Submit Your Applications for DREAMS Innovation Challenge 2016!

Deadline: 28 March 2016

Do you have an innovative approach to help keep adolescent girls and young women AIDS-free? If yes, then apply for this Dreams Innovation Challenge!

75% Discount on Premium Membership (Ad)
For a limited time only, this discount offer gives you exclusive access to all the Premium Standard features for NGO grant success. Join Today.

Applications are open for the DREAMS Innovation Challenge 2016 with a motive to reduce HIV infections by infusing new thinking and high-impact approaches to meet the urgent, complex needs of adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.

Focus Areas

  • Strengthening Capacity of Communities for Service Delivery
  • Keeping Girls in Secondary School
  • Linking Men to Services
  • Supporting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Providing a Bridge to Employment
  • Applying Data to Increase Impact

Award Information

Searching for the fastest way to write proposals? (Ad)
We have an extensive database of sample proposals from successful grantee organizations from around the world offering project ideas, proposal writing techniques and planned strategies. Join Premium to view Sample Proposals

DREAMS will award a total of up to $85 million for innovations that help girls in the DREAMS countries develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe women.

Focus Countries

Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Are you overwhelmed with too much grant information? (Ad)
Join Premium and view relevant grants and resources on a clean, ad-free and user-friendly Member Dashboard to organize and plan your successful fundraising. Learn more

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Challenge greatly encourages applications from organizations that have not previously received U.S. government funding, either directly or indirectly, and/or are based in one or more of the 10 DREAMS countries (mentioned above).
  • DREAMS encourage applications from most types of organizations – including for-profit, non-profit, academic organizations, and multilateral organizations.
  • Applicants may submit approaches that apply to just one of the Challenge Focus Areas or that cut across numerous issues.
  • Written submissions must be completed in full to be considered eligible for review. Submissions will only be accepted in English; any other language will be considered ineligible.

How to Apply

Interested organizations can apply by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Challenge Application Portal.

Getting late information about new grants? (Ad)
The Early Grant Information feature for Premium Members ensures that you receive grant announcements much ahead of others so that you can have enough time to research and apply. Join Premium to get early information

For more information, please visit Innovation Challenge.


  1. Avatar sherry ashiept says

    my name is sherry ashiepet I an idea of helping school drop-outs especially those girls who are unable to continue with their education due to early pregnancies, rape, poverty, insecurity by giving them shelter and organize baby sitter for their children as they continue with their education until they graduate. for those who are able to go through technical trainings like tailoring, to be offered the same in the institution. I also have project for neglected old and sick. making visits and offering cleaning services at the their home. But I need financial support to make this a success.

  2. Avatar Prince Salem says

    Hi,I’m Prince Salem from sambig oil and gas.and we are running a project called zero waste.which involves collection of waste from house to house,selling of waste.and we are looking for Grant to start up recycling company.please can you links us up to interested Grant.thanks

  3. Avatar Tricia Mulenga says

    Hello, I am a director of Nandi youth foundation in Zambia, a national organisation that works with youths and children by facilitating leadership skills, building entrepreneurial spirit and promoting fine Art in order to keep them away from society vices like, Drugs, alcohol, prostitution, and others that leads to moral decay as well as offering counseling and rehabilitation services to victims…we as an organization have been looking for donors and partners to help in the runing of the organisation, will be glad to hear from you

  4. Avatar MORGAN NDIEMA says

    I am a youth leader from Trans Nzoia county in Kenya.I am a director for Youth for Change program that is under Kapsetai Intergrated Community Based Organization.I would like to be linked up with donors who can finance my program that aims to enlighten youth on democracy as Kenya prepares for 2017 general elections.this shall help curb the repeat of post election violence that was witnessed in 2017/2018.
    Kind regards.

  5. Avatar Francis Mukoya says

    Hi Goodman
    Am the CEO of an NGO in Kenya working with youths in Sexual reproductive health in western part of Kenya. I really need donors to run this programs.
    Francis Mukoya

  6. Avatar William Ngwira says

    I am director of Kachira Youth Initiative a non governmental organisation based in the northern district of karonga in Malawi. We are interested to submit our Expression of Interest on this project. We would like, however, to know whether this project can be implemented in our district since in the project portal there are only two districts from the southern region which are shown (Zomba and Machinga).

    We would like to be assisted on this issue as soon as possible.

    Thank you.

    • Avatar Ritu Saini says

      Hi William Ngwira,
      For information regarding the application procedure, eligibility criteria and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Thank you!

  7. Avatar Goodman Vilakazi says

    Dear Sir/ Madam I would like to be in partnership with another NGOs outside the country I am confirming that I am not faking anything , if you can contact me you will find all the details about this organisation even our facebook. Thank you

    • Avatar Deepika Singh says

      Hi Goodman,

      Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants and scholarships. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      You can find a good range of opportunities and programmes at

      Thank You!

  8. Avatar Goodman Vilakazi says

    I am the Director of Siyophumelela simunye association with disabled and aged from South africa , I need to know that how can I receive funding for this organisation from the outside countries as I would like to have partnership with them? Not only funding to share ideas about what we are doing especially in disabilities and small children living with HIV/AIDS being some of them are orphans. I hope that my request will be appreciated. Thank you.