Tag Archives: Entreprenuer

Cartier Women’s Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘grant’, an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs.

Funding brief: The Cartier Women’s Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006 by Cartier, the programme is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact. Donor Name: […]

UNDP: Inviting applications for ‘Open call: Growth Stage Impact Venture for the SDGs’ to identify and showcase mature impact ventures in emerging countries with the catalytic potential to drive both large impact and yield sustainable profit.

Funding brief: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Orange and SAP launch the second edition of the Growth Stage Impact Ventures (GSIV) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative; aimed at identifying and showcasing mature impact ventures in emerging countries with the catalytic potential to drive both large impact and […]

UNOPS: Inviting applications for ‘Global Innovation Challenge’ to bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, programmers and developers to provide the creative ideas and solutions needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: UNOPS Global Innovation Challenge brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, programmers and developers to provide the creative ideas and solutions needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to develop new technology solutions for creating infrastructure, networks and systems that can withstand shocks and stresses. The […]

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Inviting applications for ‘YouthPower 2 (YP2) Annual Program Statement (APS).’ to provide a vehicle to engage with, among others, youth-led and youth-serving organizations and systems broadly and creatively, to support cross-sectoral, positive youth development outcomes.

Funding brief: YP2 APS Funding Priorities and Programmatic Focus When USAID intends to support a variety of creative approaches for developing methodologies to assess and implement activities, the Agency may use an Annual Program Statement (APS) to generate competition for these awards. When used, USAID will publish an APS at least once a year, either […]

The World Summit Awards (WSA): Inviting applications for ‘World Summit Awards 2020’, a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society.

Funding brief: The World Summit Awards are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society. Is a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. Winners benefit not from a one-time financial reward, but a lifelong partnership and integration. The World […]

World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center: Inviting applications for ‘Ideas for Action’, a competition to engage young people (18-35 years old) to provide students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

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.” Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role […]

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

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

Sight and Life: Inviting applications for ‘The Innovation Challenge | Climate Smart Innovations For Better Nutrition’, a contest, to identify and support such projects that can be implemented and produce a meaningful impact in the short term.

Funding brief: The Innovation Challenge | Climate Smart Innovations For Better Nutrition An elevator pitch is a critical part of the entrepreneurial process. As competition for research and investment funds increases, young scientists need to effectively articulate their idea and do so in a manner that is persuasive and precise. Sight and Life developed a […]

Charity Entrepreneurship: Inviting applications for ‘Incubation Program’.

Funding brief: The Charity Entrepreneurship invites applications for ‘Incubation Program 2020’. The two-month, fully cost-covered boot camp will take you from a basic familiarity with starting charities to being fully prepared to create and operate an effective organization. Management, fundraising, impact analysis – everything you need to know will be taught by mentors who have […]

Women4Climate: Inviting applications for ‘Tech Challenge’ to select women-led innovative tech solution for climate with a measurable impact to experiment them.

Funding brief: The 2nd C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge will select women-led innovative tech solution for climate with a measurable impact to experiment them in C40 cities. C40 cities joining the Tech Challenge commit to pilot the winning solution and contribute to the selection by participating in the expert jury panel, which will select the finalists, […]

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

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

MIT Water Club: Inviting applications for ‘MIT Water Innovation Prize’, a startup competition focused on water innovation that awards up to $35K in innovation grants annually to student-led teams from across the country and internationally.

Funding brief: The MIT Water Innovation Prize is a startup competition focused on water innovation that awards up to $35K in innovation grants annually to student-led teams from across the country and internationally. The Prize started in 2015 and has since awarded $100K to 12 teams. As the main innovation-focused event of MIT Water Club, […]

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

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

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs: Inviting applications for ‘Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund’ to provide grant capital to test models for increasing investment into women-led SGBs in emerging markets.

Funding brief: ANDE has run Catalyst and Challenge Funds since 2009 with the purpose of fueling initiatives poised to improve the capacity of organizations within the small and growing business (SGB) sector. These funds have taken many forms and addressed various sector challenges since then, but their core function remains constant – the fund awards […]

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI): Inviting applications for ‘The Global Maker Challenge’, a collaborative competition for start-ups and entrepreneurs to solve real-world problems through innovation.

Funding brief: The Global Maker Challenge is an online open-innovation platform that offers an opportunity for ‘makers’ and innovators to connect and collaborate, wherever they are in the world, to solve real-world problems affecting people’s lives. Leveraging manufacturing innovation to provide viable and deployable solutions for the world’s most pressing issues, it invites world-leading manufacturers […]

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

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

Technovation: Inviting applications for ‘Technovation Girls Programme’, a free technology-based program for girls to build a mobile app, how to market it, and can submit it to their global competition.

