The following includes grants for NGOs and organizations. NGOs and Organizations which run projects to improve the livelihoods of local communities stand a good chance of getting the grants.


  The 2011 ARRL International Humanitarian Award "is conferred upon an amateur or amateurs who demonstrate devotion to human welfare, peace and international understanding through Amateur Radio.
·  The League established the annual prize to recognize Amateur Radio operators who have used ham radio to provide extraordinary service to others in times of crisis or disaster."
·  "A committee appointed by the League’s President recommends the award recipient(s) to the ARRL Board, which makes the final decision. The committee is now accepting nominations from Amateur Radio, governmental or other organizations that have benefited from extraordinary service rendered by an Amateur Radio operator or group.
·  Amateur Radio is one of the few telecommunication services that allow people throughout the world from all walks of life to meet and talk with each other, thereby spreading goodwill across political boundaries. The ARRL International Humanitarian Award recognizes Amateur Radio’s unique role in international communication and the assistance amateurs regularly provide to people in need.
·  Nominations should include a summary of the nominee’s actions that qualify the individual (or individuals) for this award, plus verifying statements from at least two people having first-hand knowledge of the events warranting the nomination.
·  Nominations should include the names and addresses of all references.
·  All nominations and supporting materials for the 2011 ARRL International Humanitarian Award must be submitted in writing in English to ARRL International Humanitarian Award, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111 USA.
·  In the event that no nominations are received, the committee itself may determine a recipient or decide to make no award. The recipient (or recipients) of the ARRL International Humanitarian Award receive an engraved plaque and a profile in QST and other ARRL venues.



ARRL. The National Association For Amateur Radio
225 Main Street.
Newington, CT, 06111-1494 USA
Tel: 1-860-594-0200
Fax: 1-860-594-0259



Access to Learning Award: A program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation the Access to Learning Award honors "innovative organizations that are opening a world of online information to people in need."
The foundation's Global Libraries initiative invites applications from libraries and similar organizations outside the United States that have created new ways to offer these key services:
·  free public access to computers and the Internet;
·  public training to assist users in accessing online information that can help improve their lives;
Technology training for library staff;
·  and outreach to underserved communities.
Applications are open to institutions outside the United States that are working with disadvantaged communities.
To be eligible, the applying institution must allow all members of the public to use computers and the Internet free of charge in a community space.
In addition Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation looks for organizations that:
·  Help reduce inequities in neglected areas
·  Produce measurable results
·  Catalyze increased momentum, scale, and sustainability of change
·  Collaborate with government, philanthropic, private-sector, and not-for-profit partners
·  Favor preventative approaches
·  Leverage support from other sources
·  Advance our current strategies, accelerating the work we are already supporting


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
P.O.BOX 23350,Seattle, WA 98102
Email: Info@gates



Abbott Fund is a private not-for-profit organization which invests in creative ideas that promote science, expand access to health care, and strengthen communities worldwide.
In partnership with others, Abbott Fund strive to make a lasting impact on people’s lives and encourage others to action.
Abbott Fund approach is to support programs that are results-driven and make a lasting impact on people’s lives.
Major areas of program funding include:
·  Global AIDS Care - The Fund supports HIV programs in the poorest countries of the world hardest hit. The programs key areas are; strengthening health care systems, helping children affected by HIV/AIDS, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and expanding access to testing and treatment.
·  Access to Health Care - The global health programs seek innovative solutions to improve and expand access to health care services for disadvantaged populations. Specific areas of focus include cardiovascular health, diabetes, nutrition, maternal and child health and neonatal care.
·  Science and Medical Innovation - Abbott Fund supports new approaches to learning that are designed to foster a better understanding of science and medical innovation and the value they bring to improving human health.
·  Community Vitality - Abbott Fund is active in communities around the world where Abbott has a significant presence. Emphasis is placed on improving access to health care and promoting science education. Abbott Fund will not grant to the following entities:
·  Individuals
·  For-profit entities
·  Purely social organizations
·  Political parties or candidates
·  Sectarian religious organizations
·  Trade or business associations
Abbott Fund only accepts requests for funding online.
Abbott Fund. Abbott Park, Illinois, U.S.A



The principal aim of the African Development Foundation (ADF)'s grants is to enable grassroots groups in Africa to generate increased income through productive enterprises that expand the overall economic production capacity and increase the economic security of their families and communities.
ADF provides small grants of US$250,000 or less to private and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Africa to:
·  Finance sustainable poverty alleviating initiatives that are conceived, designed, and implemented by Africans and aimed at enlarging opportunities for community development;
·  Stimulate and expand the participation of Africa's economically poor in the development of their countries; and
·  Build sustainable African institutions that foster grassroots development.
ADF only provides funding to organisations based in African countries where it works and has offices.
Presently, ADF works in: Benin, Botswana, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
ADF provides unsolicited grant support for projects focused on the development of micro- and small enterprises, export trade and investment activities of small and medium-scale enterprises, and participatory community development projects.
ADF may from time to time issue a Request for Applications (RFAs) for other activities.
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

African Development Foundation
1400 1 Street, NW, 10th Floor Washington DC
Tel: +1 202 673 3916
Fax: +1 202 673 3810


African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship: The African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are pleased to announce the third Call of the ADDRF awards.
The fellowship program awards dissertation fellowships to African doctoral students enrolled in sub-Saharan Africa universities who are conducting health-systems or sexuality related research.
By providing financial and research support, the program aims at encouraging doctoral students to pursue their training in the region, and thus contribute to the quality of university education in sub-Saharan Africa.
Specifically, this project aims to:
·  Shorten the amount of time it takes to complete doctoral studies
·  Strengthen the quality of these dissertations and the candidates
·  Retain a new generation of highly skilled and locally trained African scholars in research, policy and academic positions within the region
·  The African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships are awarded to advanced doctoral students who are within two years of completing their doctoral thesis at an African university.
·  The fellowships target individuals whose research show great promise of making substantive contribution to strengthening health systems or show great promise of enhancing the understanding of governance, equity, health or population-related issues in Africa.
·  The program primarily supports doctoral research (including data collection).
·  Coursework is not considered for support.


The Communications Manager
African Population & Health Research Center
APHRC Campus, 2nd Floor
Manga Close, Off Kirawa Road
Telephone: +254 (20) 400 1000, 266 2244, or 266 2255
Mobile: +254 722 205 933, 733 410 102
P.O. Box 10787-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya
Fax: + 254 (20) 400 1101



Africa Foundation is an independent registered non-profit organisation in South Africa and has Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status.
The Foundation currently manage six major programmes in addition to over forty smaller projects in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Africa Foundation’s primary focus is on:
Education - To build preschools and classrooms, develop bursary programmes, teach environmental awareness, conduct vocational training, facilitate adult education programmes and build capacity in our communities.
Health Care - To build and equip clinics and support their operation, run HIV/AIDS awareness programmes, help provide access to clean water, provide health care and counselling.
Income-Generating Activities - Identifying opportunities and help start-ups but in particular, stimulate the potential for income generation through a highly successful skills training programme and through access to technology.
The Foundation funds and manages projects based on the needs within the specific communities.
The Foundation’s projects assist in the protection of Africa’s great natural wonders (such as the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Kruger National Park in South Africa) through the socio-economic development of rural populations living in or close to these conservation areas.
The projects are identified through needs analysis studies and community-generated proposals.
Africa Foundation provides:
·  Project management
·  Administration
·  Donor relations
·  Implementation expertise
·  Monitoring and evaluation.
Who should apply?
Charities that are working in rural African Communities, bordering wilderness conservation areas - particularly those who are working in partnership with successful eco-tourism organizations.

Wendy Wood, Executive Director
Africa Foundation (USA)
P.O. Box 233
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Telephone: (360) 370-5746
Fax:  (866) 210-7150
Facebook:  Africa Foundation (USA)




The Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group (AGAG) is a network of funders who have formed an association where they can share and learn from each other about the most effective ways to support development efforts in Africa.
Annual Retreat:
Each year AGAG hosts an Annual Retreat. The 2009 Annual Retreat will explore the theme "Connecting Knowledge: Education, Health, and Civil Society."
Research on Funding Trends:
AGAG conducts research on funding trends.
Become a Member of AGAG:
If you a grantmaker and would like to join a commmunity that values learning, sharing and exploring ways to be more effective in your work, consider becoming a member.
For Grantseekers:
AGAG is not a funding organization and does not review proposals or assist with fundraising, but we have compiled some general information to assist organizations in Africa seeking funding.


Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group

1776 I Street, NW Suite 900

Washington, DC 20006

Telephone: 202-756-4835
Email: contactus[@]


Africa Organizations Grants: The Rockefeller Foundation and The Tony Elumelu Foundation invite proposals from Africa organizations interested in receiving support for initiatives aimed at fostering Africa’s Impact Economy, specifically by aiding the growth of the Impact Investing industry and social enterprise sector.

Africa NGOs Grant Areas

The Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF) will fund projects that seek to:
Enable earlier stage capital solutions
Foster entrepreneurial ecosystems
Promote and establish impact investing industry infrastructure
Develop market ecosystems for specific sectors
Form leadership and networking platforms for common actions

All proposals must demonstrate a nexus between the project and the furtherance of charitable goals such as research, promoting sustainable development in underdeveloped areas, or protecting the environment.
A  priority  will  be  placed  on  proposals  from  organizations  based  in  Africa.
We encourage organizations with  headquarters outside of Africa to develop strong  partnerships with  organizations based locally as part of their proposals.

A priority will be placed on geographic diversity within Africa, so it is important for proposals to specify the target countries/regions.

Africa Organizations Grant Amount

The IEIF will support approximately 7-8 proposals; interested organizations may apply to the fund for grants for up to 12 months with a maximum request of US$100,000, and may participate in more than one grant proposal.

Africa NGOs Grants - Required Documentation

To apply for an IEIF grant, please provide the following documentation and a brief proposal that clearly includes the sections below. Please limit proposals to 5 – 8 pages.
Required Documentation

Executive Summary
Proof of legal status of the organization
Annual report, mission, objectives, recent activities and future plans of the organization
Financial statements (audited if possible)
Global Impact Investing Network
30 Broad Street
38th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: +1.646.837.7430



African Women Development Fund Grants: African Women Development Fund (AWDF) is an institutional capacity-building and programme development fund, which aims to help build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women's movement.
The African Women Development Fund (AWDF) funds local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations in Africa working towards women's empowerment.
In addition to awarding grants, the AWDF attempts to strengthen the organisational capacities of its grantees.
The funds work in six thematic areas:
·  Women's Human Rights.
·  Political Participation.
·  Peace Building.
·  Health, Reproductive Rights.
·  Economic Empowerment.
Who can Apply?
·  Organisations can be local, national, sub-regional or regional African women’s organisations, from any part of Africa.
·  Local women’s organisations should send in the names of two referees, one of who should be a member of a women’s organisation that operates nationally.
Grants: Organisations can apply for grants of up to $40,000.

The African  Women’s Development Fund, 25 Yiyiwa St Abelenkpe, Accra, P.M.B CT 89 Cantonments Accra, Ghana. Email: awdf[at] or grants[at] Tel: + 233 21 780476 / 7. Fax: +233 21 782502.


AWARD – investing in Africa’s future by increasing the talent pool of African women in African research and development.

A two-year fellowship for fast-tracking the careers of African women scientists and professionals is at the heart of AWARD.
Fellows chosen from across sub-Saharan Africa receive opportunities to strengthen their leadership and science capacities, and are paired with senior scientists in their fields who serve as their mentors.
AWARD grew from a highly successful pilot fellowship program conducted by G&D in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture.


Email: AWARD



Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies focusing on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development.
It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor,without regard to their faith,origin or gender.
Aga Khan Development Network consists of the following organisations:
Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development - AKFED
·  This is an international development agency dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and building economically sound enterprises in the developing world.
·  It seeks to create profitable, sustainable enterprises through long-term investments that result in strong equity positions.
·  The companies range from banking to electric power, agricultural processing, hotels, airlines and telecommunications.
Aga Khan Foundation - AKF
·  Focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing its objectives.
·  Most Foundation grants are made to grassroots organisations testing innovative approaches in the field.
Aga Khan Health Services - AKHS
Provides primary health care and curative medical care in Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Pakistan, and Tanzania.
·  Also provides technical assistance to government in health service delivery in Kenya, Syria and Tajikistan.
Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance -AKAM
·  The underlying objectives is to reduce poverty, diminish the vulnerability of poor populations and alleviate economic and social exclusion.
Aga Khan Planning and Building Services - AKPBS
·  AKPBS works to improve the built environment, particularly housing design and construction, village planning, natural hazard mitigation, environmental sanitation, water supplies, and other living conditions.
·  The organisation achieves these goals through the provision of material, technical assistance and construction management services for rural and urban areas.
Focus Humanitarian Assistance - FOCUS
·  Focus helps people in need reduce their dependence on humanitarian aid and facilitates their transition to sustainable self-reliant, long-term development.
Aga Khan Education Services - AKES
·  Operates schools and advanced educational programmes that provide quality pre-school, primary, secondary, and higher secondary education services to students in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya ,the Kyrgyz Republic, Uganda, Tanzania, and Tajikistan.
Aga Khan Trust for Culture - AKTC
·  Focuses on the physical, social, cultural and economic revitalisation of communities in the Muslim world.
Aga Khan University - AKU
·  Provides higher education and develops research pertinent to Pakistan and the developing world at internationally accepted academic standards.
The Aga Khan fund is active in 16 countries in the developing world: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Senegal, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania and Uganda
Funding Criteria
With few exceptions, the Foundation funds programmes in countries where it has offices and local professional staff to monitor implementation (South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East).
·  Except for buildings that it owns, the foundation does not fund constructions.
·  It cannot make grants to individuals in response to personal needs.
Before developing full proposals, enquiries should be made to the Foundation office in the country where the proposal originates or where the project would be executed.




Aga Khan Foundation Canada is a non-profit international agency that supports social development programs in Asia and Africa .
As a member of the world-wide Aga Khan Development Network, the Foundation works to address the root causes of poverty: finding and sharing “Smart Solutions” that help improve the quality of lifein poor communities.
Our programs focus on four core areas: health, education, rural development and building the capacity of non-governmental organizations.
Gender equity and protecting the environment are integrated into every program.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada
The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
199 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Canada, K1N 1K6 Phone: (613) 237-2532
Fax: (613) 567-2532
Toll free number: 1-800-267-2532



AGFUND International Prize is an annual prize awarded by the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND).
It aims to honour the pioneering development projects in the developing countries and concerned with the support of sustainable human development efforts, targeting the neediest groups in the developing countries, particularly women and children.
The Prize is consisted of a financial reward of US$ 300, 000 in addition to trophies and certificates of recognition.
Its main objectives are;
·  To contribute to the support and funding of programmes and projects in the sector of health, especially for motherhood and childhood, through:
- Projects aiming at raising health awareness
- Primary health care projects
- Environmental health projects
·  To contribute to the support and funding of educational programmes and projects targeting women and children, particularly the disadvantaged groups, through:
- Basic education and preparing of educational curricula
- Establishing and equipping of educational institutions
- Establishing and equipping of vocational training centers
- Research and studies in the domain of education development
- Projects for open universities and distance learning.
·  To participate in the establishment, promotion and development of institutional capacity building of organizations active in the fields of sustainable human development, especially those devoted to women and children.
·  To contribute to the support and funding of developmental projects of special nature, through :
·  Emergency relief assistance for the victims of wars, armed conflicts and natural disasters.
·  Small projects aimed at income generating for less privileged groups.
·  Banks for the poor and micro-credit services.
·  Studies and research aimed at achieving sustainable human development.





Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help people lead healthy and productive lives in developing countries.
It focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.
The foundation is working on breaking the cycles of hunger and poverty by providing small farmers with the tools and opportunities to boost their productivity, increase their incomes, and build better lives for themselves and their families.
Foundation's Agricultural Development initiative aims to help small-scale farmers in developing countries improve their productivity and gain access to markets.

Agricultural development funds are focused in four areas:

1. Increased farmer productivity - Work to provide poor farmers with access to improved inputs, training, and support networks to help them make better choices and improve their productivity while protecting natural resources.
2. Links to markets - Seek to link farmers to new and existing markets and provide them with access to information to support their decision-making.
3. New technologies - From traditional seed breeding to the newest biotechnologies, the partners employ a range of approaches in the search for solutions that will help small farmers.
4. Data, research, and policy analysis - This is done by supporting data collection, research and policy analysis related to agricultural development. This is critical in evaluating the impact of various approaches, getting accurate information to small farmers and assessing the effects of national and international agriculture policies.

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The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust was set up to promote their particular interests in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development.
Grants are given to charitable organisations involved in projects supporting the interests of the Trust, and also to individual students who are undertaking a gap year or studying for a PhD.
When to Apply:
Applications for either a gap year or PhD grant should be made as soon as possible, either before the beginning of the proposed gap year or at least three months before the start of the final year of a PhD course.
How to Apply:
·  The Trust prefer where possible that you complete and submit the on-line application form on this website and email it to us.
Alternatively you may download and print out the application form, complete it and send it by letter post.
·  Please do not extend the length of the forms, or add any attachments. Applications MUST NOT exceed 3 pages. Please use text size 12.
·  If you are applying for more than one project, please use a separate form for each project.
All applications by email will be acknowledged and a decision will usually be given within three months of the application.



The Allen Foundation makes grants to projects that primarily benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research.
The policies and priorities of the Allen Foundation are:
·  To make grants to fund relevant nutritional research;
·  To support programs for the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children;
·  To assist in the training of persons to work as educators and 21 demonstrators of good nutritional practices; and
·  To encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits.
In order to be considered for an Allen Foundation grant, you must be a non-profit organization.
Academic research under an Allen Foundation grant must be conducted under the leadership of a principal investigator who is a full-time regular faculty member with tenure or on tenure tract.
Only online submissions of grant proposals will be considered for possible funding.




Alliance of Civilizations Youth Solidarity Fund: The YSF provides seed funding to outstanding youth-led initiatives that promote long-term constructive relationships between people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
The Fund links small scale and local work to larger movements for social and global change.
It supports the development of young peoples' organizations and other means for their work to have an even broader and deeper impact and to be expanded.
This year, there are two levels of funding available:
·  Small grants: Community or local-level projects needing funding of up to US$20,000.
·  Large grants: National or regional-level projects needing funding of up to US$30,000.
A Youth Selection Committee will identify projects that are deemed to be the most meritorious under each category of funding.
Eligible youth organizations from around the world are invited to submit projects.
Applying organizations need to fulfill each and every one of the following criteria to be deemed eligible:
·  Be a membership‐based youth organization (youth‐led or primarily youth‐serving) or a network composed of several youth‐led organizations;
·  Be a non‐governmental organization (with the exception of national youth councils)registered in the country of operation as a charity, trust, foundation or association;
·  Be operational for a minimum of 2 years with funding base and project implementation;
·  Have a democratic governance structure, leadership nomination and consultative processes in formulating priorities and policies with members;
·  Have the ability to demonstrate proper and consistent monitoring, evaluation and recordkeeping of their activities, including projects evaluation reports and financial accounts;
·  Have a gender perspective/balance reflected in their staff, membership and activities;
·  Have no adherence to or affiliations with violent ideologies or antagonism against any particular country, culture, religion or belief system, ethnic group, sex, etc.
·  Did not receive funding under the Pilot Phase of the Youth Solidarity Fund as a youth organization can receive funding under the Youth Solidarity Fund only once.



