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 … [Read more...]

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. 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 … [Read more...]

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: Australia - Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Austria - Austrian Development Agency - ADA [www.ada.gv.at] The Austrian Development Cooperation[1], Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft (aws) [2] Belgium - Ministry of Foreign … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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: … [Read more...]

Winners Announced for the fundsforngos.org Small Grant Prize!

Congratulations to the Winners! fundsforngos.org is pleased to announce the two winners of the US$500 Small Grant Prize as well as the ten runners up. Thousands of entries were received from across the world and the winners were selected by random drawing on 7 April 2012. fundsforngos.org is grateful for your participation and congratulates the winners and runners-up. Keep an eye out for future competitions! Winners of the Small Grant Prize (2) 1. The Gisma Group (Gisma), Nairobi,   … [Read more...]

Foundation Donor Research Services for NGOs

This is a new fundraising service launched by fundsforngos.org to help NGOs in researching thousands of grantmaking foundations to identify the right funding agencies that provide funding to them. fundsforngos.org is offering a range of cost-effective donor prospect research services at affordable rates with a quick turn-around. The prospect research is customized to your specific needs, helping you identify foundation donors that have a history of supporting similar causes. Presently, there … [Read more...]

Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants

Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants will be awarded to help the students create Businesses and Nonprofits aimed at Global Change. Students from Croatia, Ecuador, Jordan and the United States receive funding and other support in the first year of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program. At the World Economic Forum Annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Microsoft Corporation announced the winners of the inaugural year of the Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program … [Read more...]

Canadian International Development Agency becomes a member of International Aid Transparency Initiative

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has joined the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) that aims to improve the public availability and accessibility of information on aid. The announcement in this regard was done by the Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda during the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4). “Accountability and transparency are the hallmarks of Canada's international assistance and Aid Effectiveness Agenda," … [Read more...]

WomenChangeMakers Picks its First Two Fellows from Brazil

The WomenChangeMakers, an initiative of the Smiling Children Foundation, has selected its first two fellows from Brazil, working for women’s progress in the country. These fellows have achieved social and economic transformations for women in their community and in the Brazilian society. A panel of judges selected the winners from a large number of social entrepreneurs recommended by partners such as Ashoka, Avina, the Ford Foundation and UN Women. WomenChangeMakers and its program partners … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Bank of Australia celebrates 100 years, awards $1 Million for Child Health and Welfare

Commonwealth Bank of Australia recently celebrated its centennial birthday by awarding community grants of over $1 million for local charities. The grants were given away to various agencies and groups working to improve health care facilities and well-being for children from Australia and other parts of the world. In the history of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this grant of $1 million is the largest one ever awarded by the bank. These grants will benefit about 56 additional organizations … [Read more...]

MOST and Gates Foundation Partner to meet the Global development needs

Pursuing its goal of using technology for a better society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has entered into a partnership with the Chinese Government's Ministry of Science and Technology. The partnership will initiate projects to support research, development, and manufacturing of innovative products that would have a positive impact on the health of people, as well as agriculture. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the Foundation and the Chinese Ministry of Science and … [Read more...]

UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking in its First Year grants $300,000 to 12 Projects

A newly launched UN fund has collectively awarded $300,000 to organizations in 12 countries from around the world that are engaged in helping victims of human trafficking seek justice, return home and otherwise recover from their ordeal. This Small Grants Facility, launched earlier this year as part of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) managed UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking.  “A unique approach is being employed by the UN to channel severely needed funds to … [Read more...]

$1.5 million granted by US Department of Labor to improve labor relations in Vietnam

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs has announced funds amounting to $1.5 million to Development Alternatives International Inc. of Bethesda, Md. The funds will be utilized to continue the on-going Vietnam Industrial Relations Promotion Project for another two years. The U.S. Agency for International Development had funded the initial phase of the project. The project aims at improving policies and initiatives related to labor relations in Vietnam. In order to … [Read more...]

$40,000 awarded in environmental grants by Ford

On Wednesday, the Ford Motor Company granted $40,000 to the ten local NGOs, for funding programs that support community education and environment. The grants are a part of Ford's Conservation and Environmental Program. It has been ten years, since Ford initiated its environmental grant program that aims to promote and support individuals and NGOs, who have been endeavoring to conserve the environment, thereby ensuring the well-being of their respective communities. Through the program that was … [Read more...]