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  • findfundsblogger 10:18 am on April 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Whoa! Big Funders are calling!! 

    raining dollarsGood day to you, Funds Fans!  Here’s another post that is jam packed with funding action.

    The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada. Project proposals for WDP are solicited via a Call for Proposals (CFP) issued up to twice per year. Projects involving all industry sectors are considered. Funding under the Western Diversification Program is available to not-for-profit organizations such as:

    • Industry associations, community and/or economic development organizations and research organizations;
    • Post-secondary institutions; and,
    • First nations as represented by their Chief and Council, Tribal Councils and Aboriginal-led not-for-profit associations and organizations.

    WD’s next Call for Proposals opens May 1, 2014 and closes May 30, 2014.

    The NIKE Foundation is dedicated to unleashing the potential of the 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty through insights-driven innovations, strategic partnership and solutions that can be scaled to enable and equip adolescent girls to realize their potential.

    The Nike Foundation has partnered with some of the most respected organizations and leaders in the development community to work toward a shared vision: that adolescent girls are embedded in – and integral to – the eradication of global poverty.

    We are seeking strong partners to realize this vision through strategic advocacy at the global and national levels.

    Funding levels:

    Global up to $250,000 for an 18-month period. Proposals should be designed to purpose and not to total budget available.

    National up to $150,000 (3-5 organizations in the range of $500,000 for an 18-month period)

    The list of activities below is not prescriptive, nor exhaustive, but provides organizations with an idea of the type of activities the Nike Foundation is considering for this initiative:

    • Developing and executing an advocacy strategy

    • Developing messages, messengers and outreach opportunities

    • Developing and producing advocacy and communications materials

    • Staff time to track, synthesize and analyze the post-2015 negotiations and to manage relationships with key influencers

    • Participation in relevant conferences, events and dialogues

    Organizations that wish to apply for funding for both RFPs may do so.   Deadline for both funding streams is May 16th, 2014.

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  • findfundsblogger 1:44 pm on April 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Sunny with a chance of funding 

    Sunny with a chance of funding!Hello Funds Fans!  It’s sunny with a chance of funding.  I don’t know why the fonts are all over the map in this post but that’s okay, the information is the important part.  There’s a bit of something for everyone today :)

    The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.  “‘Humanitarian aid’ is aid and action designed to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies.”

    Their small grant facility is open all year round and offers grants of up to £20,000 for the recognition, invention & diffusion of a humanitarian innovation.  Calls for large grants proposals are made twice a year and offer grants from £75,000 to £150,000 for the development and implementation of a humanitarian innovation. The submissions for EOI’s will close on the May 6th, 2014

    BC Agrifoods Export Program provides funding for projects that enable BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors to increase export sales and expand international market access through participation in international market development activities. A maximum of $50,000 in funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds have been fully allocated. Participants must contribute 50% in cash of the total project cost. In-kind contributions can be included as part of the overall project budget, but are not eligible for matching funding. Deadline: May 8th, 2014

    ArtStarts has a long history of bringing professional artists into classrooms across BC through the Artists in the Classroom* (AIC) grant program. This funding program supports projects that put students in direct contact with a professional artist in residence in their classroom and aims to connect an art form and another subject area to meet evolving objectives in both. Deadline: May 30th, 2014.

    The Chilliwack Foundation provides grants for projects in and around Chilliwack, B.C. as follows:

    • The project must be capital in nature and the application should not include requests for funds for the operations of the applicant;
    • The project must benefit a significant number of people;
    • The project must benefit people residing in the Chilliwack area;
    • Successful applicants should be reputable organizations with a history of stable governance;
    • The project must be feasible and practical in the view of the Committee;
    • Projects which benefit one or more of the four areas of focus for the Foundation, being the physical well-being of the community, education, culture and sports/recreation will be favoured.

    Applicants must be registered as charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and must be capable of issuing a tax receipt for Grant funds received from the Chilliwack Foundation.  2014 Deadlines: May 12th, 2014 and November 12th, 2014.

    Getty Images believes that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. They also understand that creating and managing world-class photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources.  In 2014, Getty will provide five total grants of $10,000 each to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.  Applicants must be presently engaged as a professional photojournalist. A professional photojournalist, for the purposes of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, is one who derives the majority of his or her income from documenting issues and events through still photography.  Deadline: May 15th, 2014.

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it!!

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  • findfundsblogger 8:06 am on April 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Intercultural Innovation Award 

    intercultural innovation awardThe Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.  Grants will be awarded as follows:

    1st USD 40,000, 2nd USD 20,000, 3rd USD 15,000, 4th USD 8,000, 5th USD 5,000, 6th–10th USD 2,500

    Not-for-profit organizations that are active in promoting intercultural understanding, with a track record of managing intercultural projects and willingness to expand their range of action, are eligible to apply including non-governmental organizations, charitable organizations, research and educational institutions, labor unions, indigenous groups, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundation and local or municipal branches of government.  Projects should be in the fields of:

    -migration and integration;

    -intercultural awareness;

    -education for intercultural citizenship;

    -and/or the role of specific groups (faith-based; women; youth; media)

    Deadline: April 30th, 2014.