American Jewish World Service - AJWS: American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality.
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) grants from $3,000-$30,000 per year and preference is given to small organizations with annual budgets lower than $300,000.
The grants are awarded for a year at a time and they may be renewed annually.
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) only funds the following countries in Africa:
Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The American Jewish World Service funds non-governmental (NGOs) and community-based organizations in Africa working in the following thematic areas:
1. Sustainable Livelihoods and Sustainable Development
This include:
·  Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity
·  Food Security
·  Land and Resource Rights
·  Economic Opportunities
·  Slum and Urban Development
2. Community Health
This include:
·  HIV/AIDS care and support
·  Anti-stigma efforts, and advocacy
·  Disease prevention and control through health education and nutrition with a focus on HIV/AIDS
·  TB and Malaria
·  Reproductive Health and Rights
·  Maternal and Child Health and Rights
·  Efforts to strengthen community and government health systems
·  Violence Prevention
3. Education for All
Facilitating access to quality primary and secondary education for all.
This include:
·  Access to government and non-formal education with a focus on retention for girls and orphans and vulnerable children.
·  Improving the quality of education, including teacher training, curriculum development and fostering community engagement and oversight of schools.
·  Vocational and literacy training for youth and adults Early Childhood Development.
4. Community Engagement in Conflict and Emergencies
Supporting local organizations affected by disasters and conflict to move to move toward peace and development.
5. Community Voice: Civic and Political Participation
AJWS funds policy advocacy and community mobilization efforts that are led by community-based organizations working for:
·  Women’s Rights
·  Indigenous Rights
·  Religious and Ethnic Minority Rights
·  Sexual Minority Rights
·  Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Rights
·  Worker Rights
·  Youth and Adolescent Participation
AJWS does not fund:
·  Proselytizing activities
·  Individuals
·  Orphanages
·  Political parties
·  Hospitals
·  Private enterprises
·  Government structures
American Jewish World Service
45 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Tel: 212.792.2900
800.889.7146Fax: 212.792.2930




AFA is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of children and families in East Africa, whose lives have been devastated by war, poverty and HIV/AIDS.
The Foundation grants supports its One Stop Center, which provides cost-free secondary schooling to impoverished children who have been forced to drop out of school due to poverty.
AFA focuses on Africa's potential for growth, rebirth and the possibility for children, youth and communities to thrive and works with other national and international groups to promote the rights of children and families.
AFA has supported children and families in the most underserved communities in Eastern Africa and provided hundreds of villagers and communities with technical skills that assist with providing sustainable solutions to community development.
Ark Foundation of Africa Vision is:
·  To create opportunities for vulnerable children from marginalized and underserved communities.
·  To give children equal access to educational opportunities and other basic services.
·  To invest in human development by empowering people to understand their challenges and priorities.
·  To provide training that assist people in finding practical, realistic and sustainable solutions to solve their problems.
The Foundation and its program partners provide a range of comprehensive services including:
·  Family counselling
·  Financial support for grandparents caring for orphans and other vulnerable children
·  Health education
·  Nutrition information
·  Food assistance
·  Academic support and job training among others


ARK Foundation of Africa (ARK)
1002 Maryland Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Tel. 202-832-5420 or 202-820-7186


Tanzania P. O. Box 7704 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255-657-316180

Kenya P. O. Box 4978, Nairobi, Kenya
Hary Thui Rd
Tel: +254-20-222-3588
Fax: +254-20-514-7351

Plot # 56 Nakasero Rd # 314
P. O. Box 1717 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256-704-789-583

P. O Box 76 Brazzaville, Congo
Tel: +242-728-333-875

Martin Rd, #41
P. O. Box 1732 Accra, Ghana
Tel: +257-209-237-960

P. O. Box 2523, Bujumbura, Burundi
Tel: +257-7234-899



The International Awards are designed for schemes in the developing world.
Award winners use local renewable energy to reduce poverty, improve people’s health, wellbeing and economic prospects, and at the same time tackle climate change and other environmental threats, notably deforestation.
There are five international awards in total, each with a first prize of £30,000 and a second prize of £10,000.
Prizes will be awarded for schemes which address at least one of the following areas:
1. Food security
2. Health and welfare
3. Light
4. Education
5. Enterprise
One of the five awards will take the form of a special African Award, reserved specifically for an outstanding scheme from that continent.
This Award was introduced in recognition of the particular challenges which climate change and poverty play in threatening the future of Africa, and the vital contribution which local renewable energy can make in tackling both.
Past winners are the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (Rwanda) for using biogas systems to improve sanitation and supply cooking fuel in large institutions, and the Mwanza Rural Housing Programme (Tanzania) for developing small businesses which produce high-quality bricks fired using agricultural waste.

+44 (0)20 7410 7023
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The California Air Resources Board approved $700,000 in grants for demonstration projects to evaluate clean air technology.
Advanced Transit Dynamics, Eaton and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District will each receive over $200,000 for projects.
Eaton will build a package delivery van using a hydraulic series hybrid system it has developed.
Similar systems have also been developed and tested by several other companies. UPS has been running several series hybrid vans for more than two years.
Advanced Transit Dynamics will show an active aerodynamic system installed on a class 8 tractor trailer designed to minimize drag.
The Sacramento project will use digester gases to consume some of the emissions from a stationary engine fueled by biogas.
Companies getting the grants must provide matching funds for at least half the cost of the project with at least 10 percent coming from the grant recipient.




Award for Human Rights Defenders: The Front Line Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk is granted annually to one human rights defender who has made an exceptional contribution to defending the rights of others in their country - often at great personal risk to themselves.
In addition to giving publicity to the work of the winner, Front Line hopes that the publicity will act as an additional form of individual protection to the human rights defender in the future and that the programme of high level political meetings will enable the winner to build up a network of useful contacts for future advocacy.
The Award consists of a cash prize of €15,000 - a personal honorarium of €5,000 and a contribution of €10,000 to the work of the recipient's organisation.
Nominations should give details of the human rights defender's work, the risks or negative consequences experienced as a result of this work, why you think he/she should receive the award and how he/she might benefit from it.
Nominations must be supported by two referees who can attest to the nominees work, their integrity and their commitment to non-violent means.
Individual nominees may not be a leading member of a political party and must be currently active in human rights work (the Front Line Award is not intended to recognise a historical or posthumous contribution.) Self nomination is not permitted.


Human Rights Defenders
Head Office
Second Floor
Grattan House
Temple Road
Co. Dublin
Tel: +353 (0)1 212 3750 (See also Emergency Hotline Number below)
Fax: +353 (0)1 212 1001



Awards Creative Women and Women’s Groups: WWSF (Women’s World Summit Foundation) invites nominations to award prizes to women and women’s groups around world.
The nominees for the prizes should be those women who have contributed towards the improvement of the quality of life of rural communities by applying exceptional creativity, commitment and courage.
“The Prize aims to draw international attention to laureates’ contributions to sustainable development, household food security and peace, thus generating recognition and support for their projects. While rural women are vital in providing examples of sound practice in their communities, they still do not have full access to tools needed for development, such as education, credit, land rights and participation in decision making. By highlighting and awarding creative development models, innovations and experiences enhancing the quality of rural life, WWSF participates in addressing the eradication of rural poverty, gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment.”
Nearly 20 prizes are distributed to winners and each of the prizes carries a cash award of $1000. In addition to this, one women’s organization from Africa receives a cash donation of $3000.

Women's World Summit Foundation - WWSF
P.O. Box 143, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
Tel: (+41 22) 738 66 19 Fax: (+41 22) 738 82 48
email: info@




The Baxter International Foundation offers grants to NGOs working to provide accessibility and affordability of healthcare services to disadvantaged communities around the world.
NGOs that are recommended by a Baxter employee or its local facility will be given strong preference.
NGOs need to understand Foundation priorities, besides following the application procedures carefully while submitting the proposal.
Although proposals are accepted round the year, there are quarterly deadlines.


Corporate address:
One Baxter Parkway
Deerfield, IL 60015-4625

Phone: 224-948-2000 Products and Services

United States
Phone: 800-422-9837 (800-4Baxter)
Fax: 800-568-5020

Phone: +1-224-948-1812
Fax: +1-224-948-1813



BBC World Challenge for Grassroots Projects: BBC World News and Newsweek in association with Shell have launched the World Challenge competition to identify and award projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grassroots-level.
The World Challenge is organized annually.
It is currently seeking nominations for innovative projects or ideas that demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit working for the benefit of the community whilst adopting a responsible approach.
The winner of the challenge will receive a grant of US $20,000 and the second and their finalist will receive a grant of US $10,000.
The grants can be used by the winners for their own use and furtherance of their enterprise only.
In addition to this, the winners will also have the opportunity to attend the ceremony to receive the grants.
This ceremony will be held in the Netherlands and it will be filmed and telecast on the BBC World News channel.





The Bernard van Leer Foundation funds and shares knowledge about work in early childhood development.
The Foundation’s mission is to develop and support programmes that create significant positive change for children up to the age of eight years growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage.
BvLF's vision is one of a world where, in spite of such circumstances, young children reach their full potential.
For children’s human potential to be to realised, they need nurture that is physical, social, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual – and a belief that the most appropriate care for young children comes from their parents, families and communities.
BvLF currently support about 140 major projects and focus their grantmaking on 21 countries including Africa, Asia, Europe and America.
Bernard van Leer Foundation considers proposal only if it addresses the three issues(Care, Transitions and Diversity).
The African countries include;
·  Kenya - Care, Transitions
·  South Africa - Care, Diversity
·  Tanzania - Transitions
·  Uganda - Care, Transitions
·  Zimbabwe - Care
Please note that Bernard van Leer Foundation do not provide grants for the following:
·  Applications for support to individual children
·  Projects that concentrate solely on one aspect of children's development or learning, such as health care or special educational needs
·  Projects that focus on youth or children older than the age of eight
·  Proposals for the construction and maintenance of buildings, the purchase of equipment and materials, or occasional recreational activities such as holiday camps
·  Requests for scholarships, conferences, media or theatre events
·  General organisational support or requests to cover recurrent costs or deficit.



In person
Our visiting address is:
Lange Houtstraat 2
2511 CW The Hague
The Netherlands
(find us on)

By mail
Bernard van Leer Foundation
PO Box 82334
2508 EH The Hague
The Netherlands

By phone
+31 (0)70 331 22 00

By e-mail



The US$10000 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application:  Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, the award will be presented every October in Des Moines, Iowa, by the World Food Prize Foundation.
This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.
The award will honor an individual who is working closely and directly “in the field” or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fishers or others in rural communities, in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, and distribution chain.
Criteria for the Award

Candidates will be evaluated and selected based on the attributes and accomplishments that reflect those demonstrated by Dr. Borlaug during his work in field research and application, which include:
Persistence. Exhibiting Dr. Borlaug’s “never give up” attitude, even in the face of adversity, difficult circumstances, limitation of resources, and/or critique from colleagues.
Innovation. Applying Dr. Borlaug’s credo “reach for the stars” in pursuing innovative pathways, methods, and solutions in a quest to provide adequate food and nutrition for the world’s people.
Communication. Emulating Dr. Borlaug’s example of understanding local cultures; working effectively in cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary situations; identifying the needs and assets of people in a given community or region; and connecting with a diverse array of stakeholders.
Research/Science.  Facilitating positive change through rigorous research methods, techniques, management approaches, and/or strategies that result in increased food production, availability, distribution, and/or better nutrition.
Extension. Extending innovative discoveries and technologies in plant science, animal science, and/or food science to underserved farmers and consumers.
Education. Providing hands-on science training and education to stakeholders in rural communities, including farm families and agricultural and food production workers.
Application. Applying improved technologies and/or management systems to crops and/or animal agriculture for sustainable production, more nutritious food, and a reduction of poverty.
Leadership. Demonstrating leadership of other agricultural professionals, field researchers, and/or practitioners working in collaborative programs aimed at reducing hunger and poverty and revitalizing communities.
Impact. Increasing the amount of food available through all of the above.  Dr. Borlaug was always about making a difference and "putting more food on the plate."

Nominee Eligibility:  Nominees must be under the age of 40 (40th birthday not reached before World Food Day, October 16, of the year in which the award is presented).
Nominees must be actively working in the discipline, research area, position, or on the project(s) for which they are being recognized. They may be associated with a public or private educational, research or development organization or related entity.
Nominees remain eligible for consideration beyond the year of their nomination, at the discretion of the Award Jury, as long as the award criteria and age requirement are met.
The award is intended to be presented to one person. In unusual and rare circumstances, another person may share the award for pronounced collaborative efforts and achievement.



World Food Prize
666 Grand Avenue Box 1700
Des Moines, IA USA 50309
Tel: (515) 245-3783 Fax: (515) 245-3785



Building Capacity Fellowships: Funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Fellowship Programme is a wonderful opportunity for NGOs in developing countries to gain skills and build their capacities internationally through training and education.
Mid-career staff working inorganizations in 61 developing countries can apply for this fellowship programme. It provides the following courses for participants:
·  Fellowships for Master’s Degree Programmes
·  Fellowships for Short Courses
·  Fellowships for PhD studies
·  Refresher courses
Since the programmes are aimed at building the capacities of organizations in developing countries, it is important for the applicant to be nominated by his/her organization.
Further eligibility criteria includes that the applicant should be mid-career professional with at least three years of work experience.
There are different deadlines and different durations for different countries to apply for various programmes of the fellowship.



Kortenaerkade 11
2518 AX The Hague
The Netherlands
Postal address:
PO Box 29777
2502 LT The Hague
The Netherlands

By phone

Tel: +31 (0)70 - 426 02 60
Fax: +31 (0)70 - 426 03 99



The Fund focuses particularly on individuals who suffer from the most severe forms of human rights violations occurring in the context of slavery, as well as the most identifiable contemporary forms of slavery – chattel slavery, debt bondage, human trafficking, serfdom, child labour and servitude, forced labour, and/or forced marriage.
The distinctive value of the Fund is its ability to provide concrete assistance to the victims of contemporary forms of slavery including housing, legal aid, psycho-social support, food, medical care, training and sustainable sources of incomes.
Previous projects undertaken with the Fund’s grants include medical, psychological, education and housing assistance aid for women and girls victims of forced marriages in the Middle East region, vocational training to victims of human trafficking for sexual and economic exploitation in the African region; support to rehabilitation centers for sexually and physically abused street children in the Latin American region, support for children used as jockey camels and projects to identify and release bonded labourers in the agriculture, carpet and construction industries.
The Fund bridges the gaps not addressed by other UN programmes and has a dynamic and integrated approach.


Call for Proposals in Good Governance & Human Rights: The French Embassy in Zimbabwe has issued its call for proposals for NGOs to submit funding requests for projects to be implemented in the country.
Projects in the areas of good governance, defending human rights and protecting vulnerable populations can be proposed for funding support to the French Embassy under this call for proposals.
The requested budget should not amount more than 40.000 US$. A particular attention will be drawn to:
·  The quality of the proposal and coherence with the suggested thematic area.
·  The organization’s capacity to implementing the project.
·  The project relevance according to the needs of beneficiaries (needs assessment and project methodology).
·  The participation and coordination of all stakeholders in the design and the implementation of the project.
·  The degree of innovation of the project.



3 Princess Drive, Newlands, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tél : + [263] (4) 776 118 ou 776 313 / Fax : 776780



At home and around the world, CESO volunteers, supporters and clients help to build strong independent communities.
Our Mission: To build capacity in governance and economic development through the transfer of knowledge and skills by Volunteer Advisers.
CESO provides advisory and mentorship services to:
·  Businesses
·  Small and medium enterprises
·  Entrepreneurs
·  Aboriginal communities
·  Municipalities and other government bodies
Can CESO help you?
Do you have a business in need of advice and services? Does your community require assistance in financial management, business development and governance? Could your students, business or organization benefit from a temporary or ongoing mentorship?
If so, CESO Volunteer Advisers can provide you with the help needed to achieve the goals you set for your organization.
We're in the business of promoting economic self-sufficiency and better governance practices.
Our non-profit organization maintains a roster of over 2,700 Volunteer Advisers (VAs), one of the biggest resource banks of management and technical expertise of its kind.
Every year, CESO completes approximately 1,500 assignments, in collaboration with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians, and international clients.



700 Bay Street,
8th Floor. Box 328
Toronto, ON   M5G 1Z6

Fax: 416-961-1096


1001 Sherbrooke East,
Suite 500
Montreal, QC   H2L 1L3

Fax: 514-875-6928

323 Chapel Street,
3rd Floor
Ottawa, ON   K1N 7Z2


Chief Operating Officer, Head of Public Affairs and Vice-president, National
Janet Lambert
Ext. 4113

Vice-president, International services (Asia, Americas and the Caribbean)
Gale Lee
Ext. 4076 

Vice-president, International services (Africa and Haiti)
Apollinaire Ihaza
Ext. 5803
Vice-president, Partnerships and Program Development
Sheri Watson
Ext. 4092
Manager, Recruitment
Jennifer Filson
Ext. 4100 
Director, Finance
Michelle Ng
Ext. 4079 





The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to fund and support hands-on, environmental projects for children and youths.
The Foundation objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
Through environmental education, the Foundation believe that children can achieve a better understanding and appreciation for the world in which they live.
Grant Guidelines: In order to be considered for funding, proposals must:
·  Promote understanding of environmental issues
·  Focus on hands-on involvement
·  Involve children and young adults 6-18
·  Promote interaction and cooperation within the group
·  Help young people develop planning and problem solving skills
·  Include adult supervision
·  Commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation (specific requirements are explained once the grant has been awarded)
Grant Proposals are reviewed over a period of three months from the date of the submission deadline.


