups with the greatest potential to outline the future and promote sustainable innovation in the tourism and gastronomy sector.

Funding brief: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, presents the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition. It is a global initiative that aims to identify startups with the greatest potential to outline the future and promote sustainable innovation in the tourism and gastronomy sector. Criteria: The projects must be […]

Cisco: Inviting applications for ‘Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019’ to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

Funding brief: Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, they seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. With the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technologies […]

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University: Inviting applications for ‘The Innovation Square Startup Accelerator’ to strengthen the innovation ecosystem around the university and contribute to self-sustaining economic development in the region.

Funding brief: The Innovation Square Startup Accelerator (I2@OIST) is Okinawa’s first global startup accelerator program. Each year, a highly selective group of entrepreneurs from all over the world will be chosen to participate in a fixed-term residency program at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, where they will receive the funding, mentoring, and partnerships required to launch […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support to research cooperation to contribute to new solutions with new knowledge and new approaches, and to increase the countries’ capacity for creating and applying new knowledge themselves.

Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) provides grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 constitute an overall thematic framework for development cooperation and research, the overall objective of the Danish support to research […]

World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘SDGs & Her online competition’ for Women micro-entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the SDGs Through their business operations.

Funding brief: In 2015, all 193 United Nations member countries signed on to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to “create the future we want in 2030.” SDGs & Her is an online competition for Women micro-entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the SDGs Through their business operations. SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities’ to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.

Funding brief: The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development. Partnerships will support Local Authorities from partner countries to address sustainable urban development through capacity […]

One Young World: Inviting applications for ‘Lead2030’ to find, fund and accelerate youth-led solutions for each Global Goal and enable young innovators to scale and accelerate their impact.

Funding brief: In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious road map to create a better world by 2030. Formed by One Young World, Lead2030 is the first coalition of global businesses working together to support youth-led innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals. From ending extreme poverty to protecting our oceans, the […]

U. S. Department of State: 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 before they enter a global public vote to pick the top entrepreneurs who compete in the Tech-I finals. For the 2019 competition, up […]

Rise Against Hunger: Inviting applications for ‘Empowering Communities Annual Program Statement (APS)’ to increase food security and incomes through agricultural and livelihoods programs by promoting improved agricultural techniques, business development skills, and market access.

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

The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to give one-off grants, time-limited support and seed money for start-up projects.

Funding brief: The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust likes to give one-off grants, time-limited support and seed money for start-up projects. What purposes are grants given for? ● One-off grants ● Time limited support ● Seed money for start up projects Categories for Grant Giving ● Quaker work and witness ● Peace-building and conflict resolution ● Interfaith and ecumenical understanding […]

Edward M. Kennedy Center (EMK Center): Inviting applications for ‘EMK Small Grant’ from individuals or groups who are active in volunteerism, women’s empowerment, education, community development, youth engagement, entrepreneurship-related projects and the various forms of digital, audiovisual, graphics or performance arts in Bangladesh to provide deserving candidates with an opportunity to realize their dreams of making a positive contribution to society.

Funding brief: To provide deserving candidates with an opportunity to realize their dreams of making a positive contribution to society in 2019, the Edward M. Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts (EMK Center) will award the Edward M. Kennedy Small Grants for Public Service and the Arts – of between two hundred thousand […]

Swiss Re Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award’ to recognize entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognizes entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While resilience is the core theme of this annual programme, its specific focus changes from year to year. Our 2019 award will focus on innovative solutions […]

Foodshot Global: Inviting applications for -a) ‘Landing Moonshots:Innovating Soil 3.0’ to meet the needs of innovative entrepreneurs in the global food sector through an integrated platform of prize dollars, equity, working capital/debt, and growth capital that will provide a pathway to scale, impact and success; b) ‘Groundbreaker Prize’ to honor rising stars working in research, social enterprise, or advocacy.

