|Grantmaker||Description||Eligible Applicants||Geographic Scope|
|Accion International |
Accion International is a global nonprofit organization that seeks to build a financially inclusive world in which every individual has access to high-quality, affordable financial services. To do this, Accion provides a range of services and investment to help financial institutions.
Available programs include the following:
Accion Gateway Fund
This Fund provides equity and quasi-equity capital to microfinance institutions in greenfield or early-stage operations that demonstrate a potential for strong financial and social returns to their shareholders.
This Fund provides seed funding and technical assistance to promising startups whose goal is to broaden financial inclusion but which are often considered by others to be “pre-investable.”
Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund
This Fund invests in innovative financial technology and services companies that promote financial inclusion for the two billion people around the world who lack access to savings accounts, checking, insurance, credit, and other basic financial services.
Additional training, capacity building, and loan programs may be available to microfinance institutions.
The Adaptation Fund seeks to help developing countries build resilience and adapt to climate change. The Fund finances climate adaptation projects and programs in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Eligible countries can apply for project or program funding through a National, Regional, or Multilateral Implementing Entity. Proposals also require endorsement by the designated authorities of the country in which proposed activities would take place.
Ministere de I-Environnment
#11 Rue 4, Pacot, Port- au-Prince. Haiti
Tel: 509 3701 2694
|The Adobe Event Sponsorship Program|
The Adobe Event Sponsorship Program supports nonprofit organizations worldwide.
The program focuses on the following main areas:
arts and creativity in education;
digital media programs for youth; and,
events in Adobe's industries.
Sponsorship requests are not made to/for:
religious, political, or sports events;
software donations for companies, raffles, or auctions;
discriminatory practices; or,
personal grants for education or business.
Note: Adobe, in partnership with TechSoup, also provides Software Donations to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in the U.S. and internationally.
|AEON Environmental Foundation|
The AEON Environmental Foundation supports efforts aimed at ensuring environmental conservation.
The Foundation offers the following award programs:
The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity
This award is a biennial international prize to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at the global, regional, or local levels. A cash prize is awarded.
The Biodiversity Japan Award
This award honors five projects carried out by organizations or individuals in Japan that have made outstanding contributions and have had an impact on future activities for biodiversity.
|Organizations and individuals||Global, Japan|
|Aid to Artisans: canvas home Small Grants|
Aid to Artisans creates opportunities for low-income artisans around the world to build profitable businesses inspired by handmade traditions. The canvas home Small Grants Program provides artisans with direct and immediate financial assistance that can lay the groundwork for sustainable incomes. Grants allow artisan groups to acquire materials, tools, equipment, training, and marketing services in order to expand employment and generate income.
Eligible applicants include established groups of craft producers such as artisan cooperatives, small businesses, and community-based organizations with a primary focus on crafts. Applicants must be located in a developing country. Grant requests must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an organization known internationally as well-suited to providing credible third-party recommendations.
|Artisan cooperatives, small businesses, and community-based organizations||Developing Countries|
|Air France Corporate Foundation|
The Air France Corporate Foundation (Fondation d'Entreprise Air France) supports projects providing education and training for children and young people who are ill, have a disability, or are in distress.
Supported projects must be in a country where Air France flights operate. In France, the Foundation finances projects in the Paris region and in a French provincial region which is chosen by the Foundation every year.
Support is provided for projects in the fields of formal and informal education, access to sports, and culture and recreation for all children who are excluded. Examples of supported projects include building or renovation of schools and kindergartens, libraries, school support, and social integration through sports and the arts. The Foundation also provides support to address the issue of children living on the streets.
Note: Support is provided in countries where Air France flights operate. In France, support is provided in the Paris region and a French region chosen by the Foundation annually.
|Nonprofit and non-governmental organizations||France, Global|
| Alert Fund for Youth|
The Alert Fund for Youth (Alert fonds voor jongeren) is an independent Dutch fund which supports progressive youth projects globally with seed funding.
Alert's thematic areas include:
social and political participation;
the environment and sustainability;
emancipation and sexual rights, including women and girls, and LGBTQ youth;
peace and dialogue, including conflict resolution; and,
human rights and global justice.
Support is provided for:
once-only and small-scale projects organized by and for young people, such as demonstrations, workshops, and publications; and,
initiatives dealing with environmental issues, emancipation, political consciousness, international solidarity, and multicultural co-existence.
Alert considers fast-track requests for initiatives or projects that will take effect on short notice.
Alert does not support youth projects which mainly focus on culture, welfare, direct care, income generation, sports, education, or health.
Note: Applications from outside the Netherlands need a Dutch reference person, which can be someone living in the Netherlands or a reliable local person, for example an employee of an internationally-known NGO.
|Nonprofit and non-governmental organizations||Global, Netherlands|
|Alexia Foundation for World Peace|
The Alexia Foundation for World Peace promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it, and to understand cultural difference as our strength—not our weakness.
The Foundation offers the following grant opportunities:
The Foundation provides grants to enable professional photographers and visual journalists to produce substantial bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Recipients receive $20,000 for the production of the proposed project.
The Professional Grant is open to individual photographers and visual journalists from any country who are working on still photography or multimedia projects.
The Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding, with an emphasis on projects that explore cultural understanding in or near the student's local community. Awards include scholarships to study photojournalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, or to attend the Kalish Workshop for photography, in addition to cash grants to help produce the proposed picture story or multimedia project.
Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad in a degree program at the time of application. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. No student who has completed more than three internships or a year of full-time professional experience is eligible.
|Individuals from around the world are eligible.||Global|
|Allard Prize for International Integrity|
The Allard Prize for International Integrity, administered by the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, is awarded biennially to an individual, movement, or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, and the rule of law.
There are no restrictions on who may submit a nominee for consideration. Self nominations or a nomination from within an organization being nominated are accepted.
The winner receives a cash prize.
The Allen Foundation supports efforts that benefit human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research.
The priorities of the Foundation are as follows:
to make grants to fund relevant nutritional research;
to support programs for the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age;
to assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices;
to encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices; and,
in limited situations, to help solve emergency hunger and malnutrition problems.
The Foundation welcomes proposals that:
develop and advance the inclusion of mandatory courses in nutrition in medical schools;
bring the promise of nutrigenomics or nutritional genomics to realization; and,
promote environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsive, and sustainable food and agricultural systems.
In certain circumstances, the Foundation will consider requests from hospitals or medical clinics; social, religious, fraternal, or community organizations; private foundations; and K-12 public, parochial, or private schools.
Preference may be given to proposals that include matching funds from the institution or other partners, including in-kind contributions. Third party contributions to matching funds, such as computer or software donated from a company, may be included.
The Foundation does not under any circumstances sponsor professional conferences, seminar tables, discussion panels, or similar events.
