Tag Archives: Small Grants

Movies that Matter: Inviting applications for ‘Start-up & Impact Grants’ to promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide.

Funding brief: To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter offers grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT […]

British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU): Inviting applications for ‘BOU Career Development Bursary’ to support short-term research positions for young (or early career) ornithologists, between a first and higher degree programme or immediately after completion of a higher degree.

Funding brief: These aim to support short-term research positions for young (or early career) ornithologists, between a first and higher degree programme or immediately after completion of a higher degree. Successful grant proposals will combine the applicant’s development of skills that will be useful for their future career in ornithology with sound science. Donor Name: […]

Union of European Football Associations  (UEFA) Foundation for Children: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to help children, in particular in the areas of access to sport, health, education, employment, personal development and supporting vulnerable children.

Funding brief: UEFA Foundation for Children Launches 2018 call for projects. The UEFA Foundation for Children launched its 2018 call for projects that seek to promote children’s fundamental rights across the globe on 13th, August. This call for projects is aimed at any organization that shares the values of the UEFA foundation and proposes practical […]

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 […]

Techfugees: Inviting applications for ‘The Techfugees Global Challenges 2018’ to collect, select and reward digital projects offering innovative products and services to displaced people.

Funding brief: The purpose of the competition is to collect, select and reward digital projects (hereinafter “Projects”) offering innovative products and services to displaced people. Competition themes: The projects presented as part of the competition must offer innovative digital solutions addressing one or more issues that displaced people are confronted with. The organizers have identified […]

PhotogrVphy Magazine: Inviting applications for ‘PhotogrVphy Grant’ to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist.

Funding brief: PhotogrVphy Grant awards $1000 annually to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist. PhotogrVphy Grant 2018 is open for submissions without any fees (free to enter) to support all photographers from every corner of the world. They only accept series of photographs which share a […]

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: […]

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV): Inviting applications for ‘ARAV Research & Conservation Grant’ to fund clinically-oriented and/or conservation research projects involving reptiles and/or amphibians.

Funding brief: The ARAV Conservation & Research Committee is able to fund clinically-oriented and/or conservation research projects involving reptiles and/or amphibians. Objectives of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) include: ● To advance programs for preventative medicine, husbandry, and scientific research in the field of veterinary medicine dealing with reptiles and amphibians. ● To promote […]

The Weeden Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to Protect Biodiversity.

Funding brief: For its 40 years of existence, the Weeden Foundation’s primary mission has been to protect biodiversity. It has helped preserve more than 6 million acres of biologically important habitat worldwide. Since its inception, the Weeden Foundation has supported International and Domestic Population Stabilization projects based on the rationale that an increasing population causes […]

Cleveland Metroparks: Inviting applications for ‘Grants’ to support field conservation projects in Africa and Asia to help secure a future for wildlife and positively impact human communities.

Funding brief: The Future for Wildlife Seed Grants Program provides funds to support field conservation projects in Africa and Asia. Annual awards, ranging from $1000 to $3500, are made to conservation and field research initiatives that will help secure a future for wildlife and educational or cultural activities that positively impact wildlife, habitats and human communities. […]

Winning Writers: Inviting applications for ‘Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest’ to find best humor poems.

Funding brief: Now in its 18th year, this contest seeks today’s best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,250 in prizes. Submit one humor poem, up to 250 lines. The top 12 entries will be published online. There is no fee to enter. In addition to English, your poem may […]

The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev): Inviting applications for ‘Student Media Grant Program’ to enable and encourage student photographers (especially those interested in photojournalism and international conflict) to document and highlight issues related to conflict and development through stunning visual media in the country where these events are taking place.

Funding brief: ConDev’s Student Media Grants award up to $5,000 to current students interested in capturing conflict-related issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography. Past winners have travelled to and produced photography highlighting issues in Turkey, Nigeria, Kenya, Haiti, Ethiopia, Perú, and other conflict-affected regions. ConDev—part of Texas A&M University’s […]

Austin Community Foundation (ACF): Inviting applications for ‘The MissionBox Philanthropic Fund’ to honor those who dedicate their lives to educating others about the importance of animal rights and/or who work actively to protect those rights.

Funding brief: Nonprofits and charities that serve the welfare of animals hold a special place in our society. Often, animals needing care and protection are without rescue or hope. MissionBox honors those who dedicate their lives to educating others about the importance of animal rights and/or who work actively to protect those rights. They’d like […]

The GlobalGiving Accelerator: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success.