Funding brief: Landing Moonshots: Innovating Soil 3.0: FoodShot Global aspires to meet the needs of innovative entrepreneurs in the global food sector through an integrated platform of prize dollars, equity, working capital/debt, and growth capital that will provide a pathway to scale, impact and success. Groundbreaker Prize: Foodshot Global welcomes nominations for its prestigious $500,000 groundbreaker […]

Expo Dubai 2020 LLC: Inviting applications for ‘The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme’ to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

Funding brief: The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. Expo’s three subthemes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus areas for funding. Criteria: ● Alignment with EXPO 2020 Dubai Objectives Is the project relevant to the […]

Chivas Venture: Inviting applications for ‘Accelerator Programme’ to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs, who use business to solve social and/or environmental issues.

Funding brief: The Chivas Venture is an annual competition to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs, who use business to solve social and/or environmental issues. Candidates must apply to the competition in one of the participating countries, for a chance to join the global final and win a share of $1million. They’re looking […]

Commonwealth Secretariat: Inviting applications for ‘The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards’ to celebrate outstanding innovators and innovations that are helping Commonwealth countries and their people achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advance the values in the Commonwealth Charter that commit Commonwealth countries to the development of free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace and prosperity.

Funding brief: The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards will celebrate outstanding innovators and innovations that are helping Commonwealth countries and their people achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advance the values in the Commonwealth Charter that commit Commonwealth countries to the development of free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation for WASH in Urban Settings’ to promote access to essential resources and services (clean water, sanitation) and can make a difference in reducing morbidity and mortality to promote healthy, safe, and productive lives.

Funding brief: This request for proposals represents a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, Arm, and The African Academy of Sciences (AAS). African entrants located in African organizations should apply through the Grand Challenges Africa (a program of The AAS) portal; entrants located throughout the rest of the world should apply through the Bill & Melinda Gates […]

Youth for Water and Climate (YWC): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Be Bold. Be Creative. Get Support.’ to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation.

Funding brief: The Youth for Water and Climate #YWC Platform is looking for youth-led projects! This call for proposals has been designed to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation. It is made possible thanks to the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and will […]

The Kectil Program: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to identify and nurture highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries.

Funding brief: The Kectil Program was created to identify and nurture highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries. What Is Kectil? ● Web-Based Mentoring Program ● Monthly Kectil Talks with Leaders in Science, Business, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Public Service ● Assignments & Sharing ● Connect with […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2019’ to receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future.

Funding brief: The application process for the 2019 Ashden Awards is now open. On 13 June 2019, 10 winners from around the world will receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future. In 2019 they will be awarding […]

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

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: ● Girls’ education ● Agriculture ● Energy ● Global health ● Education […]

ViiV Healthcare: Inviting applications for ‘Positive Action for MSM & Transgender People’ to support community-led efforts to address HIV and AIDS, promote sexual health & wellbeing and advance social & economic justice for MSM and transgender people.

Funding brief: Positive Action for MSM & Transgender People aims to improve sexual health & wellbeing and advance social and economic justice for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in resource-limited and hostile settings. By doing so, we aim to build evidence that shows that community-level interventions which address HIV in combination […]

Transparency International (TI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Inviting applications for ‘A Global Competition: Mini-grants for Social Entrepreneurs’ to solve social problems and develop new methods, tools, and projects to fight corruption.

Funding brief: Transparency International (TI) is calling for young people under 35 years old who are motivated to solve social problems and develop new methods, tools, and projects to fight corruption. TI, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark ahead of International Anti-Corruption Conference Series, are together launching a global competition for new project ideas […]

IREN: Inviting applications for ‘IREN Startup Award’ to find startups and technology companies that aim at revolutionizing the utilities sector.

