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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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$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...]