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  • findfundsblogger 12:59 pm on April 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: $10,000 for active children programs in Chilliwack 

    Children's program fundingAttention Chilliwack B.C. non-profits and social organizations!!

    Does your organization provide opportunities for kids to benefit from an active life? Are you offering a sustainable physical activity program for kids ages 4 to 14 that will positively impact their present and future activity levels?  GoodLife Kids Foundation is accepting requests for funding from registered charities and other qualified donees.  Grant requests of up to $10,000 will be considered.  Deadline: April 30th, 2014.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:52 am on April 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Calling all photographers! $25,000 Women’s Initiative Grant available 

    Alexia Foundation

    Happy Sunday, Funds Fans!  Some good news for photographers and photojournalists involved or interested in women’s rights.

    The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women anywhere in the world.

    The Alexia Foundation’s main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change. While their traditional grant guidelines put no limits on the subject matter for grant proposals, a number of proposals about women’s rights in the last few years have been so powerful that they have been compelled to create a grant specifically on issues relating to women.

    Unlike the first Women’s Initiative grant, which specifically focused on abuse of women in the United States, this call for entries is open to photographers anywhere in the world and is intended to permit the photographer to produce a serious documentary photographic project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world.

    Deadline: June 30th, 2014 at 2p.m. EST.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:14 am on April 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Get Youth Working! funding 

    Employer subsidiesHi Funds Fans!  Long time, no see.  Between semester end projects, essays and tax time, it’s been a bit hectic around here.  However, things should be up and running normally again soon :)

    The Get Youth Working! Program is funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement. The Program offers employers a $2,800 hiring incentive (up to 3 employees at $2,800 each) to hire eligible youth 15 to 29 years of age. Additionally, employers may request up to $1,000 to purchase training for the newly hired youth. Training activities must be pre-approved and completed within the term of the funding agreement.

    The Hiring Incentive application is easy! Conduct your own recruiting. At any time during your recruiting process complete and submit an online application. The approval process is quick and easy and if you and your proposed new hire meet the program criteria, you are eligible for the funding.

    No complicated paperwork! Once approved, the $2,800 hiring incentive is disbursed to you in equal monthly payments throughout the hiring incentive period.

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  • findfundsblogger 6:32 pm on April 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    More funds! Agriculture and Community Programs 

    FundingHi Funds Fans!  Looking for an island amidst the vast ocean of funding need?  Here are two “land-hoys” for you to have a look at.

    The BC Agricultural Research & Development Corporation is offering funding to projects that address agriculture environment issues and wildlife impact mitigation.  Projects should be aimed at improving environmental sustainability in agriculture. Topics addressed may for example be related to soil, air or water quality, water conservation, pesticide reduction and biodiversity.

    Wildlife impact mitigation projects may involve innovative ways of reducing wildlife impacts in an environmentally responsible way. Generally projects will be submitted by farm associations or agriculturally oriented organizations with support from the agricultural community.   Government agencies, universities and colleges may be participants in a proposal but are not eligible to apply.

    A maximum of 85% of the cash cost of a project can be provided by the program.  Deadline: May 9th, 2014.

     

    The Provincial Employee Community Services Fund (PECSF), also known as the Community Fund, focuses on charities that are in our local communities.  Requests of less than 40% of total budget that are sustainable beyond the funding cycle will be reviewed.  Application deadline: May 31st, 2014. 

    PECSF support organizations that contribute to enhancing the quality of life in British Columbia and preference will be given to organizations with a project/ program or service that:

    • Aligns with organization’s mission and mandate, has two years of success
    • Has staff expertise and involves volunteers
    • Positively impacts 20+ people
    • Adds regional value and is innovative
    • Aids other organizations in region through its outcomes
    • Involves external evaluation and performance measurement
    • Requests less than 40% of total budget and is sustainable beyond the funding cycle

     To be eligible for funding, the following statements must be true of the applying organization:

    • Valid Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) registration number.
    • Compliant with BC Societies Act requirements (if applicable).
    • Compliant with PECSF reporting requirements from past funding cycles.
    • Operational for a minimum of three years.
    • Less than 20% of organizational budget directed to administrative costs.
    • No deficits or large debts.

    Note: Applications will be declined if the Community Fund is the sole source of funding.

    Please share and re-tweet within interested networks.  Check the April Deadline Alert for lots more funds too!

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  • findfundsblogger 9:01 am on March 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    A new fund for peace! 

    Funding for peace initiativesHi Funds Fans!  A new fund :)  And a wonderful one too.