Captain Planet Foundation
133 Luckie Street, 2nd Floor | Atlanta, GA 30303
404-522-4270 | 404-522-4204 Fax



Caritas-Spes, which means "Love" and "Hope" in Latin, realizes a calling of the Catholic Church to give the material and mental help to the neediest people.
Members of the stuff and volunteers of the organization carry out the Christian service mission (deacony), which is the way the Church represents itself to the world.
Caritas-Spes was founded by the Conference of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Ukraine in May 1995 and was registered by the State Committee on religious issues in September 24, 1996.
The official name is "Caritas-Spes" Religious Mission of Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.
Since 1999, Caritas-Spes Ukraine is a member of Caritas Internationalis as well as Caritas Europa.
Today Caritas-Spes Ukraine has over 30 centers in 12 regions of Ukraine.
The mission:
Caritas-Spes respects dignity of people and gives help to people, who are in financial or moral-spiritual need, regardless their, social, racial and national belongings.
Being guided by principles of Christian dogmas, Caritas-Spes brings mercy to people in need giving the light of hope.
All projects of the organization are directed on the spiritual development of a person.
The welfare should only satisfy necessary requirements.
The spiritual support gives people hope and wakes a desire to change their own lives, helping themselves and opening on possibility of helping one's neighbour.
Caritas-Spes believe in wealth of personality and defense of the main human rights.
The society should not ignore unfortunates, but should perceive them as people, who need help.
Caritas-Spes helps all, who are unfortunate, regardless, their religion or national background.
Following the equality principle, workers of the organization set an example for the Ukrainian society

Mailing Address   Kostiolna St. 17, 01001 Kyiv, UKRAINE
Phone/fax   +38 044 278 19 37; +38 044 278 17 84
Fax   +38 044 278 71 71
Email: caritas-spes@catholic.kiev-ua




Field of Interest: Socio-economic: Types of programs:
·  Education with focus on early childhood, urban school reform and higher education.
·  International development;This program seeks to enhance the capacity of selected African countries and public library systems to contribute toward national development
It has three themes;Strengthening selected African universities;Enhancing women's educational opportunities at African universities;Revitalizing public libraries.
Grant proposals will be entertained only if submitted by mail.
Please do not use e-mail for any proposals or information requests. Only telephone or mail communications will be considered at this time.

To reach Carnegie Corporation by mail:

Carnegie Corporation of New York
437 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

To reach Carnegie Corporation by phone or fax:

Phone: (212) 371-3200
Fax: (212) 754-4073




The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) seeks to demonstrably improve the lives of children living in poverty in developing countries by achieving large scale and sustainable impact.
The programmes CIFF aim to support are those that can be brought to scale by an organisation with tremendous capacity and experience in managing large initiatives.
Additionally, CIFF looks for innovative programmes designed to fill a critical gap within their particular (development) landscape.
CIFF funds interventions that explicitly ensure that children will secure:
·  Protection from disease for themselves and their family.
·  Long-term access to health, education, and nutrition.
·  Access to essential services within their communities.
Children's Investment Fund Foundation Portfolio Areas are;
·  Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: CIFF have focused on funding programmes for children made vulnerable, and often orphaned, by HIV/AIDS.
·  Humanitarian Aid: CIFF investments within this portfolio area are intended to ensure that the needs of children living in conflict, refugee or post-conflict situations are met in both planning and response.
·  Sanitation & Hygiene: CIFF focuses on scaling up effective sanitation and hygiene interventions and promoting policy change with particular benefit to children under five.
·  Education: CIFF priorities include promoting programmes that enhance the quality of education in the classroom and community, with a focus on teacher recruitment, training and management.
·  Special Initiatives: This focuses on protecting the well-being of children who are at particular risk from the effects of global climate change.


7 Clifford Street
London, W1S 2FT
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3740 6100



MRM is one of the nation's leading providers of clinical research education and customized training to leading CROs; Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotechnology Companies; and Research sites and Universities.
Many companies are currently using MRM's e-learning courses as a requirement for new employees or ongoing GCP/ICH training.
Since 1999, Medical Research Management Inc. (MRM) has offered the course: “Fundamentals of Clinical Research”, a 140 hour CRA training and education program.
This program is designed for the professional who wants to transition into a CRA position or enter the clinical research industry.
It offers a comprehensive Education and “Hands-On” Training of the clinical research process, the FDA regulations, GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and the International Conference of Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.
“Fundamentals of Clinical Research” is the only known course that offers all of the following:
·  Extensive Clinical Research Education (see curriculum);
·  2 Weeks of “Hands-On” Training for CRA, and other related professions;
·  Assistance with job placement & resume preparation.
Over 1200 people have successfully completed our program.
Medical Research Management, Inc. has expanded to provide individuals with additional training options via an online learning management system providing flexible and affordable clinical research training via comprehensive training programs, education modules and interactive Webinars.
MRM also offers a number of 2 & 3 day seminars in Florida, Minnesota and Massachusetts.
MRM is available to conduct on-site services for institutions in need of clinical research training.






The Coca-Cola Foundation Grants: The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, partners with organizations around the globe to help develop and maintain vibrant, sustainable and local communities.
The foundation addresses individual and collective needs across issues of health, education and the environment, as well as supporting subject-matter expert development.
Grants are awarded throughout the year on business plan priorities, tax requirements, legal compliance and approval by the Foundation's Board of Directors.
Over the past 10 years, the Foundation has contributed more than $155 million in support of education and $164 million in support of community programs and initiatives.
In response to community needs and priorities across the globe, they support initiatives focused on:
·  Water Stewardship (Conservation/Clean Water/Sanitation)
·  Fitness and Active Lifestyles (Physical Activity/Nutrition Education)
·  Sustainable Packaging (Community Recycling/Research & Innovation)
In addition to their global priorities, local support of their operating groups includes Education and HIV/AIDS in Africa.
The Coca-Cola Foundation does not make grant awards to:
·  Individuals
·  Religious organizations or endeavors
·  Political, legislative, lobbying or fraternal organizations
·  Organizations that do not have tax-exempt status
·  Endowment requests
·  In-kind donation requests
·  Monuments or memorials.





Common Fund for Commodities Grants: The Netherlands-based Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) has issued a call for proposals to support commodity development activities that benefit the poor in more than hundred countries around the world. 
CFC is a membership-based organization comprising of 105 countries and 10 institutional members such as the  European Union (EU), the African Union/African Economic Community (AU/AEC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA) and most recently, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Through financial support, the CFC seeks to support implementation of innovative interventions that target new opportunities in commodity markets leading to commodity based growth, employment generation, increase in household incomes, reduction in poverty, and enhancement of food security. 
The intervention should be scalable, commercially viable and financially sustainable and have a measurable positive impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains.
The objectives of the CFC-supported projects are: Social: Create employment particularly for youth and women, increase household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security.
Economic : Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organisations and small and medium sized industries; support the financial sector development.
Building partnerships: Build effective and cost efficient collaboration between producers, industry, governments, civil society organisations and other stakeholders for commodity based development

The CFC supports organisations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains.
Through financial support, the CFC seeks to promote innovation to encourage established organisations and enterprises to extend their core activities in ways that create additional opportunities for commodities and the stakeholders in the commodity value chains.
The CFC partner organisations can be bilateral and multi-lateral development institutions, cooperatives, producer organisations, small and medium enterprises, processing and trading companies, and local financial institutions
Organizations have to submit an initial application following which on review, full and detailed proposals can be submitted. 
The deadline to submit initial proposals is 4 October.


Telephone: +31-20-5754949
Fax: +31-20-6760231
Postal address:
P.O.Box 74656
1070 BR Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Street address:
Stadhouderskade 55
1072 AB Amsterdam
The Netherlands 
General mail address:



The Commonwealth Foundation is an inter-governmental organisation, resourced by and reporting to Commonwealth governments, that exists to promote and strengthen civil society's role in sustainable development, democracy and intercultural learning in the Commonwealth.
The Foundation’s responsive grants are intended to promote co-operation and sharing of skills, knowledge and ideas between developing Commonwealth countries.
They are therefore available primarily for activities that involve the participation of people and organisations from more than one developing Commonwealth country.
In general, grants are given to support participation from Commonwealth countries other than that in which an activity is taking place.
Grants are given for participation in activities such as training courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, cultural festivals, exchanges and study visits.
Preference is given to support regional level activities as opposed to international ones.
Grants can only be made for in-country activities if it can be clearly demonstrated that they relate specifically to one of the Foundation programmes outlined above, that they have impact at the national level, that they involve an aspect of intercultural exchange, and that they are likely to generate learning that can be shared at a Commonwealth level.
The majority of the grants given by the Foundation are under £10,000, with the average grant given being approximately £5,000.
In exceptional cases, the Foundation can award grants of up to £20,000.
Commonwealth Foundation grants may be used towards the costs of supporting participants or resource people in activities, including the cost of airfares, accommodation and subsistence, and towards monitoring and evaluation and reporting of an activity.

Commonwealth Foundation Marlborough House Pall Mall London SW1Y 5HY United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7930 3783 Fax: +44 (0)20 7839 8157 Email:



The Commonwealth Youth Awards, which encourage and sustain investment in youth-led development, are open for this year's nominations.
The awards highlight contribution young people make to achieving development goals.
Youth workers are encouraged to nominate young people, who are driving innovative projects in any number of areas, including agriculture, small enterprise, skills training, climate change/environment protection, sustainable livelihoods and poverty reduction.

The Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), promotes the awards as an attempt to raise the profile and highlight the contribution of young people who are integrally involved in the process of change and are working side by side with decision-makers for a more secure future.
The awards also give international, regional and national recognition to the young men and women who are selected.

CYP works with 54 Commonwealth member countries through four regional centres based in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
There will be four finalists per Commonwealth region with the top entry from each region receiving a regional winner award and the top regional winner receiving the pan-Commonwealth award.

Winners are awarded grants to advance the work of their projects and they also liaise closely with the CYP on the best way to use the funding.
Nominees for the awards should be aged between 15 and 29 years. Applications close on 30 June.

Evans Wadongo, a Kenyan, recently won both the pan-Commonwealth and Africa region Commonwealth Youth Awards. He received a £5,000 grant for the charity he founded, ‘Use solar, save lives’. Regional winners for Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific each won a £3,000 grant.

At 19, Mr Wadongo designed a solar-powered lantern using recycled materials.
Over 27,000 of these lanterns have been produced and distributed across Kenya, providing a safer, cheaper and environmentally friendly lighting alternative to kerosene lamps.
His programme has expanded to include building regional youth centres, which provide skills training for young people.




Please note the following before applying for a conference or training grant:
·  The Trust will only approve applications from less developed countries (i.e. Africa, Asia, South America, etc).
·  Citizens of Africa, Asia and South America who are currently studying towards PhDs in Europe, USA and Australasia are eligible to apply if they can provide clear evidence that they will return to their home countries on completion of their studies.
·  The conference topic and the focus for training must be agricultural crop improvement; typically a food crop.
·  The applicant should have secured partial funding from another source.
The Trust will not normally provide all costs, that is, registration or course fees, accommodation and travel costs.
·  Those awarded a conference attendance or training grant cannot apply for another grant for a further four years.
·  All scientists in reciept of a conference attendance or training grant are required to submit a short report to the Trust within two months of their return to their country of residence.
·  Economy class travel should be booked with an airline or reputable travel agent.
The Trust will pay these costs directly to the airline or travel agent by an international bank transfer.
·  If payment of registration and course fees or accommodation costs is approved, the payment will normally be made direct to the agencies concerned.
However, if the applicant has to make these payments, the Trust will reimburse the applicant to the amount approved by the Trustees.


Unit 15, Oxford Industrial Park
Mead Road, Yarnton

Tel: +00 44 1865 845 055
Fax: +00 44 1865 371 278



The foundation supports special projects and programs of non-profit organizations in three primary fields of interest: conservation, food and health.
Food grants will support efforts to develop or improve access, availability and safety of food for consumption in the Third World.
Areas of interest include projects to:
·  promote sustainable agriculture;
·  offer education and training to small-scale food producers and farmers;
·  control pests and diseases affecting crops of importance to developing countries.
The foundation concentrates its grant making on research, technical assistance and training projects of benefit to the Third World; favors grants for pilot projects and special programs that have potential for replication; prefers to support projects that employ and/or train personnel from the developing world; and favors research concerning problems of importance to the developing world.
Preference will be given to projects, including research projects, in areas that tend to be under-funded. A total of $700,000 is distributed to grantees annually.
The foundation has a two-phased application system composed of a short concept paper, followed by a limited number of full proposals.
This system screens out projects at the concept paper level that appear unlikely to receive final funding.
Full proposals requested have a fair chance of success. Submit 2 copies of a short concept paper, following the foundation's concept paper application form.
The concept paper should be no longer than 1 typed, double-sided page, plus a preliminary budget of no more than 1 page.
The concept paper must be submitted in English, and the budget information must be translated into US dollars.
Applications are not accepted by fax transmittal or via E-mail, unless prior approval has been given by foundation staff.
·  address fuel and resource problems related to food production and preparation in developing countries;
The geographic focus of the foundation is the developing world. Preference will be given to organizations located in developing countries or to developed country organizations whose activities are of direct and immediate benefit to developing countries.

Prentice A. Zinn, Administrator
GMA Foundations
77 Summer Street, 8th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02110-1006 USA
pzinn @ gmafoundations . com
skype: prentice.zinn





Dell Social Innovation Competition: The Dell Social Innovation Competition has been launched jointly by the University of Texas and Dell for college students around the world who want to improve areas of critical human need through innovation.
Providing a vehicle for taking student innovations from idea to reality, Dell’s Social Innovation Competition is a real-world exercise for perfecting your skills in:
·  Project/business plan development
·  Pitching ideas to investors
·  Building resource networks
If you have a groundbreaking idea in mind or if you can mobilize people and resources to affect wide-ranging, scalable social change with your fortitude and personality, then you can submit your idea for the competition.
Issues can cover poverty alleviation/economic development, human rights, peace & security, digital inclusion, global health/AIDS, education, energy/environment/climate change, child/youth development, volunteerism, food/potable water, microfinance, drugs/crime, elections/Government and others.
The team or individual with the most ingenious entrepreneurial idea to change the world wins the grand prize of $50,000 in seed funding to launch or expand their idea.
Competition entries addressing the environment are eligible to win a special $10,000 Tomberg Prize in Environmental Sustainability prize.
Each of the three finalist teams automatically qualify for a spot on the GlobalGiving website, providing the opportunity to secure additional capital and exposure to donors worldwide.





The East African Breweries Limited (EABL) Foundation supports applications, which demonstrate the following:
·  Partnerships with community groups and charities rather than individuals
·  Excluded or disadvantaged people who with support can help themselves to transform their own lives
·  Where the EABL involvement can make a significant measurable difference
·  Kick-start funding to get East African Breweries Ltd. businesses and people involved locally
The main areas normally considered being outside the Foundation's guidelines are:
·  Political or groupings, religious or ethnic groups, individual interests e.g. school fees or hospital bills
·  Those that are primarily associated with persons under the legal drinking age (below 18years)
·  Those that cannot be linked to a credible source, are linked to disrepute and history of problems
·  Do not have clear objectives and transparency
·  Event or donation that is not linked to a financially needy cause
·  Those that do not comply with our self-regulatory marketing code of practice, our business code of conduct and our Community Investment Policy
If you wish to apply, please write to EABL Foundation providing details of the project, how it relates to EABL Foundation focus areas and the amount of funding required.
Use a proposal format and keep it brief and concise, preferably no more than 3 pages.
EABL Foundation's Focus Area:
1. Water of Life
In reaction to this, EABL Foundation has teamed up with various agencies in the provision of safe, reliable and sustainable water supply.
2. Skills for Life
This initiative enables people and communities to fulfill their potential and improve their life prospects. EABL accorded this focus area unreserved attention by applying a significant investment in the university education of bright but needy students.
3. Environmental conservation
EABL aims to achieve continuous improvement in environmental performance, concentrating our efforts on areas of greatest impact at our manufacturing, distribution points.
EABL environmental policy ensures that all of our facilities are challenged to keep improving their performance in these areas.
4. Special Projects
Emergency incidences that attract national attention and which the Group deems that it would add value to the community if contributions were made to this cause.
The Grants are open to applicants in the East African Region.


The EABL Foundation Manager, EABL Foundation, East African Breweries Limited, P.O Box 30161 00100 Nairobi, Tel: +254 020 8644000, Email: eablfoundation[at]



Educating Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education is a competition initiated by Teach A Man To Fish and generously sponsored by a partner organization - Educating Africa.
It continues to reward organizations in Africa that use innovative and entrepreneurial techniques to fill gaps in educational services across the continent.
The competition is open to all organizations based in Africa working in education, from primary through to tertiary, as well as in non-formal and adult education.
As well as a first prize of $10,000 and two runners-up prizes of $5,000, there are 50 awards of $1,000 available for the best entry from every country on the continent.
Entrepreneurship in Education Awards
TeachAManToFish are looking for the very best programs and models for education.
·  They’re entrepreneurial.
·  They’re sustainable.
·  They create impact.
Entry Criteria:
·  Entry is open to all organizations actively carrying out education work in Africa - however preference will be given to those which have been in existence more than two years, are legally registered, and which maintain good financial records of their activities.
·  For an institution to be eligible it must be based in one of the 54 African countries for which prizes are available.
·  Entrants must supply the work contact details of a suitable referee who can confirm that their entry is true and accurate.
Referees must be independent of your organisation and or a government official, qualified professional, or internationally recognised institution.
Education Awards Entry Details
Entrants will be required to briefly describe the background to their program and its success in rising to the challenges of education in Africa.

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The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship provides an opportunity for a woman journalist working in the print, broadcast or Internet media to spend an academic year in a tailored program that combines access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and other Boston-area universities and two media companies, The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
With this flexible structure, the fellow will have opportunities to pursue academic research as well as hone her journalistic skills covering topics related to human rights and social justice.
Depending on her qualifications and interests, the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow may spend time at The Boston Globe or The New York Times.
The companies will provide access to their networks of U.S. print and broadcast journalists and professional contacts, as well as their Boston, New York, Washington, DC, and United Nations bureaus.
The fellow will also have a key role in the Elizabeth Neuffer Forum on Human Rights and Journalism, a program scheduled each May.
A successful applicant will:
·  Be dedicated to a career in journalism in the print, broadcast or Internet media (freelancers are eligible to apply).
·  Be committed to coverage of human rights and social justice describe how the fellowship will be a transformative experience for her career.
·  Have three or more years of journalism experience.
·  Have excellent written and verbal English skills.

Email: neuffer[at]


Fahamu Pan-African Fellowship (FPAF) Program: The Fahamu Pan-African Fellowship (FPAF) program is a program that seeks to strengthen community based organisations and social movements across Africa.
The program will identify individual community based activists with qualities of leadership and innovation, and provide them with hands-on work experience, training and development opportunities.
The Fahamu Pan-African Fellowship program provides opportunities for African women and men to enhance their skills, experience and deepen their theoretical and practical understanding of methods for effective advocacy and creating meaningful change.
At the same time the program aims to strengthen community based organisations and movements by implementing the learning of these activists within their movements and organisations.