Funding brief: IREN, a top player among Italian multi-utilities, is seeking startups and technology companies that aim at revolutionizing the utilities sector for the second edition of its Startup Award, powered by Intesa Sanpaolo’s international acceleration program StartUp Initiative. This year IREN is launching IREN UP, the new Corporate Venture Capital instrument that will provide […]

The United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO): Inviting applications for ‘UNWTO Awards’ to acknowledge the contribution of institutions – public, private or NGOs – to competitive and sustainable tourism development at the local, national, regional and international levels.

Funding brief: The UNWTO Awards aim to acknowledge the contribution of institutions – public, private or NGOs – to competitive and sustainable tourism development at the local, national, regional and international levels. The contribution of the awardees is in line with the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the principles and Sustainable Development Goals. […]

The Franchise Education & Research Foundation and IFA: Inviting applications for ‘The NextGen in Franchising Global Competition’ to engage millennial entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses through the franchise model, and the only business incubator in the world focused on franchising.

Funding brief: The NextGen in Franchising Global Competition is a worldwide program that engages millennial entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses through the franchise model, and the only business incubator in the world focused on franchising. Donor Name: The Franchise Education & Research Foundation and IFA Funding name: The NextGen in Franchising Global Competition Deadline: […]

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, joins the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Inviting applications for ‘a call for applications’ to participate in the prestigious youth entrepreneurship pitching event entitled Start and Scale-up for SDGs.

Funding brief: IOM, the UN Migration Agency, joins the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and partners in announcing a call for applications to participate in the prestigious youth entrepreneurship pitching event entitled Start and Scale-up for SDGs. The event will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 15 […]

The Gratitude Network: Inviting applications for ‘The Gratitude Network Fellowship’ to focus on leadership development, team development, and operational issues.

Funding brief: for social entrepreneurs serving children and youth. The Fellowship is designed to help the social entrepreneur scale their organization to the next level and therefore positively impact even more children. The Gratitude Network Fellowship is a 12-month leadership development program consisting of intense mentoring and coaching focusing on leadership development, team development, and […]

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

Funding brief: Nordic Climate Facility’s eight call for proposals is now open for applications. The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is a challenge fund set up and administered by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to finance innovative climate change projects. NCF has five objectives: ● Increase low-income countries’ capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change ● Encourage […]

Expo 2020: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Impact Grant Programme’ to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’.

Funding brief: The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’. Expo’s three sub-themes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus areas for funding. Objectives: Expo Live’s flagship Impact Grant Programme will fund novel and innovative solutions […]

coLABS: Inviting applications for ‘early-stage investment portfolio’ to invest in bold, innovative, and widely scalable social enterprises that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

Funding brief: coLABS is an early-stage investment portfolio seeking to invest in bold, innovative, and widely scalable social enterprises that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world. coLABS is a portfolio under Gray Matters Capital (GMC), a private operating foundation founded by Bob Pattillo that focuses on […]

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘Subsidy from the Fund against Child Labour (FBK)’ to support your project with a subsidy, as well as through a knowledge project incorporating information, advice and the exchange of knowledge.

Funding brief: Are you an international entrepreneur? If so, you may not always see everything that happens in your production chain. For example, you may not know whether child labor is taking place within that chain. Do you want to take active steps to tackle child labor within your production chain? Then you can apply […]

The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG), the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: 2018 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 in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries, and be directed towards sustainable development generally, and linked to the Sustainable […]

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Gender Responsive Investment Projects – Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) Program in Bangladesh’ to address structural impediments through public and private investments, with particular emphasis on unlocking domestic capital for women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Funding brief: The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 47 least developed countries. The Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) pilot programme in Bangladesh is a joint global initiative of UNCDF, UNDP and UN Women that addresses structural impediments through public and private investments, with particular […]

Siemens Stiftung: Inviting applications for ‘empowering people. Award 2019’ to identify and support low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions.

Funding brief: Siemens Stiftung has launched empowering people. Award 2019, calling on social entrepreneurs and developers from across the world to submit their projects with impact. The award identifies and supports low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions. Technologies entering the competition should be simple, feasible, embedded in a social business […]

The Hello Tomorrow: Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenge’ to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies.