Organizations outside the U.S. must demonstrate U.S. nonprofit equivalency.
|Alwaleed Philanthropies supports and initiates projects around the world, collaborating with a range of philanthropic, governmental, and educational organizations.|
Program areas include the following:
Developing Communities and Empowering Women and Young People
Grants are made for projects that:
adhere to the principles of venture philanthropy;
encourage or build social entrepreneurship; and,
result in social innovation and community development.
Priority is given to initiatives and proposals that seek to apply innovative technologies and solutions to problems.
Bringing Cultures Together
Support is provided for programs that:
involve a university with proven credentials as a center of learning;
focus on research and outreach to promote interfaith and intercultural relations;
promote understanding of Islam in the West and the understanding of the West in the Islamic world; and,
demonstrate commitment to fostering dialogue and discussions.
The Philanthropies also provide disaster relief support.
|Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions||Global, Lebanon|
|The Alzheimer's Associationis committed to accelerating the global effort to eliminate Alzheimer's disease.|
The Association's research grants program supports investigators worldwide that advance understanding of Alzheimer's disease, identify new treatment strategies, improve care for people with dementia, optimize services for their families, and further knowledge of brain health and disease prevention.
In addition, conference grants, awards, and fellowships are available.
|Nonprofit organizations and educational institutions||Global|
|American Academy of Dermatology: SkinCare for Developing Countries The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) aims to promote leadership in dermatology and excellence in patient care through education, research, and advocacy. AAD offers grants to individuals and organizations to fund international volunteer and humanitarian projects under the SkinCare for Developing Countries program. Support is provided for sustainable, community-based projects related to dermatology and global healthcare which help underserved regions of the world. Applicants must obtain letter of recommendation from an AAD member (for non-AAD members) or their institution’s faculty director (for residents).||Individuals and organizations||Developing Countries|
|American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on International Child Health: ICATCH Grant Program||Pediatricians and other health workers||Developing Countries|
|The objective of AMI, a Portuguese non-governmental organization, is to fight against poverty, social exclusion, underdevelopment, hunger, and the aftermath of war.|
In addition to emergency missions and development missions, AMI provides support for international projects in partnership with local organizations, focused on developing countries. Financing is provided to local non-governmental organizations for development cooperation or humanitarian projects, with preference for health-related areas.
Legally constituted associations or non-governmental organizations in developing countries may apply.
|Local non-governmental organizations and associations||Developing Countries|
|Amnesty International USA: Ginetta Sagan Award|
Amnesty International, the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied. The Ginetta Sagan Award recognizes and assists women who are working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children in areas where human rights violations are widespread.
The aims of this Award are to:
recognize outstanding achievement, often at great personal risk;
enhance the recipient’s ability to live and work freely, and protect the recipient’s capacity to continue her work, by bringing a new level of international attention to her accomplishments and the obstacles she faces; and,
bring increased international scrutiny to the crisis, region, or issue for which the recipient works.
be the founder or executive director of an organization;
be under threat for her activism;
be proven effective at addressing human rights issues; and,
have brought about significant change in her country, region, or issue through her work.
|Ansara Family Fund|
The Ansara Family Fund, administered by The Boston Foundation, seeks to help eradicate global poverty so that no parent would feel compelled to give up a beloved child. Funding is provided to organizations that work to end poverty and its symptoms.
The current focus is on providing general operating support and capacity building grants that strengthen social-profit organizations focused on livelihoods, education, and human rights in Haiti. Priority is given to bottom-up initiatives, sustainable strategies, community-based programs that provide immediate and systemic support, and collaborative initiatives. In addition to grants, the Fund provides loans for cash flow, capital projects, and new initiatives.
keywords: children/youth, employment/job training, small business/entrepreneurship
|U.S. nonprofit organizations and organizations with a U.S. fiscal sponsor||Haiti|
|Answering Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Foundation|
The purpose of the Answering Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Foundation is to help improve the prognosis for all TTP patients. The Foundation makes grants for TTP research, including biomedical, clinical, and population health research. The Foundation promotes international collaboration.
Additional keywords: diseases, medical research
APT Charities, an initiative of Applied Predictive Technologies, is built on the principle that data can help everyone.
APT Charities supports outstanding nonprofit organizations worldwide in their pursuit of using data to make better decisions and to increase their impact.
Organizations in all fields are eligible to apply, including, but not limited to:
arts and culture;
community and economic development;
human services; and,
APT Charities funds two types of awards:
Grants, ranging from $10,000 to $15,000, support organizations with some experience using data collection and analysis to inform decision making.
Stimulus Awards of $5,000 support organizations with little or no experience in data-driven decision making who would like to invest in collecting, validating, or analyzing data.
Support is not provided to political organizations or religious organizations aimed at propagating a particular faith or creed. (Secular programs such as soup kitchens, shelters, job banks, etc. sponsored by religious organizations are eligible to apply.)
|Nonprofit organizations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)||Global|
|The Ashden Awards are a globally recognized measure for excellence in the field of green energy.|
Awards are made in the following categories:
The UK Awards
These Awards recognize work to reduce and manage demand for energy, with a focus on sustainable buildings, energy innovation, clean air in towns and cities, and energy market disruption.
The International Awards
These Awards, focused on developing countries, reward innovative enterprises and programs in the following areas: finance and business innovation for delivering sustainable energy, sustainable cities and buildings, sustainable transportation and mobility, powering business, energy access frontiers, and sustainable energy and health.
Thematic areas for both awards may vary by year. Winners receive a cash prize.
|Businesses, non-governmental organizations, nonprofit groups, social enterprises, and government organizations||Developing Countries, United Kingdom|
|Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector, one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world's citizens to think and act as changemakers.|
Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs who have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society. They demonstrate unrivaled commitment to bold new ideas and prove that compassion, creativity, and collaboration are tremendous forces for change. Ashoka Fellows work in over 60 countries around the globe in every area of human need.
The work of Ashoka Fellows generally falls into six major fields:
**the environment; and,
**learning and education.
However, Ashoka recognizes that many new ideas cut across multiple fields or aim to create new ones.
Ashoka provides the selected Fellows with a living stipend, typically for three years, depending on individual need and local salary standards. These stipends enable Ashoka Fellows to focus full-time on implementing their vision and new ideas. Ashoka also provide the Fellows with a global support network of their peers and partnerships with professional consultants.
|The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) is an association of women-led societies and groups working collectively for the shared vision of an improved quality of life for women and communities worldwide, with a focus on less-developed countries.|
ACWW offers small grants to women-led organizations active in urban and rural communities. Projects must be for the benefit of women and children.
ACWW supports projects in the following areas:
education and capacity building, including literacy for adults and children, skill training, adult education, and primary education for all children;
health education, including promotion of breastfeeding, prevention of female genital mutilation, and family welfare, primary health, and first-aid training;
nutrition and home economics, including education in nutrition, food safety awareness, and scholarships in nutrition and allied subjects;
income generation, including small business initiatives and revolving loan schemes;
water and sanitation, including access to water, water conservation and security, and improvement and access to sanitation facilities;
agricultural training and development, including organic and sustainable agriculture techniques, business skills development, and support for small equipment items; and,
civic consciousness and community involvement, including leadership development, and community development and scholarships for training in organizations and leadership in the field of social welfare.