Family Care Foundation (FCF) provides humanitarian services in developing nations, makes grants, and provides training for grassroots organizations in the Third World, participating in a wide variety of community based initiatives.
The Foundation strives to respond to all people in need regardless of race, religion, national origin or social position.
They cooperate with people and organizations from all cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds in their efforts to bring relief and hope to those in need.
To qualify as a FCF Project Partner, as part of the MSHSP relief and development network, applicants must first present their projects via a standardized application that is evaluated by foundation staff.
If approved, applicants become a Project Partner of FCF and are eligible to receive funding from FCF for their projects.
The Foundation;
·  Act as in incubator for effective philanthropic ideas and entrepreneurial leadership.
·  Provide both humanitarian services as well as training and technical assistance.
·  Is incorporated with the mission to enhance the quality of life for all members of the global community, especially those who are poor, suffering, or are otherwise disadvantaged.
FCF is set up to make giving internationally easier and more effective, eliminating many of the challenges encountered by those wishing to help deserving causes abroad, by offering:
·  Professional grant-making staff knowledgeable of, and experienced in, overseas work.
·  Due diligence and accountability. FCF will handle all legal and regulatory issues, ensuring that funds arrive safely and are properly used, as well as monitoring grantee effectiveness.
·  Tax deductibility. As a qualified public charity, contributions to FCF are eligible for maximum allowable federal tax deduction.
·  Access to tried and proven organizations on all continents.
·  Qualified and effective projects have been pre-screened and are accountable to FCF, and thus to you, the donor.
·  Low administrational overhead.

Family Care Foundation staff can be reached:
By phone: (619) 468-3191 or (800) 992-2383
By fax: (619) 468-6996



Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty, or natural disaster.
Feed The Children has provided food, clothing, medical assistance, and educational opportunities to those in need in more than 118 nations around the world.
Through schools, orphanages and church-related programs, Feed The Children also provides financial assistance to orphanages, schools and other charitable groups in these regions.
The key goal is to help families in need move past needing help and into becoming self-sufficient members of their community.
Through long-term, self-help development programs funded by grants and individual donors, thousands of families in countries around the world have increased their ability to be self-sufficient by learning and applying new, marketable skills.



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Working in partnership worldwide, we fund a wide variety of innovative, indigenous educational projects.
By improving access to knowledge and learning, we help give people the opportunity to experience life in all its fullness.
Feed the Minds supports discrete projects that aim to transform lives in marginalised communities through education, communication and the provision of information to under-resourced people.
Feed the Minds awards grants ranging from £1,000 to £25,000. In the past two years, we have supported projects in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, South America and the Eastern Block.
Applications can be submitted for funding for up to three years, up to a maximum of £25,000 per project.
Feed the Minds emphasises the importance of developing indigenous responses to issues and we expect all applications to reflect the involvement of local people in the project design and implementation.
Feed the Minds funds education across the developmental spectrum, as well as culturally relevant teaching in local languages. Feed the Minds also emphasise indigenous creativity and publications written for local audiences.
Feed the Minds support for training is ecumenical and we welcome proposals from all denominations.
Feed the Minds will not support projects that discriminate between people because of religion, sex, race, disability or sexual orientation.
Feed the Minds does not fund projects that advocate allegiance to political parties or regimes. We also do not fund research, tuition fees or capital expenditure projects.


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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks — including non-governmental, women’s and community-based organizations, coalitions and operational research institutions — and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations.
The Fund is a leading global multi-lateral mechanism supporting national efforts to end one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. It is administered by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) on behalf of the UN System.
Who can apply?
·  Government authorities at central/national, sub-national and/or local levels, including National Women’s Machineries and other sectoral Ministries. A government entity may either apply individually or as part of a UNCT proposal, but not both.
·  Civil society organizations and networks, including non-governmental organizations that are legally registered in the country of implementation.
·  Regional/international civil society organizations and networks that have national presence in the country(ies) and/or territory(ies) of implementation. In this case, the proposal must indicate how the proposed interventions will contribute to national capacity development and ownership of national and local organizations in the implementation.
·  Operational research/evaluation institutions specialized in gender equality and gender-based violence.
·  UN Country Teams (UNCTs) are eligible where requested by the government and in partnership with women’s groups, organizations and/or networks, as well as with other civil society organizations
Budget and duration of proposals:
Budget requests should be within the range of a minimum of $300,000 to a maximum of $1 million total for duration of two to three years.
Proposals will be considered for a minimum $100,000 for duration of up to three years for innovative approaches from small civil society organizations, especially grassroots women’s organizations and networks, and those working in conflict and unstable situations.
Applications should be centered on supporting implementation of national and local policies, laws and action plans on ending violence against women.




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Gates Vaccine Innovation Award: Nominations are invited from around the globe for Gates Vaccine Innovation Award offered by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 
The objective of this award is to recognize and celebrate revolutionary ways children in the poorest parts of the world are immunized.
Each year, foundation recognizes the award winner by providing the winner(s) and, in most cases, an organization that works to advance the improvements or innovations highlighted by the award with a shared $250,000 prize. 
The recipient will also be recognized by foundation leadership as well as with a feature on the innovation on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website.
Eligibility & Criteria-

The Gates Vaccine Innovation Award is open to individuals from any discipline. Candidates from academic institutions, governments, health care facilities, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies may be nominated.
Nominations must be related to vaccine delivery
Nomination forms must be completed in English
The three essay questions should be answered within the font and word-limit requirements. 

Nominees will be assessed on three broad criteria

Developing country impact – The nominee should have contributed to the prevention, control, or elimination of vaccine-preventable disease through significant improvements in immunization quality and coverage among mothers and children in developing countries. 
Innovation and creativity – The nominee should have applied imaginative and pioneering approaches to overcome difficult challenges to immunizing children and achieving impact. Innovation is not the same as invention. Even simple ideas applied in creative ways to overcome real-world challenges can be considered innovative.
Scale – The nominee’s innovation should be at scale or suitable to be implemented at scale within the nominee’s country and around the world.

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The Small Grants programme (SGP) is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as a corporate programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the GEF partnership, and executed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

To date the program funding from the GEF is approximately US$401 million. In addition, the program has raised US$407 million from other partners in cash or in-kind equivalents.

For almost two decades, the Small Grants Programme has been working with communities around the world to combat the most critical environmental problems and has successfully demonstrated that supporting communities in their efforts to achieve more sustainable livelihoods is not only possible, but extremely important in bringing change and achieving global environmental benefits.

With presence in 122 countries and more than 12,000 grants awarded worldwide, SGP supports projects of non-governmental and community-based organizations in developing countries demonstrating that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.
The main focal areas of the programme are climate change abatement and adaptation, conservation of biodiversity, protection of international waters, reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants and prevention of land degradation.

Several different kinds of activities are eligible for funding by SGP:
Community-based assessment and planning (planning grants): Small amounts of grant funds (typically no more than US$2,000) are available to support pre-project participatory assessment and planning activities designed to strengthen community participation in project identification and development.

Pilot demonstration activities: Most funded projects are activities that test and demonstrate the viability of innovative community-level approaches to global environmental problems.

Although most demonstration projects include capacity development components, grants may be awarded for targeted technical assistance and training activities which focus on developing CBO and NGO capacities in the GEF focal areas.

Monitoring and analysis: Grants funds may also be made available to intermediary NGOs and research centers (including universities) to support programme monitoring; to help identify, assess, and document best practices; and to prepare case studies of SGP-supported projects. The use of participatory methods in monitoring and analysis activities is encouraged.

Dissemination, networking, and policy dialogue: In order to leverage SGP project experience, grant funds are available to support dissemination of innovations and best practices, relevant networking activities, and policy dialogue efforts aimed at promoting a supportive policy environment for community-level action in the GEF focal areas.

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The Gen Foundation Grants: The Gen Foundation is a charitable trust which supports the research and study of Natural Science and the Arts.
The Foundation focuses on biological, chemical, botanical, and food science students/researchers, and exceptional candidates from language, music and art.
However, if an applicant is studying for a course that does not fall under the natural sciences, art, music or languages, but pursuing a module and/or project within the course that focuses on one of these subjects, they would be eligible to apply.
The Gen Foundation considers applicants living in all countries.
Student Grants/Research Grants - Who may apply?
To be eligible for a Gen Foundation grant, an applicant must study and/or research above subjects at Master, PhD level (Post graduate) or higher level.
The Foundation does not support undergraduates, short-term training, conferences, seminars, or thesis writing. Such applications will not be considered.
Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
At the end of their studies, all successful applicants will be required to submit a report to the Trustees.
All potential candidates should be aware that the Gen Foundation grants are one-off, non-renewable awards.
The Gen Foundation Grants - Diversity Policy
The Foundation is committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates. It is the policy of the Foundation not to discriminate against any candidate, whether it be on the grounds of:
·  Colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin;
·  Religion or belief;
·  Sex, marital status or gender reassignment;
·  Sexual orientation;
·  Disability; or
·  Age.
The amount of each grant is based on the merits of each application, and is set at the Trustees' discretion.
Previous grants have ranged between £500 - £5000


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A Small Grants Fund is available to address Gender Issues in Information and Communication Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa.
The GenARDIS grants will involve a deeper focus on capacity-building, knowledge- sharing and policy outputs.
It aims to sustain and deepen the integration of gender perspectives into rural development and ICT4D initiatives, taking into account developments such as web 2.0 in agriculture and rural development and Free and Open Source Software solutions (FOSS).
GenARDIS proposals can be aimed at:
·  Understanding gender differences in the use of ICTs
·  Promoting ICT use among rural women (sensitisation)
·  Improving rural women’s access to ICTs-
·  Improving the skills and capacities of rural women in using ICTs
·  Increasing the attractiveness of ICTs for rural women by providing relevant content
·  Using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) applications
This is a competitive call for applications for 15 grants of up to 7,000 Euros. Proposals can be submitted in English and French.
Please note that only organizations with institutional and personal capacity to carry out the proposed projects and who are located in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) countries are eligible for consideration under the GenARDIS programme.
GenARDIS Small Grants Fund, c/o Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Attention. Jennifer Radloff, P.O BOX 297552109 Africa, Fax: +27 11 726 1692.



This collaborative competition is designed to identify and show case innovators, both individuals and organizations, that directly or indirectly promote tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place,its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.
The competition is open to all types of organizations (charitable,private, or public) from all countries.
Entries must describe how a program or activity is new and different. Projects must be beyond the idea stage and able to prove success on the local,regional, or global level.
The innovation should demonstrate the potential to be successfully replicated in other places and to become self-sustaining.
The three winners will each receive a cash prize of $5,000. Entries must be submitted in English or Spanish.

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A Glimmer of Hope Foundation is an international foundation that is having a significant impact on rural communities in Ethiopia and at-risk youth in inner cities.
The foundation has achieved considerable success with its pragmatic, entrepreneurial and heartfelt approach and has been recognized for its cost-effectiveness and compassion in the areas of International and Humanitarian Aid.
Primarily, A Glimmer of Hope is focused on making a sustainable difference in the lives of the rural poor in Ethiopia through its innovative and direct approach to aid and development.
In Ethiopia , the foundation works in small, isolated communities through indigenous self-help organizations which provide:
·  clean, accessible water;
·  schools and classrooms;
·  health care;
·  agricultural support including veterinary clinics and irrigation; and,
·  emergency relief in crisis situations.
Since its launch in 2001, A Glimmer of Hope has helped approximately two million rural Ethiopians to help themselves prompting the former US Ambassador to Ethiopia Tibor Nagy to describe its model as “the most effective approach to private assistance I have seen.”
Recognizing that poverty comes in many forms, the foundation is also committed to ground-breaking grassroots programs for socially excluded young people in London ( United Kingdom ) and Austin ( Texas ).
In those cities, A Glimmer of Hope funds and supports community organizations operating programs that raise self-esteem, offer positive choices and develop life skills.
It has helped tens of thousands of young people since launching it operations in the UK (2001) and Austin (2003).
A Glimmer of Hope’s mission is:
·  To spread love and humanity to beings who suffer unnecessarily,
·  To shine the light of awareness on exclusion and pain, And,
·  To offer A Glimmer of Hope to those who need one.
Its model is one of social investors working with social entrepreneurs to create social profit.
The foundation’s focus on people - and its emphasis on trust - extends to its partners and staff.
Another unique aspect of A Glimmer of Hope’s approach is that 100 percent of donated funds are directed to the partners that are serving its target communities.
This is made possible by the income arising from the foundation’s endowment being used to cover all operating overhead



The Global Development Awards and Medals Competition is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan, and other donors.
Category 1) Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP):
MIDP is a competitive grant program that provides development practitioners with the opportunity to compete for grants worth US$ 30,000 to help scale up their innovative project.
The grants are awarded to projects and/or non-governmental organizations that are carrying out original and path-breaking work in the development field and meet certain set criteria.
These projects are not theme based. However, the projects need to contribute to sustainable development.
First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 5,000
The first prize winner is also eligible to compete under the Japan Social Development Fund for an additional grant of up to US$ 200,000 for their work.
Open to all development projects in Africa, Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, and the transition economies of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Category 2) Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD):
ORD is awarded to an organization/researcher(s) whose proposal to conduct research on any one of the three research themes holds the greatest promise for improving our understanding of the relevant development issues and puts forth clear, articulate and well researched policy implications to address these development problems.
First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 5,000
Research proposals for this Award will be considered under the following three research themes only:
·  The Interactive Economy and Urban Development
·  Urban Externalities (Contagious Disease, Congestion and Crime) and Urban Poverty
·  The Enabling Environment – Housing, Transportation and Infrastructure
Citizens and permanent residents of developing and transition countries are eligible.
Category 3) Medals for Research on Development (Medals):
Medals are given to researchers for their completed research work that demonstrates academic excellence on the three research themes listed below.
First Prize: US$ 10,000; Second Prize: US$ 5,000
Completed research papers for the Medals will be considered under the following three research themes only:
·  The Interactive Economy and Urban Development
·  Urban Externalities (Contagious Disease, Congestion and Crime) and Urban Poverty
·  The Enabling Environment – Housing, Transportation and Infrastructure
Open to Citizens of developing and transition countries who are temporarily based in a developed country but not for more than five years
Applicant must be less than 45 years old as on 31 January, 2012
Global Development Network
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Grants are aimed at developing the capacities of community foundations as strong and effective vehicles for local philanthropy and local development.
They can be used to support a range of institutional development activities, particularly in the key areas of grantmaking, local fundraising / endowment building, and management, structure and governance.
Eligible activities include:
·  Obtaining external technical assistance from national, regional or, occasionally, international consultants;
·  Internal capacity development in areas such as governance, fundraising, grantmaking, strategic planning, self-assessment, evaluation of impact, etc;
·  Peer exchanges or other national or regional convenings of community foundations and other local philanthropic institutions;
·  International study visits;
·  Development and sharing of innovative community foundation practices or learning tools which can be shared broadly within the local philanthropic sector.
Grant money from the Fund can also be used to leverage local resources or to raise the profile of individual community foundations, but only in as part of a larger, institutional development application.


The Global Fund for Children supports organizations and programs that focus on four specific issues:
1. Learning
2. Enterprise
3. Safety, and
4. Healthy Minds and Bodies.
Grants are awarded on an annual basis, with a typical funding relationship of three to six years.
The grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 per year, growing in size and scope over the course of the funding relationship, and may be used for general or operating support of the grantee partner organization.
GFC considers each grant an investment in the grantee organization’s mission and programs as well as its institutional growth and development.
The Global Fund for Children’s mission is to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world and pursues its mission by making small grants to innovative community based organizations working with some of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth.
The grants have served 304 community-based organizations in 65 countries and more than 1 million children have benefited from the work of The Global Fund for Children.



Global Fund for Women Grants: The Global Fund for Women supports women's groups that advance the human rights of women and girls by strengthening women's right groups.
Global Fund provide small, flexible, and timely grants ranging from $500 to $20,000.
The Global Fund for Women offers three types of grants:
1. General Support Grants - Flexible grants that cover general operating and project expenses.
2. Travel and Event Grants - Grants that support members of an organization to attend conferences and events.
3. Organizing Meeting/Event Grants - Grants to support organizations in planning a time-sensitive conference or event.
Global Fund for Women value local expertise and believe that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change.
The Global Fund supports:
·  Groups of women working together.
·  Organizations that demonstrate a clear commitment to women’s equality and women’s human rights.
·  Organizations that are governed and directed by women.
·  Organizations based outside of the United States.
Global Fund does NOT support:
·  Individuals and Scholarships
·  Organizations that do not have a women’s human rights focus.
·  Organizations headed or managed by men.
·  Organizations whose sole activities are income-generation and/or charity.
·  Organizations based or working primarily in the United States.
·  Organizations in the Global North proposing partnerships in the Global South.
·  Government entities, political parties or election campaigns.
Global Fund is committed to providing support to women’s groups throughout the world in a fair, just way and accept grant proposals in any language and any format.
The applications are accepted throughout the year and grants awarded every three months.
ssafrica[at] or Global Fund for Women: 1375 Sutter Street, Suite 400. San Francisco, CA 94109. USA. Tel: (415) 202-7640. Fax: (415) 202-8604.



.Grant Competition for Peacebuilding Projects: The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) supports peacebuilding projects implemented by nonprofit organizations including educational institutions, research institutions and civil society organizations.
USIP seeks applications from organizations around the world. Even individuals can apply for funding support under this call.
This competition:
·  supports innovative peacebuilding projects involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, the development of practitioner resources and tools, the development and delivery of education, training and dialogue programs, and the production of films, radio programs, and other media.
·  funds projects focused on preventing, managing, and resolving violent conflict and promoting post-conflict peacebuilding in settings outside the borders of the U.S. Awards support activities that apply across a broad range of relevant disciplines, skills, and approaches. USIP welcomes proposals of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature.
Topic areas of interest to USIP include, but are not limited to:
·  Conflict analysis and prevention;
·  Mediation and conflict resolution;
·  Postconflict peace and stability operations;
·  Religion and peacemaking;
·  Women and girls in conflict and peacebuilding;
·  Rule of law and transitional justice;
·  Economies and conflict;
·  Social, psychological, and physical impacts of war and conflict;
·  Media and conflict.
The United States Institute of Peace is located at 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, Tel: 202-457-1700, Fax: 202-429-6063. USIP is currently open to guests who have an appointment with a staff member or who are attending a program or a public event.



