Tag Archives: Seed Grant

USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DFID, and KOICA: Inviting applications for ‘Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development’ to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours.

Funding brief: USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DFID, and KOICA have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. They seek ground breaking prevention […]

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

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

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (The MIT Climate CoLab): Inviting applications for ‘absorbing climate impacts’.

Funding brief: The Climate CoLab invites proposal seeking the answer of the ‘Question: How can climate risk insurance be linked with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts?’ Key Issues: ● Impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities ● What is social protection? ● How can social protection help communities to cope with […]

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants’ to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment.

Funding brief: The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment. The EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available […]

Varkey Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Challenge Fund Grants 2018’ to invest in the future of education.

Funding brief: The Varkey Foundation believes in the power of new ideas to shape the future of education. But they know that taking a great idea off the drawing board and into the real world doesn’t just take hard work – it takes support. That’s why they created our Challenge Fund.​ They believe every child […]

Elrha: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation grants’ to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle.

Funding brief: The goal is to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle. The recent external evaluation of our programme and our strategic review identified the need for additional focus on the less-resourced innovation stages of problem recognition and diffusion. It also highlighted the importance of providing continued (end-to-end) support to innovation in the humanitarian […]

The Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Money Grant 2018’ to enhance the interconnections between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and those in countries of the Global South to jointly address main development challenges.

Funding brief: Through the Seed Money Programme, the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) seeks to enhance the interconnections between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and those in countries of the Global South to jointly address main development challenges. This is in conformity with the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable […]

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation: Inviting applications to support early stage, high impact social enterprises.

Funding brief: The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. They believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place. Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation accepts applications for funding year round. […]

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: Inviting applications for ‘EPFL Seed Money Program’ to enhance linkages between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and researchers and non-academic actors in countries of the Global South, to jointly address main development challenges.

Funding brief: Through the Seed Money Programme, CODEV seeks to enhance linkages between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and researchers and non-academic actors in countries of the Global South, to jointly address main development challenges. This is in conformity with the Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) […]

The Pollination Project: Inviting applications for ‘Seed Grants’ to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision.

Funding brief: The Purpose of a Pollination Project Seed Grant is to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision. They fund individuals and community groups, and you do not need to be a registered or established organization to apply. Donor Name:  The Pollination Project Funding name: Seed Grants Deadline: No deadline found […]

Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF): Inviting applications to advance the rights of women and girls.

Funding brief: VGIF supports projects that advance the rights of women and girls across a number of topic areas including, but not limited to: ● Economic empowerment (i.e. income generating skills, revolving loans, financial literacy) ● Health and wellness (i.e. nutrition, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, mental health) ● Education (i.e. promoting STEM for girls, literacy, numeracy) ● Leadership and building […]

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

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

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

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

The GSMA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund’ to extract insights from the trial and scaling of these innovative models to inform three key questions for growing the sector.

Funding brief:  The objective of the Innovation Fund is to extract insights from the trial and scaling of these innovative models to inform three key questions for growing the sector: ● How can mobile support utility services? ● For a mobile-enabled solution to be adopted at scale, what building blocks are needed ● What are […]

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

Donor Name:  Young Water Solutions Funding name: The Young Water Fellowship Program Funding brief: Young Water Solutions is an international non profit organization aiming to develop and support the potential of young people to contribute to universal water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management. We do so by empowering young leaders, providing them […]

Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI): Inviting applications to fund field research that supports conservation programs for wild populations of primates.

Donor Name:  Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI) Funding name: No specific fund name Funding brief:  Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI) is a not-for-profit foundation founded to fund field research that supports conservation programs for wild populations of primates. Priority will be given to projects that study, in their natural habitat, the least known and most endangered species. […]

Rainforest Action Network: Inviting Applications for Protect-an-Acre Grant Application to protect the world’s forests and support the rights of their inhabitants through small grants to traditionally under-funded organizations and communities in forest regions.

Donor Name: Rainforest Action Network Funding name: Protect-an-Acre Grant Application Funding brief: RAN established Protect-an-Acre (PAA) in 1993 to protect the world’s forests and support the rights of their inhabitants through small grants to traditionally under-funded organizations and communities in forest regions. PAA is a grassroots alternative to “buy-an-acre” programs that seek to provide rainforest […]

Lisle International: Inviting Applications for Global Seed Grant Program to support innovative projects which further the mission and goals of Lisle — improving intercultural understanding by bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to share, work together, and learn from one another.

Donor Name: Lisle International Funding name: Global Seed Grant Program Funding brief: Lisle International offers a Global Seed Grant Program to support innovative projects which further the mission and goals of Lisle — improving intercultural understanding by bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to share, work together, and learn from one another. Lisle only funds […]

The Pollination Project: Inviting Applications for Seed Grant to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision.

Donor Name: The Pollination Project (The Pollination Project Foundation) Funding name: Seed Grants to Social Change Leaders Funding brief: The Purpose of a Pollination Project Seed Grant is to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision. The Pollination Project seeks to unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world. They make […]

Futureearth: Inviting Applications to increase knowledge, promote innovation, and establish evidence-based solutions to the world’s most difficult sustainability challenges.

Donor Name: Futureearth Funding name: Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science (PEGASuS) – Biodiversity and Natural Assets Funding brief:  Future Earth is pleased to announce the first in a series of new funding opportunities through the Future Earth Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science (PEGASuS). The PEGASuS program will focus on interdisciplinary research […]

Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) and Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG): Inviting Applications for seed grant applications to help kick start projects or allow teams to try new innovative approaches to address conservation, research and education challenges.

Donor Name: Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) and Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) Funding name:  Seed grants Funding brief:  The Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) and Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG), is pleased to announce an open call for seed grant applications. Seed grants are designed to help kick start projects or allow teams to try new innovative approaches to […]