Tag Archives: Women and Gender

The WE Empower Challenge: Inviting applications from women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030.

Funding brief: The WE Empower Challenge is a global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030. Donor Name: The WE Empower Challenge Funding name: The WE Empower Challenge Deadline: July, 1st, 2018 (12:00AM EDT) Funding details link: […]

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

Funding brief: The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is looking for committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come. It is a unique opportunity for early-phase women entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level. Donor Name: Cartier international Funding name: Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards’ Deadline: 31st, […]

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): Inviting applications for ‘Stockholm Water Prize’ to recognize women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

Funding brief: The Stockholm Water Prize recognizes women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. Donor Name: The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Funding name: 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Deadline: 30th, September, 2018 Funding details link: http://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/nominate/ Funding limit: Not found Special Notes: […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories’ to support journalism produced by and about women.

Funding brief: The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. In an era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. These grants will be a catalyst for […]

The Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘The Core Infrastructure Fund’ to support the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet.

Funding brief: The Core Infrastructure Fund supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet. The Core Infrastructure Fund (CIF) strives to uphold and increase capacity for individuals, organizations, and companies working to fortify the foundational […]

The Feminist Review Trust: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to represent the diversity of women’s lives globally and support the creativity which with women fight the inequalities they face.

Funding brief: Set up in 2001, the Trust was funded by Feminist Review. Run as a collective since its inception in 1979, the voluntary work of  Feminist Review’s editorial teams over the years has provided the means for the Trust to share the success of the journal with groups of women throughout the world similarly […]

The Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘The Internet Freedom Fund’ 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 […]

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Inviting applications for ‘Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF)’ to strengthen indigenous peoples’ communities and their organizations by financing small projects which foster their self-driven development in the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and generate lessons learned and approaches for replication and up-scaling.

Funding brief: In line with its overall mandate and strategic objectives, and within the framework of its Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples, IFAD aims to ensure that indigenous peoples’ communities in rural areas are empowered to improve their well-being, income and food security through self-driven development that builds on their identity and culture. The […]

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC): Inviting applications for ‘City region food systems’ to look for innovations in city region food systems that can reach millions of people living in poverty.

Funding brief: With this new call for proposals, SDC is looking for innovations in city region food systems that can reach millions of people living in poverty. The proposal shall consider the following strategic considerations:  Innovations in city region food systems shall provide future oriented, practical and sustainable solutions in which the relationships between […]

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

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

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for the programme theme-‘Programme on marginalized women for advancement (PROMA) (পরমা)’.

Funding brief: As you know that Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is a national grants-making body, which provides funding and capacity building assistance to civil society organizations for promoting Human Rights and Good Governance in Bangladesh. Capacity development of human resources, especially of the dis-advantaged groups, is one of the mandates of MJF. “Programme on marginalized […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Inviting applications for ‘Danida Market Development Partnerships’ to contribute to sustainable economic growth in developing countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) with an aim to contribute to sustainable economic growth in developing countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Partnerships programme features an innovative approach to involvement of the business sector and contributes […]

Facebook: Inviting applications for ‘Global Literacy & Accessibility Challenge’ to build communities across the globe and bring the world closer together.

Funding brief: At Facebook, they strive to build communities across the globe and bring the world closer together. To do so, we need to reduce the barrier for everyone to participate, regardless of their backgrounds and abilities. Lack of literacy skills has been shown as one of the top challenges for people to adopt technologies […]

Springer Nature: Inviting applications for ‘Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Science and Innovating Science’ to celebrate and support the achievements of leading women in science and of those who have encouraged girls and young women to engage with STEM subjects around the world.

Funding brief: Nature Research is proud and excited to announce our inaugural Inspiring Science Award and Innovating Science Award, in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies. Nature Research has always strived to support gender equity and to showcase the work of female researchers. The aim of the two new Nature Research Awards, in partnership with […]

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Inviting applications for ‘International Literacy Prizes’ to award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’ award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’.

Funding brief: UNESCO is calling for applications and nominations for the 2018 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, which this year will award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’. Since 1967, the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of […]

Peace Direct: Inviting applications for ‘Peacebuilders 2018’ to offer global recognition for grassroots peace activists in war zones around the world.