Grants for Innovative Libraries in developing countries: The Elsevier Foundation supports the efforts of libraries to enhance the quality of life in developing countries by advancing knowledge in science, the social sciences technology and medicine.
The Foundation provides one, two and three year grants to libraries in the developing countries and supporting organizations:
·  Programs to enhance library infrastructure, technology or information services in ways that significantly expand their ability to make STM (scientific/social sciences, technical and medical) information available to those who need it -- researchers, clinicians, students, policymakers and the wider public.
·  Programs that expand library information resources in the developing world through digitization or preservation of information that advances science, health, the environment, and indigenous knowledge.
·  Training and education programs for library staff, students or researchers, contributing to sustainable improvements in the library's capacity to provide STM information in the developing world.
·  Partnerships between libraries in the developing countries and institutions in the developed countries to provide technical assistance or training. Developed country partner organizations include libraries, learned societies, universities, intergovernmental organizations and other non-profit organizations.
Preference will be given to proposals that clearly demonstrate the following;
·  Innovation in improving the use of STM information.
·  A high degree of potential impact on society in the developing worldPrograms that will serve as models for other institutions and countries.
·  Programs that enhance international partnerships or exchange between individuals and institutions.
·  Realistic budgets tied to measurable outcomes.
·  Sustained financial and programmatic viability.
·  Programs that have institutional supports and matching funds.
·  Small-scale programs requesting a smaller amount of funding.
·  Programs leaders or institutes with record of past success.
·  Create and promote collaborative networks across institutions and/or disciplines.
·  A willingness to draw from the expertise and experience of previous grantees.
·  Have specific plans for sustainability beyond the funding period.
·  Embody plans for dissemination beyond the awardee organization of policies, procedures, and "lessons learned" that are developed during the funding period.
Please Note: Requests for hardware will only be considered if they are part of a comprehensive project approach integrating diverse elements such as training or research.
Grants are awarded for specific projects rather than operating support.
Grants for Innovative Libraries - Additional Guidelines
Proposals are welcome for single-year grants in amounts between US$5,000 to US$50,000.

Proposals will be accepted for multi-year programs (up to three years) for a total of $100,000.

For Further Information:

The Elsevier Foundation
360 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Phone: +1-212-633-3933

New Scholars and Innovative Libraries Programs:

Ylann Schemm
Phone: +31-20-485-2025

Nursing Faculty Program:

Chris Capot
Phone: +1 212 633 3164



Without mathematical training, no country is able to harness the full power of scientific research and technological tools to solve the daunting catalogue of internal and trans-border health, energy, development and quality-of-life challenges confronting our globalized society.
Such growing recognition has resulted in efforts towards an African Mathematical Institutes Network (AMI-Net ) as part of NEPAD's prioritising of science, technology and innovation for African development.
It is in view of the above that the Department of Mathematics at the University of Buea, Cameroon, is organizing its first International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, in May.
Travel grants are available for some students, post docs and Junior faculty. Preference will be given to those giving a talk.



HelpAge International values is a team of committed, diverse and competent people, and strives to offer fair and competitive employment conditions, as well as exciting development opportunities.
Would you like to work in an environment where...
·  you can make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged older people: a key, yet undervalued, area of development work.
·  you can grow and learn in different areas, including programmes, advocacy, resource development or support functions, where every person is encouraged to take on wide responsibilities and to share their knowledge across departments and countries.
·  your contribution and initiative are valued within a medium-sized, flexible and friendly organisation, with scope to develop your potential.
·  you can liaise with colleagues in any of our 14 international offices and build long-term relationships with partner organisations across the world.
·  you are encouraged to perform to ambitious standards, but also to maintain the right work-life balance, through flexible working and employee-friendly policies.
HelpAge International is a member of People In Aid, a network of humanitarian and development organisations that promote good practice in the management and support of aid workers.
Do you share our values?
·  Participation Our various stakeholders, especially our staff, can contribute, both by initiating and responding to ideas and decisions that affect them.
·  Empowerment and independence Decision-making is delegated as far as possible, consistent with our overall strategy and ethics.
·  Equality of opportunity The value of each person's contribution is recognised, and discrimination on any grounds is unacceptable.
·  Innovation We encourage the willingness to experiment and to take the lead in the design and implementation of programmes, research and policy.
·  Aiming to be international We ensure that our work at all levels is informed by different cultural backgrounds and insights.
·  Teamwork We are committed to fostering a collaborative working environment that recognises and supports cooperation with others.
·  Quality and performance We are committed to raising the quality of the work of our staff, affiliates and partners.
HelpAge International
PO Box 70156

Tel: +44 20 7278 7778
For all press enquiries, please contact our Media Manager in London, Attila Kulcsar:
Tel: +44 207 148 7623



HP supports non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and communities to help increase job skills and foster entrepreneurial development through innovative use of technology.
Hewlett-Packard provides the following in Africa:
·  Works with local partners who offer training for under- or unemployed youth and very small businesses in under served communities.
·  Gives technology and cash grants to educational institutions and programs in order to encourage innovative teaching and enhance students' success, particularly in maths, the sciences, and engineering. One of HP’s priorities is to assist educational institutions in under served communities.
·  Provides resources and technology solutions to help increase job skills and foster entrepreneurial development.
·  Gives cash grants and technology solutions to small businesses, charitable organizations, and environmental projects.
HP Philanthropy and Education supports exclusively non-profit accredited institutions (not individuals).
HP focus in three areas:
·  Education
·  Economic Development and
·  Environment.
The grants are competitive and launched at the beginning of each fiscal year (November). Unsolicited requests for grants are not accepted.


Grants for Health Projects: The UK International Health Links Funding Scheme (IHLFS) provides project grants of up to £15,000 for a period of one year to support health links between developing countries and the UK.
"A Health Link (also known as a Link) is a formalized partnership between a health institution in a developing country and a counterpart in the UK."
The purpose of a Link is to strengthen health systems and improve health service delivery in both developing and developed countries by allowing for a reciprocal transfer of skills and knowledge between people working in the healthcare sector."
Activities such as training health staff and enhancing the capacity of health systems in developing countries can be supported under the scheme.
The scheme is supported by DFID and the Department of Health and it is jointly managed by THET and the British Council.

British Council Customer Service UK
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
M1 6BB
TEL: Customer Service
+44 (0)161 957 7755




The M·A·C AIDS Fund supports men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally.
Typical grant size for program ranges between $5,000 and $25,000 depending on scope of project .
Eligibility: Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations that are directly associated with HIV/AIDS.
The M·A·C AIDS Fund considers four areas of funding as priority -
1. Link Between Poverty and AIDS - Funding for basic needs such as food and housing to those living with HIV/AIDS.
2. Models of Care - Developing hospitals and increasing the number of doctors and nurses in countries that need it the most.
3. Treatment Adherence - Developing peer-based programs to help people adhere to their treatment regimes.
4. Prevention - Programs with a specific focus on high risk populations such as youth or people over 50.
Grant applications are accepted year-round and proposals are reviewed and awarded quarterly (usually March, June, September and December).
The fund encourages organizations to apply in advance of application deadlines.

macaidsfund[at], M·A·C AIDS Fund, 360 Adelaide Street West, Suite 301, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 1R7..



The M·A·C AIDS Fund supports men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally.
Typical grant size for program ranges between $5,000 and $25,000 depending on scope of project .
Eligibility: Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations that are directly associated with HIV/AIDS.
The M·A·C AIDS Fund considers four areas of funding as priority -
1. Link Between Poverty and AIDS - Funding for basic needs such as food and housing to those living with HIV/AIDS.
2. Models of Care - Developing hospitals and increasing the number of doctors and nurses in countries that need it the most.
3. Treatment Adherence - Developing peer-based programs to help people adhere to their treatment regimes.
4. Prevention - Programs with a specific focus on high risk populations such as youth or people over 50.
Grant applications are accepted year-round and proposals are reviewed and awarded quarterly (usually March, June, September and December).
The fund encourages organizations to apply in advance of application deadlines.



Human Rights Prize: The French Republic’s Human Rights Prize, “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” presented by the Prime Minister of the French government, is now open to applications.
This prize, created in 1988, is awarded for individual or collective action on the ground, irrespective of nationality or borders, undertaken in France or abroad.
Non-governmental organizations, irrespective of nationality or borders, should present a field mission or project undertaken in France or abroad concerning one of two themes.
Theme 1: Poverty, impoverishment and human rights in a financial and economic crisis.
Theme 2: New information and communication technologies (NICT) and human rights.
Five prize winners will share a total award of €75,000 granted by the Prime Minister.
The application form in French must include:
a) an application letter presented and signed by the president or legal representative of the operating NGO; b) an application stating in detail the aim and description of the work undertaken or project submitted. It must include a precise budget (with an equivalent sum shown preferably in euros); c) a presentation of the operating NGO (status, work conducted, etc.); d) address and bank details of the NGO.

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The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Human Rights Small Grants Scheme provides Short-term funding for Non-Government Organizations and human rights institutions in developing countries for projects that promote and protect human rights.
Aims of the Human Rights Small Grants Scheme
·  Providing funding for organizations based in developing countries. The small grants are awarded annually for projects that promote and protect human rights in direct and tangible ways.
·  Supporting human rights by funding projects that build the capacity of developing countries to promote and protect human rights.
Eligible organizations:
·  Already involved in promoting and defending human rights
·  Already based in an eligible developing country (Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East.
·  Have a proven track record in the type of activity it wants funded and experience in the country in which the project will take place in
·  Are preferably non-government, although government bodies are not excluded.
Eligible project activities:
Must achieve one or more of the following objectives;
·  Educating and awareness raising in the area of human rights
·  Promoting democratic principles
·  Educating and training human rights workers
·  Promoting international human rights standards, including improved reporting to United Nations (UN) treaty bodies and the Universal Periodic Review
·  Promoting and strengthening national or regional human rights institutions or policies.
Directly benefit marginalised groups (such as people with disability, women, children and youth, people living with HIV/AIDS, prisoners, homeless people, refugees and internally displaced people, Indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities and others)
promote equal opportunities for women and men in line with AusAID’s gender policy.
Where possible, projects should also:
·  Strengthen the applicant organisation’s ability to deliver sustained human rights work after Australian funding has ceased
·  Encourage self-help and self-reliance by involving communities in developing, implementing and managing project activities and by using community structures and systems
·  Strengthen the ability of institutions to meet their obligations and requirements to report on their performance to UN human rights treaty bodies and the Universal Periodic Review.
Applications must include a strategy for identifying the project as an Australian Government-supported initiative.
Applications for joint or partial funding of a larger project with other contributors will be accepted.
Applications for funding project activities that have previously received an HRSGS grant will be considered.
New funds will not be released until previous HRSGS funding has been acquitted.
Applications must be for projects that adhere to the following Australian Government policies
Project activities not eligible for funding:
·  Projects determined reasonably to be contrary to Australia’s interests
·  Projects that support independence movements
·  Evangelism or missionary outreach activities
·  Political campaign activities
·  Projects or activities that create dependency
·  Emergency relief activities
·  Recurrent costs, unless the organisation demonstrates in its application how it will take over these costs
·  Retrospective activities
·  Activities that already receive significant funding through other Australian Government programs.
Amount and duration of funding:
·  Proposed projects should be for between A$20,000 and A$100,000.
·  Projects should preferably be of a one-year duration.
·  Projects of up to A$150,000 over two years will be considered.
·  Funding will not be provided for travel expenses exceeding 20 per cent of total project costs, or for the provision of equipment, freight or buildings, where each exceeds 20 per cent of the total project costs.

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R.G. Casey Building
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Humanitarian Innovation Grants: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have issued a call for applications for NGOs, entrepreneurs, businesses, academics, local partners and others from around the world for the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative Grants.

The USAID/DFID Humanitarian Innovation Initiative is a special opportunity for applicants to the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) competition whose proposals address challenges in the humanitarian sector.
Funded with support from DFID, the Initiative is run in collaboration with USAID’s Bureau for Democracy,Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance.

The Initiative will support winners of the DIV competition —including technology, business models, policy practices, and more—that have on-the-ground evidence of their capacity to support humanitarian response and disaster preparedness around the world.
These might include programs that specifically relate to:
Reduction of mortality and morbidity and strengthening emergency health initiatives;
Protection of vulnerable populations;
Prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition;
Provision of safe shelter and settlements;
Support to communities to recover livelihoods;
Enhanced use of data, and monitoring of program performance and impacts; or
Improved disaster risk reduction in low-income, high-risk countries.

The Initiative seeks applicants to Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the DIV staged financing model: candidates offering strong evidence of successful pilot implementation may apply for grants of up to $1 million (DIV Stage 2).  
Candidates with solutions that have already been successfully tested at significant scale are eligible for grants of up to $15 million (DIV Stage 3).

Select winners of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative will receive technical assistance from The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School, Oxford University, for implementation and scale-up activities.
Grants Selection Criteria
Applications will be reviewed according to the DIV selection criteria, and only those eligible for DIV Stage 2 and DIV Stage 3 awards will be supported through this Initiative (DIV Stage 1applicants will be considered in the competition’s general funding pool).

The most competitive applicants will present: A robust case for how their intervention will address an identified humanitarian challenge;
Rigorously gathered evidence of effectiveness, cost-efficiency, and impact from pilot-level or greater implementation to justify investment in their expansion;
Rigorous monitoring and evaluation plans for collecting evidence that will further build the case for later support;
The business model for their intervention and how it can be both scaled and sustainable.

telephone information specialists at (202) 712-4810. The number to fax us your question is (202) 216-3524. The agency's main telephone number is 202-712-0000.ONTACT ADDRESS.



IDRC and DFID Call for Concept Notes on Climate Change Adaptation: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a new program on climate change adaptation called ‘The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia’ (CARIAA) which will run until 2019.

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative for Africa and Asia (CARIAA) aims to build the resilience of vulnerable populations and their livelihoods in these three hot spots in Africa and Asia by supporting collaborative research to inform adaptation policy and practice.

To reach as many vulnerable poor people as possible, CARIAA will focus on the following three hot spots:
Semi-arid regions of Africa and part of South and Central Asia where a large number of people depend on  climate-sensitive livelihoods such as agriculture and pastoralism;
Deltas of South Asia and Africa supporting large populations whose livelihoods (e.g.  agriculture and fishing) and place of residence (e.g. urban floodplains, low-lying rural areas) are particularly vulnerable to climate change; and
Glacier and snowpack dependent river basins significantly affected by climate change, as for example in the highly populated Himalayan floodplains where water quantity and quality is  likely to be significantly affected by climate change.

The CARIAA program will support three research consortia, one for each hot spot. 
For the purposes of CARIAA, a consortium is defined as  a grouping of organizations (“members”) participating in the design and delivery of a common research program on climate change adaptation focused on a specific vulnerability ‘hot spot’

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International Grant Competition: Interested organizations are invited to submit Statements of Interest (SOI) as part of the two-stage competitive process organized by the United States Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons under the International Programs to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
With the aim of improving the response to trafficking in persons in different countries, the Grant Competition solicits SOI or Statements of Interest (a two page summary of the proposed project) from eligible organizations.
Following a competitive review panel, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal that expands on their SOI. These proposals will then be reviewed and considered for funding.
The office is most interested in SOIs for projects that are in the priority countries listed below and that are responsive to the country-specific recommendations listed in the TIP Reports.
Under limited circumstances, the Office may fund projects in countries that are not listed below. A limited number of global and thematic research projects may also be funded.
Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique and Rwanda.
NGOs, PIOs, institutions of higher education, and for-profit organizations worldwide are eligible to apply.
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Washington, DC 20520

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The mission of IWP is to use grant-making and programmatic efforts to promote and protect the rights of women and girls in priority areas around the globe where the principles of good governance and respect for the rule of law are absent or destroyed because of conflict.
IWP seeks to promote the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality in law and practice, and the empowerment of women to ensure participation in the democratic processes.
IWP invites proposals from local, national, regional or international organizations which focus on one or more of the following objectives:
·  Reducing discrimination and violence against women
·  Strengthening women’s access to justice
·  Increasing women’s role as decision-makers and leaders
Grant Support:
Organizations can apply for general support grant or support for a specific project. General support grants are intended for organizations which focus one or more of the listed objectives. A general support grant supports unspecified organizational costs.
Preference is given to:
·  Organizations managed and led by women
·  Organizations that have a five-year plus track record and demonstrate sustainability
·  Organizations that forge partnerships with other civil society groups working on similar issues
·  Local/indigenous independent non-governmental organizations or initiatives that link local and international organizations
Organizations can apply for one to three year grants ranging from $25,000 to $200,000.
Open Society Foundations
224 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
United States



Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust generally funds work under one of the programme headings listed below.
1. Peace
Work that promotes the nonviolent resolution of conflict, including work on the arms trade, the creation of a culture of peace, developing effective peacebuilding measures and supporting the right to conscientious objection to military service.
2. Racial justice
Work which promotes racial justice in all parts of society, including empowering black and minority ethnic people to engage in decision making and policy development, and work which monitors and challenges racism and racial injustice whether relating to colour or culture.
3. Power and responsibility
Work that encourages an appropriate relationship between people and the institutions that affect them; including the promotion of accountability, openness, responsiveness and a respect for human rights across the public and private sectors.
4. Quaker concerns
Work that helps to deepen the spiritual life of the Society of Friends or that develops Quaker responses to problems of our time.
5. South Africa (KwaZulu Natal only)
Work that promotes a just and peaceful South Africa, particularly through the reduction of rural poverty and addressing the problems of violent conflict on all levels of society.
The Garden House
Water End, York YO30 6WQ
Tel: + 44 (0) 1904 627810
Fax: +44 (0) 1904 651990
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The Koch Foundation provides funds to eligible Catholic organizations listed in the Official Catholic Directory.
The project must focus on evangelization of the Catholic faith and fall within one of the following five categories:
1. Direct Evangelization
2. Preparation of Evangelists
3. Catholic Schools
4. Mass Media
5. Capital Expenditures
The Foundation typically awards approximately $10-12 million to Catholic non–profit organizations worldwide. Awards are up to $1,000,000.
·  Applicants must be Catholic organizations as recognized by the Catholic hierarchy of Rome.
·  Funding is provided for one (1) year only. Priority is given to financially-distressed, underdeveloped areas.
·  Eligible applicants must submit a Letter of Request providing a brief description of the project, beginning and ending dates, who will administer the project, the cost, and why it is needed and what the project will accomplish.
·  All requests and supporting documentation must be in English and requested amounts must be in U.S.($) currency.
·  Applicants outside of the United States must identify a fiscal agent within the United States.
·  Requests from Catholic organizations outside of the United States must provide a fiscal agent, listed in the United States Official Catholic Directory, who is willing to accept responsibility in the distribution of funds.
·  Once the Letter of Request has been approved an application will be provided.
·  The application must be completed within 90 days of the date of the Foundation's application cover letter.
·  All applications are reviewed by the Grants Committee and final decisions are made by the Board of Directors at the annual meeting scheduled the last Saturday in February of the following year.



