GlobalGiving: Connecting Nonprofits, Donors and Companies

GlobalGiving is an online fundraising platform that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money they need to improve their communities.

Its goal is to find organizations best positioned to solve problems in their communities and help increase their impact.

Once the application gets approved by the team, the applicants become able to:

  • post a project to promote their project and receive donations;
  • use GlobalGiving’s donor management and communication tools;
  • participate in at least three giving day campaigns each year, with thousands of dollars in matching funds and bonus prizes provided by GlobalGiving;
  • access free training programs and learning tools to help their organization grow and thrive;
  • non-US organizations can get tax-deductible donations for US donors.

Support Categories

  • Categories
  • Animals
  • Arts & Culture
  • Children
  • Climate Change
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • HIV-AIDS
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Hunger
  • Malaria
  • Microfinance
  • Peace & Security
  • Sport
  • Technology
  • Women & Girls

How to Apply       

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Application submission: Interested applicants can begin their applications via given website.
    • Creating a Page: Share details about your work with potential donors, demonstrating how their donation will make a difference.
  • Once, the application gets approved by GlobalGiving, the applicant will immediately be able to receive donations from his/her network and access GlobalGiving learning tools.

For more information, please visit GlobalGiving.

GlobalGiving Emerging Organization Bonus and Matching Day, May 25th, 2016

GlobalGiving links up donors, nonprofits and companies worldwide by heping registered organizations in accessing the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective.

It is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits and works with a mission to catalyze a global market for ideas, information, and money that democratizes aid and philanthropy.

GlobalGiving helps people to achieve funds for their cause and supports nonprofits in order to make them more effective with that money by connecting organizations to resources that help them continually learn and improve.

Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts & Culture
  • Children
  • Climate Change
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • HIV-AIDS
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Hunger
  • Malaria
  • Microfinance
  • Peace & Security
  • Sport
  • Technology
  • Women & Girls

Benefits of Joining Global Giving

Once the application gets approved by the team, the applicants become able to:

  • post a project to promote their project and receive donations;
  • use GlobalGiving’s donor management and communication tools;
  • participate in at least three giving day campaigns each year, with thousands of dollars in matching funds and bonus prizes provided by GlobalGiving;
  • access free training programs and learning tools to help their organization grow and thrive;
  • non-US organizations can get tax-deductible donations for US donors.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Application submission: Interested applicants can begin their applications via given website.
    • Creating a Page: Share details about your work with potential donors, demonstrating how their donation will make a difference.
  • Once, the application gets approved by GlobalGiving, the applicant will immediately be able to receive donations from his/her network and access GlobalGiving learning tools.

For more information, please visit GlobalGiving.

ESRC-NRF Newton Call for Collaborative Research: Higher Education in Africa

Deadline: 3 May 2016

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and National Research Foundation (NRF) invite Collaborative Research between the UK and South Africa, offering additional value to existing programmes of education research, and contribute to the economic development and welfare of South Africa and Africa more broadly.

Thematic Areas

Proposals addressing the following themes are invited:

  • Organisation of higher education systems, higher education institutions (HEIs) and alternative providers
  • Equity in higher education access and participation
  • Curriculum, pedagogy and modes and levels of provision
  • Higher education for the public good
  • Higher education and the labour market

Funding Information

  • The ESRC has allocated up to £2.5 million and NRF has allocated RAND 10 million;
  • Proposals are invited for joint UK and South African projects; each proposal may request £415,000 – £630,000 at 100 per cent fEC from the ESRC and R1.67m to R2.5m from NRF over 30 months in duration.

Eligibility Criteria

  • UK applicants must meet the ESRC eligibility.
  • Full-time employees at an NRF-recognised research institution in South Africa, who are eligible to apply according to the general NRF regulations and conditions, are invited to apply.
  • Part-time employees on contract at an NRF-recognised research institution (as defined above) in South Africa are invited to apply, but on condition that their appointment at the South African institution is for (at least) the duration of the project applied for in the submission. The length of the contract should be stated in the proposal form. Salaries must be paid by the research institution, and the primary employment of the individual concerned must be at that institution. A contract researcher appointed at a research institution on behalf of a third party to fulfill a very specific function for the latter does not qualify for support.
  • Retired academics/researchers are invited to apply, provided that they meet all set criteria as stipulated below:
    • Are resident in South Africa
    • Are formally affiliated to a South African higher education institution (eg appointed as an emeritus professor, honorary research associate/professor, supernumerary/contract employee).

How to Apply

Applicants must submit identical proposals via respective websites.

For more information, please visit ESRC-NRF.

DHHS/ACF: Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Discretionary Grants Program

Deadline: 10 June 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications from eligible entities for Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Discretionary Grant Program to enhance and expand the organizational capacity of FVPSA funded local domestic and dating violence programs, FVPSA State Administrators, and State Domestic Violence Coalitions that support these programs.

Responsibilities

  • Grantee will be expected to provide national scope technical assistance to help build the capacity of grantees to maintain organizations that are healthy, sound, and sustainable in order to better serve survivors of family, domestic and dating violence and their dependents.
  • The grantee will provide training and technical assistance on FVPSA-related statutory programmatic requirements (e.g., voluntary services and confidentiality and how they apply to states and territories, coalitions, and local programs).
  • The grantee will also be required to provide training and technical assistance on organizational management and infrastructure development.