Funding brief: The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. The Challenge was created in 2013 by deeptech entrepreneur Xavier Duportet and Arnaud De La Tour, at the time both PhD students, who realised that the resources […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ to recognize innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation.

Funding brief: ICIMOD is pleased to launch the ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award 2018’ that recognizes innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation. The award(s) will be announced on International Mountain Day (IMD), 11th, December, 2018. Although ICT for Development is increasingly being used […]

Future For Nature Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The 2019 Future for Nature Award’ to protect species of wild animals and plants by combining passion with action to create concrete results in nature conservation.

Funding brief: The new round for the 2019 Future For Nature Awards is open now! Are you a young (under 35 years old), talented and inspiring conservationist, committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants by combining passion with action to create concrete results in nature conservation? Do not hesitate and apply for the […]

WorldLabs: Inviting applications for ‘Elevating Ideas’ to help ideas develop and grow by providing the funding, tools and connections needed to thrive.

Funding brief: Got a bright idea? They can help you elevate it! WorldLabs’ mission is to help ideas develop and grow by providing the funding, tools and connections needed to thrive. Too many promising entrepreneurial projects fall by the wayside due to lack of resources, help or funding. This is why they created the Elevating […]

Alice and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN): Inviting applications for ‘global pitch competition’ to find submissions for a pitch for competition for diverse founders who have committed their companies to social good and are positively impacting the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: Alice and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), along with partners Johnson & Johnson and Dell, have opened applications for Pitch with Purpose, a global pitch competition celebrating and rewarding diverse founders who have committed their companies to social good. Launched in 2016, Pitch with Purpose was the first-ever pitch competition centered around solutions to […]

Cartier international: Inviting applications for ‘Women’s Initiative Awards’ to find committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come.

Funding 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. Donor Name: Cartier international Funding name: Women’s Initiative Awards Deadline: 31st, August, […]

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to provide financing to organizations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains in its member countries.

Funding brief: CFC supports activities which promote the contribution of the commodity sector to achieving the SDGs in CFC member countries including the following aspects: (i) Social: Create employment (particularly for youth and women), provide sustained increase in household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security. (ii) Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local […]

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO): Inviting applications for ‘The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM)’ to consolidate the broad concept of environmental management in the Islamic world; encouraging interest in the concept of sustainable development; publicizing the outstanding efforts and successful practices in the field of environmental management and mainstreaming them in Member States for wider benefit.

Funding brief: ISESCO announces that application for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM) at its current edition (2018-2019) will be launched as from 2 April 2018, and the deadline for acceptance of nominations is set on 31 December 2018. The winners will announced at the 8th Islamic […]

The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG): Inviting applications for ‘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 in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries, and be directed towards sustainable development generally, and linked to the Sustainable […]

Zayed Sustainability Prize: Inviting applications for ‘prize’ to celebrate achievements that are driving impact, innovation and inspiration across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.

Funding brief: The Zayed Sustainability Prize is a tribute to the legacy of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – a visionary champion of environmental stewardship and global sustainability. This annual award celebrates achievements that are driving impact, innovation and inspiration across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, […]

King Baudouin Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Ernest Solvay Fund’ to promote interest in scientific and technological training and development, both in Belgium and abroad.

Funding brief: One of the primary aims of the Ernest Solvay Fund is to promote interest in scientific and technological training and development, both in Belgium and abroad. It does this by supporting initiatives in both education and entrepreneurship in areas of science and technology such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and earth sciences. The […]

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: […]

Cartier international: Inviting applications for ‘Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards’ to find committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come.

Funding 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. Donor Name: Cartier international Funding name: Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards’ Deadline: 31st, […]

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 […]

The World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘online competition’ for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations.

Funding brief: In 2015, all 193 United Nations member countries signed on to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to “create the future we want in 2030.”SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations. The objectives of the initiative are to: […]

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 […]

Unilever and DFID: Inviting applications for ‘Transform’ for innovative models that open up access to high-impact products for underserved consumers in hard-to-reach rural locations.