The Loyola Foundation assists overseas Roman Catholic mission projects, primarily in developing countries (Africa, India, South/Central America, e.t.c.) Requests must be capital in nature (construction, equipment, vehicles) and be self-sustaining upon completion.
The size of the grants made by the Loyola Foundation varies from $1,000 to $25,000. The average grant made by the Foundation is $15,000.
For requests for projects whose cost are in excess of $50,000, applications can not be accepted until at least 75% of the funds needed to complete the project have been secured from other sources.
The Foundation does not accept requests for operating expenses, scholarships, tuitions, endowment funds, travel or meeting costs.
The Foundation does not make grants for continuing subsidies, emergency needs, minor seminaries, or individuals.
The Loyola Foundation does not generally consider grant requests for projects located within the continental United States.
Please note that only one request per Diocese is accepted for consideration in any given year.
The Loyola Foundation, Inc. 308 C Street N.E. Washington, D.C. 20002-5710.
10335 Democracy Lane
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone #: (571) 435-9401
Fax #: (571) 435-9402


Mama Cash Grants: Mama Cash wants to change the world and therefore invests in women who, in spite of the dangers, believe in ideals and struggle for justice and change.
Mama Cash supports women's rights groups and organisations in Africa.
·  General support grants - The grants allows organisations to fulfil the basic conditions for their activities by paying for office costs, staff costs, volunteers and capacity building of the organisation.
·  Project grant - This is for costs directly related to a specific project that the group initiated and organises.
·  Travel grants - The grants are for individuals part of women's rights organisations to attend trainings, conferences, linking and learning events which will help the organisation to build their knowledge and capacities in the area of their activities and to strengthen their network.
Mama Cash supports women's groups and organisations around the world that:
·  Promote women’s human rights and advance positive change for women in law, policies and practices
·  Are led by women, and where the majority of staff members are women
·  Have limited access to larger funding sources because they are small, new, or working on issues considered risky or taboo
·  Are strengthening women's rights in ways that are innovative, groundbreaking, taboobreaking, and pioneering;
·  Apply for amounts within Mama Cash’s funding range: between € 500 and € 20,000 per year.
Criteria: Mama Cash's grants to women's rights groups concentrates on five areas: - Bodily integrity - Economic justice - Peace and security -Agency and participation -Art, culture and media.
Only applications that fulfil the criteria and fit in with the policy for the region in question will be considered.

Postal address
Mama Cash
P.O. Box 15686
The Netherlands
Visiting address
Eerste Helmersstraat 17-III
The Netherlands
T: (+31)20 5158 700
F: (+31)20 5158 799
Bank account number: 528 (NL58INGB0000000528) on behalf of Stichting Mama Cash, Amsterdam



McKnight Foundation work to provide children and families with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary for children to thrive and transition successfully to adulthood.
The Africa Grants Program is a discrete part of the McKnight Foundation's overall philanthropy.
Its goal is to foster women's social and economic empowerment in Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Africa Grants Program seeks to increase women's access to skills and economic opportunities that will help them gain greater control over their lives.
In addition, the program tries to help women participate more fully in their households and communities as equal decision-makers.
To be eligible for a grant from the McKnight Foundation, an organization must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization that is not a private foundation.



The Monsanto Fund works to substantially and meaningfully improve people’s lives around the world.
As the philanthropic arm of Monsanto, they are focused on one goal – strengthening both farming commuities and the communities where they live and work.
Eligible organizations include public charities incorporated in U.S. and working in a foreign country, indigenous public charities, units of government, private schools primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population, and private hospitals primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population.
The Monsanto Fund accepts grant proposals for programs outside of the U.S. in the following areas:
·  Providing basic education support designed to improve education in farming communities around the world, including supporting schools, libraries, science centers, farmer training programs and academic programs that enrich or supplement school programs
·  Meeting critical needs in communities by supporting nonprofit organizations that help with things such as food security, sanitation, access to clean water, public safety and various other local needs
Single grant requests must be for at least US $25,000.
Beyond that requirement, the grant sizes will vary by region.
Each region has an allocation of funding and will decide how many and the maximum size grants they will make in their country.

Monsanto Fund
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
Tel (+1) 314-694-1000



Small Grants Programme: Through a partnership with the True Colours Trust Small Grants Programme, African Palliative Care Association (APCA) provides funds to organisations including hospices, non-governmental organisations and hospitals to support palliative care activities in Africa.

Since the inception of this programme, various organisations in African countries have been empowered to provide palliative care services for children, to purchase medicines and equipment, and to undertake accredited palliative care training.

The Trustees of the True Colours Trust have set aside the funds for small grants programme to support the development of palliative care across Africa.

All work supported by this programme must adhere to the WHO definition of palliative care.

All funding decisions are made by the Trustees of the True Colours Trust, who meet twice a year to review applications. Applications and approved grants are administered by the APCA.
Funding is primarily for one-off projects, although the Trustees are willing to consider funding for core costs. The size of grants ranges from £500 – £5,000.
Trustees favour support for items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services.
Priority is given to the following, in no particular order: Equipment for patients.
Palliative care for children and young people.
Palliative care medicines.
Capital improvement costs.
Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas.
Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa.

There are two calls for proposals a year, one in February whose deadline is 1st of March  and the second one in August whose deadline is 1st September.
African Palliative Care Association
P. O. Box 72518
Plot 95, Dr Gibbons Road, Makindye
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 312 264 978



The Nippon Foundation is a grant-making organization and works with non-profit organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and international organizations.
The Foundation supports programs around the world, placing a particular emphasis on helping people achieve their basic human needs, and on developing the human resources needed to guide our world to a better future.
Finally, in the area of human resources development, the Foundation gives a large amount of support to the marine and maritime fields-resources shared by everyone.
Grant assistance is made for selected programs and projects which are initiated and conducted by non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and international organizations worldwide.
The activities of Nippon Foundation are divided into four basic areas:
·  Domestic Social Welfare
·  Domestic Volunteer Support
·  Maritime Development
·  Overseas Cooperative Assistance
Applicant Eligibility:
Applicants for The Nippon Foundation's overseas grants must be non-profit organizations based outside of Japan.
They can be local, regional or international NGOs/NPOs, and include educational and research institutions.
When to Apply
There is no application deadline as such, and applications can be received throughout the year.
However, 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.
The Nippon Foundation
email :



Oak Foundation Grants: Oak Foundation is an international philanthropy, commits its resources to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.
Due dates: proposals and concept notes accepted throughout the year.
Funding Criteria
The Foundation seeks leadership projects that meet the following criteria:
·  Target root causes;
·  Demonstrate solutions that can be adopted by permanent providers and/or by government;
·  Mobilise financial commitment from a range of different sources;
·  Promote collaboration among organisations and funders;
·  Involve the target population in the planning and implementation of the project;
·  Demonstrate good financial and organisational management.
Grants will not be awarded for:
·  Religious organisations for religious purposes;
·  Supporting candidates for office;
·  General fund-raising drives or events; or
·  Amounts under US$25,000 (except in special circumstances).
Oak Foundation, 47 Winter Street- 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02108, USA. E-mail: oak[at]


ONE Africa Award: ONE invites innovative individuals, civil society organizations or advocacy groups based in Africa that demonstrate a commitment to and success in advancing one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to apply for the ONE Africa Award.
This award is designed to honor, celebrate and recognize Africa-driven and African-led efforts that are changing lives, communities, and countries one step at a time.
ONE will honor the awardee at an international conference in Africa in November, and, together with the top four finalists, will be invited to share success stories and lessons learned through The ONE Blog.
The ONE Africa Award seeks to recognize, reward, and advance the exceptional work of an individual or civil society organization based in Africa dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at a community, national or regional level.
The ONE Africa Award Recipient will receive an award up to $100,000 to help advance and expand upon its outstanding work within the civil society community in Africa.
Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria:
The following types of individuals and organizations are eligible to apply for the ONE Africa Award:
·  Individuals or civil society organizations based in Africa that demonstrate a commitment to and success in helping Africans meet one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
·  Applicants may also include advocacy/pressure groups and think tanks engaged in governance activities such as the monitoring of resource flows and/or holding governments accountable to their MDG commitments.


South Africa.
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United States

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Opportunity Grants for US Education: Opportunity Grants (OG) are small grants to support talented international students who may need financial assistance to take the next steps toward study in the United States at an accredited institution of higher learning.
These grants are available to help cover the upfront costs of seeking higher education in the U.S, and are part of EducationUSA’s broad range of assistance to international students.
What the grants can pay for:
1. Testing fees, including additional score reports, for TOEFL, SAT, GRE and other specialized tests required by U.S institutions.
2. Round-trip transportation and, if necessary, overnight accommodation and meals at testing sites located far from the student’s home.
3. Application fees for U.S. institutions to which the student is applying.
4. International courier fees to ensure the student’s application package reaches U.S institutions.
5. Costs related to applying for the appropriate U.S visa.
6. Round-trip transportation to a U.S Embassy or Consulate and, if necessary, overnight accommodation and meals for student visa applicants.
7. Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee.
8. International airfare costs to the U.S institution where the student will begin studies.
9. In-transit allowance.
10. Limited financial aid to supplement assistance offered by an accredited U.S institution of higher learning when the offer falls short of meeting the student’s needs.
Please contact the EducationUSA adviser in your area for details about the OG.
Sharon Witherell
Director, Public Affairs
Tel: +1 212.984.5380
Kavita Mokha
Manager, Public Affairs
Tel: +1 212.984.5360



The Japan-based Peace Stone Foundation is open to receive the grant applications from NGOs seeking support for educational projects for children who cannot afford to go to school.
Peace Stone Foundation Activities:
·  To provide assistance to educational projects for children such as literacy training in developing countries;
·  To assist NGOs and relevant organizations which are active in helping educational programs internationally;
·  Publication of periodicals;
·  Other educational activities
Areas of Coverage (Plan): African countries and others
Qualification for Applicant:
·  The applicant should have been active as a non-profit-making organization for more than 3 consecutive years.
·  The organization should be authorized by the local or central government, or an equivalent body.
·  Total annual project cost (actual project expenditure) should be less than USD 100,000.
·  An organization that can submit application through an associate organization or a supporting group in Japan is preferred.
Eligible Projects Should
·  be educational and targeted for children in developing countries.
·  have continuous aspects, and the follow-up activities are required after the projects completion.
·  be conducted by the applicant firsthand both in planning and implementation.
·  be started and completed between April 1 and March 31.
·  show appropriate and reasonable purpose, budget and expected outcomes...
The maximum amount of a grant is Yen1, 500,000 in Japanese currency.
Interim reports as of the end of June, September and December are required and the final report should be submitted immediately after the completion of the project.
Applicants could use either English or Japanese in communication.
The Peace Stone Foundation, Ohashi Building 7F, 7-2, Toranomon 3-chome, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0001 Japan.


The Progressive Educational Fund (PEF) is an educational fund established by the African Youth Foundation (AYF) to support disadvantaged youth in Africa.
PEF provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study.
·  Applicants must be resident nationals of an African Country.
·  Schools interested in this scholarship fund should submit maximum 3 students for sponsorship.
Successful candidates will:
·  Have experience in community service or development-related activities.
·  be prepared to pursue a degree or Diploma that will directly enhance their leadership capacity in a practical, policy or academic discipline corresponding to one or more of the Foundation's areas of endeavour.
·  Present a plan specifying how they will apply their studies to social problems or issues in their own countries.
·  Commit themselves to working on these issues following the sponsorship period.
Candidates are chosen on the basis of their progressive potential and commitment to community or national service, as well as for academic excellence.
Candidates may enrol in first degree or first professional qualification programs and may pursue any academic discipline or field of study that is consistent with the interests and goals of the PEF.
Once selected, Candidates may enrol in an appropriate higher education program in Africa.
PEF selects candidates on the strength of their clearly-stated intention to serve their communities and countries of origin, support the activities of PEF, and expects that they will honour this obligation.
Application process: All applications must be submitted to the AYF office in Germany.
More than one member of the same family cannot be sponsored!


Project development grants are designed to help scientists from developing countries to formulate technically sound, full-scale research proposals (both research capability strengthening, and research and development (R&D) proposals).
Funds may be used for three purposes:
·  to collect baseline or preparatory data
·  to initiate preliminary research
·  to seek the advice of recognized experts in the preparation of a full-scale research proposal.
Project development grants do not exceed 10 000 US dollars and are not renewable.
Applicants must be nationals of developing countries


TDR mailing address:

Special Programme for Research & Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27

General queries
Fax: +41 22 791 48 54

Press and media requests

Ms Jamie Guth
Communications Manager
Telephone: +41 22 791 1538

Grant applications

TDR does not consider ad hoc (or case by case) requests for support. All grants are based on competitive selections in response to specific calls for application within priority areas of the portfolio. Refer to the web site for current open calls.

If you have a question about a specific grant (either advertised on our website or in process) please contact:
Telephone: +41 22 791 38 04
Fax: +41 22 791 48 54

External relations and governing bodies queries

Telephone: +41 22 791 26 66
Fax: +41 22 791 48 54



Project Grant:  Aid to the Church in Need supports in excess of 5,000 projects a year, in more than 130 countries around the world.

Grants for Projects - How Aid to the Church in Need can help
Aid to the Church in Need focuses on providing help for the spiritual and pastoral work of the poor and persecuted Church.
We will only consider specific projects that will further the Church’s mission.

These include:
Building and repairing seminaries, churches and chapels
Providing means of transport for priests and Sisters
Supporting catechetical programmes
Publishing and distributing Bibles and other Christian literature
Broadcasting Christian TV and radio programmes
Providing Mass stipends to priests
We are unable to help private individuals with schooling, medical or living expenses. We cannot help with paying off debts already incurred. We do not usually pay open-ended subsidies or general living expenses.
We generally leave the funding of humanitarian and development projects to other charities; if your project is of that nature, please search the internet for charities which specialise in that equally important work.

Project Grants - Who can apply

We will consider applications from anyone in a responsible position on behalf of the Church – bishops, priests, deacons, lay persons and members of religious orders – superiors and provincials, Sisters and Brothers.

If you are applying as a lay person on behalf of your parish, you should include with your application a letter of support from your parish priest.

We can only consider direct applications. If you are applying to Aid to the Church in Need on behalf of a priest with whom you correspond, please show him this information and inform him that he must apply personally.

We feel that it is a priest’s responsibility to apply directly to us; we do not approach him – it would be unfair to raise his hopes, since our funds are limited.
How to Apply for Project Grants

Applications must be made directly to Aid to the Church in Need by the person in charge of the project.

A summary of the plans and budget for the project will be required. Normally, this information can be provided on a few sheets of paper.

If the project involves building work, architects’ plans and costings will be needed.

If the project is the purchase of a vehicle, a quotation from a local supplier will be required.

Owing to the large number of applications received, the Project Department cannot acknowledge receipt of applications.

Applicants are requested to be patient in waiting for a reply.
If the Project Department has to spend time answering enquiries about the progress of applications, it prevents us dealing with the thousands of aid applications the charity receives each year.



CUK Head Office – Sutton, Surrey

Aid to the Church in Need
12-14 Benhill Avenue
Telephone: 020 8642 8668
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9.00-17.00

Scottish Office – Motherwell

Aid to the Church in Need
Office 2.9
Dalziel Building
7 Scott Street
Telephone: 01698 337 470
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9.00-17.00

Walsingham Information Centre

Aid to the Church in Need Walsingham Information Centre
40 High Street
NR22 6AA
Telephone: 01328 821 982



The Mama Cash Red Umbrella Fund is now open to accepting new proposals. 
The Fund exists to mobilize resources to help strengthen and sustain the movement in achieving human rights for sex workers.
It is the first global fund guided by and for sex workers. 
We believe that change will only be achieved through strong, collaborative movements of sex workers advocating for their rights, with the support of their allies. 
Sex workers themselves are the best positioned to know what is needed for them, and best placed to do something about it.
The Red Umbrella Fund provides funding to sex worker-led organisations and networks that are:
Based in any country in the world;
Registered or unregistered;
Led by women, men and/or trans.

The Red Umbrella Fund prioritizes groups, organisations and networks that:
Most strongly contribute to the Red Umbrella Fund’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities.
Have an inclusive approach towards more vulnerable or excluded groups within the sex workers’ movement (this may include for example migrant sex worker, trans sex workers, sex workers living with HIV, etc);
Are committed to democratic principles and shared leadership;
Have annual budgets below 200.000 euros

For the current Call for Applications, the Red Umbrella Fund has a total budget available of 500.000 EURO with which about 25 grants in total will be made.
Mama Cash
P.O. Box 15686
The Netherlands
Visiting address
Eerste Helmersstraat 17-III
The Netherlands
T: (+31)20 5158 700
F: (+31)20 5158 799
Bank account number: 528 (NL58INGB0000000528) on behalf of Stichting Mama Cash, Amsterdam




Title: Alive & Thrive: Reducing avoidable death and disability due to sub-optimal infant and young child feeding.
RFP Number: GH-IHSD-2008-01
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invites letters of inquiry (LOI) from qualified organizations to reduce avoidable death and disability due to sub-optimal infant and young child feeding.
The foundation recognizes that no single organization will be able to provide comprehensive expertise across the diverse scope of activities proposed.
Therefore, the foundation is seeking fully integrated proposals through partnerships or consortia to complete the proposed program of work.
Institutional arrangements may be among organizations with proven track records in:
1. A lead organization with the ability to coordinate the entire program of work, ensuring technical rigor and timely implementation and reporting on progress and impact.
2. A public affairs organization with a proven track record of success in evidence based, time-limited, campaign-style communications, and demonstrated sophistication in activating support from government, policymakers, and other high level decision-makers.
3. A university and/or other recognized global organization(s) with demonstrated operations research, IYCF monitoring and evaluation capability, and proven track record of success at disseminating results through peer-reviewed publication.
4. Organizations with private sector partnership experience, including marketing and/or social marketing for infant and young child nutrition interventions.
The number of organizations included in the partnerships or consortia formed to respond to this solicitation will not be dictated by this RFP.
However, each application should have demonstrated capability to execute all four program components. Organizations from the developing world are strongly encouraged to apply and to be included as full partners in submitted proposals.
On the basis of review of the LOI, up to three organizations/consortia will be invited to submit a full proposal. Submission of a full proposal will be by invitation only.
The Alive & Thrive program may be allocated up to U.S. $80 million over 5 years, with a program review after 3 years.
If you intend to apply, you are required to send a notice of your intent to apply by March 31.
This will help the foundation gauge interest in this solicitation and inform potential applicants of any modifications or clarifications.

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Rufford Small Grant For Nature Conservation: Rufford Small Grants for

Nature Conservation (RSGs) are aimed at small conservation programmes and pilot projects.
A grant of up to £6,000 available for nature conservation projects.
Who/what is eligible?
·  Individuals or small groups
·  Projects outside the first world
Critical components of the application
·  Impact must be pragmatic, measurable and long lasting
·  The grant must make up the majority of the total budget
·  Funds must be used predominantly in the field
·  The application will not be reviewed unless the application form is filled out in full and three references are submitted
·  The project should generally be approx. 12-18 months duration
Indonesia - 24-27 January 2014 - Contact:
Rwanda - 7-9 February 2014 - Contact:
Myanmar - 8-10 April 2014 - Contact:



NGOs can seek funding from the Japan-based Sasakawa Peace Foundation for projects related to peace-building, conflict resolution and also globalization issues of inequality, market and dispatity issues etc.
Grant Period:
From 1 to 3 years. The SPF budget year begins April 1, and ends the following March 31.
Regardless of the start date of a project, it should end in March, at which time expenditure and narrative reports of the results should be submitted.
Nonprofit organizations and Voluntary organizations are eligible to apply for grants. Businesses and individuals are ineligible.
Applications are accepted regardless of nationality.
Application Documents:
Please use the fixed application form “Grant Application Cover Sheet” for the executive summary. Download the fixed form and describe the background of your proposal, project purposes, implementation methods, beneficiaries, expected products and outcomes.
Please add separately your budget plans that include the expected costs and expenses necessary to implement the project; if necessary, please include any related documents. Please post all necessary documents to SPF.
(SPF awards grants annually and proposals are accepted at any time)
Applications cannot be submitted online or by e-mail.

