September 2012 Deadline Alerts

funding deadline alertHi Funds Fans!  Posts have been few and far between these last two weeks as we’ve been away, most recently in the fantastic locale of Ucluelet, B.C.  What a breath-taking spot!  It’s a great place for families or for romantic getaways.  Heck, I’d go there just by myself because you can’t get any further away from it all than the far west coast of Vancouver Island!

With September upon us, here’s a list of upcoming deadlines.

September 1st, 2012  The Robert Carr civil society Network Fund (RC‐NF) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for global and regional HIV/AIDS civil society and community networks. Maximum Grant: $25,000 + (estimate)   Eligibility: Registered nonprofit or charity, non-governmental organization (NGO) or community-based organizations.

September 5, 2012 3:00 p.m. EDT  Stars in Global Health: Initial grant $100,000, Scale -Up Grant $1 Mil.  This unique program enables innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop their bold idea with big impact to improve global health conditions.  They are seeking ideas that reflect the full spectrum of global health including drug discovery, medical devices and diagnostics, vaccine development, health and medical education, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (including mental health and cancer), information communication technologies, health-related water and sanitation, and agriculture.  Awards are initially valued at $100,000 CAD for up to 12-18 months to demonstrate proof-of-concept of the idea. Upon successful review of proposals at 12-18 months after the initial award is granted, scale-up grants of up to $1 million CAD may be awarded with potential linkages to private sector investments.

September 6th, 2012  Tecterra has opened up four new Calls for Proposals to support the commercialization of geomatics technology. Of particular interest is the Industry Investment Program. Grants range from $100,000 to $500,000 per project. (Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information, or spatially referenced information. – Source:  This program provides an opportunity for Canadian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), preferably in collaboration with research organizations, government and other stakeholder communities, to put forward their ideas and plans to create economic value for Alberta, and the rest of Canada, through the development and commercialization of geomatics technology. Funding will focus on solutions for energy, forestry, agriculture, environment, land management and land development. Those interested in being considered for the first review of this funding opportunity should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) using the form provided.

September 7, 2012  Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has officially issued a Call for Proposals (CFP) for language training and other settlement and resettlement services to help newcomers succeed in their new lives in this country. Settlement and Resettlement projects that are local, regional, national and international in scope can now be submitted online under the Call for Proposals (CFP) 2012.

September 10th, 2012 Mountain Equipment Co-op has some excellent opportunities including:  Capacity Building Grants: To strengthen the effectiveness of conservation and outdoor activity organizations. Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000.  Research Grants: To support wilderness conservation and sustainable recreational land use. Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.  Advocacy and Education Grants: To support the protection of ecologically significant cores and corridors. Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000.  Access & Activity Grants: Access and Activity Grants support programs, initiatives and infrastructure projects that encourage backcountry, urban and near-urban outdoor recreation. Grants range from $500 to $15,000.  Land Acquisition Grants: To conserve ecologically and/or recreationally significant resources. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.

September 11th, 2012. Maximum Grant $25,000 + (estimated)  The Agroforestry Industry Development Initiative (AIDI) is working to support the development and adoption of agroforestry practices for the benefit of all British Columbians.
Their goals are to: Develop the business case for agroforestry practices in British Columbia; Improve market connections for agroforestry products and services; Demonstrate agroforestry practices to showcase operational examples of agroforestry systems; Improve agroforestry awareness, extension and education; and, Expand and strengthen partnerships among agroforestry practitioners and stakeholder organizations.

September 12th, 2012  BCIdeas has a great selection of funding opportunities ranging from $500 to $15,000+ as part of a collaborative competition where social entrepreneurs enter their ideas and programs to gain funding and support. This competition seeks innovative solutions to health, social and environmental challenges facing BC communities today, and in the future.  Enter your idea or solution, or nominate an individual, organization, or partnership before the competition deadline!

September 14th, 2012 For all NPO’s and Charitable Orgainzations across Canada, Innoweave has just opened a new initiative called Impact and Strategic Clarity module. The program will run between November 2012 and March 2013. Ten to 14 organizations will be accepted as participants.

September 14th, 2012.  The Agriculture Environment Initiative Program  addresses emerging issues that increase in priority as industry develops appropriate responses to new public expectations for environmental sustainability and co-existence with wildlife as well as continued improvement in environmentally responsible farming practices that are essential to the economic sustainability of agriculture in the longer term. Maximum grants appear to be $25,000 +.

September 14th, 2012 (by midnight) is the Letter of Intent Deadline for the Vancouver Foundation who supports the Youth Philanthropy Council program with grants ranging from $1000 to $10,000.  The Youth Philanthropy Council funds projects that are youth driven and/or include youth in their design, implementation and decision making; build good youth partnerships and connections; increase awareness of the diversity of youth ideas and experiences in communities. If your LOI is accepted, the grant applications are due October 12, 2012 4:30 PM with final decisions made by mid-December, 2012.

September 14th, 2012 and also through the Vancouver Foundation is the Generation Green Grants program with grants ranging from $1000 to $10,000. For 2012, the Generation Green Grants have a special focus on sustainable food. Project ideas include growing and sharing food; ensuring equitable access to safe and healthy food or reducing energy consumption during food production. However, we are also interested in other great youth ideas to make Vancouver green.

September 15th, 2012  The Red Umbrella Fund is the first-ever global grant-making collaborative guided by and for sex workers. The fund was launched this year to support movements and organisations fighting for sex workers’ health, human and labour rights and self-determination. Grants range from $5,000 and $50,000.

September 15th, 2012  The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience program which offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology). Organizations may request funds for up to three years at a time. Maximum Grant: +$100,000/yr. and under.

September 15th, 2012  The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) has just opened their Small Grants Program and is offering $5,000 towards disability research in Canada.  CCDS is a national, not-for-profit, disability-focused research and education organization located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The goals of the Small Grants Program are intended to facilitate research partnerships among researchers, consumer-directed disability groups, and/or other community groups; to encourage research focused on issues expressed as important by the disability community and where people with disabilities are involved in the research process (e.g. participatory action research).

September 15th, 2012  The Hamber Foundation provides grants for cultural, educational and charitable purposes within the Province of British Columbia. The Foundation prefers to support specific projects rather than contributing to general sustaining assistance or to large capital projects. The Foundation may review major grant proposals from time to time.

September 15th, 2012 is the LOI deadline for the Bullit Foundation whose mission is to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest. The Foundation invites inquiries from nonprofit organizations that serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, western Montana (including the Rocky Mountain range), and south-central Alaska. Inquiries received before  Grants range from $5,000 to $75,000. This Foundation has granted over $2 million within British Columbia already this year and that’s just from one of two annual proposal deadline periods. Wow!

September 19th, 2012  The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) provides the Healthcare Renewal Policy Analysis fund.  Maximum amount per grant is $150,000 for a total of one year.

September 20th, 2012  The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund aims to increase accessibility to financial literacy education for people living in Canada who may normally be excluded from mainstream financial organizations, enabling them to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in financial issues. The Fund will gather and disseminate the learnings that emerge from the best practices of projects supported through the Fund and will evaluate and communicate the impact of funded projects.  Grants awarded will generally range from $25,000 to $100,000. Projects may be up to two years in length.

Fundsblogger Note:  There are several other organizations who release their new funding terms and deadlines in the month of September, so stay tuned!

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