Funding brief: The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. When you graduate, your organization becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and you’ll have access to all the tools, training, and one-on-one support available in the GlobalGiving […]

The Kawamura Cultural Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Socially Engaged Art Support Grant’ to support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society.

Funding brief: SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART SUPPORT GRANT will support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society. This would further enhance in-depth relationships between art culture and the […]

Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects and organisations in Switzerland and worldwide-a) which are suited to improve the economic, cultural or social conditions of the population in tourist destination; b) which contribute to sustainable tourism development in tourist receiving countries; c) which contribute to intercultural understanding between people from tourist sending and receiving countries.

Funding brief: The Foundation supports projects and organisations in Switzerland and worldwide, ● Which are suited to improve the economic, cultural or social conditions of the population in tourist destination, ● Which contribute to sustainable tourism development in tourist receiving countries, ● Which contribute to intercultural understanding between people from tourist sending and receiving countries. Donor Name: Swiss […]

The Nieman Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships’ to offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism.

Funding brief: The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism. Since this initiative’s inception in 2012, the Nieman Foundation has awarded 42 visiting fellowships ranging between two and twelve weeks. Candidates need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the […]

PAI: Inviting applications for ‘YOUAccess fund’ to support youth-led organizations to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global South.

Funding brief: YOUAccess, a multiple donor fund, provides flexible funding that allows for risk-taking and a platform for youth and adolescent ownership of projects. Grant awardees contribute to building sexual and reproductive health and rights champions among policymakers, leaders, organizations, and individuals at national, district, and community levels. The fund offers an opportunity for innovative […]

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

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

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF)’ to help  young scientists in this region grow up as world-class scientists in the areas of, or related to, conservation of wildlife and ecosystem in their own country or in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) has launched out into a new programme, i.e., the NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF), for a 10-year period up to 2025, aiming at capacity building of young scientists in developing countries of the AsiaPacific region; both of the CGF Programme and […]

Embracing Our Differences: Inviting applications for the theme-‘enriching lives through diversity and inclusion’ to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Funding brief: Diversity is at the heart of what it means to be an artist. Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and […]

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

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

Wellcome Trust (WT): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Awards in Science’ to help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere.

Funding brief: Seed Awards help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere. Your research proposal must be within our scientific remit. These awards give researchers the opportunity to use innovative methodologies and carry out a broad range of activities, such as: ● Pilot and […]

WildlifePhoto.com: Inviting applications for ‘wildlife photography contest series for 2018’.

Funding brief: The wildlife photography contest series for 2018 is now running. This contest series is made up of three separate photo contests each with a different theme: ● Contest 1: Wildlife Portraits ● Contest 2: Habitats & Landscapes ● Contest 3: Animal Behaviour The contests are free to enter. Donor Name: WildlifePhoto.com Funding name: wildlife photography contest series for 2018 […]

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD): Inviting applications for ‘Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience-Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME)’ to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships.

Funding brief: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) initiated the programme “Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience” (PRIME) to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships in 2014. The programme has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Bay of Bengal Story Grants’ to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal.

Funding brief: Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering Story Grants to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal. The grants will support production of in-depth stories on climate and environmental change which aim to improve the quantity, quality and access to information by groups […]

Convergence: Inviting applications for ‘Design Funding for Catalytic Blended Finance Vehicles’ to design catalytic blended finance vehicles that aim to attract private capital to global development at scale.

Funding brief: Convergence is currently accepting applications for our Design Funding grant program. They award feasibility study and proof of concept grant funding for practitioners to design catalytic blended finance vehicles that aim to attract private capital to global development at scale. To date they have supported the design of more than 10 blended finance vehicles, including […]

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 […]

International Iguana Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to a wide range of species and programs.

Funding brief: The International Iguana Foundation awards were established to promote and enable iguana conservation through partnerships with scientists, educators, and organizations committed to preserving earth’s biodiversity. The IIF provides annual project funding to a wide range of species and programs through our grant application process.  A Request for Proposals is announced in mid-summer and […]

Society for Conservation Biology: Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Small Grants Program (CSGP)’ to fund worthy conservation projects around the globe.