Current priorities for funding include projects that focus on basic literacy, skills training, income-generating businesses, organic smallholder agriculture, improved nutrition, maternal health, and access to water and sanitation.
Support is not provided to/for:
the purchase of land, motor vehicles, or items of large mechanical equipment;
emergency relief work;
capital infrastructure projects (buildings); or,
ongoing office administration or salary expenses.
Additional keywords: civic affairs, emergency services, employment/job training, K-12 education, organic farming/local food, workforce development, small business/entrepreneurship, social services, vocational, water infrastructure/sanitation
|Non-governmental organizations, umbrella organizations, women's organizations, and educational institutions registered in the country where the project takes place||Developing Countries, Global|
|TheAudacious Project is a collaborative approach to funding ideas from throughout the world with the potential to create change at thrilling scale. Housed at TED, which has a long track record of surfacing ideas worth spreading, the project is a partnership between some of the most respected organizations in philanthropy and the public.|
The Audacious Project aims to:
encourage the world’s greatest change-agents to dream bigger;
shape the best ideas into viable multi-year plans; and,
present those ideas in a compelling way to potential supporters.
Every year, The Audacious Project invites change-makers to submit their best, boldest ideas for tackling the world’s biggest challenges. Selected ideas typically have a timeline of three to five years. Supporters will commit a level of financial support paid annually, provided project milestones are met.
|Organizations and individuals||Global|
|The Audubon Naturalist Society: Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fundseeks to create a larger and more diverse community of people who treasure the natural world and work to preserve it. The Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund supports small, local conservation or education projects in developing countries by providing seed money to communities and individuals whose projects have not attracted major support from other sources.|
Supported projects must:
benefit the human, plant, and animal populations of a particular habitat in an ecologically sustainable manner;
protect threatened or endangered species or habitats;
have a lasting significance to local residents; and,
include a public education component.
Projects must be located in a developing country and involve the local population. Applicants from countries other than the United States are especially encouraged to apply. United States researchers planning work in foreign countries must have at least one local collaborator and consider how the project will benefit the local communities.
Additional keywords: biodiversity, environmental education, land protection, wildlife
|Nonprofit and community organizations||Developing Countries|
|Autism Speaks Scientific Research Grants and Fellowship Programs|
Autism Speaks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Autism Speaks offers a variety of grants and fellowships for global biomedical research into the diagnosis, causes, prevention, and treatment of autism or its disabling symptoms.
Science objectives include the following:
supporting research that uncovers the biology of autism to advance the delivery of personalized therapies and supports;
supporting research that translates basic discoveries into potential personalized treatments ready for clinical testing;
facilitating the clinical testing of promising life-enhancing interventions, including scalable and sustainable community programs;
improving the measurement of autism and its associated features to enhance screening, diagnosis, subgroup identification, and the tracking of change during clinical trials and across the lifespan; and,
promoting consensus building in research and the widespread use of life-enhancing research findings by facilitating engagement among leaders in research, clinical practice, and the autism community.
Additional keywords: medical research
|The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a global humanitarian award, honors individuals or groups of people who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation, or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity.|
Nominations may span a broad range of sectors in the nonprofit field, including economic development, public health, religion, education, capacity building, and law, justice, and human rights.
The selection criteria include the following:
The extent to which the nominee’s actions demonstrate:
courage in helping others survive;
having overcome significant risks for the sake of helping others survive; and,
going beyond the call of duty of professional obligations for the sake of helping others survive.
The extent to which the nominee’s actions demonstrate:
an explicit intention to help others survive;
a direct involvement in helping others survive; and,
being motivated by altruistic intentions.
The extent to which the nominee’s actions demonstrate:
an impact of saving lives on the nominee’s community, country, or globally;
a long-term effect in saving lives;
inspiration to others to save lives, directly or indirectly; and,
saving lives of a large number of individuals.
The Aurora Prize Laureate will be honored with a $100,000 award. In addition, that individual will have the opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by selecting an organization that inspired his or her work to receive a $1,000,000 grant.
|Individuals or groups of people||Global|
The Awesome Foundation is a worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe.
Each Foundation chapter distributes a monthly $1,000 grant to a project and its creator. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest.
Every chapter interprets "awesome" for itself. As such, supported projects include initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more.
Most chapters are geographic, but a few are organized along thematic lines, including disabilities, veganism, and libraries.
While specifying a chapter to apply to is not necessary (all chapters can view the applications received by all other chapters), many chapters show a preference for local projects.
|Nonprofit organizations, community groups, and individuals||Global|
|Barth Syndrome Foundation Research Grant Program|
The Barth Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome. Barth syndrome is a serious X-linked genetic disorder associated with cardiomyopathy, neutropenia, skeletal muscle weakness, exercise intolerance, growth delay, and diverse biochemical abnormalities (including defects in mitochondrial metabolism and phospholipid biosynthesis).
The Foundation awards grants for both basic science and clinical research on the natural history, biochemical basis, and treatment of Barth syndrome. Idea grants of one to two years and Development grants for two to three years are available.
Grants are awarded to principal investigators who are affiliated with nonprofit institutions. The Foundation is interested in providing seed money to young investigators as well as attracting experienced investigators new to the field of Barth Syndrome basic science or clinical research.
|TheBBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards Awards aim to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation.|
Awards are granted in eight categories:
basic sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics);
biology and biomedicine;
ecology and conservation biology;
economics, finance, and management;
information and communication technologies;
music and opera;
climate change; and,
humanities and social sciences.
Individuals of any nationality may be nominated. The awards are also open to scientific or cultural organizations that can be collectively credited with exceptional contributions to scientific knowledge, cultural creation, or the fight against climate change. (Self-nominations are not accepted.) A cash prize is provided in each of the award categories
Additional keywords: financial literacy/financial services, global warming/climate change, life/environmental/earth sciences, media/communications, medical research, physical sciences, technology
|Individuals, nonprofit organizations, and public entities||Global|
The Bel Foundation, created by the Bel Group and Unibel, supports initiatives on behalf of children and teens, with a particular emphasis on food and dietary issues. Nonprofit organizations working in a country where the Foundation operates are eligible to apply.
The Foundation focuses on four broad areas of action:
combating child malnutrition;
supporting subsistence farming and market garden programs;
building infrastructures directly related to feeding children and teens; and,
educating and raising awareness about the components of a healthy and balanced diet.
Additional keywords: agriculture/horticulture, children/youth, health education/literacy, organic farming/local food, healthy eating/nutrition, hunger/food banks
|The Fundación Biodiversidad (Biodiversity Foundation), a public foundation of the government of Spain, seeks to help protect and conserve natural heritage and biodiversity.|
Support is provided in Spain and internationally for projects related to:
 land biodiversity;
 marine and coastal biodiversity;
 climate change and environmental quality;
 the economy and green employment; and,
 international relations.
