NGO Training Fund – Volunteer Benevoles Yukon

Deadline: 29 May 2015 The Volunteer Benevoles Yukon (VGY) in collaboration with the Yukon government is calling eligible organizations to submit applications for the NGO training fund (NGOtf). The Yukon Government provides the funding and VBY administers the training. Non-profit organization can apply for a maximum of $5,000 per project. The NGOtf call for application is generally in May or June each year. The fund is designed to support stand alone workshops or short-term organizational … [Read more...]

Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund

The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) was founded in 1969 and has funded over 515 projects in 93 countries, focusing on issues ranging from education and health to economic empowerment and human rights. VGIF provides small grants up to $7,500 USD to grassroots projects that are led by women and that help empower women and girls, in developing countries around the world. VGIF supports organizations that are governed and directed by women; organizations in developing countries, … [Read more...]

Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice

The Lantos Foundation was established to perpetuate Tom Lantos' proud legacy as an ardent champion for human rights by carrying, in his words, "the noble banner of human rights to every corner of the world." The mission is to strengthen the role of human rights in American foreign policy and to be a vital voice standing up for our nation's most important values of decency, dignity, freedom, and justice in every corner of the world. Programs, Grants & Prizes Lantos Human Rights Prize … [Read more...]

Child Health Foundation Provides Small Grants to Save Infants and Children

Child Health Foundation was established in 1985 as a non-profit, public charity [501(c)3] to prevent and treat life-threatening communicable diseases of infants and children in the United States and abroad. Foundation's mission is "to save the greatest number of children's lives at the lowest possible cost." Proposal Detail Child Health Foundation wishes to receive proposals from interested health workers, investigators, or community organizations for innovative research or innovative … [Read more...]

Small Grants: Global GreenGrants Fund

Global GreenGrants supports communities to protect, restore, and transform their environments for a sustainable future. Since 1993, it has made more than $45 million in grants to local groups in 163 countries. Programs Green Grantmaking - The flagship program supports more than 5,300 local projects in 163 countries with Greengrants averaging $4,800. The grants support grassroots solutions to social and environmental challenges such as climate change, biodiversity conservation, freshwater, … [Read more...]

Small Grants by Humanitarian Innovation Fund to Develop New Technologies

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) was launched in 2010 and is a landmark grant-making fund to support organizations working in countries and regions facing humanitarian challenges, such as Haiti, Pakistan and East Africa, to develop, test and share new technologies, products and processes that will make humanitarian aid more effective and cost-efficient in the future. The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and … [Read more...]

Nike Foundation

Nike Foundation invests on adolescent girls. Nike foundation has a movement titled 'Girl Effect'. The Nike Foundation’s own investments have directly helped more than 500,000 girls around the world to fulfill their potential, providing grants to more than 100 organizations in more than 80 countries over nine years. Projects included Girls in Nigeria can stay in school; girls in India help claim equal rights to inherit and own land; and girls across Rwanda receiving critical health information … [Read more...]

Segal Family Foundation

Segal Family Foundation grants its philanthropic focus to Sub Saharan Africa and community-based organizations that have the localized knowledge needed to create sustainable change in their communities. The foundation supports African-led, grassroots non-governmental organizations building healthy, productive and empathetic youth. First-time grants to prioritized themes typically range from $10,000-$40,000. Thematic areas Productive youth Adolescent sexual and reproductive … [Read more...]

Foundation for a Just Society (FJS)

Foundation for a Just Society was founded by a group of women committed to advancing the human rights of women, girls, and LGBTI people. Through direct grant making, capacity building, strategic communications, and leadership in philanthropy, FJS strengthens the infrastructure of movements that advance the human rights of women, girls, and LGBTI people globally. Grants are typically for one to three years, and range in size from $25,000-$250,000 per year. Thematic areas Human rights of … [Read more...]

A List of 20 Foundations Supporting Women in Nigeria

Women and girls throughout the world continue to experience violence, discrimination, inequality, and poverty. In Nigeria, patriarchal structures and gender inequalities are deeply rooted. Nigerian women face challenges when acquiring formal education, full participation in political and economic life, and are exposed to increasing rates of violence such as prostitution, forced marriage, and trafficking. Moreover, current social and political circumstances in Nigeria forcibly put women in an … [Read more...]