Funding brief: The need for financial support of marine conservation efforts is acute in many parts of the world, especially in developing nations and those with little or no access to conservation funding. The Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section initiated the Conservation Small Grants Program (CSGP) to fund worthy conservation projects around the globe. […]

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 […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘APWLD Feminist Fossil Fuel Free Future Sub Grants’ from  grassroots feminist organizations to join us advance the principle of just and equitable, inclusive, accountable and rights-based climate financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for safeguarding the environment and women’s human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: APWLD invites grassroots feminist organizations to join us advance the principle of just and equitable, inclusive, accountable and rights-based climate financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for safeguarding the environment and women’s human rights in the Asia-Pacific region. The sub-grants will be awarded to four grassroots feminist organizations in GCF priority countries […]

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 […]

FundsforNGOs: Inviting applications for ‘ProposalsforNGOs Small Grant Competition 2018’ to pitch their innovative ideas.

Funding brief: Proposalsforngos by FundsforNGOs has launched a “Small Grant Competition” for NGOs around the world to pitch their innovative ideas using a one-page Concept Note. The contest aims to show how grassroots NGOs can develop a project idea to reality. Selected concept notes will be showcased to proposalsforngos.com users, for the purpose of sharing […]

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 […]

Mahathir Science Award Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Mahathir Science Award’ to bestow on any scientists, institutions or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit.

Funding brief: The Mahathir Science Award is bestowed on any scientists, institutions or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit. This award will be given to researchers who have made internationally recognized breakthroughs […]

The Martín-Baró Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to deal with the mental health consequences of violence and political repression.

Funding brief: The Martín-Baró Fund has a strong preference for projects which are developing innovative and progressive ways to deal with the mental health consequences of violence and political repression. Applicants should understand that they do not view mental health and human rights as issues which can be addressed separately, but are seeking to fund […]

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 […]

Getty Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Getty Scholar Grants’ for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields.

Funding brief: Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an […]

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 […]

British Ecological Society (BES): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to support scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding.

Funding brief: These grants support scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding. They support projects where there is a clear ecological science focus to the work; any other aspects, i.e. sociology, economics, etc., must be clearly integrated into the ecology and scientific goals of the project. The grants are to support […]

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

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

Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd.(SECL), & UNEP (Tunza Eco-generation): Inviting applications for ‘Call for applications – the 21st Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors’ to be awarded to the youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation, an environmental networking platform for children and youth around the world.

Funding brief: Eco-generation would like to announce a call for applications for the 21st Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors Program. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador is an elite position awarded to the youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation, an environmental networking platform for children and youth around the world. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador Program provides […]

The Positive Action Challenges: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to focus a global community of problem solvers on the enduring gaps, unmet needs and bottlenecks preventing the end of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Funding brief: This Challenge is seeking innovative storytelling approaches via digital technology, including but not limited to social media channels, to engage targeted, hard-to-reach groups on issues related to HIV prevention, testing, care and/or. Positive Action Challenges is a ViiV Healthcare funded innovation platform with a simple objective: to focus a global community of problem […]

The United Nations (UN), Nippon Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘United Nations – The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship in Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea’ to contribute directly to your nation’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programmes.

Funding brief: The United Nations (UN) and the Nippon Foundation is inviting applications for ‘United Nations – The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship in Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea’ to contribute directly to your nation’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programmes. Donor Name: The […]

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Inviting applications for ‘The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program’ to focus on prevention, mitigation, responses to, and recovery strategies for most forms of social and political violence as well as humanitarian emergencies.

Funding brief: The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program is focused on prevention, mitigation, responses to, and recovery strategies for most forms of social and political violence as well as humanitarian emergencies, including: ● International and internal wars ● State-supported violence and repression, from mass killings to police brutality ● Electoral violence ● Riots, protests, strikes, and other collective action […]

Camargo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Camargo Core Program’ to offer time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect.

Funding brief: The Camargo Core Program is the historical and flagship program of the Foundation. Each year an international call is launched through which 18 fellows (9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers) are selected. The Camargo Core Program offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. By supporting groundbreaking research and […]

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 […]

University of Connecticut (UConn): Inviting applications for ‘Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights 2019’ to an individual or group who has had significant impact advancing the cause of international justice and global human rights.

