A List of International Donors supporting Relief Work for Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

The devastating earthquake which occurred on April 25th, 2015 in Nepal continues to shake the faith of thousands of people struggling to seek relief, searching for spaces, running for shelters and fighting off the fear of epidemics. Although international aid is pouring in into the country, the Nepalese Government has still not managed to effectively address the basic problems of the affected people. We are still counting the number of those who died and the survivors are desperately looking for relief.

Earthquake in Nepal

As part of our efforts to increase relief efforts, we have gathered a list of donors and other international agencies that are actively providing relief and other basic services in Nepal.

We Help Nepal – We Help Nepal is a network supporting people-to-people investment in Nepal’s recovery effort from the April 25th 2015 earthquake. We Help Nepal is committing the first $9,000 raised for emergency supplies (food, tents, and water purification) to tent camps in Dhunbari and other Kathmandu neighborhoods through a trusted colleague who is already running a tent camp in his front yard). We Help Nepal will distribute funds to transparent, trustworthy grassroots groups that take a regenerative approach.

To know more, visit WeHelpNepal.

Canadian Red Cross – The Canadian Red Cross Society is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world with the mission to improve the lives of vulnerable people. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is responding to the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25. Red Cross teams in Nepal began providing assistance immediately following the earthquake that struck just before noon local time.

To know more, visit Red Cross.

Concern Worldwide – Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. Concern Worldwide has deployed an emergency response team to Nepal. They are assessing the greatest needs throughout the affected areas and are preparing to respond as needed to critical and life-saving interventions.

To know more, visit Concern.

ASIA – Association for International Solidarity in Asia is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ASIA is active in several countries of the Asian continent and is the only international organization rooted and present in all regions of China inhabited by the Tibetan minority.

The entity of the Nepal earthquake damages is still unknown but ASIA is already on the field organizing first aid programs for children, families and monks. The entire fund raised will be implied in emergency relief for the affected population, with the support of ASIA local staff.

To know more, visit ASIA.


Top Ten Corporate Fundraising Tips


Robin Toal shares his top ten corporate fundraising tips, having raised funds and managed projects with international partners including HSBC, Microsoft and Google.

  1. Know your facts: The majority of CSR and corporate giving projects are overseen by professionals keen to achieve the best return on investment they can for their money. Whether it is the number of children supported or women trained, they want to know exactly what you will spend any money on, how, why and what difference will it make. Be prepared!
  2. Know your corporate: You need to understand the company’s  values, customer base, aspirations and previous charitable engagements as a minimum. More than most other types of raising funds, corporate fundraising often feels like a formal interview where you will be expected to know your facts. If you are able to relate the companys past, present and future to your organisation you will stand a far better chance of being successful.
  3. Look beyond money: Most companies will do a lot to help you, but most are still very reluctant to release hard cash to NGOs, especially without considerable strings attached. Try not to focus on direct cash, but the other ways that a company can help you. There are more things they can do for you than you might think, from employee fundraising  to donation of skills, products or resources as well as introductions to other important individuals and organisations and awareness of your cause.
  4. Create company advocates: The difference between a successful partnership and a fantastic partnership is having a critical contact or member of staff that really believes in your organisation and what could be achieved by a successful partnership. Attract them to your cause by telling the real life, human stories that you organisation is involved in and the difference that extra support could make. They will serve as your voice when you are not there, represent your organisation at board meetings and use their personal relationships to get their friends and colleagues to offer their support.
  5. Be accountable:  Successful partnerships understand challenges and problems and design ways to mitigate them. Therefore it is important to be transparent with your corporate partner about what it is you hope to achieve but also where problems may arive. Your new corporate partner may have advice or even be able to contribute additional resources to overcome whatever the problem is. Under promise and over deliver wherever possible.
  6. Communication: Support your contact at the company, they have a boss who will be asking questions just like the rest of us. Provide all the information you can and make yourself available at their convenience. Do not make them jump through hoops and take the opportunity to ask what else you can do to make sure they have the information they need, when they need it. A happy contact will push open doors that disgruntled contacts won’t. Keep your contact sweet by maintaining excellent levels of communication at all times.
  7. Present yourself well: Corporate fundraising is competitive. Companies get to choose who it is that represents them and they will not want to take risks with their carfefully manicured brand. They will want to be reassured that your organisation presents itself professionally. Everything from your website to business cards to how you dress and speak will be under observation, make sure you give the best representation of you and your organisation as you can.
  8. Expect a challenge: Corporate partners are rarely shy and will expect you to answer their questions about how you operate and why. They may even demand certain changes or set especially high expectations that you will need to manage. Do not lose focus on your goal and make sure that whatever is agreed truly benefits your organisation.
  9. You are not number 1: The partnership with your organisation is not likely to be the most important thing on your corporate partners agenda, in fact you might be very close to the bottom of their long list. They would love to help you more, but they have other priorities that will often interupt or get in the way of your partnership. An understanding that your partner has other important things to do will help everyone involved to be more accomodating and hopefully serve to create a better relationship.
  10. Seize opportunities: A business, however big or small, will have customers, services, offers, events, campaigns and more. If you can find a convenient way for your organisation to partner in any of these areas you can create new income streams as well as prime opportunities for awareness and engagement.  Stay aware of what your partner has planned and don’t be afraid to suggest ways that you could get involved. Even if your original proposal doesn’t work you may well plant the seed for other opportunities.