What is UN Women?

UN Women, created in July 2010, is the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. As part of the UN reform agenda, UN Women brings resources and mandates for both normative and programmatic actions for women’s issues globally. UN Women aims to eliminate discriminatory norms and to set global standards for achieving gender equality. To implement these standards, UN Women works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs, and services and … [Read more...]

Funding Areas Description for Acquiring Besen Family Foundation Grants

Arts and Culture The Besen Family Foundation has a commitment to nurturing the creative talents of Victorians and is deeply aware of the significant contribution to quality of life that can be made by a dynamic and well resourced arts sector. Grants for Arts and Culture will be given to not-for-profit organisations based in Victoria. The Foundation supports projects in both Performing and Visual Arts with the current focus being: Innovation Education Audience development The arts … [Read more...]

Besen Family Foundation Grants to Community Based Organisations Working in Victoria, Australia

Deadline: 27 February 2015 The Besen Family Foundation is currently seeking applications from community based organisations working in Victoria, Australia for its first funding round among two funding rounds in 2015. Expression of Interest will be accepted for proposals in the different categories mentioned below. Funding Timeline Funding Round One 23- 27 February 2015: Expression of Interest forms for Health & Welfare submissions will be accepted 2 April 2015: Closing date for … [Read more...]

Mustard Seed Foundation Grants to Innovative Projects of Local Churches in the largest Urban Centers of the World

Open throughout the year The Mustard Seed Foundation accepts applications throughout the year to provide seed funding for start-up projects of local churches in the largest urban centers of the world. Funding of up to 50 percent of the total cost of a project will only be provided by the foundation over a limited period of time. The project must be based in any of the focus regions and must satisfy the granting priorities mentioned below. The Foundation awards grants ranging from $500 to … [Read more...]

Opportunities from FES/IFPRI for 8th Class of Leland Fellowship (2015-2017)

Deadline: 25 January 2015 The Foundation for Ecological Security (FES)/ International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are calling participants to apply for the 8th Class of Leland Fellowship. The Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) was set up in 2001 to reinforce the massive and critical task of ecological restoration in India. The Foundation strives for a future that is based on holistic understanding of the principles that govern the interrelationship of various life forms and … [Read more...]

Canadian International Food Security Research Fund will Open on February 2015

Deadline: Late March 2015 The 2015 Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) will be announced in early February 2015 with late March deadline. The call will support projects that aim at developing, testing and applying ways to scale up food security and nutrition innovations. Projects that promise consistent and meaningful development outcomes (i.e. reaching important numbers of end-users) through the testing, demonstration and effective deployment of scaling up models, … [Read more...]

Rising Voices Micro-Grants

Rising Voices Micro-Grants aims to help bring new voices from new communities and speaking new languages to the global conversation by providing resources and funding to local groups reaching out to underrepresented communities. Why Rising Voices Micro-Grants? Rising Voices seeks to empower under-represented communities to make their voices heard online by Providing financial support to outreach projects Developing a series of participatory media tutorials Cultivating a network of … [Read more...]

The Nippon Foundation Grants to International NGOs/NPOs Working Towards Human Development

Open throughout the year The Nippon Foundation is a grant-making organization providing aid to projects that fall under one of the following four major categories namely public welfare in Japan voluntary programs in Japan maritime and ship-related projects overseas cooperative assistance Applications are open throughout the year. International NGOs can apply for the grants under last category by Nippon Foundation for Human development and Basic Human needs. There is no upper … [Read more...]

NED 2015 Grants to NGOs Around the World to Promote Human Rights & Democracy

Deadline: 3 April 2015 National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is currently accepting proposals from NGOs around the world who are working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. The foundation provides more than 1000 grants per year to NGOs promoting democracy in more than 90 countries. Funding decisions are made on a quarterly basis by the NED Board of Directors. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 … [Read more...]

40 Most Awaited International Funding Opportunities in 2015

The '40 Most Awaited International Funding Opportunities in 2015' is an essential document for every fundraiser trying to identify funding opportunities and preparing to apply for them throughout the year. These opportunities have been carefully chosen based upon their global relevance and the interests of our users. Some of these opportunities are already open for receiving applications while others will request proposals down the year. We have already produced a video on it which is available … [Read more...]