For international cooperation projects, eligible applicants include Spanish nonprofit organizations, international organizations, nonprofit organizations based in European Union countries, and foreign nonprofit organizations that have projects cofinanced by a Spanish organization. Areas of interest and geographic scope may vary by call for proposals.
Additional keywords: global warming/climate change, green economy/building, land/habitat protection
|Nonprofit organizations||Global, Spain|
|Biosphere Expeditions engages people worldwide in wildlife conservation and research, bridging the gap between scientists at the forefront of conservation work in need of funds and helpers, and enthusiastic laypeople, who in their holiday time, through their hands-on assistance and with their expedition contribution, want to support them.|
Biosphere Expeditions is always looking for reliable scientific field workers conducting wildlife conservation projects to support financially and otherwise. Preference is given to projects involving flagship species in interesting and challenging environments that would benefit from volunteer involvement.
Note: Interested applicants should submit short letters of inquiry together with a brief first proposal. The guidelines for developing letters of inquiry and proposals are available on the Biosphere Expeditions website.
|Blue Planet Network's mission is to exponentially increase the impact of safe drinking water programs for people around the world. The Blue Planet Network connects funders, non-governmental organizations, the public, and communities in need to improve the planning, selection, management, and monitoring of water and sanitation programs.|
Non-governmental organizations that are part of the network may access funding. Information for organizations interested in becoming members is available on theNetwork's website.
|The Heinrich Böll Foundation, based in Germany, is a green think tank, an international policy network, and active on ecology, democracy, and human rights worldwide.|
The Foundation offers the following awards:
the Petra Kelly Prize recognizes people and civil society organizations worldwide for their outstanding achievements in respecting human rights, fostering non-violent conflict resolution, and protecting the environment;
the Anne Klein Women’s Award honors a woman in Germany or abroad who has contributed towards making gender democracy a reality and who have fought against discrimination, be it because of gender or sexual orientation;
the Hannah Arendt Award honors individuals who identify critical and unseen aspects of current political events and who are not afraid to enter the public realm by presenting their opinion in controversial political discussions; and,
the Peace Film Prize is offered as part of the International Film Festival Berlin.
Additional keywords: LGBTQ, peace/security, public policy, social justice/equality, women
|Nonprofit organizations and individuals||Germany, Global|
|The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is dedicated to increasing the impact of women on all aspects of technology, as well as the positive impact of technology on the world's women.|
The Institute offers awards to honor distinguished technical women throughout the world and those who are working towards the recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women.
Visit the Institute's website for information on the various award programs.
|Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and nonprofit production company that supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.|
Several funding programs are available for women nonfiction filmmakers at various stages of their careers. Applications must be submitted online. An application fee is required. Visit the website for current grant opportunities.
|The Cities for Our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO and The Association of Commonwealth Universities. |
This Challenge seeks transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining issues of our time:
climate change; and,
resource scarcity, including water, agriculture, and energy.
Any individual or team of individuals is eligible to apply. The Challenge is particularly interested in hearing from young professionals, students, or startups in the field of surveying, urban design and engineering, and green technologies.
The winner will receive a £50,000 prize and mentoring with industry experts to bring their idea to life.
Additional keywords: green economy/building, natural resources, public policy, sustainable development, technology, urban development
|Individuals and teams||Global|
|The Catalytic Fund (CATF) is a Cities Alliance global funding instrument which provides grant support for innovative projects that strengthen and promote the role of cities in poverty reduction and in sustainable urban development.|
How the CATF Works
Call for Proposals focus on a selected theme of international relevance
Competitive process that is usually open once a year
Grant sizes between $50,000 – $200,000
Project duration between one and two years
Sponsorship by one or more Cities Alliance member is required
Each year, the Fund offers a thematic call for proposals. Previous themes include:
urban knowledge campaigns; and,
efforts to upgrade slums.
keywords: children/youth, immigrant/refugee, local government, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development
|Non-governmental agencies, academic institutions, local and national governments, and private sector entities such as foundations and social enterprises||Global|
|CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. Through the Crisis Response Fund, CIVICUS provides support to civil society organizations around the world that are working in situations of threatened civil society existence or general clamp down on civil society.|
Support is provided for campaigns and urgent advocacy action aimed at addressing the imminent threats and challenges organizations face in their countries or regions. Such threats include, but are not limited to:
the introduction or existence of restrictive legislation;
the systemic targeting of human rights defenders;
arbitrary closure of civil society organizations;
fiscal threats to civil society organizations such as the freezing of bank assets; and,
barriers to or attacks on free civic expression and assembly.
Supported activities include, but are not limited to:
convening of working groups of local, regional, and international civil society to address the crisis;
supporting civil society representatives from the ground in advocacy at international and regional forums;
submissions of reports to the human rights monitoring bodies of regional and international institutions;
solidarity visits or missions by international high-level officials or celebrities;
networking regionally with other civil societies under siege to exchange best practices and share legal expertise;
regional and international advocacy campaigns directed at regional and international bodies;
fact-finding and publication of reports;
technical assistance for the analysis of pending or existing repressive legislation;
national workshops to discuss and plan advocacy strategies, such as to repeal restrictive legislation;
training for organizations on the ground, such as in digital safety and privacy; and,
public advocacy campaigns within countries where civil society struggles under repression.
Note: Occasionally CIVICUS provides support through calls for proposals related to specific program areas.
keywords: democracy/citizenship, international affairs, internet, justice/law, media/communications, peace/security
|Civil society organizations||Global|
|Climate CoLab, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Collective Intelligence, is a crowdsourcing platform where citizens work with experts and each other to create, analyze, and select detailed proposals for what to do about climate change.|
Climate CoLab offers contests on a range of topics related to climate change. Contest themes have included:
climate change adaptation and geoengineering;
agriculture and forestry;
land use planning;
green economy; and,
shifting attitudes and behaviors.
Contests are open to individuals located anywhere in the world. Interested applicants must register to become a Climate CoLab community member in order to participate. Cash prizes are awarded.
Additional keywords: green economy/building, life/environmental/earth sciences, toxics/wastes
|The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) provide developing and middle-income countries with urgently needed resources to manage the challenges of climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.|
Funds and programs include the following:
the Clean Technology Fund, which provides resources to scale-up low-carbon technologies with significant potential for long-term greenhouse gas emissions savings;
the Forest Investment Program, which supports developing countries’ efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation by providing scaled-up financing for readiness reforms and public and private investments;
the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, which seeks to integrate climate risk and resilience into core development planning, while complementing other ongoing activities; and,
the Program for Scaling-Up Renewable Energy in Low-Income Countries, which is aimed at demonstrating the social, economic, and environmental viability of low-carbon development pathways in the energy sector, and seeks to create new economic opportunities and increase energy access through the production and use of renewable energy.