Funding brief: The call is for innovative models that open up access to high-impact products for underserved consumers in hard-to-reach rural locations. They are open to applications focused in countries across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. TRANSFORM’s goal is to enable access for 100 million people to products that will enhance their livelihoods, in areas […]

The Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC): Inviting applications for ‘The village to raise a child 2018’ to identify and nurture young social entrepreneurs from around the world.

Funding brief: Village to Raise a Child is a program established by the Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative that identifies and nurtures young social entrepreneurs from around the world. These students—called “Global Trailblazers”—are selected via a global competition that searches for the most inspiring high schoolers with the most innovative ideas from countries around the globe. […]

The Takeda Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Young Entrepreneurship Award’.

Funding brief: The Takeda Foundation has put out a call for applications for the Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award. The Award targets young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world. The Takeda Foundation believes that the challenging activities of young individuals trying to address real technological and social needs […]

Unilever: Inviting applications for ‘Young Entrepreneurs Awards’ to recognize and support brilliant young innovators tackling the planet’s biggest environmental and social challenges, and to help them achieve scale for impact.

Funding brief: Unilever believes the world will only succeed in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals if we all start to think and work differently. That means a real shift towards meaningful partnerships and collaboration across the whole range of players – from governments to NGOs, and big businesses to start-ups. Imagine what we […]

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 […]

Teach A Man To Fish: Inviting applications for ‘The School Enterprise Challenge’ to create globally aware, socially responsible young entrepreneurs.

Funding brief: The School Enterprise Challenge is a global business start-up Awards Programme run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It aims to create globally aware, socially responsible young entrepreneurs. The Awards Programme is FREE and helps students to plan and set up school businesses that: ● Generate real profits to help support […]

Young Water Solutions (YWS): Inviting applications for ‘Young Water Fellowship Program’ to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

Funding brief: The Young Water Fellowship Program aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during […]

Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘End of poverty in all its forms everywhere’.

Funding brief: The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) announces the first goal of the SDGs 2030 ” End of poverty in all its forms everywhere ” as subject for the 2018 AGFUND International Prize 2018 and invites the United Nations, international and regional organizations, ministries and public institutions, social business enterprises, national NGOs, individuals […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Opportunity grant’ to fund civil society organizations that aim to implement projects addressing Menstrual Health Management (MHM) within a sexual and reproductive health rights framework.

Funding brief: The purpose of Opportunity grants is to nurture and encourage innovative ideas and approaches on SRHR advocacy in new contexts. For this Opportunity grant call, AmplifyChange seeks to fund civil society organizations that aim to implement projects addressing Menstrual Health Management (MHM) within a sexual and reproductive health rights framework. At AmplifyChange, they […]

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 ● […]

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

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

Valeo: Inviting applications for ‘Valeo Innovation Challenge 2018’ to reward an innovative project, whether it is a technological innovation or an idea for new ways to use cars.

Funding brief: The aim is to reward an innovative project, whether it is a technological innovation or an idea for new ways to use cars. The participants will have to propose new solutions in one of the following categories: ● Vehicle electrification ● Autonomous vehicle ● Digital mobility Donor Name: Valeo Funding name: Valeo Innovation Challenge 2018 Deadline: […]

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

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

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

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

The 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 […]

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 […]

Rice University: Inviting applications for ‘The Rice Business Plan Competition’ to the support of entrepreneurship.

Funding brief: The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University’s internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship. This is the […]

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

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

Thought For Food Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Thought For Food (TFF) Challenge’ to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050.

Funding brief: Join the 2018 TFF Challenge to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050. By participating in the TFF Challenge, you are joining a movement of young innovators from 130 different countries who are reshaping our global food system. They believe […]

UNICEF: Inviting applications for ‘UNICEF Innovation Fund Call for VR/AR Technologies’ for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions.