Funding brief: Now in its sixth year, Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards offer global recognition for grassroots peace activists in war zones around the world. These are the only global awards for local peacebuilders – inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow in the world’s most fragile places. Peace Direct are delighted to announce the its […]

Fondazione Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN): Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition’ to find solutions to the food paradoxes, through innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary ideas.

Funding brief: Since the very first edition, BCFN YES! has embodied the identity and the ambition of the BCFN Foundation. Indeed, it brings together young people from around the world, with different disciplinary approaches, and invites them to come up with practical projects to create a better balance between food sustainability and environmental sustainability. The […]

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises.

Funding brief: This is an AHRC Research Networking Scheme call. This highlight notice is intended to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises. It also seeks to […]

US Embassy, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘Public Diplomacy grants program’ to promote U.S.-Bangladesh ties, strengthen democratic and inclusive societies, counter violent extremism, increase educational and economic opportunity for citizens, and amplify U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.

Funding brief: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of U.S. Embassy Dhaka is Thorough instructions on the application process are available at: pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy grants program, and is seeking proposals for projects throughout the fiscal year that further public diplomacy goals to promote U.S.-Bangladesh ties, strengthen democratic […]

The British High Commission, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘Programme Funds 2018-2019’ to find innovative and creative interventions that will make a difference.

Funding brief: The British High Commission in Dhaka manages programme funds on behalf of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The programme funds small, targeted projects which support UK priorities. 2018/19 Programme: The bidding round for prospective projects for the financial year 2018-19 is now open. They are pleased to invite NGO’s/civil society, think […]

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

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

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangladesh: Inviting applications for Challenge Fund’ to Support for Innovative Human Rights Actions under the Coalitions of CSOs/NGOs/CBOs.

Funding brief: The Challenge Fund supports to CSOs/CBOs/NGOs in an initiative of Human Rights programme (HRP) to foster innovative human rights actions under the coalition of CSOs/CBOs at grass roots/district/national level with limited management capacity. The actions will special focus on vulnerable groups/communities, particularly minorities, youth and women and the coalition should include at least […]

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Pooled Fund’.

Funding brief: UNOPS invites interested and eligible applicants to join the 2018 round of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund grant applicants.  Details on the application process and the administration of the grant programme are set forth in this Call for Proposal (CFP) document.  Interested applicants are encouraged to read the CFP and its […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Excluded People`s Rights (EPR) in Bangladesh’.

Funding brief: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), a national non-governmental organization, has been working for the last 16 years to promote Human Rights and Good Governance, in partnership with national and local NGOs. The UK aid recently awarded MJF a programme named Excluded Peoples Rights (EPR) in Bangladesh` for five years. Expected Impact: ● Poor, marginalized […]

Australian High Commission, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘The Direct Aid Program (DAP)’ to advance developmental objectives and address humanitarian hardship in developing countries.

Funding brief: The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The aim of the DAP is to advance developmental objectives and address humanitarian hardship in developing countries. DAP is administered through Australia’s overseas diplomatic posts on an annual basis. […]

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants’ to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other development or educational organizations in the region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change, and access to this information by groups such as women and youth that are most vulnerable to its impacts.

Funding brief: The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other development or educational organizations in the region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change, and access to this information by groups such as […]

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

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

Women Who Tech: Inviting applications for ‘Women Startup Challenge Podcast’ to fund women-led startups.

Funding brief: Women Who Tech is on a mission to fund women-led startups. Why? Because only 1.9% of Venture Capital (VC) funding went to women-led startups in 2017. For women of color (WOC), the numbers are even more dismal: 0.2% get VC money. These barriers are crushing women’s economic power. That’s where we come in. […]

GSM Association: Inviting applications for ‘GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund’ to provide selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact.

Funding brief: The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund (“the Fund”) supports […]

Women Photograph: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for a) Women Photograph + Nikon Grants; b) Women Photograph + Getty Images Grant.