    The Niwano Peace Foundation promotes interreligious understanding and cooperation. It also strives to strengthen cooperation among people actively making continuing efforts, in a religious spirit, to achieve a peaceful society. The Foundation does not support any specific religious group.
    Respecting the uniqueness of each religion and embracing the spirit of tolerance, it aims to build a world of peace and coexistence. The Foundation makes grants in order to provide active encouragement for activities undertaken in a religious spirit and conducted in such a way as to invite broad social participation.
    An application may be made by either an individual or an organization.  Nationality is not a criterion for eligibility.  Any group which has been in continuous existence for a reasonable length of time is eligible to apply, whether or not it is legally incorporated.
    The maximum amount for Activity Grants 1,000,000 yen. Deadline: April 30th, 2014.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:59 am on March 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: April 2014 

    Funding Deadlines

    Howdy do-dee, Funds Fans!  It’s been a while since my last post but I haven’t forgotten about you.  Mark your calendars because April has some great funds coming up :)

    April 1st, 2014. $50,000 for first place and $25,000 for second place. The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is offering awards for two projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation. Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified need, and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights. Applicants are offered access to relevant Reed Elsevier products that can help in the preparation of their submissions. The winning projects will be highlighted in the Reed Elsevier journal Water Research.

    April 11th, 2014. $5,000 to $75,000 The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation is promoting sustainable food systems at Canadian institutions.  Institutions covered under the fund include publicly funded hospitals, long-term care facilities, college and university cafeterias, municipalities, prisons and school boards. In all cases the annual food budget of the institution or buying group (this may include a school board or group of schools with common purchasing) must be over $100,000.  Applications may also come from a group of institutions working together.

    Fund Objectives: Increase the amount of healthy, local and sustainable food served in public institutions in Canada; Shift supply chains for public institutions in Canada to increase the production and supply of local and sustainable food; To support work in individual institutions to develop new practices and supplier relationships which ensure that more healthy, local and/or sustainable food is served.

    April 16th, 2014 The SD Tech Fund Canadian business grants program is now accepting applications.  The application process is a two-step process that includes the submission of a statement of interest followed by a full application.  For those of you not familiar with the SD Tech Fund Grants for Canadian businesses program, SD Tech Fund supports Canadian businesses engaged in projects that deliver both environmental and economic benefits to Canadian citizens.  More specifically, SD Tech Fund helps Canadian businesses demonstrate new technologies in the areas of:

    • Clean water
    • Clean air
    • Climate change
    • Clean landNote: This funding program is suited for companies with projects in the range of $600,000 and $10 million in size.

     

    April 23rd, 2014 First Peoples’ Cultural Council language programs are now open for applications for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  B.C. Language Initiative FirstVoices Mentor-Apprentice Program Language Nest Program Language Revitalization Planning Program

    April 22nd, 2014. Grants range from $2,000 to $4,000. The Endangered Language Fund has launched the 2014 Request for Proposals. Researchers and language activists from any country are eligible to apply. Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs will be covered.

    April 30th, 2014. Maximum grant: up to $100,000+ (estimate) The Canada Book Fund (CFB) program is the federal government’s primary funding program available to organizations operating in Canada’s book publishing industry. CFB encourages applicants, and particularly new applicants or applicants for new projects, to contact the CBF prior to submitting an application.   Five types of support is available: Marketing, Technology Projects, Professional Development, Strategic Planning, Internships.

    April 30th, 2014.  Maximum Grant: up to $6,000BC Arts Council Scholarship Awards: This program develops professional British Columbia artists by assisting with the post-secondary education of outstanding students of the arts.

    April 30th, 2014. Maximum prize amount: $150,000 USD The ReSource Award For Sustainable Watershed Management acknowledges initiatives which are dedicated to raising public awareness of the ecological, social and economic significance of water sources and watersheds in developing and emerging countries. Entries should aim to ensure that water will remain a readily available, clean resource in the future. Prize money is awarded strictly for project implementation activities.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:20 am on March 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Water, Environment and Health: Funding is here!! 

    Water, health and environment fundingGood day, Funds Fans!  Three new funds for you to have a look at today.  Enjoy!

    The 2014 Drinking Water Week Community Event Program will provide funding to communities / organizations in BC & Yukon to host educational events and activities. Each community / organization is eligible to receive $1,000 in funding for their event or activity.  Deadline: March 17th, 2014 (Monday).

    The SD Tech Fund Canadian business grants program is now accepting applications until April 16th, 2014.  The application process is a two-step process that includes the submission of a statement of interest followed by a full application.  For those of you not familiar with the SD Tech Fund Grants for Canadian businesses program, SD Tech Fund supports Canadian businesses engaged in projects that deliver both environmental and economic benefits to Canadian citizens.  More specifically, SD Tech Fund helps Canadian businesses demonstrate new technologies in the areas of:

    • Clean water
    • Clean air
    • Climate change
    • Clean land

    Note: This funding program is suited for companies with projects in the range of $600,000 and $10 million in size.

    Grand Challenges Explorations Round 13 is now open. Applications will be accepted until May 6th, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  Awards of $100,000 USD are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000 USD.

    Explorations Round 13 Topics include:

    New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions - new!

    Explore New Ways to Measure Fetal and Infant Brain Development - new!

    Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach

    Novel Enabling Tools and Models Supporting Development of Interventions for Enteric Dysfunction

    Innovations in Feedback & Accountability Systems for Agricultural Development

    Grand Challenges Explorations is open to both foreign and domestic non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions. Individuals are not eligible to receive an award as part of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative from the foundation. Additionally, organizations that are classified as individuals for U.S. tax purposes (including sole proprietorships and some single member limited liability companies) are similarly not eligible to receive an award from the foundation.

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