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The World’s International Development Agencies

An aid agency is an organisation dedicated to distributing aid. Most developed countries manage their Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) contributions through a government body. A list of the major National Development Agencies is below:

Did we miss any out? Have you worked with any of the Aid Agencies above? Let us know in the comments.

The World’s Multilateral Donors

Multilateral aid is delivered though international institutions such as the various agencies in the United Nations, World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

A multilateral organisation is an international organisation whose membership is made up of member governments, who collectively govern the organisation and are its primary source of funds. The OECD estimates that in 2008 around 40% of ODA or nearly US$50 billion from DAC countries was channelled through multilateral institutions and funds.

There are a number of reasons why donor countries give aid through multilateral institutions:

  • multilateral aid is generally seen as a less political form of aid than bilateral aid, encouraging international cooperation rather than strategic and commercial interests of respective donor countries;
  • multilateral aid pools resources enabling the implementation of large-scale programs that are beyond the capacity of individual donor countries through bilateral aid;
  • multilateral aid can help coordinate donors to address issues at regional and global levels and harmonise their efforts, thereby reducing donor burden in recipient countries. #

Below is a list of the worlds biggest and best known Multilateral Donors:

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments and we will add them to the list.

Top US Healthcare Donations in 2013

“Poor health shreds communities, undermines economic opportunity, and holds back progress.”

– Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State

Donor Recipient Gift Amount
David H. Koch NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York) $100m
Hall Family Foundation (Hall family) Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (Kansas City, Mo.) $75m
J. Harold Harrison Medical College of Georgia Foundation (Augusta) $66m
Buerger family Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia $50m
Lyda Hill U. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston) $50m
Helen F. Banas Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter (Irvine, Calif.) $27m
Bill Holmes Children’s Hospital of Orange County Foundation (Calif.) $27m
Richard Blackman Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation (Fla.) $25m
Arthur J. and Rebecca Samberg NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital (New York) $25m
Goldsbury Foundation (Christopher and Angela Goldsbury) Children’s Hospital of San Antonio $20m

Data sourced from http://philanthropy.com

Boeing Grants

Boeing’s competitive grant-making process looks first at a project’s or program’s expected outcomes, and next for demonstrations of what they believe are the hallmarks of good community investments. Overall, grant requests throughout the enterprise are evaluated on:

  • Alignment with one or more of Bosing’s five focus areas and corresponding objectives
  • Alignment with company values and core competencies
  • Clearly defined expected outcomes, relative to community needs, that are measurable, scalable, and have a sustainable impact on the community beyond the period of the company’s involvement
  • The extent to which the project or program demonstrates innovation, collaboration, leadership and diversity
  • The organization’s financial viability, programmatic strength, and legal compliance.

Boeing’s grantmaking focuses on five key areas: Education (Early Learning and Primary/Secondary), EnvironmentHealth and Human ServicesArts and Culture, and Civic Engagement. These objectives are prioritized locally by Boeing’s site representatives according to an assessment of community needs.

Boeing’s grant management is devolved to individual country offices with each having their own set of guidelines. Organisations are advised to check their country’s applications guidelines and consider contacting a Boeing representative before making a formal application.

Boeing grants are available in the following countries: United States, Canada, Australia, China, India, Japan, South East Asia, South Korea, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Middle East / Persian Gulf Region, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and Brazil.

For more information and how to check your countries application guidelines visit this link.

Morgan Stanley International Foundation

The Morgan Stanley Foundation has been supporting the communities in which they live and work for more than 50 years. The Foundation believes a healthy start and a solid education are the fundamentals upon which future success is built. In service of this mission, Morgan Stanley and its employees generously donate intellectual capital, leadership and “sweat equity” to leverage the Foundation’s financial support, maximize our impact on communities and deepen our partnerships with grantees.

