Tag Archives: Profit Organization

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 […]

Sasakawa Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to achieve different priority goals from a mid- to long-term perspective: (1) further strengthening the Japan–U.S. relationship, built around the bilateral security agreement, (2) expanding Japan’s presence in Asia, (3) enhancing understanding of and relationships with Islamic countries in the Middle East, (4) establishing ocean governance, and (5) empowering women to achieve gender equality in society.

Funding brief: In the context of these evolving global challenges, SPF has set five priority goals from a mid- to long-term perspective: (1) further strengthening the Japan–U.S. relationship, built around the bilateral security agreement, (2) expanding Japan’s presence in Asia, (3) enhancing understanding of and relationships with Islamic countries in the Middle East, (4) establishing […]

Wilson Cente: Inviting applications for ‘fellowships’ to invite scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program.

Funding brief: Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bridge Builder: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to invests in building and repairing unique bridges between people, organizations, issues, and beliefs to promote meaningful engagement and sustainable, community-led change.

Funding brief: How might we as people on the move and neighbors build bridges to a shared future of stability and promise? BridgeBuilder invests in building and repairing unique bridges between people, organizations, issues, and beliefs to promote meaningful engagement and sustainable, community-led change. Over the past two years, the Challenge has sourced hundreds of […]

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 […]

Implementer-led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL): Inviting applications for ‘Small Grants Program’ to address knowledge and capacity gaps expressed by the food and nutrition security implementing community.

Funding brief: IDEAL is a five-year USAID FFP funded activity that aims to address knowledge and capacity gaps expressed by the food and nutrition security implementing community. The goal of IDEAL is to strengthen food and nutrition security among FFP-target populations through promotion of systems-level approaches to improve the design, implementation and overall effectiveness of […]

Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to catalyse a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.

Funding brief: The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is pleased to announce new funding available to combat modern slavery through an agreement with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). GFEMS will distribute approximately USD 15M across 14 opportunities in support of its overall Theory of Change. These opportunities fall into the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2019’ to be awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities.

Funding brief: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its second annual Mountain Prize, awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities. Nominations […]

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘SDG Partnership facility (SDGP)’ to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries.

Funding brief: With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) as the executor, aims to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries: ● SDG 2 (ending hunger) ● SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth) ● SDG 17 (partnerships for the […]

MacArthur Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘A possible grant award from the MacArthur Foundation of $100,000,000’ to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.

Funding brief: Are You Ready to Solve a Problem? They’re ready to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. 100&Change takes place over a two-year period and includes several stages of evaluation and review. Are you ready to solve a problem? They’re ready to […]

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity.

Funding brief: The IKI key objectives are on climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity. And IKI seeks to maximize synergies between these two objectives. The main focus of the IKI in the area of climate protection is to provide support for the implementation of the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The aim […]

USAID: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘New Directions in Advancing Locally Led Development’ to identify opportunities for co-creation, co-design, co-investment and collaboration to advance knowledge and practice for locally led development.

Funding brief: USAID is interested in identifying opportunities for co-creation, co-design, co-investment and collaboration to advance knowledge and practice for locally led development. These solutions may include applied research and development interventions to address gaps in knowledge and practice, and designing and testing new approaches relevant to USAID and other donors. Applicants should also consider […]

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP): Inviting applications for ‘the WFP Innovation Accelerator’ to identify, nurture and scale bold solutions to hunger globally.

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

U.S. Department of State-Bureau of International Security-Nonproliferation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to focus on mitigating proliferation and security risks from state and non-state actors.

Funding brief: The Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). ISN/CTR invites non-profit/non-governmental organizations and educational institutions to submit proposals for projects that will advance the mission of the Department’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR). […]

Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM): Inviting applications for ‘The Energy Management Leadership Awards’ to recognize leading organizations for their energy management achievements and raise the profile of the ISO 50001 energy management system as a proven, broadly applicable solution to global energy and climate challenges.