Funding brief: The Dodd Prize is awarded biennially by the University of Connecticut and is presented to an individual or group who has had significant impact advancing the cause of international justice and global human rights. The prize commemorates the distinguished career in public service of Sen. Thomas J. Dodd who, as Executive Trial Counsel […]

British Ecological Society (BES): Inviting applications for ‘Outreach Grants’ to promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Funding brief: The British Ecological Society (BES) actively encourage our members to promote ecological science to a wide audience and offer grants of up to £2,000. They define ecology as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment. Applications should promote and engage […]

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 […]

UN-Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award’ to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

Funding brief: UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour award was launched in 1989 and is one of the most prestigious human settlements award in […]

KEEN, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘Critical Coastlines Grant Program’ to fund community-based or non-profit organizations from around the world working to improve the resilience of coastal ecosystems to help both the community and coastal ecosystem adapt to emerging threats.

Funding brief: KEEN, Inc. is a values-led, independently owned outdoor footwear brand from Portland, Oregon with a mission to responsibly create original and versatile products, improve lives, and inspire outside adventure. KEEN’s corporate social responsibility program, KEEN Effect, activates communities to protect and preserve the natural environment where we work and play through strategic philanthropy, […]

Cultural Survival: Inviting applications for ‘Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF)’ to support Indigenous values-based community development.

Funding brief: Cultural Survival is pleased to announce the Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF) Call for Project Concepts. The KOEF is a small grants fund that supports Indigenous values-based community development. These grants have supported Indigenous-led projects on the leading edge of solutions to the most pressing issues for Indigenous Peoples everywhere. Grants can […]

IDRC | CRDI: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Developing innovative veterinary solutions for the fight against antimicrobial resistance (InnoVet-AMR)’ to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance to human health by minimizing the misuse of antibiotics and the development and spread of antibiotics resistance in developing countries, through the development and uptake of innovative veterinary products.

Funding brief: The InnoVet-AMR initiative addresses antibiotic resistance and is divided into two themes focused on reducing the use of antibiotics in the livestock (poultry and swine) and aquaculture (fish and shellfish) sectors in low and middle income countries. The main goal of both themes is to develop innovative veterinary solutions, focusing on product development, to […]

University of Pennsylvania: Inviting applications for ‘The Lipman Family Prize’ to recognize and amplify the work of organizations devoted to positive social impact and creating sustainable solutions to significant social and economic challenges.

Funding brief: The Barry and Marie Lipman Family Prize at the University of Pennsylvania is an annual global prize given to one organization that celebrates leadership and innovation in the social sector with an emphasis on impact and transferability of practices. The award recognizes and amplifies the work of organizations devoted to positive social impact […]

NWO-WOTRO: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund research projects that strengthen the evidence-base of the policy framework Dialogue and Dissent.

Funding brief: NWO-WOTRO launches a second call for proposals in the Assumptions programme to scrutinize the Theory of Change of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ CSO policy framework ‘Dialogue and Dissent’ in LMICs. This second call focuses on theme 3, ‘Civic space under pressure’ and is open to research consortia from around the world. […]

Nestlé Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants and Support’ to initiate and support research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The Nestlé Foundation offers different award and grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant Program represents the starting grant module for a later Full Grant Research application. The eligibility criteria as well as the Research objectives and topics have to be fulfilled independently from the award category: […]

Safari Club International Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘SCI Foundation Large Grants’ to projects with strong potential to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources or the advancement of constructive wildlife research.

Funding brief: SCI Foundation is a nonprofit IRS 501(c)(3) corporation. The mission of SCI Foundation is to fund and direct wildlife programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. More specifically, the conservation purpose of SCI Foundation is to conduct and support scientific and technical studies in the field of wildlife conservation, to assist in […]

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 […]

Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN): Inviting applications for ‘Whitley Awards’ for dynamic mid-career conservationists who are leading wildlife conservation projects in developing countries.

Funding brief: Whitley Awards are for dynamic mid-career conservationists who are leading wildlife conservation projects in developing countries. Winners tend to be nationals of the country in which they are working, and are looking to scale up work that is proven to be effective and would benefit from further funding and profile boost. To be […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme’ to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO.

Funding brief: UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources which was established in November 2000 by the Government of Japan to enable UNESCO to give impetus to research in four areas under UNESCO’s Priority Programme […]

The khyentse Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Ashoka Grants’ to identify and support organizations and individuals working to increase Dharma activity around the world.