The Foundation funds its priority areas of Environment, Social Finance and Community Development.

Funding Guidelines

Morgan Stanley International Foundation takes a proactive approach to grant making and therefore does not accept unsolicited proposals. If you think your organisation is a match for the criteria set out below, then you may apply by sending an email. You will then be sent the guidelines and if your organisation is successful in the first stage of application, you will be invited to complete a full proposal.

Grant applications are considered quarterly and the Trustees are senior representatives from across the Firm’s divisions.

MSI Foundation does not make contributions to organisations that fall within the following criteria:

  • Organisations which are not registered as a non profit organisation with the appropriate regulatory agencies in their country (unless a state funded school).
  • National or International charities which do not operate in the regions we are located.
  • Grants will not be made to either political or religious organisations, “pressure groups” or individuals outside the Firm who are seeking sponsorship either for themselves (e.g. to help pay for education) or for onward transmission to a charitable organisation.
  • Programmes that do not include opportunities for employee volunteer engagement

For more information visit this link.

DFID’s Aid Transparency Challenge: Funding to develop tools for making organizations more transparent

In a recent event organized by Publish What You Fund, BOND and UK Aid Network, the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening spoke about the Aid Transparency Challenge launched by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Under this challenge, all “organizations  receiving DFID Partnership Programme Arrangement funding will now publish data in line with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard this year.”

IATI came into existence in September 2008 in Ghana bringing together donor countries, governments from developing countries, NGOs and aid experts to agree on “a common, open, international standard for publishing more, and better, information about aid. This standard was agreed in February 2011.” The initiative is endorsed by 22 partner countries of DFID and there are 35 major aid providers also sharing the same objective.

An important part of this initiative is that the UK Government will set up the “Aid Transparency Challenge Fund, which will encourage the development of tools to improve traceability of aid and the use of aid data.”

A new tool for promoting transparency was launched by DFID at the Open Up! Conference held recently. The tool is called the Open Aid Information Platform which improves access to aid data.

Digital tools and new technology have the power not only to bring social change but also to make aid recipients accountable and transparent in their spending. DFID and other agencies under the IATI are also exploring these technologies to make aid funding more effective.

Winners Announced for the fundsforngos.org “Great Proposals” Contest 2012

Fundsforngos.org is pleased to announce the two winners of the US$500 “Great Proposals” Contest as well as the runners up. Hundreds of entries were received from across the world and the winners were selected by a jury in early September 2012. The jury had a difficult task due to the very high quality of proposals submitted. All winners and runners up will receive free participation in a fundsforngos.org webinar of their choice. Please click here to find out more about our highly regarded training webinars

Fundsforngos.org is grateful for your participation and congratulates the winners and runners-up. We will profile the winning NGOs on the fundsforngos.org website shortly.

Keep an eye out for future competitions!

Winners of the Small Grant Prize (of $500 each)

Developing Country NGO

Lawyers’ National Campaign Against Untouchability (LANCAU), Nepal – “Advocating the Social and Legal End of Untouchability through the Constitution Building Process”


Women’s Microfinance Initiative, East Africa – “Transition to Independence Program”

Runners Up/Honorable Mention (free webinar participation)

  • Global Family Village, Nepal
  • Aguayuda, Colombia
  • East meets West Foundation, Cambodia
  • Action Foundation Common Initiative Group (AFCIG), Cameroon
  • Sobuj Bangla Unnyan Sangstha (SBUS), Bangladesh
  • Centre for Nursery Development and ERU Propagation (CENDEP), Cameroon
  • Gobi Greenhouse, Mongolia
  • Jeevan Dan Samiti, India
  • Gender Equality & Health Organization (GEHO), Uganda
  • Water for People, Malawi
  • Global Development Agencies (GDA), Kenya
  • Burera Volunteers for Development Association(BVDA), Rwanda
  • The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Ujamaa Centre, Kenya

All winners will be contacted separately by email.


Open Society Foundations’ newly launched Grant & Training Manual on Health and Human Rights

The Open Society Foundations on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture held on June 26 has launched a new grants program as well as a new training manual to address the problem of abuse, torture, and neglect in health facilities, especially to those of ethnic or sexual minorities, disabilities, or certain illnesses.

Grants Program: Open Society Foundations have launched the Request for Proposals for “Fighting Torture in Health Care”…[more]

Training Manual: Open Society Foundations free training manual which can be an excellent reference to develop the proposal to apply for the above-mentioned grants program…[more]