Funding brief: The Energy Management Leadership Awards recognize leading organizations for their energy management achievements and raise the profile of the ISO 50001 energy management system as a proven, broadly applicable solution to global energy and climate challenges. Organizations certified to ISO 50001 are invited to submit case studies for recognition. Each entry will describe […]

Arrell Food Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards’ to recognize global excellence in food innovation and community impact.

Funding brief: The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards recognize global excellence in food innovation and community impact. Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges […]

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 […]

P4G Partnership Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to offer financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: P4G offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals: • SDG 2 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture • SDG 6 Water and Sanitation • SDG 7 Clean Energy • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities • SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption […]

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

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

Google.org: Inviting applications for ‘Google AI Impact Challenge’ to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges.

Funding brief: Google.org is issuing an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges. Selected organizations will receive support from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25M pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more. At Google, they […]

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 […]

International Olympic Committee (IOC): Inviting applications for ‘The Sport and Active Society Development Grants’ to organizations that promote the health and social benefits of sport and participation in regular physical activity.

Funding brief: The Sport and Active Society Development Grants are an initiative of the IOC’s Sport and Active Society Commission: non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and International and National Sports Federation (including IOC-Recognized International Federations) can submit their applications by 14 December, and winners will be announced within the first few months of 2019. Four development grants worth […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR): 2018 Global Call for Proposals’ to support civil society in protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide.

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

World Food Programme (WFP): Inviting applications for ‘The WFP Innovation Accelerator’ to identify, nurture and scale bold solutions to hunger globally.

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

Qatar Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2019 WISE Awards’ to identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society.

Funding brief: The 2019 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Inviting applications for ‘Marine Turtle Conservation Fund’ to provide financial support for projects that conserve nesting populations and habitat and address other threats to the survival of marine turtles in foreign countries.

Funding brief: The Marine Turtle Conservation Fund (MTCA) is soliciting proposals for the conservation of marine turtles (Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta, Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelys olivacea, Lepidochelys kempii) throughout their range outside of the United States and its territories. The U.S. Government enacted the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004 in response to the […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Funding brief: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The International Affairs Program delivers on this mission through its financial assistance programs by supporting strategic projects that deliver measurable conservation […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘#IdeasChangeLives challenge’ to work with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team on an initiative to help achieve one of six of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: Do you have a great digital idea that has the potential to create a better world? If so, please enter the #IdeasChangeLives challenge. You could win a prize of £20,000 and the chance to work with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team on an initiative to help achieve one of six of the United Nations’ Sustainable […]

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 […]

U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor: Inviting applications for ‘Statements of Interest (SOI)’) for programs that support Internet Freedom.

Funding brief: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom. In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, DRL’s goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet […]

Start Up Energy Transition (SET): Inviting applications for ‘SET Award 2019: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition’ from start-ups around the world to present their business ideas.

Funding brief: The SET initiative invites start-ups around the world to present their business ideas. The international ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) initiative invites young and innovative companies around the world to apply for the SET Award 2019. The third round of the award for business ideas in the energy transition and climate protection was […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Innovator Awards: Digital Technologies’ to support researchers who are transforming great ideas into digital healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health.

Funding brief: These awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into digital healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health. They’re looking for ● Your project must be innovative, disruptive and address an unmet healthcare need or challenge. ● It should develop technologies that could result in significant, measurable changes in quality, speed, […]

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 […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘New Approaches for Strategic Prioritization of Agricultural Development Policies’ to seek new approaches for strategic prioritization of agricultural development policies.

Funding brief: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks new approaches for strategic prioritization of agricultural development policies. They specifically encourage approaches that not only help countries prioritize agricultural development policies, but also inform long-term strategic planning. Proposals must closely align with the goals of the Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Development team. Although proposed solutions may be generated from […]

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 […]

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA): Inviting applications for ‘Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)’ to promote international joint research targeting global issues with an objective of utilization of research outcomes.