The CIF also seeks to break down the barriers to private sector participation in climate action by covering high up-front costs and risks, championing first-movers, stimulating markets, and bridging financing and information gaps. Types of support include loans, guarantees, equity, and recovery grants.
keywords: global warming/climate change, green economy/building
|Developing Countries, Global|
|The Commonwealth Foundation|
The Commonwealth Foundation is an international organisation established by Heads of Government in support of the belief that the Commonwealth is as much an association of peoples as it is of governments.
It is the Commonwealth agency for civil society; a unique, stand-alone organisation established by, funded and reporting to governments.
The Foundation is dedicated to strengthening people’s participation in all aspects of public dialogue, to act together and learn from each other to build democratic societies.
Ultimately, the Foundation seeks to ensure that policy and government institutions are more effective contributors to development through the influence of civic voices.
|Registered nonprofit or civil society organizations based in a Commonwealth Foundation member country|
|The Coca-Cola Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where the company does business and partners with nonprofit organizations throughout the world to support initiatives and programs that respond in a meaningful way to community needs and priorities.|
The Foundation's strategies align with the company’s sustainability platform and include women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship.
The focus is on the following global pillars where the company can make a unique and sustainable difference:
Water Stewardship-The focus is on initiatives that provide access to clean water and sanitation, watershed protection in water-stressed regions, the utilization of water for production or multiple use systems that do more than provide clean drinking water, and education and awareness programs that promote water conservation within communities and industry.
Well-being-The focus is on initiatives that strengthen and enrich communities, including education, youth development, and other community and civic initiatives.
Community Recycling-The focus is on initiatives to increase liter abatement efforts, advance recovery and reuse, and increase community recycling awareness. Support is also provided for research and innovation.
The focus is on programs that offer scholarships, school drop-out prevention projects, access to educational programming, and other educational initiatives deemed critical by local business units.
In addition, the Foundation supports local initiatives related to HIV/AIDS education and prevention and malaria in Africa and Latin America, youth development initiatives in Europe, and diversity initiatives in the United States.
Foundation grants are not provided to/for:
individuals, except for scholarships;
organizations that discriminate based on race, color, sex, gender identity and/or expression, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability;
political, legislative, or lobbying organizations;
programs focused heavily on nutrition, weight loss, and/or physical activity;
movie, film, or television documentaries;
concerts or other entertainment events;
beauty contests, fashion shows, or hair shows;
fraternal organizations or related events;
local sports or athletic teams;
travel or organized field trips;
marketing sponsorships or cause marketing or advertising projects (for marketing sponsorship requests, visit the Contact Us section);
U.S. based local schools, including charter schools, pre-schools, elementary schools, middle schools, or high schools;
U.S.-based organizations that do not have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code, or the equivalent; or,
organizations formed outside the U S. that do not have a charitable equivalency status under the laws and provisions of their respective government.
Note: Coca-Cola also provides support to international organizations through separate foundations in Africa, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Thailand, and Turkey. Visit the company's website for more information.
|The Digicel Foundation in Haiti strives to ensure that communities have a better future by supporting community based activities with a particular emphasis on those improving access to and quality of early childhood and primary school education.|
Konbit Pou Chanjman (Come Together for Change) campaign. This initiative seeks to award 15 local organizations with 700,000 Gourdes each to implement a community project in one of the country’s 10 departments. Organizations desirous to implement a project are invited to apply for a grant in the following areas: education, culture, inclusion, access, livelihoods, and disaster prevention.
|Local organizations (CBO, civil Society, association, foundation)||Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago.|
|The grant progran of Foundation Knowledge and Freedom (FOKAL) (|
Fondation Connaissance et Liberté) exists since its creation and allows it to finance, according to predefined themes, a set of non-profit projects led by individuals, associations, organizations, foundations, etc. All funded projects are in line with FOKAL's mission .
 Human rights and civil society
This category concerns non-profit projects that are designed for the protection, promotion and respect of fundamental rights and individual freedoms. This includes projects of: women's rights; gender equity; support for victims of violence; access to justice, social reintegration, duty of remembrance and assistance with the publication of books or documents on research topics related to the topics mentioned.
 FOKAL's media program supports projects and actions that enable the production of balanced and quality information.
In its support to the media, it supports collaborative projects that have repercussions on the entire media sector (networks of correspondents, training, reporting costs, ...), for amounts ranging from 5,000.00 to 12,000.00 USD.
In the audiovisual sector, the media program supports the production of films only through writing workshops organized each year and open to all.
 Sustainable development
This category concerns projects that are designed for environmental protection and sustainable development. This includes :
**Reforestation projects; waste management; watershed protection; recycling; strengthening of farmers' organizations; agricultural and fisheries ecological initiatives; drinking water supply ...
**Education and training projects that bring innovative pedagogical, organizational or technological dynamics that take into account the environmental, economic and social aspects of territories and populations.
FOKAL promotes projects that take place in Haiti.
|Individuals, associations, Nonprofit organizations, foundations||Haiti|
|The Francophone Image Fund (Fonds Image de la Francophonie) supports the production or post-production of documentaries and fiction films in low-income or intermediate-income Francophone countries. Eligible projects must be written or co-written and produced by a national of a Southern country member of the Organization internationale de la Francophonie.|
Eligible countries include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Dominica, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.
(Information is only available in French on the Fund's website.)
|Television channel, individuals and teams||Africa, Asia, Latin America (Member countries of the Organization internationale de la Francophonie)|
|FRIDA │The Young Feminist Fund|
WHEN YOUNG WOMEN, GIRLS, & TRANS*YOUTH COME TOGETHER, THEY CAN CATALYZE CHANGE.
TOGETHER, WE CAN SPARK BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS, MAGICAL MOMENTS, AND FEMINIST FUTURES.
In the face of today's most pressing inequalities, young feminist organizers are not afraid of disrupting status quo and pushing boundaries while holding the ground gained by those who came before.
We think they should be recognized for their bravery, creativity, and resilience.
By supporting young feminist organizers and co-creating new cultures of collective leadership, we can amplify their impact
We are creating a world free of oppression and violence.
|Groups, networks, and collectives of young feminists||Global|
|The German Embassy in Haiti provides support through the Microprojects Program to help the local population quickly and efficiently. Previously supported projects have included beekeeping, building tanks and latrines, orphanage construction, solar energy projects, the purchase of a grain mill, and water projects. Priority is given to local organizations and projects with community participation. (Information is available only in French and German on the Embassy's website.)|
Additional keywords: children/youth, economic development, sanitation
|Registered organizations and associations||Haiti|
|Global Fund for Women|
Our vision is a world in which every woman and girl is strong, safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions.