Funding brief: Women Photograph is excited to announce our 2018 project grants for women & non-binary photographers. Getty Images has partnered with Women Photograph to promote gender diversity within professional photojournalism and elevate the work and the voices of female visual journalists. Through funding and mentorship, this $10,000 grant will support an ongoing documentary project […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale.

Funding brief: D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? D-Prize Challenges ● Girl’s Education ● Agriculture ● […]

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ to select a portfolio of research projects that produce knowledge which facilitates the scaling and financing of socially-transformative climate action.

Funding brief: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is inviting application for the funding theme-‘Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls’. The aim of this call is to select a portfolio of research projects that produce knowledge which facilitates the scaling and financing of socially-transformative climate action. With this, the resilience […]

The Strong Cities Network (SCN): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to two Local Innovation Grants for a community-based organization to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) at the local level across South Asia.

Funding brief: The Strong Cities Network (SCN) is pleased to announce an opportunity for the award of two Local Innovation Grants for a community-based organization to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) at the local level across South Asia. SCN Local Innovation Grants are aimed at providing support […]

International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions as well as the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries.

Funding brief: On February 26th, 2018 the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) launched its 9th call for funding requests. The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund established under Article 18 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Its purpose is to promote […]

SPIDER: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for the thematic area of ICT for Health & Wellbeing.

Funding brief: SPIDER is calling for project proposals in the thematic area of ICT for Health & Wellbeing. Project proposals should focus on national/local public health priorities. SPIDER welcomes project proposals that contribute to, in part or in full, SPIDER’s Health Programme short-term outcomes: 3.1 Citizens have access to information and health services 3.2 Forums […]

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: Inviting applications for ‘The Intersex Human Rights Fund to supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people.

Funding brief: The Intersex Human Rights Fund supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people. Astraea launched the Intersex Human Rights Fund in 2015 to honor the resilience, creativity and growth of intersex activism and to ensure the […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Womanifesto Sub-grant for Advancing Feminist Participatory Democracy’.

Funding brief: APWLD is inviting women’s rights and feminist organizations in the region to apply for the Womanifesto Sub-grant: Advancing Feminist Participatory Democracy. Despite rising proportions of women parliamentarians, and the presence of the ‘largest democracies’, Asia Pacific continues to have the largest number of women living in poverty, the largest gender pay gap and […]

United Nations Climate Change Secretariat: Inviting applications to shine a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change.

Funding brief: Spearheaded by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Momentum for Change shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change. The 2018 call for applications includes the following four areas of focus: ● Women for Results, recognizing the critical leadership […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘Lorenzo Natali Media Prize’ to recognize the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world.

Funding brief: Through this prize the European Commission recognizes the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world. The Natali prize will acknowledge outstanding reporting on development issues and applications are open from 5 February to 9 March for online, print or audio-visual works. It will reward outstanding reporting on issues such […]

The Prince Claus Fund: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Network Partnership Grant’ to create a sustainable international network of strong and relevant cultural/arts organizations that enables structural stability for the organizations themselves.

Funding brief: The Prince Claus Fund is now accepting applications for the Network Partnership Grant from cultural organizations operating in Africa (Please note that only countries from these regions listed in the DAC List will be eligible to apply for this grant). The Fund and its Partners work together from the conceptualization of the partnership […]

ViiV Healthcare: Inviting applications for ‘Positive Action Challenges (PAC)’ to find innovative interventions to bring about a sustained change in attitudes and social norms towards ending FGM/C.

Funding brief: This challenge is looking for innovative interventions to bring about a sustained change in attitudes and social norms towards ending FGM/C. They are looking for interventions that can demonstrate they have effected a sustained change in attitudes and social norms at community level towards ending the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting. This includes […]

InterAction: Inviting applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’ to focus on incredible humanitarian and development work.

Funding brief: Each year, InterAction’s photography contest focuses on incredible humanitarian and development work. They encourage you to submit your most powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of empowering women, youth potential, self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, and partnerships are encouraged, though entries are not limited […]

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Courage in Journalism Award’ to honor women journalists for their extraordinary bravery.