Funding brief: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in collaboration with Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS). Please note that the following information on applying for SATREPS is targeted for researchers who belong to Japanese research institutions/universities in […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Innovations Driving Programmatic Performance in Immunization: Service Experience and Data Use + Measurement’ to promote the effective use of timely and relevant data to drive programmatic performance, and thus increase the number of children vaccinated globally, they are looking for innovative ideas.

Funding brief: Within this call to promote the effective use of timely and relevant data to drive programmatic performance, and thus increase the number of children vaccinated globally, they are looking for innovative ideas in the following areas: Innovative ideas for improving the measurement approaches for immunization data (e.g., process, equity, coverage indicators) with a […]

USAID: Inviting applications for ‘Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)’ to source innovative ideas, pilots and rigorously tests them, and supports the scale-up of solutions that demonstrate proven impact and cost-effectiveness.

Funding brief: Through a year-round grant competition, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) sources innovative ideas, pilots and rigorously tests them, and supports the scale-up of solutions that demonstrate proven impact and cost-effectiveness. DIV’s tiered funding model; inspired by venture capital funds, invests comparatively small amounts of funding in a variety of unproven ideas, and provides more substantial […]

Nesta: Inviting applications for ‘Collective Intelligence Experimentation Fund’ to generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence (combining human and machine intelligence) to solve social problems.

Funding brief: Nesta is offering grants of up to £20,000 for projects that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence (combining human and machine intelligence) to solve social problems. They want to fund applied research/practical experiments that help generate evidence on the best approaches to designing and employing collective intelligence (human and machine […]

Echoing Green: Inviting applications for ‘fellowship’ for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels to build a diverse and inclusive social impact space.

Funding brief: This is the fellowship for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels. We know that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not—which is why they invest in talent wherever it is. Fellows represent diverse ethnic, religious, and gender experiences, with varied educational, economic, and geographic backgrounds. As they seek to build a diverse and […]

Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.

Funding brief: The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF’s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people […]

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 […]

Rabobank: Inviting applications for ‘Food Loss Challenge Asia’ to find an existing tech-based solution that reduces food loss from farm to market in Asia.

Funding brief: Food loss occurs at each stage of the food value chain. Rabobank and our partners want to work with effective startups along the food value chain to promote the adoption of sustainable solutions and practices across the region. Criteria: ● Scalability of Impact ● Strength of Business Model ● Robustness of Solution Bonus Criteria: Positive impact […]

The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM): Inviting applications for ‘European Partnership for Responsible Minerals Fund 2018’ to support activities that help improve conditions in and around tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) mines and for miners in conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs).

Funding brief: The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) has published a new Call for Proposals to support activities that help improve conditions in and around tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) mines and for miners in conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs). From 14 August 2018, companies, NGOs, public or semi-public bodies and knowledge institutions […]

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 Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage technology that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy.

Funding brief: The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will invest up to £10 million in innovation projects. These must encourage technology that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy. The aim of this competition is to […]

The Energy Globe Award: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2018 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘SDG Partnership facility (SDGP)’ to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

Funding brief: Is your organization a company, public institution, NGO or knowledge institution? And do you want to cooperate in a public-private partnership in order to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries? If so, then your project can receive support from the SDGP. With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of […]

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 […]

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE): Inviting applications for ‘IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition’ to aim at fostering innovation to develop solutions to electricity access.

Funding brief: IEEE Empower a Billion Lives is a global competition aimed at fostering innovation to develop solutions to electricity access. Solutions are expected to be scalable, regionally relevant, holistic, and leverage 21st century technologies with exponentially declining prices. The IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition is agnostic to energy sources, technologies, and business models. […]

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): Inviting applications for ‘Enterprise Development for Jobs (2018)’ to contribute to job creation by stimulating to more, sustainable commercial investments.

Funding brief: The overriding goal of Norwegian development assistance is poverty reduction. Promoting private sector development and job creation is vital for achieving this. In June 2015 the Norwegian Government launched the White Paper “Working together” which describes how Norway will intensify its efforts to create an enabling environment for private sector development in developing […]

U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES): Inviting applications for the funding title-‘Mapping and Analysis of Illegally Harvested Timber and Forest Products in Global Trade’ to work with developing countries and partners to gather data and build capacity to identify, analyze, and map illegal timber and forest products trade in key regions for forest production and trade.

