As promised yesterday…

money mondaysHello Funds Fans!  Here’s your Monday money 🙂

First Peoples Worldwide provides Keepers of the Earth grants to projects that empower Indigenous communities. This encompasses a wide range of projects, and they try not to place too many restrictions on what type of project they will fund.  Grants are awarded to projects that seek to control, utilize, leverage, retain, create, and increase the assets of Indigenous communities. Among these assets are land, culture, language, kinship networks, subsistence activities and personal efficacy. Projects may be geared toward addressing issues such as food security, securing rights to ancestral lands, mitigating the effects of climate change, or preserving and renewing cultural values and traditional knowledge. They follow an Indigenous development model that values wholeness and balance, in which the diverse assets of the community must be developed in synchrony.  Maximum grant:  US$20,000. (Grant amounts for first-time applicants range from $500 to $5,000.)  Deadline: October 31st, 2013.

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 12 is now open! Maximum grant: US$100,000.  Deadline: November 12th, 2013.  Grand Challenges Explorations is open to both foreign and domestic non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions.  For each round of Grand Challenges Explorations, applicants are asked to focus their proposals on specific topics where creative, unorthodox thinking is most urgently needed.  They are specifically interested in work targeting: reproductive health, maternal, neonatal, and child health, nutrition, HIV, TB, polio, and vaccine delivery.

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