Funding brief: Girls will change the world through technology. Girls are curious, creative, and determined. Technovation Girls gives them the courage and tools to explore their ideas. Girls will learn to build a mobile app, how to market it, and can submit it to our global competition. Technovation Girls is a free technology-based program for girls […]

World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘SDGs & Her Competition’ to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations.

Funding brief: 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: ● Recognize women implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including women business owners of microenterprises; ● Increase knowledge about the SDGs and their potential impacts […]

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, we want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen […]

Cisco: Inviting applications for ‘Cisco – Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020’ 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 […]

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

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

Fondation SUEZ and Institut de France: Inviting applications for – a) ‘The Access to Essential Services Award’ to be awarded to a non-profit organisation as a reward for its innovation; and b) ‘The Social Entrepreneurship Award’ to be awarded to a social entrepreneur for an initiative in the field of water access, sanitation or waste management.

Funding brief: The SUEZ-Institut de France Award includes two categories, for two types of applicant: – The Access to Essential Services Award, for a sum of €50,000 (fifty thousand euros) is awarded to a non-profit organisation as a reward for its innovation. It aims at creating a bridge between applied research and operational development projects. […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘IdeasChangeLives’, the global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems.

Funding brief: #IdeasChangeLives is the global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. They’re looking for people with a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit and a big idea that has the potential to make a positive impact for communities across the globe. The winning pitch will get £20,000 to invest in their […]

The Green Institute: Inviting applications for ‘fellowship’ to invite recent university or college graduates and postgraduate students from across the world to join one its online cohort in 2020, to conduct original research, develop innovations, or implement action in collaboration.

Funding brief: The Green Fellowship invites recent university or college graduates and postgraduate students from across the world to join one its online cohort in 2020, to conduct original research, develop innovations, or implement action in collaboration with faculty at The Green Institute. In addition to their project, Fellows participate in career workshops, trainings, and […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chivas Holdings (IP) Limited: Inviting applications for ‘Chivas Venture’ to find entrepreneurs on a mission to solve the world’s biggest social and environmental issues.

Funding brief: At Chivas, they believe in blending profit with purpose. That’s why every year, they give away $1 million in no-strings funding to social entrepreneurs that have a positive impact on the world. They’re looking for entrepreneurs on a mission to solve the world’s biggest social and environmental issues. If your business was created […]

Rockefeller Foundation, Acumen: Inviting applications for ‘On Campus Competition’ to provide Acumen resources that pull from our decades of experience backing companies, leaders, and ideas and ‘Virtual Competition’ for every student who doesn’t have access to an existing campus competition.

Funding brief: There are two tracks for this challenge: on-campus competitions and a Virtual Challenge. On-Campus Competitions They have partnered with four competitions that reach 30+ universities: Big Ideas@Berkeley, Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge, MIT IDEAS, and Innovation in Action. They are supporting the students in these on-campus competitions through our library of online courses, workbooks, […]

Conrad Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Conrad Challenge’ to bring science and technology studies to life through a student-driven, project-based approach.

Funding brief: The Conrad Challenge brings science and technology studies to life through a student-driven, project-based approach. There are no theoretical tasks here! Students identify relevant real-world challenges that don’t necessarily have a clear answer and learn how to innovate by creating solutions. They give students between the ages of 13-18 the chance to become […]

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

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

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

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

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘Australia Awards: Women Trading Globally Short Course for women from South Asia’ .

Funding brief: Are you a South Asian woman who owns and operates a successful small business? Do you wish to learn about international trade and how you might be able to embark on the pathway of growing your business into new international markets? Then here’s an excellent opportunity for you. Applications are now open for […]

The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT: Inviting applications for ‘Eureka Road to Enterprise 2019 competition’ to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and business acumen among people all around the world.

Funding brief: Instated to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and business acumen among people all around the world, Eureka! fast-tracks the journey from an innovative idea to a commercial success. Eureka! is Asia’s largest business model competition accredited independently by CNN and Thomson Reuters. Eureka! prides itself on providing a 360 degree, holistic experience in […]

Ashoka: Inviting applications for ‘Ashoka Young Changemakers’ for teenagers who are leading impact initiatives.