Global Fund for Women’s primary goal is to get resources to organizations led by women, girls, and trans people. We support organizations led by historically marginalized groups who are working to build strong, connected movements for gender equality and human rights. We trust women, girls, and trans people to know how best to solve the problems in their communities. As funders, our goal is to provide resources that strengthen the agency, participation, and power of local organizations working directly in their communities.
|Women-led groups based outside of the United States||Global; Priority is given to selected countries.|
|The Global Hearthworks Foundation supports efforts to improve lives and restore environments through sustainable household energy and land-use solutions. The Foundation offers low-interest, no-recourse loans and other financial assistance to businesses and nonprofits that promote efficient, affordable, climate-friendly cooking practices, which are viable in the communities where they will be used. Currently, the Foundation is working in Africa and Haiti.|
Additional keywords: climate change, energy, pollution, small business/entrepreneurship
|Nonprofit organizations and businesses||Africa, Haiti|
|Hilden Charitable Fund|
The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants to projects both in theUK and in developing countries. The aim of the fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. Both the UK and overseas fund policy is directed largely at supporting work at community level.
**In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25.
**Overseas: Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.
|Nonprofit organizations or charities||UK, and developing countries|
|Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund|
The Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund grants support progressive, grassroots groups throughout the world who are challenging institutional repression and confronting the mental health consequences of violence and injustice in their communities. Through grant-making and education, the Martín-Baró Fund fosters psychological well-being, social consciousness, active resistance, and progressive social change in communities affected by institutional violence, repression, and social injustice.
|Individuals, grassroots, and community-based organizations||Groups located in regions harmed by U.S. policies and/or addressing problems created or aggravated by those policies.|
|The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation supports educators worldwide in developing environmental curricula that integrate field activities and classroom teaching and that incorporate basic ecological principles and problem-solving.|
Program goals include:
empowering and encouraging students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems;
promoting thoughtful and appropriate analysis and understanding of the natural world;
training students as informed decision makers through the emphasis and application of basic ecological principles.
Supported projects must:
show a holistic approach
strive to synthesize multiple levels of learning (facts, concepts, principles);
include experiential integrated learning and problem solving;
be founded on basic scientific principles, including hypothesis testing and experimental design;
incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental activities within a primary or secondary school setting; and,
present controversial issues objectively, stressing the development of individual student opinions.
Support is provided for the development, implementation, or field testing of curricula.
|Nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, and government agencies. |
Note: The only criterion is that we are required to provide funds to an
organization, not to an individual. If you are self-employed, you need to find a sponsoring organization.
|The Inter-American Foundation is an independent agency of the United States government that funds the self-help efforts of grassroots groups in Latin America and the Caribbean to improve living conditions of the disadvantaged and the excluded, enhance their capacity for decision-making and self governance, and develop partnerships with the public sector, business, and civil society. The Foundation seeks to support innovative solutions to development problems that involve a diverse array of community voices in project development and execution and have substantial beneficiary engagement in project development and execution. Projects in Latin America and in selected Caribbean countries (Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica) are supported.||Grassroots groups||Latin America and selected Caribbean countries (Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica)|
|The International Centre for Women Playwrights|
Our mission is to support women playwrights around the world by:
*Bringing international attention to their achievements
*Encouraging production of their plays, translation, publication, and international distributions of their works
*Providing means for communication and contact among the sister community of the world's women dramatists
*Assisting them in developing the tools of their craft, in determining their own artistic forms, and in setting their own critical standards...
|Individuals; Women playwrights||Global|
|Lush Charitable Giving Program|
The Lush Charitable Giving Program, the Charity Pot, supports small, grassroots organizations around the world.
Grants support organizations working in the following areas:
animal protection; and,
All applications within these fields will be considered irrespective of their geographical location or how the organization is registered. Applicants from outside the UK need to provide a reference from an international non-governmental organization. The majority of funding is allocated to small, grassroots groups.
|Registered and unregistered organizations||Global|
Each year, Mama Cash supports about 100 courageous groups, organisations, networks and women’s funds that are led by women, girls and trans people. Our grantees are at the forefront of the fight for the rights of those who have most often been ignored or rejected not only by society but also by more mainstream funders.
|Initiatives led by women, girls, trans people and intersex people around the world||Global|
Oak Foundation focuses on global social and environmental concerns. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Foundation is particularly interested in addressing issues that impact the lives of the disadvantaged. During 2010 the Foundation made grants to 271 non profit organisations headquartered in 41 countries. The minimum grant size is $25,000. There is no deadline for applications. The Foundation has firm, specific guidelines which describe the scope of its seven grant-making programmes. Prospective applicants are asked to familiarise themselves with these prior to submitting a short (one page maximum) letter of enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
|The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.|
To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. The Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.
The Foundations address specific issue areas on a regional or international basis. Geographic regions served by the Foundation's initiatives include:
Latin America and the Caribbean;
the Middle East, north Africa, and southwest Asia; and,
the United States.
The Foundations' initiatives cover a range of activities aimed at building free and open societies, including grantmaking to strengthen:
education and youth;
governance and accountability;
health, including public health;
media and information; and,
rights and justice.
Specific program interests include:
arts and culture;
documentaries and photography;
early childhood; and,
The Foundation also offers fellowship and scholarship programs. Visit the website for details.
|Nonprofit organizations and individuals||Global
Note:Partner with FOKAL
|The Open Technology Fund (OTF)'s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.|
**Candidates can apply for up to $900,000 and no less than $10,000 for a year long contract. Note, however, that OTF’s target support ceiling is $300,000, with most supported efforts receiving between $50,000 and $200,000.
**Preference is given to organizations and individuals without a history of prior support, and who have a deep understanding of the surveillance, censorship and security issues affecting communities from the Global South living in repressive environments.
**Strong priority goes to projects with the potential for immediate impact and long-term sustainability, and that make intellectual property publicly available via open licensing and open source code.
**OTF highly values projects that incorporate collaborative partnerships with other organizations and/or individuals within the internet freedom community or their respective area of focus.
|Global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.||Global|
|Positive Action Challenges (PAC)) is a ViiV Healthcare funded innovation platform with a simple objective: to focus a global community of problem solvers on the enduring gaps, unmet needs and bottlenecks preventing the end of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. We aim to encourage new and innovative approaches where current and past practice has failed to address these issues or has delivered inadequate success.|
We run challenge prizes to solve specific problems and encourage a global network of solvers to work together and collaborate to innovate to find solutions.
|Public clinics and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)||Global|
Spark is a philanthropic network of young professionals who invest to improve the lives of women around the world
Spark provides grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to grassroots women’s organizations working in San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; and internationally.
Spark supports organizations engaged in addressing the root causes of challenges that women face. These challenges can include, but are not limited to, gender inequality, poverty, education, economic livelihood, and access to health resources.
Funded organizations should be founded and led by women, comprising at least 50% management by women. In addition, funded organizations should have operating budgets under $150,000.
Typical support includes accounting, legal, marketing, and web development assistance. Additionally, Spark provides consultancy on crowdsourcing, grassroots philanthropy, event-based or other types of fundraising, marketing, board development, budget development, and volunteer management.
|Grassroots women’s organizations||California, Global, New York|
|The Vista Hermosa Foundation, an initiative of Broetje Orchards, seeks to serve, encourage, and educate children and the underserved in their spiritual, community, and human development. The Foundation partners with organizations in Mexico, India, East Africa, and Haiti, particularly those in rural communities. |
Areas of interest include:
healthy lifestyles, including safety and preventative care;
life-enhancing education, including art education, life skills, and vocational training;
sufficient economies, including financial stability, cooperation, and resource management; and,
engaged citizens, including third spaces, associations, networks of inclusivity, and solidarity.