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, The Nippon Foundation Building, 4th Floor, Tel: 81-362295430. E-mail: grant[ at ]


Saving Lives at Birth Grants: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) are seeking applications for the Saving Lives at Birth Challenge, which offers seed funding and transition funding for innovative projects.
The Challenge seeks entries on groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of delivery.
In order to address the problems of maternal deaths, neonatal deaths and stillbirth in low- and middle- income countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, this Challenge is organized to find innovative solutions based upon scientific, technological and operation breakthroughs.
This Challenge seeks innovative approaches to prevention and treatment across the following three areas.
<>bTechnologies: Inviting bold ideas for science and technology advances that prevent, detect or treat maternal and newborn problems at the time of birth.
Examples include simpler or portable technologies for newborn resuscitation, feeding, warming, and care of preterm and low birthweight newborns, infection management, and prevention and treatment of hypertensive disorders like preeclampsia/eclampsia.
Service Delivery: Bold ideas for new approaches to provide high-quality care at the time of birth.
Examples may include new ways of using information and communication technology (ICT) to improve health and healthcare delivery in rural areas, approaches that bring the benefits of fixed health systems to the community setting, new incentive plans for recruiting and retaining skilled personnel, training programs for community-based or alternative health workers, or better ways to refer and transport sick newborns and mothers with complications.
Demand: Bold ideas for empowering and engaging pregnant women and their families.
Examples may include innovative use of Information and computer technology (ICT) to incentivize individuals to seek care and/or adopt healthy behaviors; or mass communication methods that can change individual and collective behavior to improve outcomes around the time of birth.
Applications are invited from interventions that:
·  Increase access to primary health care for women and newborns by at least 50%;
·  Substantially improve the quality of care as measured by health outcomes; and
·  Lead to improved and sustained healthy behavior.



Scholar Grants: The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are accepting applications for Grant Proposals to create anenvironment nourished by open discourse and to empower the next generation of scholars with the necessary support to accelerate and advance new and important thinking on economic issues.

Grants will be awarded upto $25,000 – $250,000.

Grants will be awarded primarily to individuals or teams affiliated with academic institutions, think tanks, and other centers of vital research worldwide.

We encourage scholars in economics as well as in related fields such as history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science and the physical sciences to submit grant proposals. We welcome submissions on any topic researchers believe is important but would like to particularly encourage explorations on the topics listed below.

Topics covered-
• Fundamentals of Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Management
• Behavior and the Economy
• Financial Stability
• Political Economy of Income and Wealth Distribution and Inequality Dynamics
• Innovation
Eligibility & Criteria-
• Grants will be awarded primarily to individuals or teams affiliated with academic institutions, think tanks, and other centers of vital research worldwide.
• Scholars in economics as well as in related fields such as history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science and the physical sciences can also apply.
The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) is an organization created to promote changes in economic theory and practice through conferences, research grants, joint ventures with academic and research institutions and othereducation initiatives.

The Institute seeks to create an environment nourished by open discourse and empower the next generation of scholars with the necessary support to accelerate and advance new and important thinking on economic issues.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank on international governance.

Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements.
Eric J. Weiner
Director of Communications and Senior Editor
Institute For New Economic Thinking
Tel: +1 646-751-4915

Declan Kelly
Communications Specialist
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Tel: +1 519-885-2444 ext. 7356


SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund: The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund is currently accepting grant proposals from organizations and individuals. The fund has no set minimum or maximum grant amount.
In the past, however, the fund has supported projects ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 for a one-year term.
The fund will consider multi-year proposals, as many worthy conservation and research efforts require multiple years to achieve results and positive impact.
As with all proposals receiving fund support, the project must have broad community/constituency support and be based on legitimate scientific and conservation principals.
While the fund recognizes and supports the critical importance of ex-situ efforts such as endangered species breeding programs and conservation awareness/education, its primary focus is to support conservation efforts directly benefiting wildlife in their native ranges (in-situ).
Grant applications are accepted year-round. The board of directors will meet once a year each spring to review all grant applications and award funds.
SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
9205 SouthPark Center Loop
Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32819



SIDA Call for Proposals: The Government of Sweden has decided on a special initiative for democratisation and freedom of expression.
The initiative aims at supporting actors for change, individuals, groups and civil society organisations working for democratisation and freedom of expression.
Sida invites eligible organisations to submit a Concept Note for projects which might be considered under this support mechanism.
The Government now conducts a three-year initiative to support actors for change so as to strengthen democracy and freedom of expression.
This initiative supplements and strengthens the Government‟s other development cooperation for democracy, the rule of law and human rights.
It targets intergovernmental organisations, private individuals, groups or civil society organisations, at local, national, regional and global levels alike, and attends to threats against democracy and freedom of expression, and restrictions on the freedoms and rights of women and men.
All DAC-classified developing countries can apply.

Stockholm - headquarters

Valhallavägen 199
105 25 Stockholm
How to get there:
Underground (tunnelbana) to "Karlaplan" (red line)
Bus no 72 or 56, station "Hakberget". 
Phone: +46 8 698 50 00
Fax: + 46 8 20 88 64


Documentation, Administration and Resources
Visiting address: Visborgsallén 4, Visby
Postal address: PO Box 1271, 621 23 Visby, SWEDEN
Phone: +46 8 698 50 00
Fax: +46 8 20 88 64


Sida Partnership Forum
Södra Vägen 3d
871 40 Härnösand
Phone: +46 8 698 50 00
Fax: + 46 8 20 88 64



Sightsavers Innovation Fund: The Sightsavers Innovation Fund is part of a three-year Programme Partnership Arrangement that Sightsavers holds with the UK Government’s Department for International Development.
It is offering £1 million for innovative solutions to development problems.
NGOs, academic institutions, the private sector and disabled people’s organisations can apply and work from this funding to help overcome challenges faced by the eye health and social inclusion sectors in developing countries.
The Fund is calling for innovative approaches which illustrate a way to overcome barriers in the promotion of eye health, inclusive education and social inclusion.
Winning initiatives will receive up to £75,000 each to implement the suggested proposal over 18 months.
The learning from these projects will be shared widely within the development sector as well as being used to inform Sightsavers’ own programmes.
Sightsavers is looking for proposals from a wide range of organisations.
It will consider a maximum of two proposals from any single organisation. An organisation may only submit one application per sector theme.
The review process for applications will follow a two-stage process.
The first review will be an internal review of proposals by Sightsavers innovation challenge team.
The projects identified for the shortlist will be submitted to a second independent panel of expert judges, to ensure a level of objectivity and rigour in the choice of projects.
Grosvenor Hall
Bolnore Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
Rh66 4BX
United Kingdom


The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship support social entrepreneurs whose work has the potential for large-scale influence on critical challenges of our time: environmental sustainability, health, tolerance and human rights, institutional responsibility, economic and social equity, and peace and security.
The Skoll Awards provide later-stage, or mezzanine, funding, which is generally structured as a $1 million award paid out over three years.
In most cases, the grant is provided for core support to help organizations expand their programs and capacity to deliver long-term, sustainable equilibrium change.
The Skoll Awards are not intended for new or early-stage programs or initiatives.
Programs submitted for consideration should have a track record of no less than three years.
Qualifying organizations will:
·  Be led by a social entrepreneur
·  Have implemented innovative programs that demonstrate effective approaches to critical social and environmental challenges with global implications.
Organizations developing local or regional models for replication on a national or international scale should show that the location where the model is being tested is central to the issue in question.
Examples are peace and security initiatives in conflict regions, biodiversity solutions in species-rich “hot spots,” educational opportunities in inner cities and disease treatments at the source of potential epidemics.
·  Be able to describe a clear, long-term path to creating an equilibrium change
·  Demonstrate proof of concept with measurable outcomes
·  Have a clear, compelling plan for reaching scale
·  Demonstrate a track record of at least three years
·  Have a clear plan for long-term financial and operational sustainability
·  Commit to working with peers and the Skoll Foundation to share learning and communicate success strategies
Awards will be presented publicly at a ceremony at the Skoll World Forum, which occurs at the end of every March in Oxford, England.
Please note that applicants who are not selected must wait 24 months before reapplying.
Skoll Foundation
250 University Ave,
Suite 200
Palo Alto,
CA 94301
Tel: 650 331 1031
Fax:650 331 1033
General Email:
Please be sure to read our FAQ page before sending an email.



Small Grants for Women: The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) provides small grants for grassroots projects that empower women and girls in developing countries.
It supports women’s organizations based outside of the United States by providing small grants for an array of community needs up to $7,500 USD.
What VGIF supports:
·  Community development
·  Health and nutritional support
·  Literacy and leadership training
·  Educational seminars and workshops
·  Women’s human rights
·  Organizations that are governed and directed by women.
VGIF does not consider requests for the following:
·  Individual scholarships and tuition
·  Political organizations
·  Religious groups unless the proposed project contributes to the general good of the community
·  The construction of permanent buildings or the purchase of land
·  Salaries for board members and permanent staff but may include stipends/honoraria for external resource people/trainers.
Small Grants for Women Application
All interested applicants must complete a Letter of Intent (LOI). VGIF does not accept unsolicited LOIs or full proposals. The LOI process opens in May.
At that time you will have to create an account, then complete and submit your LOI electronically.
After LOIs are reviewed, your organization may or may not be invited to move forward in our funding process, with the completion of our full application.
·  The Letter of Intent must be submitted by a non-profit, non-political organization.
·  The proposal addresses the empowerment of women and girls and will lead to action and sustainable change in the community.
·  The proposal clearly reflects the participation of the community/target group in its development and design.
·  The project addresses sustainability after VGIF funding with continued involvement in the larger community.
·  Women are well represented in the leadership, staff and management of the organization and project.
·  The organization can demonstrate its ability to manage resources and funding from external sources.
·  The Letter of Intent provides reliable email addresses as well as phone numbers.
·  The proposal must present a true budget with a clear explanation of all items. The budget amount requested from VGIF must not exceed $7,500 USD.
·  Other sponsors or potential funding for this project must be clearly identified.
·  The timeline of activities is realistic and achievable and the project can begin upon the awarding of grants by VGIF in mid-May.
·  VGIF will consider inclusion of an amount, not to exceed 10% of the total grant, for administration of the project to the executing organization in the country where the project is located.
The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund, Inc.
11 Broadway, Suite 510, New York, N.Y., U.S.A. 10004
A 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of N.Y., U.S.A. ©2012, VGIF, All rights reserved.


STARS Impact Awards for NGOs: NGOs working for children in the areas of health, education and protection located in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East and East Asia are eligible to participate in the STARS Impact Awards from the STARS Foundation.
These awards “support organisations committed to achieving excellence in the provision of services to disadvantaged children and encourage the replication of effective approaches and practices.”
There are three categories of awards:
·  one in health,
·  one in education
·  one in protection.
The Award;
·  Each of these awards carries an amount of $100,000 and this funding amount remains unrestricted for the recipients.
·  Besides, the recipients also receive “consultancy support tailored to meet the needs of the recipients.”
·  NGOs applying for the awards need to have a legal status in the countries where they are located along with a bank account, board, constitution, annually audited accounts and should have the annual income of the organization more than US $100,000 but less than US $2,000,000.
The criteria for the awards are:
·  Delivery of programmes that positively affect the lives of disadvantaged children and an ability to measure and demonstrate impact
·  Governance and accountability to stakeholders
·  Effective finance and administration
·  Use of technology and ICT to enhance delivery of programmes
·  Innovation and flexibility
·  Networking and collaborating with other organisations
·  Development of staff members and/or volunteers
·  Inclusion and access.
Tel: UK+44 (0)870 334 9000


The Staying Alive Awards supports young people working in the prevention, education and awareness of HIV and AIDS in different countries of the world.
The Foundation is inviting applications from youth-led organizations and young individuals between the age of 15 and 27 years working in HIV and AIDS awareness campaigns around the globe.
The awards aim to support projects for one year, covering practices that provide awareness and prevention of HIV and AIDS, empowering youth leaders in communities and alleviate the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS.
There are grants available of up to US $12,000 that will fund the activities of the organizations and individuals.
The awards can also be renewed in the next year's call for applications.
Applicants need to provide independent references to build credibility of their work.
The awards also provide an opportunity for the winners to highlight their work through the MTV network , which can publicize the projects.


MTV Staying Alive, London MTV Staying Alive Foundation
17-29 Hawley Crescent
London, UK

UK registered charity: 1140295

New York

MTV Staying Alive, NYC Floor 35
1540 Broadway
New York, USA
NY 10036



The Stephen Lewis Foundation’s mandate is to:
·  provide care at community level to women who are dying, so that their last weeks, days, hours are free from pain, humiliation and indignity;
·  assist orphans and other AIDS-affected children, in every possible way, from the payment of school fees to the provision of food;
·  support the unsung heroes of Africa, the grandmothers, who bury their own children and care for their orphan grandchildren;
·  support associations of people living with HIV and AIDS, courageous men and women who have openly declared their status and who work to educate themselves and share information with the broader community on prevention, treatment, care and the elimination of stigma.
Organisations applying for a grant from the Stephen Lewis Foundation should fulfil the following criteria:
1. Be a registered CBO or NGO. This means you should be able to provide a copy of a letter from government proving your status, and/or a fund-raising or registration number.
2. Have a bank account or access to the bank account of an accredited NGO that is working on behalf of your organization.
3. Be committed to the principles of non-discrimination against all groups of people, with a particular commitment to women and people living with HIV/AIDS.
4. Have a sound financial system to manage grant expenditures;
5. Have a functioning board, steering committee and/or leadership structure that has women and people living with HIV/AIDS.
6. Be engaged in community-based activities aimed at assisting one or more of the following: orphans and vulnerable children; young people; women; caregivers/guardians, who are often grandmothers; and people living with HIV and AIDS.
Stephen Lewis Foundation
260 Spadina Avenue, Suite 501
Toronto, ON M5T 2E4
416- 533-9292 ext.0
1-888-203-9990 ext.0


SURVIVE-MIVA is a Catholic Lay Association, founded in Liverpool, UK in 1974.
They exist to provide one vital element for successful health, pastoral, educational and developmental work in developing countries - a means of transport.
SURVIVE-MIVA's fundamental aim is to provide mobility for outreach programmes which have been planned in collaboration and consultation with local communities in response to their needs and priorities.
Such work must be aimed at bringing about advances in the human and spiritual development of the people our beneficiaries live among and serve.
Though an application may be made via an individual, any grant made represents our support of a wider project involving more than one beneficiary.
Vehicles funded by our Association are the property of the parish, clinic, or centre where they are based.



Swiss Re International ReSource Award: Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers with its corporate headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, annually announces the International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management as part of its corporate responsibility programme.
It identifies water as a crucial resource necessary for the well being and health of humans and nature, but it continues to face threat due to various factors such as increasing demand for its consumption and climate change that could result in disasters for food production, health, environment and economic development.
The International ReSource Award for Sustainable Management “expresses the company’s commitment to planning, evaluating and realisation of water-related projects and aims to promote awareness and the efficient use of this precious resource.” It “is an internationally recognised prize for leadership in implementing the principles of sustainability in watershed management.”
The Award carries a cash of US $150,000 that could be awarded as a grant for one or several projects selected by an international jury through this open competition.
The prize money is used exclusively for implementing the project activities, but not for strengthening the organization.
To apply for the award, application forms and guidelines can be downloaded for the Swiss Re’s website.
Applications should clearly outline information about the project including the objectives, major activities and milestones, project plan including major budget items, implementation schedule, composition and references of the project team and the institutional set up.
The assessment criteria will include:
·  Expected impact regarding the ecological, economical and social dimension
·  Innovation
·  Involvement of local communities and institutions
·  Feasibility and governance of the project’s implementation
·  Financial structure and economic viability
·  Selected applicants will be further requested for submitting full proposals and a second phase selection process will take place.


The Christensen Fund (TCF) invites applications from institutions based anywhere in the world for grants within the framework of the “Global Biocultural Initiative (formerly known as: cross cutting)” component of our Program Strategy.
Maximum grant size is $200,000 over two years (larger grants are by invitation only).
The Christensen Fund (TCF) focuses its grantmaking on maintaining the rich diversity of the world—biological and cultural—over the long run, by focusing on five geographic regions including the African Rift Valley (especially Southwest Ethiopia and also Northern Kenya).
Grants within the regional programs are generally directed to organizations based within those regions or, where appropriate, to internationally based organizations working in support of the efforts of people and institutions on the ground.
Grant size is typically in the $50,000 to $100,000 range over one or two years; with larger multi-year grants being available generally to established local partners and per invitation only.
Please type "Application Questions" in the subject line of the e-mail.
THE CHRISTENSEN FUND - 260 Townsend Street, Suite 600 • San Francisco, CA 94107


The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) seeks to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at country level in the Global South and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union.
DRF grants are made to disabled persons organizations (DPOs) at country-level in the Global South and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union to support the advancement of rights described in the CRPD.
DRF funds both increased capacity of grassroots, marginalized and emergent groups of people with disabilities to advocate for their rights and ongoing efforts of national level disabled persons’ organizations to effect legislative and policy changes.
DRF supports projects that demonstrate a clear ability and commitment to contribute to the advancement of the human rights of persons with disabilities.
Grants provide one-year, project-specific support.
Cross-disability and other in-country partnerships are strongly encouraged, as are projects which address particularly marginalized sectors of the disability community.
Priority Areas:
Increasing DPO skill in addressing the CRPD by:
·  Building More Inclusive Organizations or Partnerships
·  Internal Capacity Building
Rights Advocacy and Monitoring Through:
·  Increasing DPO Participation in Decision-Making Processes Regarding the CRPD at state or local Levels
·  Addressing Implementation of CRPD Articles
·  Ratification Efforts (in the Pacific Island Countries only)
Funding Amounts and Project Duration:
·  Grant amounts range from USD 5,000 – USD 20,000.
·  Grants will support activities to be implemented over a period of 12 months.