Funding brief: The International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award honors women journalists for their extraordinary bravery. In facing and surviving danger to uncover the truth, they raise the bar for reporting under duress. The IWMF also recognize the pioneers who kicked down barriers to make it possible for women all over the world […]

TRAID: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to funds projects to improve conditions in global textile supply and productions chains.

Funding brief: TRAID funds projects to improve conditions in global textile supply and productions chains every year. Criteria: TRAID will consider projects, and/or associated costs, that: ● Combat the negative impacts of the textile supply and production chain on people and/or the environment ● Projects can tackle issues relating to any of the stages in the chain […]

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF): Inviting applications for ‘WWSF Prize for  women’s creativity in rural life’ to honor women and women’s groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities.

Funding brief: Awarded since 1994 by WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation – an international, non-profit, humanitarian NGO, serving the implementation of women and children’s rights and the UN development agenda – the Prize (US$ 1000 per laureate) honors women and women’s groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of […]

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC): Inviting applications for ‘Youth Solidarity Fund’ to support youth-led civil society organizations, with a particular focus on the role of young people in promoting peace and in preventing violent extremism.

Funding brief: The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to invite youth-led organizations to apply for the Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF). The call is open to organizations from select countries whose work seeks to foster peaceful and inclusive societies through improved understanding and collaboration across cultures, faiths and beliefs. Established in 2008, the […]

Institute of International Education, Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund’ to provide financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region.

Funding brief: The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund provides financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region (individuals or organizations must apply for funding for a specific meeting or event). The focus of the fund examines biocultural issues—the rich but neglected […]

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 International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Kim Wall Memorial Fund’ to female reporter whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting.

Funding brief: This year, the Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to one female reporter whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting. The grant will fund a female reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in […]

AnitaB.org: Inviting applications for ‘Pass It On Awards Program’ to honour Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping each other.

Funding brief: The Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards honours Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping each other. The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing. They encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits they gain from […]

Nestle Foundation: Inviting applications for Research Grants and Support.

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 […]

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF): Inviting applications for ‘WWSF Prize for women’s creativity in rural life’ to draw international attention to laureates’ contributions to honor and award creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life and empower rural communities.

Funding brief: Awarded since 1994 by WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation – an international, non-profit, humanitarian NGO, serving the implementation of women and children’s rights and the UN development agenda – the Prize (US$ 1000 per laureate) honours women and women’s groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of […]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘The Water for Women Fund – WASH Research Awards’ to contribute to the goal of ‘Improved health, gender equality and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities through inclusive, sustainable WASH.

Funding brief: The WASH Research Awards aim to contribute to the goal of ‘Improved health, gender equality and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities through inclusive, sustainable WASH.’’ The WASH Research Awards will grant funding for research under the following five priority themes (examples are indicative only): ● Gender and social inclusion and WASH (for example: […]

The European Journalism Centre (EJC): Inviting applications for ‘Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR)’.

Funding brief: The European Journalism Centre today opens a new call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) on the topic of opportunities for women today in developing countries. Whether tackling women’s lifelong learning, health, jobs, entrepreneurship, or new roles in their communities, the projects pitched should be original, under-reported, critical […]

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 […]

Staying Alive Foundation (SAF): Inviting applications for ‘MTV Staying Alive Foundation 2018 Grants’ to fight to beat HIV in local communities in the most innovative ways.

Funding brief: An MTV Staying Alive Foundation Grant comes with a small amount of funding, Staying Alive training materials, a small fund to buy technical media equipment, a personal grant manager, as well as training and development. Since 2005, they’ve been giving out small sums of money to young people they believe in, trust, and […]

Vitamin Angels: Inviting applications to give grants of selected micronutrient commodities, especially vitamin A, to nonprofit organizations working with underserved populations globally.

Funding brief: Vitamin Angels gives grants of selected micronutrient commodities, especially vitamin A, to nonprofit organizations working with underserved populations globally. Vitamin Angels focuses on serving pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children under five who are at risk of malnutrition and do not have access to national health services. To support these populations we provide […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Strengthening grant’ to support time-limited, projects that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange.

Funding brief: Strengthening grants support time-limited, projects (usually 6-24 months) that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange. They ask grantees to see our Theory of Change and think about which outcome they will contribute to through their proposed project. Up to […]

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF): Inviting applications to invite civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window.