Focus Areas

  • Membership and Board Governance: bylaws, board structure and recruitment, legal and fiduciary responsibilities, board committees, and conflicts of interest;
  • Financial Management: including grants management; Human Resources – policies and personnel management;
  • Chief Executive Succession Planning & Strategic Planning: vision and programming;
  • Building Partnerships: including with culturally-specific organizations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit FVPSA Discretionary Grant Program.

Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds from DFID

The webinar video on ‘How to Raise Funds from DFID’ is now available online.

The Department for International Development (DFID) in the United Kingdom is a major source of funds and partnership opportunities for NGOs around the world. DFID offers a significant amount of funding resources for NGOs through grant opportunities and requests for applications. Its funding resources support a wide range of issues areas: education, health, poverty reduction, the environment, water and sanitation.

Despite this, many NGOs often do not apply for funding with DFID because of the complexity and highly competitive nature of the DFID grant system including difficulty in understanding grant guidelines, compilcated instructions and more.

This entry-level webinar will help NGOs identify and apply to DFID request for applications and grant opportunities.

DFID-WEBINAR VEDIO

This video covers:

  • DFID Geographic Landscape: Geographic priorities, Issue Sectors and Financial Instruments & Eligibility
  • How to Participate: Information sources for upcoming calls for proposals
  • The Application Process: The Request for Application Process & the Basic overview on developing the Letter of Interest (LOI), Budget and Full Grant Application

Trainer

Megan Kenna is an entrepreneurial resource mobilization professional, with international experience raising funds for NGOs, start-ups, and development organizations in the US, Europe, and Africa. Megan has worked with dozens of governmental and international organizations. She is an experienced proposal developer, having raised over US$60 million for a range of program around the world. Megan has developed a broad range of successful applications to government agencies, including USAID and DFID, for development organizations large and small. She has worked in both the US and Europe. ​

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EPA Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program: Supporting Pollution Prevention

Deadline: 6 June 2016

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting applicants for FY 2016 and FY 2017 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program to support pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation work.

In FY 2016 and FY 2017, nine out of the ten EPA Regional Pollution Prevention Program Offices are announcing a two-year grant competition cycle to support two-year SRA agreements.

Priority Areas

  • Climate Change Mitigation/Prevention of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Food Manufacturing and Processing
  • State or Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction.

Funding Information: Approximately $2.2 million in total award funding (in FY 2016 $1.1 million and in FY 2017 $1.1 million) to issue SRA two-year awards covering a two-year funding period.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants include the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States, local governments, city or township governments, independent school district governments, state controlled institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations (other than institutions of higher education), private institutions of higher education, community-based grassroots organizations, and federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program.

CFH Foundation: Round 2 Grants of US$25,000 for NGOs in Developing Countries

Deadline: 1 July 2016

The Conservation, Food and Health (CFH) Foundation is accepting concept notes for its second round grants from non-profit organizations in the developing countries that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem in the field.

Focus Areas

  • Conservation: Conservation grants help improve ecological and environmental conditions in the developing world. The foundation supports field research and related research activities, training, and technical assistance efforts that:
    • help conserve viable ecosystems and protect biological diversity in developing countries
    • train local leaders in conservation and protection of resources, with an emphasis on technical and scientific training
  • Food: Food grants support focused efforts to improve access to food for consumption in developing countries. Areas of interest include projects that:
    • promote or develop specific sustainable agriculture practices with potential to advance science and practice in other countries
    • explore and refine innovative education and training interventions for small scale food producers and farmers
    • advance new approaches to control pests and diseases affecting important food crops of developing countries
  • Health: The foundation supports public health programs that are preventive rather than curative in nature. It supports research, technical assistance, and training projects that:
    • improve public health through community-based efforts that address health promotion, disease prevention, family planning, and reproductive health
    • increase the understanding and treatment of tropical diseases

Grant Information

The average grant is approximately $20,000. Grants exceeding $25,000 are rarely awarded.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The foundation’s geographic focus is the developing world.
  • The foundation will support: Non-governmental organizations (NGO), Nonprofit organizations, Civil society organizations, Community-based organizations, Colleges, universities and academic institutions.
  • The foundation does not support businesses, government agencies, humanitarian relief organizations other foundations or churches.

How to Apply

  • The application process consists of two phases:
    • concept notes
    • full proposals
  • Applicants must first submit a concept note and the selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals.

For more information, please visit CFH Grants.

Strategic Call for Proposals: Interreg–IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary–Serbia

Deadline: 26 August 2016

The Hungary-Serbia IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme, approved by the European Commission, is a programme in which the participating countries, Hungary and Serbia, have established their Programme management as “shared management system”.

Cross-border co-operation between Hungary and Serbia works within the framework of the Hungary-Serbia Pilot Small Projects Fund (PSPF) under the Hungarian National Phare Programme, aimed at supporting people-to-people actions and at facilitating institution building projects of non-profit organisations along the Hungarian-Serbian border, as well as preparing potential applicants for future INTERREG funding opportunities.