Additional keywords: children/youth, Christian, civil society, community development, democracy, economic development, employment/job training, financial literacy, rural development
|Nonprofit organizations||Africa, Haiti, India, Mexico|
|The W.K. Kellogg Foundationsupports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.|
Most grants are awarded in the United States (with emphasis on Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, and New Orleans, LA) as well as Mexico and Haiti.
The Foundation's interests include the following:
 Educated Kids
The Foundation believes that focusing on a child’s education and development from birth to age eight is the most effective way to help children reach their full potential now and in the future.
Support is provided in the following areas:
[a] community-based family engagement efforts that empower parents, caregivers, and families as leaders in children’s development;
[b] improving the quality of both teaching and learning through leadership and professional development in which educators receive the support and training they need to deliver high-quality learning opportunities for all students; and,
[c] aligning systems to increase collaboration and improve the effectiveness of everyone who works in early child development, including centers, home-based and informal childcare, K-12 schools, government systems, and business.
 Healthy Kids
The Foundation looks at health and well-being in the context of community and across the full range of child development, with emphasis on the prenatal months to age eight as the foundation for all healthy development. Priority is given to communities with high health disparities.
Support is provided in the following areas:
[a] maternal and child health;
[b] oral health;
[c] breastfeeding (breast milk as the optimal first food); and,
[d] continued access to good food and active living throughout a child’s early development.
 Secure Families
The Foundation works alongside communities to help parents and families access promising career pathways, accumulate assets, and achieve financial independence and freedom from economic barriers based on race.
Support is provided in the following areas:
[a] community-based organizations working to dismantle the racial and income barriers that hold families back from financial self-sufficiency;
efforts to create connections to financial resources and job skills training; and,
[b] family access to financial resources and services — such as tax credits and educational supports – to help them build the knowledge and skills they need to acquire better-paying, secure jobs and achieve economic stability.
 Community and Civic Engagement
The Foundation partners with diverse communities, amplifying their voices and helping them to create conditions in which their children can thrive.
Support is provided in the following areas:
[a] efforts to work with and across multiple groups – civic, community, business, and faith-based – to create lasting, systemic change;
[b] efforts to increase the effectiveness, capacity, collaboration, and community responsiveness of philanthropic and nonprofit institutions aligned with the Foundation's beliefs, goals, and mission; and,
[c] building new pipelines of community and field leaders.
 Racial Equity
The Foundation actively supports efforts to dismantle racial and structural inequities that limit opportunities and hold some children back. Nationwide grants are provided to address the interrelated nature of racial healing and racial equity as well as targeted investments focused on the most severe inequities and the highest barriers to success faced by children of color in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, and New Orleans, LA.
The Foundation primarily provides program and project support. (Organizations seeking a general operating support grant should contact the Foundation staff to discuss further.)
The Foundation typically does not fund unsolicited requests for the following:
 capital requests (e.g., the purchase or renovation of buildings, vehicles, or technology);
 direct services (e.g., classroom supplies, library books, childcare programs);
 continuation of established programs (e.g., shelters, food pantries, after-school programs);
 endowments (e.g., establishing an investment fund or a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding);
 events (e.g., fundraisers, conferences, workshops); or,
 individual assistance (e.g., tuition, financial support, emergency aid).
|Nonprofit organizations in the United States, with emphasis on Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, and New Orleans, LA.|
Nonprofit organizations and public and governmental entities in Mexico, with a focus on the Highlands of Chiapas and the Yucatan Peninsula.
Nonprofit organizations and public and governmental entities in Haiti, with a focus on the Central Area and Southern Corridor.
|Haiti, Mexico, USA|
|Woord en Daad connects people from around the world in the fight against poverty from a biblical perspective. Woord en Daad, selects the projects herself she wishes to support; thus reaching out via email may be your best option.||Faith-based organizations||Africa, Asia and Latin America|
On the occasion of the G20 Summit, deutschland.de is organizing a worldwide competition called #youforG20 —your project for an interconnected world.
Projects eligible for this competition include those that:
*support social commitment at the local level;
*contribute to improving gender equality;
*help to save the environment and foster climate protection;
*promote the inclusion of young people; and,
*support social and economic entrepreneurship.
|Individuals and teams||Global|
|On His Path, a foundation based in the United States, is primarily committed to promoting the treatment of clubfoot in developing countries through the non-surgical Ponseti method.|
On His Path awards grants to nonprofit organizations aimed at helping children with clubfoot and providing healthcare education in communities in developing countries.
Funding is also provided to programs in the following areas:
clean water programs;
housing support for the homeless;
widows and orphans; and,
In addition, On His Path provides donations of medical equipment and supplies to developing countries around the globe.
Most grantees are U.S. Christian nonprofit organizations working overseas, though some internationally-based organizations have been supported. The Foundation currently supports projects in El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, USA, Uganda, and Zambia.
|Nonprofit organizations||Developing Countries, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, USA, Uganda, Zambia|
|Peace Development Fund: Community Organizing Grants Program|
The Peace Development Fund was founded when a small group of donor activists came together with a common vision of funding social justice and peace through a public foundation.
The Fund looks at peace as just not the absence of war or militarism, but as the presence of equitable relationships among people, nations, and the environment. This understanding of peace has allowed the Fund to bring a social, environmental, and economic justice perspective to its work.
The Fund's Community Organizing Grants Program supports community-based organizations working for social justice in the United States, Haiti, and Mexico.
Funding priorities include the following:
organizing to shift power;
working to build a movement;
dismantling oppression; and,
creating new structures.
Support is also considered for new or emerging organizations, such as those dealing with climate change at a local policy level; efforts that have difficulty securing funds from other sources; groups that have a genesis in the Occupy or Black Lives Matter movement; or issues that are not yet recognized by progressive funders.
Applying organizations must have organizational budgets of $250,000 or less.
Grants are not provided to/for:
programs with a primary geographic focus outside of the United States, U.S. Territories, Mexico and Haiti;
social services that are not linked to a clear organizing strategy;
individuals, or organizations with strong leadership from only one individual;
conferences and other one-time events;
audio-visual productions and distribution, including TV, radio, publications, films, etc.;
research that is not directly linked to an organizing strategy;
academic institutions and scholarships;
other grantmaking organizations (unless they are your fiscal sponsor); or,
organizations with budgets larger than $250,000.
Note: The Fund also offers a capacity building program; a fiscal sponsorship program; donor-advised, community-advised, and designated grant programs; and discretionary, special, and in-kind grants.
Restrictions: Conferences/Seminars/Workshops, Events/Sponsorships, Film/Video Projects
|Community-based organizations||United States, Haiti, and Mexico|
|Embassy of Canada - Haiti: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives|
he Embassy of Canada in Haiti provides support through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives for small projects proposed and implemented by local non-governmental organizations and other grassroots organizations in Haiti.