Funding brief: VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies can be used to solve real human problems. By providing new, immersive ways of accessing data they can enhance our learning experience, expand our understanding of complex systems and improve how we interact with one another. The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Iridescent: Inviting applications to offer girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders.

Funding brief: Technovation offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year they invite girls to identify a problem in their community, and then challenge them to solve it. Girls work in teams to build both a mobile app and a business […]

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. […]

Singapore International Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE)’ to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond.

Funding brief: The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen! Through the YSE programme, participants will learn from and interact with leading social entrepreneurs, business […]

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 […]

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 […]

International Franchise Association (The Franchise Education and Research Foundation and IFA): Inviting applications for ‘The NextGen Global Competition’ to engage young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry.

Funding brief: The NextGen Global Competition engages young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry. They are looking for 20 outstanding young entrepreneurs who are poised to take off if given the mentoring and support from franchise business leaders who are the best in the world at scaling concepts. Donor […]

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 International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ to recognize innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation on the occasion of the World Environment Day (WED) 2017.

Award brief: ICIMOD is pleased to launch the ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ that recognizes innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation on the occasion of the World Environment Day (WED) 2017. The award(s) will be announced on International Mountain Day (IMD), 11 December, […]

Milken Family Foundation (Penn Graduate School of Education): Inviting applications for ‘The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC)’ to attract innovative ideas in education from around the world, ranging from those structured on local or global needs, public or private issues.

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 Ideas (opening Summer 2017), as well as a path for Ventures (check back in January 2018). In offering multiple prizes and prize categories, the […]

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 […]

Millennium Campus Network (MCN): Inviting applications for ‘Millennium Oceans Prize’ to seek celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources.  Initiatives that champion sustainable fisheries will receive special consideration.

Donor Name: Millennium Campus Network (MCN) Funding name: Millennium Oceans Prize Funding brief:  The Millennium Oceans Prize celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources.  Initiatives that champion sustainable fisheries will receive special consideration. The objectives of this Prize are reflected in the proposed […]

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

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

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 […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Inviting applications for Solving Global Challenges on different themes.

Donor Name:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology Funding name: Solving Global Challenges 2017 Funding theme: Youth, skills, & the workforce of the future Funding brief:  The Solve community aims to unearth and support innovative solutions to guarantee disadvantaged young people under 24 from low socio-economic (income, wealth, and education) backgrounds are equipped with 21st century skills […]

The Future for Nature Foundation: Inviting applications for Future For Nature Award 2018 to stimulate a new generation of nature conservation leaders by providing support to young and talented conservationists who are committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants.

Donor Name: The Future for Nature Foundation Funding name: Future For Nature Award 2018 Funding brief: The Future for Nature Foundation aims to stimulate a new generation of nature conservation leaders by providing support to young and talented conservationists who are committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants. Each year, they fund the […]

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 […]

Adam Bradford Private Consulting Ltd.: Inviting Applications for Adam Start Entrepreneurship Challenge award towards start up, business mentoring support and unparalleled access to networks and media opportunities.

Donor Name:  Adam Bradford Private Consulting Ltd. Award name: Adam Start Entrepreneurship Challenge Award brief:  The competition rewards one young person each year and the pitching process is competitive. Last year, over 30 countries were represented in the applications. The initiative has been praised by the UK Government and gives one lucky young person up […]

deutschland.de: Inviting Applications for a world-wide competition called #youforG20 to reward one project that in an especially convincing way addresses a social, environmental-policy or economic topic and helps to improve living conditions for people.

Donor Name: deutschland.de Funding name: #youforG20 – your project for an interconnected world. Funding brief: deutschland.de is organizing a world-wide competition called #youforG20 – your project for an interconnected world. #youforG20 rewards one project that in an especially convincing way addresses a social, environmental-policy or economic topic and helps to improve living conditions for people. […]

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 […]