Funding brief: Ashoka Young Changemakers, A Co-leadership programme for teenagers who are leading impact initiatives. Step up and change the world with Ashoka! Nominate yourself or a young person you know! AYC is a carefully selected network of young people who have found their power to create change for the good of all and are […]

Teach A Man To Fish: Inviting applications for ‘School Enterprise Challenge’ for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students to support teachers and students to set up a REAL business at their school.

Funding brief: The School Enterprise Challenge is a FREE educational programme that teaches business and life skills. It supports teachers and students to set up a REAL business at their school. How to use the resources already around you to set up a business OUR EDUCATION MATERIALS INCLUDE BUSINESS GUIDES EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS SUBMISSION TEMPLATES MEET […]

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

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

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

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

Global Environment Facility (GEF): Inviting applications for ‘$10 million Challenge Program for Adaptation’ to harness the potential of the private sector actor.

Funding brief: The GEF seeks proposals for a $10 million Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation to harness the potential of the private sector actors. The Challenge Program aims to contribute to the global goal on adaptation for the Paris Agreement, by supporting initiatives to increase resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change and variability […]

Gray Matters Capital: Inviting applications for ‘IDEX Accelerator — IDEX Fellowship 2020’ to find The Next Wave Of “Social Intrapreneurs” Who Will Support, Lead And Advance The Work Of Socially-Focused Enterprises Around The World.

Funding brief: IDEX Is Developing The Next Wave Of “Social Intrapreneurs” Who Will Support, Lead And Advance The Work Of Socially-Focused Enterprises Around The World! This Fellowship is for young professionals (21 – 35 years old) from across the globe who want to deep dive into the social impact sector and get first hand experience […]

U.S Department of State Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘2019 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST)’ to highlight American leadership in innovation, promotes S&T innovation and entrepreneurship among young innovators in low and middle income countries through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing, and connects foreign entrepreneurs to American businesses in support of U.S. economic and security priorities.

Funding brief: GIST is a program that highlights American leadership in innovation, promotes S&T innovation and entrepreneurship among young innovators in low and middle income countries through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing, and connects foreign entrepreneurs to American businesses in support of U.S. economic and security priorities. Program Goals GIST strengthens the […]

Rising Tide Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: “Empowering for Freedom”’ to find projects that show entrepreneurial approaches to social issues that advance the freedom of individuals and society.

Funding brief: To further strengthen the impact of our funding, they are exploring the concept of “Empowering for Freedom” and are looking to support the best projects in this space. They are seeking projects that show entrepreneurial approaches to social issues that advance the freedom of individuals and society. Theory of Change: They believe that […]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘free legal service’ for NGOs and social enterprises.

Funding brief: TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal programme. They connect high-impact NGOs and social enterprises working to create social and environmental change with the best law firms and corporate legal teams to provide them with free legal assistance. They produce groundbreaking legal research and offer innovative training courses worldwide. TrustLaw […]

Swiss Re Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2020 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award’ to recognise entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising 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 2020 award will focus on innovative solutions […]

Cartier Women’s Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘Cartier Women’s Initiative 2020’ to support female entrepreneurs worldwide.

Funding brief: Since 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has supported 219 female entrepreneurs worldwide. Each year, 21 finalists representing 7 regions (Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, East Asia and South Asia & Oceania) are selected during the first round of the competition. These finalists are […]

Clean Cooking Alliance: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ to recognize outstanding female leaders in the household energy sector who are advancing clean cooking solutions in emerging markets.

Funding brief: The Clean Cooking Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (WEYA) Award are now open. This annual award recognizes outstanding female leaders in the household energy sector who are advancing clean cooking solutions in emerging markets. Donor Name: Clean Cooking Alliance Funding name: 2019 […]

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

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

The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Volvo Environment Prize’ to promote scientific research and innovations that in broad terms fall within the environmental and sustainability field.

Funding brief: Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes. Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives. The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. […]

USAID: Inviting applications for ‘Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative Womenconnect Challenge’ to bridge the gender digital divide so that women can fully participate in the global economy.

Funding brief: At the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announced the second round of the WomenConnect Challenge under the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative. W-GDP is a U.S. Government wide effort to economically empower 50 million women in the developing […]

King Baudouin Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ 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 GOI Peace Foundation, digital experts united (DEU), Stiftung Entrepreneurship: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition’ to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world.

Funding brief: A global programme to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world. The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a worldwide initiative that delivers exposure to entrepreneurship to young people between the ages of 15 and 35 by placing them and their creative potential for change at the lead of social transformation. This year, they’re excited […]

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 […]