The current thematic priority is inclusive governance, including diversity, human rights, and the rule of law. Projects must integrate the principles of good governance, equality between men and women, and respect for the environment.
Eligible applicants include:
non-governmental, community, and nonprofit organizations;
academic institutions and think-tanks;
international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations, and agencies working on local development activities;
municipal, regional, or national government institutions or agencies working on local projects; and,
Canadian non-governmental and nonprofit organizations that are working on development activities in cooperation with local partners.
|Non-governmental and nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies based in Haiti; non-governmental organizations based in Canada; and international and multilateral organizations||Haiti|
|USAID - Haiti|
USAID in Haiti works to build a stable and economically viable Haiti.
Program areas consist of:
agriculture and food security;
democracy, human rights, and good governance;
economic development, including vocational training, small business/entrepreneurship, and microfinance;
education, including literacy and support for children with disabilities;
the environment, including biodiversity, management of natural resources, and technology solutions;
gender equity and women's empowerment, including the prevention of gender-based violence;
health, including healthcare access and reform, and cholera prevention;
housing and urban planning;
port modernization; and,
disaster relief/humanitarian aid.
Additional keywords: disaster relief/humanitarian aid, domestic violence/child abuse, economic justice, hunger, social justice, urban development
|The Lambi Fund of Haiti aims to strengthen civil society as a necessary foundation for democracy and development.|
Areas of interest include:
the environment; and,
organizational and leadership training.
Support is provided to women's and peasant community organizations in Haiti.
Keywords: agriculture, community development, leadership development
|The U.S. Embassy in Haiti offers support through two programs.|
The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program
This program awards grants principally to Haiti-based nonprofit and non-governmental organizations and independent media for projects that support democracy and good governance, public health, and economic development in the Republic of Haiti. Successful proposals will include a component that shares U.S. history, culture, or democratic and governance values through inclusion of case studies from the American experience, materials about U.S. case studies or policies, or sharing of U.S. experiences and information by a U.S. Government exchange program alumni.
The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
This program supports the preservation of cultural heritage, including cultural sites, cultural objects and collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression.
Supported projects include:
the restoration of ancient and historic buildings;
assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections;
preservation and protection of important archaeological sites; and,
the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages.
Application information is available in the News and Events section of the Embassy's homepage when the call for proposals is open.
Information on additional programs and funding opportunities may also be available on the Embassy's homepage.
Keywords: bicultural/bilingual, crafts, heritage preservation, historic preservation, museums
|The Brother’s Brother Foundation focuses on medical and educational needs around the world. The Foundation provides donations of medicines, medical equipment, textbooks, educational supplies, and emergency disaster aid to mission trips as well as U.S. nonprofit and non-governmental organizations partnering with organizations overseas.|
Support is provided in the following ways:
providing medicines and supplies for mission trip groups to hand-carry abroad; and,
working with organizations to send container shipments to various locations internationally.
Grants consist of in-kind donations of supplies. Monetary grants are not made.
Additional keywords: disaster relief/humanitarian aid, hospitals/clinics
|U.S. nonprofit and non-governmental organizations||Global|
|Burners Without Borders (BWB) is a grassroots, volunteer-driven, community leadership organization whose goal is to unlock the creativity of local communities to solve problems that bring about meaningful change. |
The BWB Community Micro-Grant Program provides small awards for civic projects that make a positive impact.
Funding has been provided in areas including, but not limited to:
water and sanitation.
BWB also occasionally offers other grant opportunities.
Additional keywords: community development, community organizing, disaster relief/humanitarian aid, social change
|The Ella Lyman Cabot Trust seeks to assist people who want to take their lives in a new, other-oriented direction by enabling individuals to develop their passion for serving others.|
These projects may be in the realm of art, science, social service, education—almost any significant human endeavor—so long as they are embodied in the elastic medium of some individual creative personality.
The interests of the Trust are broad, and not limited to any single area of endeavor or geographical location.
The Trust does not offer support to/for:
institutions, organizations, or group endeavors;
the development of a commercial enterprise; and,
artists, writers, and filmmakers soliciting support for artistic works, writing or publication of a book, or the production of a film, unless the project has a demonstrable charitable component.
The Trust does not give grants for salaries or replacement thereof during sabbatical leaves.
|The mission of the C&A Foundation, the corporate foundation of C&A, is to transform the fashion industry to be a force for good in order to improve the lives of the men and women behind the industry's clothes.|
The Foundation support initiatives in the following areas:
accelerating sustainable cotton;
improving working conditions;
eradicating forced labor;
circular fashion, including promoting innovative solutions that can change the way clothes are made, used, and reused; and,
|For-profit and nonprofit organizations||Global|
|The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression's Journalists in Distress Fund provides humanitarian assistance to journalists around the world whose lives and well-being are threatened because of their work.|
The Fund provides financial support for:
lawyers' fees when journalists are detained;
medical expenses when they are caught in the line of fire or traumatized by their coverage;
transportation costs to flee a dangerous situation;
families of journalists who have been killed or imprisoned; and,
resettlement costs within the first year of arriving in a final safe country.
Several fellowship programs are also available.
Additional keywords: human rights, journalism
|The Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev), a carbon finance initiative of the World Bank’s Carbon Finance Unit, supports low-carbon investments in least developed countries, using carbon-linked performance payments. The focus is on projects that improve and increase access to energy using clean and efficient technologies. |
Support is provided through two programs:
The Readiness Fund finances capacity building activities in least developed countries to develop standardized baselines and technical assistance for energy access programs. It supports the development of new methodologies and proposals for simplified CDM rules, and dissemination of results. Where needed, it also provides technical assistance to the projects and programs supported by the Carbon Fund.
The Carbon Fund provides performance-based payments to low-carbon investments in the form of purchases of certified carbon emission reductions.
Additional keywords: sustainable development
We push the boundaries with every dollar and idea to fuel real and lasting change.
Tides accelerates the pace of social change, working with innovative partners to solve society’s toughest problems.
We cross boundaries and link sectors, communities, and cultures.
We act with empathy and respect.
We engage with those whose lives are affected.
We embrace risk.
We prioritize ideas that can scale.
|Nonprofit organization, Social venture businesses, and Tourism Initiatives||Global|
|CTO Scholarship Foundation|
The main aim of the CTO Foundation is to provide opportunities for Caribbean nationals to pursue studies in the areas of tourism, hospitality and language training. The Foundation selects individuals who demonstrate high levels of achievement and leadership both within and outside the classroom and who express a strong interest in making a positive contribution to Caribbean tourism.
The Foundation aims to support persons interested in pursuing studies in the area of tourism, hospitality and language training, who demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and leadership, and who express a strong interest in making a contribution to Caribbean tourism.
|Caribbean nationals (Individuals)||Caribbean|