Funding brief: Many people are seeking ways to preserve and promote the Dharma and working to increase Dharma activity around the world in creative and long-lasting ways. For requests that fall outside the criteria for Buddhist Studies Scholarships, Individual Practice Grants, or other awards, Khyentse Foundation has created a fund for special project grants. This […]

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 […]

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

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

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

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

Travel Impact Newswire: Inviting applications for ‘The Olive Tree Awards Essay Competition’ for the topic: “How Travel & Tourism can contribute to the UN SDGs.”  

Funding brief: Applications are now open for the second round of the Olive Tree Awards essay competition, the first such endeavour specifically designed to give young people a voice in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Millennials under 30 all over the world are invited to submit essays of up to 1,200 words on the […]

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

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

World Bank: Inviting applications for ‘World Bank’s Competition on the Changing Nature of Work’ for university and college students to submit examples of governments, cities, firms, individuals, or any other actor taking advantage of opportunities created by technology and “the future of work”.

Funding brief: The next World Bank World Development Report (WDR) 2019 will address The Changing Nature of Work. For the first time since the World Bank began publishing the WDR in 1978, the writing process has been completely transparent and open to the public. Every Friday afternoon, the latest draft is uploaded to the World […]

Wellcome Trust (WT): Inviting applications for ‘Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science’ to promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery.

Funding brief: Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery. This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach. They’re looking for teams to tackle research questions that can only be approached collaboratively. Teams […]

The Women & Gender Constituency: Inviting applications for ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards’ to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet.

Funding brief: The Women & Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 2018 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards! The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 20 women’s and environmental civil […]

Prince Claus Fund: Inviting applications for ‘second round of the Open Call’ to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made.

Funding brief: The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme and the Whiting Foundation announce a second round of the Open Call for First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat. They invite proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by […]

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 […]

The National Geographic Society (NGS), Microsoft: Inviting applications for ‘Artificial intelligence (AI) for earth’ to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet.

Funding brief: The National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet. The $1 million AI for Earth Innovation Grant will provide grants to 5-15 novel projects that improve the way they monitor, model, and ultimately […]

The Supreme Council for Women in Bahrain, UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women’s Empowerment’ to highlight the accomplishments that have reflected the progress on the status of women at the national level, and in order to circulate and spread best practices that enhance the status of women at the global level and pursue the accomplishment of development goals related to achieving gender justice.

Funding brief: In an effort by the Supreme Council for Women in the Kingdom of Bahrain to highlight the accomplishments that have reflected the progress on the status of women at the national level, and in order to circulate and spread best practices that enhance the status of women at the global level and pursue […]

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Inviting applications for ‘The Intimate Partner Violence Initiative’.

Funding brief: The Intimate Partner Violence Initiative is issuing a second call for proposals from researchers working on randomized evaluations in low income countries. In this round, the IPV Initiative will consider proposals that: ● Add IPV focused survey modules to existing studies. These are smaller grants that would fund the cost of adding IPV-focused […]

The INSPIRE Working Group: Inviting applications for ‘INSPIRE Fund’ to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities in low- and middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The INSPIRE Working Group, an informal network of some 100 agencies committed to implementing INSPIRE-related programmes, has also launched a call for proposals to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities in low- and middle-income countries. Funding is made possible by the New Venture Fund and Ignite Philanthropy: Inspiring the End to Violence Against […]

Alexander von Humboldt-StiftungFoundation: Inviting applications for ‘Sofja Kovalevskaja Award’ to spend five years building up a working group and working on a high-profile, innovative research project of your own choice at a research institution of your own choice in Germany.

Funding brief: The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award allows you to spend five years building up a working group and working on a high-profile, innovative research project of your own choice at a research institution of your own choice in Germany. Submit an application if you are a successful top-rank junior researcher from abroad, only completed your […]

Leatherman Tool Group, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘The Leatherman Grant program’ to not-for-profit around the world who are paving the way for change through innovative ideas.

Funding brief: The Leatherman Grant program exists to unleash world-bettering potential. Getting started is always the hardest, but one break is all you need. Let’s do it together and change the world. They’re awarding $100,000 to not-for-profit around the world who are paving the way for change through innovative ideas. Calling all fixers, tinkerers and […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for ‘SAMPREETI’ from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and proposals from greater Dhaka.

