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  • findfundsblogger 2:10 pm on May 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    $1 Million for sustainable development energy projects 

    The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs is offering $1 Million grants for projects that:

    • Advance implementation in energy for sustainable development by recognizing and honoring outstanding institutions or individuals who have made significant contributions to energy for sustainable development;
    • Encourage all relevant stakeholders, including experts and practitioners from energy and related fields, to achieve scientific and technological innovations and breakthroughs and establish effective leadership and best practices in implementing strategies, policies and actions aimed at advancing energy for sustainable development, while addressing economic, social and environmental sustainability; and
    • Focus not only on the recipient’s leadership and innovation but also willingness and ability to implement knowledge transfer through capacity building activities for replicating and scaling up successful experiences and lessons learned.

    Non-profit, For-profit and partnership applicants are welcome to apply!  For full application details and proposal guidelines, click hereDeadline: June 15, 2017.


  • findfundsblogger 11:13 am on January 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    A new fund for social justice programs 

    Hi Funds Fans!  A new funder 🙂  Hooray!!

    Tiet Foundation aims to support organizations that maximize impact and create change. Its grant programs seek to support high-impact, low-cost solutions to the world’s toughest problems—in particular, social injustices.

    Its latest grant cycle is now open and organizations can request funding of up to $5000 USD. It mostly supports projects in the areas of:

    • Social/economic inequalities
    • Marginalized populations (women, older adults, people with disabilities, LGBTQI, indigenous/native people, refugees/internally displaced persons, etc.)

    Funding is given to organizations that are either direct service providers or work in the field of advocacy.  Funds may be used for general organization support or for a project.  Deadline: March 31st, 2015.

    Don’t forget to check out the long list of funds available in February here.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:21 am on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Up to $25,000 for conservation projects 

    disney cons fundHey Funds Fans!  Some fun(ds) from Disney 🙂

    The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) is currently accepting letters of inquiry from NGOs around the globe for conservation projects that address a significant conservation need.  Proposed projects should include one or more of the following themes: education and community engagement, sustainable development directly connected to protecting species and habitat, and/or scientific field studies on species and habitats (ex-situ projects/project components are not eligible).

    Preference will be given to projects with a significant conservation action component. Applicant organizations from outside of the US must partner with a US 501(c)(3) organization who will act as the project intermediary/sponsor.  Deadline: February 6th, 2015.  Grant requests up to US$25,000 will be considered.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:15 pm on June 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds for peace :) 

    Funding for peace initiativesHey Funds Fans!  Some peace with a side of funding is on the menu today.

    Peace Direct is launching ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’, a new competition to find the best emerging peace-building organizations. Four winning entries will be selected by our expert peace-building jury. Each winning entry will receive:
    $4,000 funding for peace-building activities
    • The opportunity to attend a Peace Direct peace-builder conference or visit another peace-building organization
    • Promotion of their work online.
    In the longer term, Peace Direct will use this competition as part of our processes to find partner organizations that they can further fund and help to scale up their work. The winners will be announced on the International Day of Peace, September 21. This is a global competition. There is no geographical restriction on applications.
    In order to be eligible to enter, you must:
    • be a registered organization or community association, established for at least 2 years
    • be undertaking peace-building work: your organization will be either a peace-building organization or have peace-building as a substantial element of your work.
    • have a maximum annual turn-over of $40,000 or less
    • be locally based: Your organization must be based in the country/communities where your work will be done. Your organization should be an independent organization, not an in-country or satellite organization of an international NGO.
    Deadline: July 21st, 2014. However, they strongly recommend applying as early as possible to ensure the information is included correctly.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:51 pm on May 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $100,000 to assist refugees and displaced people 

    Refugee  project fundsHello Funds Fans 🙂 Here’s something new!

    The Ockenden International Prizes recognises the value of outstanding self-help projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people around the World.  The new annual $100,000 Prize accepts applications from organisations with projects, programmes or activities that help refugees and displaced people with pioneering approaches proven to be highly effective in promoting self-reliance for displaced communities.
    The prize’s prime objective is to:
    • Raise awareness of the scale and range of challenges faced by refugees and displaced people.
    • Recognise and reward organisations giving inspirational and highly effective support, and enabling self-reliance.
    • Share experience and learning about what works and leads to real change in the lives of refugees and displaced people.
    Deadline: Thursday, July 31st, 2014.

    Also, for those of you involved in health research within Canada, don’t forget to bookmark ResearchNet for scads of funding opportunities.

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

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  • findfundsblogger 10:10 am on May 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    A new fund for human rights and social justice issues :) 

    Global human rights fundingGood day, Funds Fans!  Here’s another new fund for human rights and social justice.

    The Nippon Foundation provides overseas grants to non-profit organizations based outside of Japan. They can be local, regional or international NGOs/NPOs, and include educational and research institutions. The Foundation does not accept applications from, nor provide grants to, private individuals or for-profit organizations.  Grants range from $25,000+ (estimate)

    Grants are given to programs planned and conducted by overseas non-profit organizations in such areas as basic human needs, human resources development, and promotion of international cooperation.

    Due weight will be given to proposals which contain at least one of the following:

    • Pragmatic and realistic approaches to issues and problems
    • Potential for future development and self-sustainability
    • Far-reaching social and regional impact
    • Pioneering significance; creating new visions and acting as catalyst for positive changes and social transformations
    • A diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, social class, cultures and societies

    There is no application deadline as such, and applications can be received throughout the year. However, since the screening procedures may take as long as five months, it is strongly recommended that applications be submitted at least half a year before the planned start of the project, or whenever the funding will be needed.

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

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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 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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