Grants and Resources for Development

A list of current and past grant funding opportunities and useful resources for NGOs for development.

Capital Magnet Fund: Serving Low-income Families and Communities across America

Deadline: 30 March 2016 The Community Development Financial Institute (CDFI), U.S. Department of Treasury is seeking applications from organisations for Capital Magnet Fund to spur investment in affordable housing and related economic development efforts that serve low-income families and low-income communities across America. The CDFI Fund was established by the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994, as a bipartisan initiative. Through the Capital Magnet Fund, … [Read more...]

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Nominations Open for UNESCO 2016 Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

Deadline: 30 April 2016 Nominations are open for The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 2016 Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development to honor and showcase outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions and organizations engaged in ESD activities. The annual UNESCO-Japan Prize is funded by the Government of Japan and was established in 2014 within the framework of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP). It was awarded for the first time in … [Read more...]

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USAID/Mexico Partnerships to Improve Country Development Cooperation Strategy!

Deadline: 29 February 2016 United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from organisations to co-create, co-design, co- invest, and collaborate in basic and applied research and development that supports Government of Mexico efforts for improved citizen security, justice, human rights, good governance and environmental sustainability, which are outlined in USAID/Mexico’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy. USAID/Mexico works as part of the US … [Read more...]

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Europe Foundation: Providing Strategic Grants for Institutional Development Support!

Deadline: 8 April 2016 Europe Foundation (EPF) is seeking applications from organisations for its Strategic Grants; a new component of the Open Door Grantmaking program to acquire funding for institutional development support for implementing long-term projects (18-24 months). EPF was established as a local organization in 2008 with a mission to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and … [Read more...]

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Thomson Reuters Foundation: Helping Journalists to Present and Promote Issues Related to Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development

Deadline: 18 January 2016 The Thomson Reuters Foundation with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the specialized UN agency, is seeking applications from journalists around the world in order to bring them together in Rome to attend the IFAD Governing Council. Goals to build specific expertise and increase familiarity and knowledge of issues faced by rural communities promote discussion and dialogue on how small-scale agriculture can respond to the … [Read more...]

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Nasdaq Educational Foundation: Inviting Applicants for Various Grant Programs!

Deadline: 1 February 2016 Nasdaq Educational Foundation is seeking applications for its various grants program. The Foundation was established in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from Nasdaq with a mission to promote and provide opportunities through collaborations and initiatives that support and deliver innovative educational programs and charitable activities supportive of Nasdaq’s mission. Nasdaq provides the infrastructure, tools and strategic insights tailored for the … [Read more...]

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The Youth Solidarity Fund for Outstanding Youth-led Initiatives

Applications to be open soon! Youth today are the builders of tomorrow. The organizations working for youth have a golden chance of getting funded by the Youth Solidarity Fund. The Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) provides seed funding to outstanding youth-led initiatives that promote long-term constructive relationships between people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. The Fund links small scale and local work to larger movements for social and global change. The YSF supports the … [Read more...]

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Nominations Open for King Baudouin African Development Prize: Acknowledging Innovative Initiatives for Development in Africa!

Deadline: 15 March 2016 Nominations are open for the King Baudouin African Development Prize 2016 with an aim to reward individuals or organisations who are making an outstanding contribution to development in Africa. The Prize pays particular attention to innovative initiatives which stand out as the best in their field, significantly improve the quality of life of the populations they serve, and  empower local communities to take development into their own hands. The King Baudouin Foundation … [Read more...]

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Apply now for the Youth for Gender Equality Forum 2016: Call for Applications under Step it up for Gender Equality Initiative!

Deadline: 17 January 2016 Registrations are open for the Youth for Gender Equality Forum under Step it up for Gender Equality initiative that is an interactive and inspiring initiative to promote dialogue, exchange, learning and networking for people engaged in promoting gender equality in their daily lives. The forum will be held from 2 to 4 March 2016 at European Parliament in Brussels. The initiative has been organized by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and … [Read more...]

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Charles Steward Mott Foundation’s Environment Program: Improving Social and Environmental Accountability!

Deadline: Ongoing The Charles Steward Mott Foundation, through its Environment Program aims to support the efforts of an engaged citizenry working to create accountable and responsive institutions, sound public policies and appropriate models of development that protect communities and the diversity and integrity of ecosystems in North America and around the world. Mott Foundation’s grant making seeks to improve the social and environmental accountability of those investing in large-scale … [Read more...]