Funding brief: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is a national non-governmental organisation that promotes human rights and good governance through funding, policy advocacy and capacity building of NGOs and CSOs. MJF dreams for a world free from poverty, exploitation and discrimination where people live in dignity and human security through promotion of human rights and governance […]

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: The Research Grant Programme financially supports academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. With the aim of strengthening research capacity of young researchers in that region, grants are available only for individual researchers, but not for groups/teams, to enhance their skills, […]

Nami Concours: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage artists’ creativity and contribute to the advancement of the quality of picture book illustrations.

Funding brief: Nami Concours aims to encourage artists’ creativity and contribute to the advancement of the quality of picture book illustrations. It is organized every 2 years by Nami Island, the official sponsor of IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Awards. Nami Concours 2019 accepts either original illustrations or digital prints of original illustrations as entries. Criteria: […]

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenge: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.

Funding brief: The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is a Norwegian trust that funds communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. The foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The board grants support to the projects they believe have the greatest impact on influencing public opinion and increasing political support for cutting greenhouse gas […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management’.

Funding brief: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sponsors the Michel Batisse Award for outstanding achievements in biosphere reserve management. This award is given at the time of the MAB Council in memory of Dr Michel Batisse for excellence in the management of the biosphere reserves in line with the recommendations of […]

NASA, SciArt: Inviting applications for ‘Project Mars Competition’ to tell the story of human exploration of deep space.

Funding brief: NASA is leading the next steps of human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon and on toward Mars. When astronauts venture to Mars, what will they see? How will they feel? What will they experience? What will they do? Project Mars invites college students and early career professionals to learn about […]

The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation (ISTAT Foundation): Inviting applications for ‘Humanitarian Aid Program’ to restore the basic necessities and improving the well-being of those in need as a result of global disasters and/or afflictions.

Funding brief: The Foundation supports humanitarian causes that are designed to help save lives, promote human welfare and alleviate suffering. The focus is on restoring the basic necessities and improving the well-being of those in need as a result of global disasters and/or afflictions. In addition, the ISTAT Foundation collaborates with and supports non-governmental, not-for-profit […]

Grinnell College: Inviting applications for ‘Social Justice Prize’ to individuals who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

Funding brief: Grinnell College is accepting nominations from across the globe for the 2019 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize. The College awards the $100,000 Grinnell Prize annually to individuals who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to nominate someone who is: ● A change-maker […]

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP): Inviting applications for ‘GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security’ to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.

Funding brief: In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize in order to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. […]

Swim for Life: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ from organizations that are involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS and other STI, or against any kind of discrimination towards LDGBTQI+ people.

Funding brief: This call is addressed to organizations that are involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS and other STI, or against any kind of discrimination towards LDGBTQI+ people. They support: ● Projects that are involved in combating HIV/AIDS + other STI and in raising awareness around HIV/AIDS; ● Both in Belgium and in developing countries; Both inside […]

PlanetRomeo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support focuses on achieving societal change in order to improve the position of LGBTI people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the most disadvantaged regions and communities.

Funding brief: PlanetRomeo Foundation provides funding up to € 5,000 to grassroots emerging LGBTI projects and initiatives. Support focuses on achieving societal change in order to improve the position of LGBTI people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the most disadvantaged regions and communities. They also focus on mobilizing and activating the LGBTI community […]

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 […]

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

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

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

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

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding theme- a) UK: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25 b) Overseas: Community Development, Education, and Health;

Funding brief: In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the […]

Conquer Cancer Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Career Development Award’ to provide research funding to clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program.

Funding brief: The Career Development Award (CDA) provides research funding to clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. This research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. Proposals with a predominant focus on […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture’ to reward the efforts of a national of an Arab country and a national of any other country who have contributed through their artistic, intellectual or promotional work, to the development and diffusion of Arab Culture in the world.

Funding brief: The purpose of the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture is to reward the efforts of a national of an Arab country and a national of any other country who have contributed through their artistic, intellectual or promotional work, to the development and diffusion of Arab Culture in the world. The objective of the […]

Chicago Zoological Society (CZS): Inviting applications for ‘CZS CBOT Endangered Species Fund’ to support conservation-oriented research.

Funding brief: The Chicago Zoological Society administers the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund, which supports conservation-oriented research. The Chicago Zoological Society CBOT Endangered Species Fund is now accepting new proposals for the Fall funding cycle. Grant proposals should focus on conservation and research of specific threatened, vulnerable or endangered species or a […]