Funding brief: The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF […]

The Commonwealth: Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth Youth Awards 2018’ to raise the profile of young people and highlight the contribution they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the Commonwealth.

Award brief: The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work 2018 aim to raise the profile of young people and highlight the contribution they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the Commonwealth. This special edition of the awards will coincide with the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) preceding the […]

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications from female photojournalists of any nationality for ‘2018 Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award’ to celebrate women photojournalists whose work inspires to take action and better understand the world.

Funding brief: The IWMF’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). It celebrates women photojournalists whose work inspires them to take action and better understand the world. This courageous reporting manifests in many different forms, and they celebrate […]

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding priority in a) 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; b) Overseas: priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on 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 […]

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

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

The Birthing Kit Foundation (BKFA): Inviting applications for facilitating the distribution of Birthing Kits to the mothers that need them most, and for providing us with information about the use and impact of the Birthing Kits.

Funding brief: The Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) (BKFA) operates from Australia, where Birthing Kits are assembled by hundreds of volunteers each year. BKFA does not employ any staff or volunteers overseas and therefore works in partnership with organizations on the ground in developing countries. Field Partners are essential for facilitating the distribution of Birthing Kits […]

United Nations Women’s Guild: Inviting applications for ‘UNWG Charity Programme for Children’ to support many children’s charities in Austria and the developing world.

Funding brief: Each year the UNWG financially supports many children’s charities in Austria and the developing world.  This project-based programme is organized for the sole purpose of benefitting children in need.  The UNWG charity programme assists abused children, those having restricted access to education, children with serious health problems, children having no access to clean […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women’ for the funding theme- a) Addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis; b) Addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.

Funding brief: The UN Trust Fund’s annual Call for Proposals, which is available in six languages, accepts multi-year grant applications for up to US$1 million in English, French and Spanish. With its 21st funding cycle in 2017, the UN Trust Fund will fund organizations that qualify for funding (a) under the three programmatic areas of […]

The U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL): Inviting application for the funding theme-‘ Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons’.

Funding brief:  The Global Equality Fund (GEF), managed by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (SOIs) from civil society to promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI persons. LGBTI persons face violence and discrimination in all regions. Violence targeting any vulnerable group undermines collective […]

Feminist Review Trust: Inviting applications for ‘Trust Fund’ to support feminist scholars and activities.

Funding brief: Set up in 2001, the Trust was funded by Feminist Review. Run as a collective since its inception in 1979 the voluntary work of  Feminist Review’s editorial teams over the years has provided the means for the Trust to share the success of the journal with groups of women throughout the world similarly […]

The Maypole Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to women only for projects and activities.

Funding brief: Your application must be for a project which falls within our AIM/S and fulfill one or more of their criteria. Much as they would wish to support all worthwhile women’s projects, our funds and constitution do not permit this. As they receive more applications than they have money to fund, they are especially […]

Asia-Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research: Inviting applications for ‘2017 Calls for Proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and Capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) Programmes’.

Funding brief: The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2018. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research activities that fall within its areas of interest. Priorities: APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals focusing […]

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): Inviting applications for ‘Funds for Women’s Rights 2018-2020’

Funding brief:  Norad’s Civil Society Department hereby announces a call for proposals for efforts supporting two Grant Scheme Allocations. It will be possible to address the application to one or both of these allocations. The two Grant Scheme Allocations are the following: Grant Scheme Allocation number 1: Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of 1325- […]

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX): Inviting applications for ‘Community Solutions Program (CSP)’ for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender.

Funding brief: The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. For 2018–2019, up to 100 community activists will be selected to participate in the program, […]

Islamic Development Bank: Inviting applications for ‘IDB Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development’ to RECOGNIZE, ENCOURAGE, INSPIRE and REWARD women’s participation in the socio-economic development process.