Funding brief: The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Conservation and Water (ECW) at the Department of State, announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for Mapping and Analysis of Illegally Harvested Timber and Forest Products in Global Trade, to work with developing countries and partners to gather data […]

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

Funding brief: Sea Pact was established in 2013 as a group of leading North American seafood companies dedicated to driving stewardship and continuous improvement of social, economic, and environmental responsibility throughout the global seafood supply chain. In 2018 Sea Pact expanded to ten member businesses, and also redesigned the process for submitting proposals for project […]

Nokia: Inviting applications for ‘Nokia Open Innovation Challenge’ for new innovative products and solutions within the Industrial IoT domain.

Funding brief: The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge, in partnership with NGP Capital, is looking for new innovative products and solutions within the Industrial IoT domain. It is time to submit your greatest ideas for technology and business models which could change the world. Together with Nokia Bell Labs experts and mentors you can make a […]

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Youth Foundation (IYF): Inviting applications for ‘Contest for Youth Engagement in Energy, Water, & Transport’ inspire and create a dialogue on innovative ways to engage young people while addressing some of the problems and needs of communities and companies.

Funding brief: International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Youth Foundation (IYF) have launched a new publication Creating Value Through Global Youth Engagement: A Smart Investment for the Infrastructure and Natural Resource Industries.  To highlight cases and best practices of engaging youth in the workforce, IFC is hosting a contest inviting young people to submit multimedia […]

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 […]

Citypreneurs: Inviting applications for ‘Urban Innovation Challenge’, also known as “Citypreneurs”, a young SDGs startup competition in Seoul for prospective entrepreneurs from around the world interested in solving urban issues in Seoul and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief:  “Urban Innovation Challenge: CITYPRENEURS” consists of two main components: a startup competition that works in close collaboration with city governments to solve urban problems as defined and measured by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and an inclusive policy interface that brings together academia, the public and private sectors, civil society […]

GSMA: Inviting applications for ‘The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund’ to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges.

Funding brief: The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. This funding round will test new technical solutions, catalyse ideas to improve or transform institutional systems, and enable solutions to empower, assist or protect individuals and communities affected by complex emergencies and […]

World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to recognize promising innovations aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

Funding brief: The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) today announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence. Applications for the Development Marketplace for Innovation in Addressing Gender-Based Violence must be received online by September 5, 2018. SVRI and the World […]

Accenture: Inviting applications for ‘Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge’ to bring startups, life sciences companies and healthcare organizations together to tackle the world’s biggest health issues.

Funding brief: Now in its third year, the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge will once again bring startups, life sciences companies and healthcare organizations together to tackle the world’s biggest health issues. Scroll down to see our schedule of regional round locations around the globe and updated themes. The HealthTech Innovation Challenge is part of Accenture’s […]

The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND): Inviting applications for ‘AGFUND International Prize’ 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 It is worth mentioning that the projects that best contribute to achieving one or more of the targets of the first Sustainable Development Goal […]

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 […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Public Engagement Fund’ to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.

Funding brief: This fund enables individuals and organizations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research. They’re looking for creative approaches to engage the public. Your project needs to support our public engagement goals, so it should do at least one of the following: ● Empower people by helping them to access, use, […]

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, […]

World Food Programme (WFP): Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Accelerator’ to identify, nurture and scale bold solutions to hunger globally.

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

Wellcome Trust (WT): Inviting applications for ‘Research Fund’ to offer practicing health professionals the opportunity to carry out humanities or social science research, in any area of health develop and test innovative ways of making health research open, accessible and reusable.

Funding brief: This funding supports researchers to develop and test innovative ways of making health research open, accessible and reusable. Donor Name: Wellcome Trust (WT) Funding name: Research Fund Deadline: 3rd, August, 2018, at 17:00 BST Funding details link: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/open-research-fund Funding limit: Up to £50,000 Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further […]

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 […]