Deadline Alerts: October 31st thru November 30th, 2013

Funding Deadlines November 2013

Hello Funds Fans!  I’ve prepared a long list for your fund-seeking enjoyment 🙂  I have to admit that I’ve been a bit side-tracked these past two weeks, so don’t be surprised if I come across a number of other funds with a November deadline.  As it is now, the offerings below cover a wide range of topics and special interest areas.

October 31st, 2013.  Grants of up to $5,000 each.  Build-A-Bear Workshop® believes in the teddy bear philosophy of being good people and good bears. In living those values, they provide grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to 501(c)(3) public charities or registered Canadian charities that support beary special causes, such as children’s health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.

October 31st, 2013. Maximum grant:  US$20,000. (Grant amounts for first-time applicants range from $500 to $5,000.)  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.

October 31st, 2013.  Maximum Grant: $10,000 GoodLife Kids Foundation is a Canadian private foundation with a vision for every Canadian kid to have the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. By inspiring, supporting and creating opportunities for Canadian kids they believe this vision can become reality. GoodLife Kids Foundation is accepting requests for funding from registered charities and qualified donees.

October 31st 2013.  £35,000 GBP  The Whitley Awards are for wildlife and nature conservation focused projects.  Whitley Awards recognise the leadership qualities of individuals working with effective teams with strong nature conservation experience. We look for people who are excellent ambassadors for the work that they do.  It is not a requirement of the team leader to hold professional scientific qualifications. However, projects that aim to address issues on a biological level will need to demonstrate that activities will be informed based on scientific data. The inclusion of appropriate scientists or expertise on the team will also be expected if this is relevant to the project.  Application to the Whitley Awards is open and applicants do not need to be nominated.   Up to seven Whitley Awards will be available in 2014.

October 31st, 2013.  The International Drawing Competition: Food for a Healthy World is a youth education initiative about food and nutrition. It promotes awareness of the importance of a diversity of nutritious foods for a healthy environment and for healthy people. It also highlights some global challenges relating to food – such as hunger, malnutrition, the food system, and climate change. The competition empowers children and young people with knowledge to make more informed food choices and to be active agents of change in our society. This competition encourages children and young people to create artwork and drawings that express why nutritious foods are important for a healthy world.  Prizes of US$500 will be awarded to the winner of each age group (6-10, 11-15 and 16-20 years old), US$200 will be awarded to the runner up of each age group and US$100 will be awarded to the third best drawing of each age group. In addition, Certificates of Recognition, signed by a United Nations official and a special gift to the schools of the winning artworks will be given.  Last but not least, the artworks will be used in logos, posters, FAO publications (distributed worldwide), T shirts and activity badges! This international drawing competition is open to ALL children and young people from 6 to 20 years old.

November 1st, 2013.  Grants range from $500 to $100,000.  Canada Council for the Arts has numerous funding streams. Deadlines coming up on November 1st include:

  • Aboriginal Peoples Dance Companies, Organizations, Groups and Collectives
  • Grants to Professional Musicians – Individuals
  • Project Grants to Media Arts Organizations, Groups and Collectives
  • Grants to Media Arts Organizations
  • Initiatives, Aboriginal Peoples Production Project Grants in Dance
  • Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals
  • Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts

November 1st, 2013.  Maximum Grant $100,000 per project.   EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.  The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. In keeping with Environment Canada’s national environmental priorities, the Program supports projects that address the following four themes: Clean air; Clean water; Climate change; Nature.

November 1st.  Indspire Aboriginal Health Careers and Post Secondary Education Scholarships:   Indspire, formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, has evolved into the largest non-governmental funding body for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post secondary students across Canada. Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students annually across a diverse range of disciplines.

November 1st, 2013.  The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. Every year an award of £10,000 is presented to each of the winners for projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems.

November 1st, 2013.  The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues invites Indigenous organizations or organizations working for indigenous peoples can apply for small grants from the Trust Fund.  The Fund is mainly used for small grants projects with a budget for up to US$ 10,000 covering one year’s expenses.  Priority will be given to projects that focus on the areas of (i) culture (with a specific focus on indigenous languages); and (ii) the environment (with a specific focus on the respect of the principle of free, prior and informed consent).

November 1st, 2013.  Grants range from $2,500 to $25,000.  McKesson Canada  believes that it is their responsibility to help the most vulnerable and at-risk members of the communities in which they operate. Each year, the McKesson Foundation’s Regional Grants Program makes it possible for many Canadian non-profit charities to improve the status of children and youth in the areas of health and education.  McKesson Canada encourages the submission of grant applications for one-time specific projects or programs on an annual basis.

November 1st, 2013.  Wildlife Habitat Canada will primarily support projects that address priority activities under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP), regional and local habitat projects of importance to other migratory game birds and the Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund projects.  Only Canadian recipients are eligible and include: not-for-profit organizations; aboriginal organizations, associations and wildlife management boards; research, academic and educational institutions; for profit organizations such as small businesses, companies, corporations, and industry associations; local organizations such as community associations and groups, seniors’ and youth groups, and service clubs; and, provincial, territorial, municipal and local governments and their agencies.

November 12th, 2013.  Maximum grant: US$100,000.  Grand Challenges Explorations Round 12 is now open!  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.

November 15th, 2013.  Grants range from $500 to $100,000.  Canada Council for the Arts  has another important deadline for the following:

  • Inter-Arts Office: Touring Grants to Artists and Organizations
  • Elder and Youth Legacy Program
  • Music: Travel Grants
  • Support Services to the Dance Milieu: Multi-year and Annual Grants
  • Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange: National and International Project Grants
  • Inter-Arts Office: Project Grants to Organizations

November 30th, 2013. Two scholarships are available in the amounts of $1500 and $1000.  British Columbia Food Protection Association (BCFPA) has recognized that it takes a combination of hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goal of a post-secondary education. That’s why they’ve developed a scholarship fund to help encourage student funding and interest in food protection in BC.

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