Award brief: The Islamic Development Bank established the IDB Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development in 2006 to draw international attention to the vital role women play in developing their communities and the world. Objectives: The Prize aims to RECOGNIZE, ENCOURAGE, INSPIRE and REWARD women’s participation in the socio-economic development process. It aims to: ● […]

Embassy of France in Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘2017 HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC’

Award brief: This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, and linked to one of two possible themes. 1 – Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individual candidates, regardless […]

Securing Water for Food (SWFF): Inviting applications for ‘global water-agriculture photo contest’ to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity, while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security.

Funding brief: Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development launch a global water-agriculture photo contest to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity, while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security. The Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest aims to: […]

Vital Voices (VV): Inviting applications for ‘VV GROW Fellowship’ for women owners of small and medium businesses to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact.

Funding brief: A Leading Global Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs is a highly competitive one-year global accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact. Through online and in-person trainings, fellows […]

Nordic Climate Facility: Inviting applications for ‘The Nordic Development Fund (NDF)’ for the funding theme- ‘Climate as Business – Testing innovative green business concepts’.

Funding brief:  The theme for this year’s call is Climate as Business – Testing innovative green business concepts. The call focuses on testing innovative green business concepts and ideas that could become commercially viable. A successful project: ● Contributes to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals ● Tackles climate in an innovative manner ● Stimulates local business […]

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 […]

Alexander von Humboldt-StiftungFoundation: Inviting applications for ‘Georg Forster Research Award Programm’ to recognize a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing transition and developing countries.

Funding brief:  The Georg Forster Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing […]

Embassy of the Czech Republic in India: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Submission of Small Local Projects for 2018’ to support its development activities of a smaller scale.

Funding brief: The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi announces a call for proposals of the small local projects, which could be supported by a financial contribution within the framework of the Czech Republic development cooperation. Small local projects are small-scale development projects that identifies the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi […]

St Francis Xavier University (The Coady International Institute): Inviting applications for ‘a seven-week education program’ to enable women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.

Funding brief:  The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership established in 2011. This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities. Program participants engage in learning grounded […]

International Center for News Media (ICNM): Inviting applications for ‘World Summit Awards (WSA) for Young Innovators’ to look for digital applications that have a strong impact on society.

Award brief:  The World Summit Award (WSA) looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. Categories: ● Government & citizen engagement ● Health & well being ● Learning & education ● Environment & green energy ● Culture & tourism ● Smart settlements & urbanization ● Business & commerce ● Inclusion & empowerment Suitable […]

The Women & Gender Constituency: Inviting applications for ‘the 2017 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards’ to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet.

Award brief: 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 society organizations, who are working to ensure that women’s voices and their rights are embedded in all […]

Women Deliver: Inviting applications for ‘The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program’ to train, elevate, and empower youth advocates to catalyze action for gender equality, including the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls, women, and young people.

Funding brief:  As a leading global advocate for the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women, Women Deliver brings together diverse voices and interests to drive progress for gender equality, with a particular focus on maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights. They build capacity, share solutions, and forge partnerships, together creating coalitions, communication, […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘ Labour Rights Participatory Action Research for Change’.

Funding brief: APWLD invites women trade unions, workers’ groups and migrant workers groups to take part in this exciting Labor Rights Feminist Participatory Action Research (Labor FPAR) programme that aims to develop knowledge, tools and resources that support women in labor movements to shape and engage in policies regarding labor rights and strengthen women workers’ […]

Peace Direct: Inviting applications for ‘The Tomorrow’s Peace builders awards’ to inspire individuals who are building a better tomorrow for their communities, in the world’s most fragile and needy places.

Award brief: Tomorrow’s Peace builders are the global awards for local peace building Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide. These are inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow for their communities, in the world’s most fragile and needy places. Prizes will be decided in 3 categories. […]

The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI): Inviting applications to recognize promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence.

Funding brief: The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) has announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence. Applications to the Development Market place for Innovation in Prevention of Gender-Based Violence must be received online by October 6, 2017. SVRI and the World Bank Group […]

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020): Inviting applications for ‘The Rapid Response Mechanism’s (RRM) Youth Outreach’ to fund emerging, unanticipated, or time-bound opportunities that will help FP2020 meet its goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls using contraceptives by 2020.