Programme Objectives

In order to achieve the overall strategic goal, five specific objectives are defined:

  • Reducing isolation of border areas by improving cross-border accessibility
  • Environmental sustainability and safety in the border zone
  • Synergies and co-operation in the economy
  • Managing common cultural heritage to promote cultural values, traditions and to develop tourism
  • Intense cultural, educational and research interaction

Priority Areas

The following priorities, intervention areas and activities have been identified to contribute to the achievement of the above objectives:

  • Infrastructure and environment
  • Economy, education and culture

Financial Framework

  • The indicative Community funding (IPA) for the Programme amounts to EUR 50.1 million. The IPA allocation approved for the period 2007-2011 is EUR 33.969.179.
  • IPA funding for both Hungarian and Serbian partners may reach up to 85% of the eligible project costs.

Eligibility Criteria

Each Lead Beneficiary and Project Partner has to:

  • be legal persons established by public or private law
  • be nonprofit making
  • have direct responsibility for the preparation and management of the proposed activities, not acting as intermediaries and
  • in case of the Lead Beneficiary have their headquarters or a registered regional/local branch in the eligible area, while in case of Project Partners have their headquarters or a registered regional/local branch in the eligible area or in the adjacent regions.

Potential applicants who can apply for funds are as follows (the list is indicative):

  • Local governments and their institutions
  • Associations of local governments and their institutions
  • Development agencies
  • Non- governmental non- profit organisations (NGOs)
  • Water management authorities
  • Environmental management authorities
  • Management organisations of national parks and environmental protection areas
  • Tourist boards
  • Public enterprises
  • Universities, research institutes
  • Educational organizations and their non-profit organisations
  • Labour centres
  • Foundations, chambers of commerce

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit an application form in order to apply.

For more information, please visit this link.

DOL/ETA: Seeking Applications for Pathways to Justice Careers Program for Youth

Deadline: 9 May 2016

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking applications from eligible entities for the Pathways to Justice Careers (PJC) program designed to support access and entry into career pathways for at-risk and court-involved youth ages 16-21.

The PJC grants will use a career pathways model adapted for in-school youth to ensure that participants are encouraged to graduate from high school or earn a high school equivalency degree and to either enter the workforce or pursue further training or post-secondary education pertinent to each participant’s chosen career in justice or emergency services.

Program Support

This program supports at-risk and court-involved youth that are still in school by providing:

  • Exposure to the world of work in the career fields of justice and emergency services,
  • Mentoring to encourage participants to complete a high school diploma or equivalency, and
  • Supportive services that engage participants and deter them from engaging or reengaging with the criminal justice system.

Funding Information: Approximately $5,000,000 is expected to be available to fund approximately 5 grants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Applicants
    • Units of state, local or tribal government,
    • Community- or faith-based organizations with 501(c)(3) non-profit status, including women’s and minority organizations
    • Any Indian and Native American entities eligible for grants under Section 166 of WIOA.
    • Applicants may include current or former DOL grantees;
    • New applicants that have not received previous DOL grants are also encouraged to apply.
    • Applicants must identify in their application the target area that will be served by the project.
    • Applicants must justify the number of participants they propose to serve.
    • Applicants are encouraged to locate their projects high-poverty, high-crime communities.
  • Eligible Participants
    • be between the ages of 16 to 21 years old on the date of enrollment;
    • be enrolled in public or alternative secondary school at time of enrollment and have the potential to graduate within 2 years; and
    • be a low-income individual, per WIOA sec. 3(36).
    • the individual must be either a court-involved youth, or an at-risk youth, or both; that is, the individual must either have already come in contact with the juvenile or adult justice system, which includes those that have been diverted from the juvenile justice system prior to arrest (pre-arrest diversion) or be at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile or adult justice system.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Pathways to Justice Careers for Youth.

The Blue Economy Challenge: Reengineering Aquaculture

Deadline: 30 June 2016

InnovationXchange, the Australian aid program, is currently inviting applications from around the world for the Blue Economy Challenge. The program will contribute to food security, nutrition, livelihoods and economic growth through aquaculture.

The challenge is open to solutions that have been demonstrated successfully elsewhere, but the application must make the case for success in the developing world and in particular the Indian Ocean.

Priority Areas

Australia’s aid program is focused on two key development outcomes- supporting private sector development and strengthening human development. To achieve this, the aid program invests in several priority areas including:

  • Infrastructure, trade facilitation and international competitiveness
  • Agriculture, fisheries and water
  • Effective governance
  • Education and health
  • Building resilience: humanitarian assistance, disaster risk reduction and social protection
  • Gender equality and empowering women and girls

Award

Up to AU$750,000 will be awarded for solutions and innovations in the following categories:

  • Design and validation (up to AU$250,000)
  • Positioning for scale (AU$250,000-750,000)

Eligibility Criteria

The challenge invites innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, NGOs and academics to rethink advances in aquaculture to provide solutions that ensure both sustainable development and environmental sustainability.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications in English through an online process.

For more information, please visit The Blue Economy Challenge.