Deadline Alerts: Dec. 31, 2012 – January 31, 2013 

Funding Deadlines Dec 31 thru January 31, 2013Good day, eh!  Here’s a list of previously blogged funders with deadlines coming up within the next month.  If you don’t find your program niche within these offerings, you can have a look at the long list of “anytime” funders blogged a while back.

December 31st, 2012. The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) will provide for projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. Grants range from US $50,000 to US $400,000

December 31st, 2012. Siemens Foundation has announced the empowering people.Award – a new worldwide international competition to seek appropriate technical solutions for developmental activities. It aims to directly bring together low tech innovations for basic supply problems in developing countries. It also intends to build up a database of inventions that is accessible to actors in developmental cooperation at a later date. Following are the categories under which the ideas can be submitted: Water & Waste Water, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Waste Management & Recycling, Housing & Construction, Healthcare, Information & Communication Technology. Prizes: First Place $50,000 EUR, Second Place $ 30,000 EUR, Third Place $20,000 EUR, Runners-Up (20) $5,000 EUR each.

December 31st, 2012. The Global Fund for Women is an organization which invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. They strengthen women-led organizations based outside the United States by providing grants for operating and program expenses and value local expertise, believing that women know best how to determine their needs and can propose solutions for lasting change. Grants range from $500 to $30,000.

December 31, 2012.  Greening Canada’s School Grounds program is accepting applications for projects that will revitalize Canada’s school grounds by planting trees. Trees provide shade and protection from solar radiation, adding beauty to the playgrounds and fields where our children play and learn. Maximum Grant: $3000.00

January 7th, 2013  The Government of Canada has announced that additional investments in First Nation education will be implemented through the Strong Schools, Successful Students Initiative and will be administered through the Education Partnerships Program (EPP) and First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP). This new initiative is time-limited and will provide eligible recipients of both EPP and FNSSP access to funding for new Structural Readiness activities to strengthen their organizational capacity for the delivery of educational services to First Nation Schools. In addition, the new initiative will provide new funding to support early literacy programming through the FNSSP.

Friday, January 11, 2013 (5:00 pm). ProMOTION Plus grants are now available for girls and women of all ages in B.C.  Applications are on-line.  ProMOTION Plus grant incentives are intended to provide opportunities for inactive girls and women of all ages to participate in sport in B.C. Expand your girls’ and womens’ programs or create new ones while partnering with community groups. Help promote female participation in sport.   Maximum Grant: $2,500

January 11, 2013 (LOI due) RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant  These grants range from $10,001 to $100,000 and are awarded to organizations that are leaders in providing programs in North America and other countries where RBC does business. Interested organizations must submit an Expression of Interest. The Expression of Interest stage is a new feature of the RBC Blue Water Project Leadership grants process, intended to save charitable organizations the time and effort of completing a full RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant application and to help us pre-screen applicants and projects. Please complete the Expression of Interest form, and if your project would qualify for consideration, we will invite you to submit a formal RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant Application.

January 14, 2013  The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) is now accepting funding proposals for 2013–2014.   The overall objective of the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) is to reduce and, where possible, eliminate contaminants from the Arctic environment while providing information to Northerners about contaminants in traditional/country foods to make informed decisions about their food use. The NCP is working towards achieving this objective through world-class scientific research and monitoring. This work is used to influence the development and implementation of international/global agreements to reduce and/or eliminate the production, use and release of contaminating substances into the environment. The results of this research and monitoring also form the basis for assessing risks to human health associated with contaminants in traditional/country foods. This information is used by national and regional health authorities to develop dietary advice to northerners, particularly those who are dependent on marine mammals and fish as an important part of their diets.  Grants range from $25,000+.

January 18, 2013  NED provides funding for projects that seek to: Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law; Support freedom of information and independent media; Strengthen democratic ideas and values; Promote accountability and transparency; Strengthen civil society organizations; Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions; Promote civic education; Support democratic conflict resolution; Promote freedom of association; Strengthen a broad-based market economy.  For more information, review the guidelines. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around $50,000.

(For Fraser Valley First Nations only) January 21st, 2013– 4 PM  SASET has issued a Call for Proposals for 2013/2014 programs.  This deadline is for programs with an April 1st, 2013 start date.

January 21st, 2013 Health Canada is offereing a Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for Northern First Nations and Inuit Communities. This program will support traditional and/or innovative ways of researching the human health impacts of climate change.   Maximum Grant: $500.00 – $200,000.00/community.

January 25th, 2013 (LOI due) Vancouver Foundation provides funding for proposals in the areas of: Arts and Culture, Children, Youth and Families, Disability Supports for Employment Fund, Education, Environment, Health and Medical Education/Research, Health and Social Development and the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund.

January 31, 2013 The Fetzer Institute wants to recognize, celebrate, and honor the good work done by a vast array of public service organizations while deepening its understanding of the connection between the Fetzer mission and the broader NGO/nonprofit world. Entries will be featured in the Global Gallery of Love and Forgiveness — a showcase of inspiring videos from around the world.  Public voting will be open from February 1 until February 14, 2013 (that’s right — Valentine’s Day). A panel of judges from the Fetzer Institute’s NGO Advisory Council and administration will select the winners of the $25,000 awards to be announced in March of 2013. A third prize of $5,000 will go to the entry that receives the most love from the online voting process. To enter, register and apply here.

January 31st, 2013  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. Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000. Projects may be up to two years in length.

January 31, 2013 McConnell Family Foundation’s Community Service-Learning (CSL) Awards program provides a model of experiential learning that combines classroom learning with volunteer work designed to achieve community goals and to instill in students a sense of civic engagement. Community organizations and post-secondary institutions are invited to jointly submit an application.   A total of $30,000 is available for up to four awards of $7,500 each. Award winners will be announced in June 2013 at a public event and several outstanding initiatives will be profiled in the media. Any community initiative in Canada that is supported by community service-learning activities at the post-secondary level is eligible.

January 31, 2013  The Government intends to establish a Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property to assist with the implementation of the Family Homes on Reserves or Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act, should it pass.  Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) will select a national First Nation organization to host the Centre of Excellence through a call for proposals process. Should your organization choose to submit a proposal, please ensure that it is complete and includes all information required for a comprehensive evaluation in accordance with the criteria described in the call for proposals posted at the link above. No extensions will be granted.

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