Funding brief: Family Planning 2020 works with governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, the private sector, and the research and development community to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020. Family Planning 2020’s Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) funds emerging, unanticipated, or time-bound opportunities that will help FP2020 meet its goal […]

The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS): Inviting applications for ‘Global Elections and Political Transitions (GEPT) Sub-grant Program’ to for the funding theme-‘Increasing Participation of Traditionally Marginalized Populations in Electoral Processes’.

Funding brief:  Building upon its experience in partnering with a broad range of organizations, CEPPS will support activities that increase participation of traditionally marginalized populations in electoral processes by providing sub-grants to targeted local and/or regional organizations. CEPPS seeks projects which will: ● Decrease barriers and increase access to electoral processes for traditionally marginalized communities, including […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Central African Republic (CAR) And Rwanda Reporting Fellowships’ for two reporting trip locations in November: the Central African Republic (CAR) and Rwanda.

Funding brief: The IWMF is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for two reporting trip locations in November: the Central African Republic (CAR) and Rwanda. From November 5-18, two groups of six women journalists will report from CAR on issues related to the impact of humanitarian aid and from Rwanda on technology and […]

Government of Canada-Global Affairs Canada (Saving Brains): Inviting applications for the funding theme ‘Saving Brains – Round 6’  for award to find bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner.

Donor Name:  Government of Canada-Global Affairs Canada (Saving Brains) Funding name: No specific fund name Funding brief:  With the ultimate goal of increasing human capital and tackling existing inequalities, Saving Brains seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner. Funding is open to […]

Prime Minister of the French Government: Inviting applications for 2017 Human Rights Prize of The French Republic to recognize and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, and linked to one of two possible themes.

Donor Name: Prime Minister of the French Government Award name: 2017 Human Rights Prize of The French Republic Award brief: Applications are now open for the 2017 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government. This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is […]

Department for International Development (DFID): Inviting applications to support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives.

Donor Name:  Department for International Development (DFID) Funding name: No specific fund name Funding brief:  UK Aid Connect will support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives. The world has seen substantial success on poverty reduction. However, 1.2 billion people remain in extreme poverty. There […]

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding priority in a) 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; b) Overseas: priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health.

Donor Name:  The Hilden Charitable Fund Funding name:The Hilden Charitable Fund 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, […]

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative: Inviting applications for Borlaug Global Rust Initiative to provide professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career.​

Donor Name: Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Award name: Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award Award brief: This award, established in 2010, provides professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career.​ Up to five awards may be granted in a given year.​ However, the number […]

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): Inviting applications for Stockholm Water Prize to recognize women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

Donor Name:  The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Award name:  2018 Stockholm Water Prize Funding brief: The Stockholm Water Prize recognizes women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. A candidate for the Stockholm Water Prize shall have attained outstanding achievements of lasting […]

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

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

FRIDA: Inviting applications for Environmental justice special grants for young feminist and young women-led groups focused on Climate and Environmental Justice in targeted regions and countries to play an active role in the global transition towards justice and sustainability.

Donor Name: FRIDA Funding name: Environmental justice special grants Funding brief:  With the aim of ensuring that young feminists and young women are supported in continuing to play an active role in the global transition towards justice and sustainability; FRIDA is launching a special grant round for young feminist and young women-led groups focused on […]

Department for International Development (DFID): Inviting applications for DFID-funded Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) to support and strengthen the work of small UK registered not-for-profit organizations working in priority countries, to help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty, and towards achieving the Global Goals.

Donor Name:  Department for International Development (DFID) Funding name: DFID-funded Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) Funding brief:  Making grants available to support and strengthen the work of small UK registered not-for-profit organizations working in priority countries, to help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty, and towards achieving the Global Goals. The Small Charities […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for Strategic Grant to support organizations that work globally and regionally to advocate and help shape policy and strategy on the priority themes of AmplifyChange.

Donor Name: AmplifyChange Funding name:  Strategic Grant Funding brief:  The purpose of a Strategic grant is to support organizations that work globally and regionally to advocate and help shape policy and strategy on the priority themes of AmplifyChange. Strategic grant applicants must therefore be able to demonstrate achievement in at least one of the five […]