Disability Rights Fund
89 South Street, Suite 203
Boston, MA 02111








The Lourdes Arizpe Award: The Lourdes Arizpe Award is a biennial award that honors individual anthropologists or anthropology students, teams, or organizations involving anthropologists, which have made outstanding contributions in the application of anthropology to environmental issues and discourse.
Nominations should focus on the contributions and accomplishments of the individual, team or organization in the arena of practice, policy, and application beyond academia.
The award can be for work in international or domestic arenas across all-ecological and policy applications, from community-based work to national policy to global applications.
There must be evidence of impact or results of the work within the past three years prior to the nomination.
The Lourdes Arizpe Award consists of two award categories:
1) for post-degree professionals; and
2) for students, defined as individuals who were enrolled at an academic institution at the time of the work for which the award is proposed.
Those receiving the award are not required to be United States citizens or members of the American Anthropological Association; they may be specialists in any recognized field of anthropology.
The Award Application Process:
Nominations may be made by any anthropologist, including self-nominations. Nomination packages should include four copies of:
1) A cover letter with original signature from the nominator indicating the body of work or action for which the nominations is being made;
2) Three letters of support from individuals knowledgeable regarding the work of the nominee(s) and its impact (it would be useful for at least two of these letters to be from individuals outside of academia); and
3) Any materials that support the candidacy of the nominee.
General: Glenn Stone
Junior Scholar Award: Glenn Stone
Small Grants Program: Glenn Stone
Julian Steward Award: Glenn Stone
Rappaport Grad Student Award: Jim Igoe
Section-sponsored symposia:  Courtney Carothers
Press: Daniel Bornstein
Membership and finances: Rick Stepp
Website: Daniel Tubb
Engagement Blog: Janna Lafferty



The Monsanto Fund works to substantially and meaningfully improve people’s lives around the world.
As the philanthropic arm of Monsanto, they are focused on one goal – strengthening both farming commuities and the communities where they live and work.
Eligible organizations include public charities incorporated in U.S. and working in a foreign country, indigenous public charities, units of government, private schools primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population, and private hospitals primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population.
The Monsanto Fund accepts grant proposals for programs outside of the U.S. in the following areas:
·  Providing basic education support designed to improve education in farming communities around the world, including supporting schools, libraries, science centers, farmer training programs and academic programs that enrich or supplement school programs
·  Meeting critical needs in communities by supporting nonprofit organizations that help with things such as food security, sanitation, access to clean water, public safety and various other local needs
Single grant requests must be for at least US $25,000.
Beyond that requirement, the grant sizes will vary by region.
Each region has an allocation of funding and will decide how many and the maximum size grants they will make in their country.


Monsanto Fund
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
Tel (+1) 314-694-1000


The Nestle Prize: The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value will be awarded every other year to an individual, a non-governmental organization (NGO), or a business for developing an outstanding innovation that:
·  Has proven its worth on a small-scale;
·  Is judged to be feasible and applicable on a broader scale or in other communities; and
·  Has high promise of improving rural development, improving nutrition, improving access to clean water, or having a significant impact on water management.
The Nestle Prize in Creating Shared Value will be awarded for the first time in April to encourage and reward innovative approaches to the problems of nutrition, water and rural development.
Nestle believes that developing countries deserve more investment in key social sectors, and that rewarding truly significant and innovative efforts to meet the global challenges creates shared value for us all.
The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value will commit to the Prize Laureate an investment of up to CHF 500,000 for a specified period of time to assist in the development of the innovation to bring it to scale.
That’s what makes the Nestlé Prize unique – a financial commitment that may continue for several years to ensure success.
The Nestle Prize in Creating Shared Value will recognize local efforts to practice the Creating Shared Value principle and will be awarded to an individual, NGO, or a business, which has demonstrated innovative techniques for improving access to and management of water, improving the lives of farmers and rural communities, or delivers high nutritional value to populations suffering from nutritional deficits.
Nestlé Headquarters
Nestlé S.A.
Avenue Nestlé 55,
1800 Vevey, Switzerland

+41 21 924 1111
07:30 - 18:00 CET
Monday to Friday



The Ramsar Convention Small Grants Fund: The Ramsar Small Grants Fund was established as a mechanism to assist developing countries and those with economies in transition in implementing the Convention and to enable the conservation and wise use of wetland resources.
Since its inception, it has provided funding and co-funding, up to 40,000 Swiss francs (about US$ 32,000) per project, for something like 198 projects in about 87 countries, totaling about 7.5 million francs.
Suitable project proposals are those which contribute to the implementation of the Convention's Strategic Plan for the conservation and wise use of wetlands; provide emergency assistance for Ramsar sites; or provide 'preparatory assistance' to allow non-Contracting Parties to progress toward accession.
Successful proposals receive 80% of the allocated funds upon signature of the contract and the remainder upon submission of an adequate final report, but countries from which adequate final project reports have not been received may be denied further consideration for funding until those outstanding project dossiers have been closed.
Rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 999 0170
Fax: +41 22 999 0169



The United Nations Public Service Award is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service.
It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide.
Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service.
Award Application Eligibility Criteria:
·  All Public organizations/agencies at national and sub-national levels, as well as public/private partnerships and organizations performing outsourced public service functions, are eligible for nomination.
·  The United Nations Public Service Awards take into consideration a geographical distribution of five regions.
·  In order to level the playing field for nominations received from countries with varying levels of development and income, the following five regions have been established: Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Europe and North America; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Western Asia.
·  Nominations have to be made by another entity than the institution being nominated, i.e. selfnominations will not be accepted.
·  Eligible nominators include: Government departments and agencies; universities, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, etc.
·  Purely scientific innovations, e.g. in medical or environmental science, do not qualify for the United Nations Public Service Awards.
Mr. John-Mary Kauzya
Officer-in-Charge of the Division for Public Administration and Management (DPADM/UNDESA) and     Chief, Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB/DPADM/UNDESA)
Tel: 1-212-963-1973 Fax: 1-212-963-2916 E-mail: 

UNPSA Coordinators:

Ms. Adriana Alberti
UNPSA 2013 Forum Coordinator, eGovernment Branch (eGB/DPADM/UNDESA)
Tel: 1-212-963-2299 Fax: 1-212-963-2916 Email: 

Ms. Sirkka Nghilundilua
UNPSA Coordinator, Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB/DPADM/UNDESA)
Tel: 1-212-963-3927 Fax: 1-212-963-2916 Email:

Ms. Flor Velazco-Juarez
Programme Assistant, Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB/DPADM/UNDESA)
Tel: 1-917-3673004 Fax: 1-212-963-2916 Email:

Mr. Nathan Henninger
UNPSA Communications and Outreach, UNPAN Management Unit (UMU/DPADM/UNDESA)
Tel: 1-917-367-6025 Fax: 1-212-963-2916 Email:

UNPSA Partners:

Ms. Fatou Lo
UN Women



Think Tank Initiative Funding: Think Tank Initiative invites applications from independent African organisations that are committed to using research to inform and influence social and economic policy.
The Initiative will provide multi-year funding to promising think tanks, and will work with successful applicants to improve their organizational performance.
The Initiative will make a series of core grants to cover operating and research costs as well as institutional strengthening activities.
Given limited resources available, the Initiative will initially focus on the following selected countries:
·  East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
·  West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.
Grants will provide up to 30 percent of an institution’s overall budget over the funding period.
Core grants will be either a four-year renewable grant or a two-year renewable grant combined with dedicated capacity development to address key weaknesses.
Newly-established think tanks may be provided with a short-term grant to support a strategic planning exercise. Assuming successful completion of these grants, applicants would then be invited to re-apply for longer-term support.
Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
·  Applicant is an existing or newly formed non-governmental, not-for-profit organization legally founded and registered as an independent entity3 in the country of operation.
·  Applicant possesses a track record of rigorous research and analysis on national social and economic policy issues related to growth, equity and poverty reduction.
·  Applicant is committed to using research to inform national public debate and to create spaces for discussion and new ideas.
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Phone:                             (+1) 613-236-6163
Fax:                                (+1) 613-238-7230
Email:                              info@idrc-ca

Media inquiries:              Isabelle Bourgeault-Tasse
                                         (613) 696-2343

Library reference desk:
IDRC publications: 
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Regional offices

Asia Regional Office
208 Jor Bagh, New Delhi 110003, India
Phone: (+91-11) 2461-9411
Fax: (+91-11) 2462-2707

Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
Avenida Brasil 2655, 11300 Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone: (+598-2) 709-0042
Fax: (+598-2) 708-6776

Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa
PO Box 62084 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Street address: Liaison House, 2nd floor
State House Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
(please address all mail to the IDRC Regional Director)
Phone: (+254- 20) 2713-160/61 
Fax: (+254-20) 2711-063

Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa
PO Box 14 Orman, Giza, Cairo, Egypt
Street address: 8 Ahmed Nessim Street, 8th floor
Giza, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: (+202) 336-7051/52/53/54/57
Fax: (+20-2) 336-7056


Microsoft Research, in partnership with TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, and AAS, the African Academy of Sciences, has established the TWAS-AAS-Microsoft Award for young scientists to recognize young scientists working and living in Africa whose research in computer science has had, or could have, a positive impact in the developing world.
·  Each year three winners will be selected from three different African countries.
·  Each winner will receive EUR 7,000, generously contributed by Microsoft Research, of which EUR 2,000 may be spent at the recipient's discretion and EUR 5,000 shall be earmarked for further research. Each prize also carries a certificate bearing a citation highlighting the major contributions for which the prize is awarded.
·  The prizes will be presented to the recipients at a special ceremony to be held each year in Nairobi, Kenya, and organized by TWAS and AAS.
·  Nominees can be any nationality, but must have been resident in Africa for at least two years prior to their nomination.
·  Nominees must have received their most recent degree (Master's or Ph.D.) within the previous ten years.


The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
ICTP Campus
Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste

Location of offices

ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, 1st floor
Via Beirut 6
34151 Trieste

ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Via Grignano
34151 Trieste

TWAS Regional Offices

Phone: Please refer to the directory below. NB: International callers MUST dial the zero after the code for Italy. The prefix "040" must also be dialled within the local area.

Director's Office

Romain Murenzi
TWAS Executive Director
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 108
Phone: +39 040 2240-327
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: edoffice•

Giusto Sciarabba
Special Advisor
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-384
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: sciarabba•

Sandra Ravalico
Senior Secretarial Assistant
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 109
Phone: +39 040 2240-327
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: edoffice•

Helen Martin
Office Assistant
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 109
Phone: +39 040 2240-427
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: edoffice•, annualmeetings•

Vanessa Varnier
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 109
Phone: +39 040 2240-359
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: edoffice•, annualmeetings•

Public Information Office

Edward Lempinen
Public Information Officer
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 107
Phone: +39 040 2240-512
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: lempinen•

Gisela Isten
TWAS yearbook, website, databases, statistics
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 106
Phone: +39 040 2240-326
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: webmaster•, yearbook•

Cristina Serra
Staff writer
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 113
Phone: +39 040 2240-429
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: cserra•
Mobile: +39 338 430-5210

Sean Treacy
Staff writer
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 113
Phone: +39 040 2240-538
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: streacy•

Programmes and Activities

Lucilla Spini
Programme Officer
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-692
Fax: +39 040 2240-688
E-mail: lspini•

Antonella Mastrolia
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-387
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: prizes•

Maria Teresa Mahdavi
Research grants, support for scientific meetings
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 114
Phone: +39 040 2240-325
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: mahdavi•, researchgrants•,

Cristina Simoes
Postgraduate and postdoctoral fellowships
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-314
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: fellowships•

Payal Patel
Postgraduate and postdoctoral fellowships & Prizes
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-493
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: fellowships•

Fabrizia Niscio
Affiliates, associates, visiting scientists,
research professors, TWAS-DFG visits,
EuroAfrica ICT

ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-330
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: associateship•, exchanges•,

Sabina Caris
Affiliates, associates, visiting scientists,
research professors, TWAS-DFG visits,
EuroAfrica ICT

ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-330
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: associateship•, exchanges•,

Finance and Administration

Patricia Presiren
Financial matters
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 110
Phone: +39 040 2240-324
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: finance•

Paola Vespa
Financial matters
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 110
Phone: +39 040 2240-320
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: finance•

Nino Coppola
Administration and procurement
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 111
Phone: +39 040 2240-386
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: admin•, info•

Alessandra Piani
Financial and administrative matters
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 110
Phone: +39 040 2240-685
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: finance•

Ezio Vuck
Driver; mailing services
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, TWAS Library Area
Phone: +39 040 2240-693, +39 3407744511 (mobile)
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: vuck•

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

Tonya Blowers
OWSD Coordinator
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-682
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: tblowers•

Leena Mungapen
OWSD Secretariat
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-321
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: info•

Sara Dalafi
OWSD postgraduate fellowships for women
TWAS Science Policy/Diplomacy Programme
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-687
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: info•

IAP, the global network of science academies

Peter McGrath
IAP Coordinator
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-571
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: mcgrath•

Joanna Lacey
IAP Secretariat
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-680
Fax: +39 040 2240-688
E-mail: iap•

InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP)

Peter McGrath
IAMP Coordinator
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-571
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: mcgrath•

Muthoni Kareithi
IAMP Secretariat
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-681
Fax: +39 040 2240-688
E-mail: iamp•




TWAS Grants for Scientific Meetings in Developing Countries: With funds provided by the Italian government, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.
(TWAS) encourages the organization of high level international and regional scientific activities in developing countries by offering financial assistance to the organizers of conferences, workshops, symposia and special meetings held in these countries.
Grants are offered for meetings in the following fields of natural sciences: agricultural, biological, chemical, engineering, geological and medical sciences.
The support is provided as travel grants for principal speakers from abroad and/or participants from developing countries other than the country where the meeting is held.
The amount provided normally does not exceed US$3,000. TWAS only considers applications made by organizers of international and regional scientific meetings in developing countries – it does not provide support to individual scientists.

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
ICTP Campus
Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste

Location of offices

ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, 1st floor
Via Beirut 6
34151 Trieste

ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Via Grignano
34151 Trieste


TWAS Regional Offices

Phone: Please refer to the directory below. NB: International callers MUST dial the zero after the code for Italy. The prefix "040" must also be dialled within the local area.

Director's Office

Romain Murenzi
TWAS Executive Director
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 108
Phone: +39 040 2240-327
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: edoffice•

Giusto Sciarabba
Special Advisor
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-384
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: sciarabba•

Sandra Ravalico
Senior Secretarial Assistant
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 109
Phone: +39 040 2240-327
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: edoffice•

Helen Martin
Office Assistant
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 109
Phone: +39 040 2240-427
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: edoffice•, annualmeetings•

Vanessa Varnier
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 109
Phone: +39 040 2240-359
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: edoffice•, annualmeetings•

Public Information Office

Edward Lempinen
Public Information Officer
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 107
Phone: +39 040 2240-512
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: lempinen•

Gisela Isten
TWAS yearbook, website, databases, statistics
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 106
Phone: +39 040 2240-326
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: webmaster•, yearbook•

Cristina Serra
Staff writer
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 113
Phone: +39 040 2240-429
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: cserra•
Mobile: +39 338 430-5210

Sean Treacy
Staff writer
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 113
Phone: +39 040 2240-538
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: streacy•

Programmes and Activities

Lucilla Spini
Programme Officer
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-692
Fax: +39 040 2240-688
E-mail: lspini•

Antonella Mastrolia
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-387
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: prizes•

Maria Teresa Mahdavi
Research grants, support for scientific meetings
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 114
Phone: +39 040 2240-325
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: mahdavi•, researchgrants•,

Cristina Simoes
Postgraduate and postdoctoral fellowships
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-314
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: fellowships•

Payal Patel
Postgraduate and postdoctoral fellowships & Prizes
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-493
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: fellowships•

Fabrizia Niscio
Affiliates, associates, visiting scientists,
research professors, TWAS-DFG visits,
EuroAfrica ICT

ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-330
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: associateship•, exchanges•,

Sabina Caris
Affiliates, associates, visiting scientists,
research professors, TWAS-DFG visits,
EuroAfrica ICT

ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-330
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: associateship•, exchanges•,

Finance and Administration

Patricia Presiren
Financial matters
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 110
Phone: +39 040 2240-324
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: finance•

Paola Vespa
Financial matters
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 110
Phone: +39 040 2240-320
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: finance•

Nino Coppola
Administration and procurement
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 111
Phone: +39 040 2240-386
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: admin•, info•

Alessandra Piani
Financial and administrative matters
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, Room 110
Phone: +39 040 2240-685
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: finance•

Ezio Vuck
Driver; mailing services
ICTP Enrico Fermi Building, TWAS Library Area
Phone: +39 040 2240-693, +39 3407744511 (mobile)
Fax: +39 040 224559
E-mail: vuck•

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

Tonya Blowers
OWSD Coordinator
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-682
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: tblowers•

Leena Mungapen
OWSD Secretariat
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-321
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: info•

Sara Dalafi
OWSD postgraduate fellowships for women
TWAS Science Policy/Diplomacy Programme
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-687
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: info•

IAP, the global network of science academies

Peter McGrath
IAP Coordinator
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-571
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: mcgrath•

Joanna Lacey
IAP Secretariat
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-680
Fax: +39 040 2240-688
E-mail: iap•

InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP)

Peter McGrath
IAMP Coordinator
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-571
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: mcgrath•

Muthoni Kareithi
IAMP Secretariat
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, 7th floor
Phone: +39 040 2240-681
Fax: +39 040 2240-688
E-mail: iamp•


UN-HABITAT Youth Fund for NGOs and CBOs helps mobilize young people for advocating for youth-related policy formulation; support governmental and non-governmental agencies to respond to youth concerns; support youth information networks; implement new ideas on employment, governance, adequate shelter and secure tenure; share best practices; promote vocation training for entrepreneurship and employment; and promote gender mainstreaming in all urban youth matters.
NGOs and community-based nonprofit organizations led by young people aged 15-32 years in developing countries can apply for this Fund (This can also mean that if the governing or management board of an NGO has an active representation of one or more young persons between 15-32 years, it can still apply for this Fund-partnerships between adults and young persons are also encouraged).
Applicant organizations should be based in cities or towns with more than 10,000 inhabitants and they must be legally registered for at least one year and should have a valid bank account.
If small applicant organizations do not have legal registration but still fulfill the eligibility criteria, they can apply in partnership with another legally registered organization which can facilitate the grantmaking process.
Proposals can be submitted in English, French or Spanish. The application form can be downloaded from the UN-HABITAT website.
Supporting documents need to be submitted along with the completed application form. Submissions can be made by email.
However, there are different emails for different regions. Budgetary limitations have been specified: small projects can request up to $5000 while larger projects can receive grants of up to $25,000.
Proposed projects should schedule the starting date of implementation six months after the submission deadline and should last for less than 12 months.
African and Arab States
United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Partners and Youth Branch, Monitoring and Research Division, UN Gigiri, N-block, 1st floor
P.O. Box 30030, 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 762 3900
Attn: UN-HABITAT Youth Fund
Latin-America and the Caribbean
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para los Asentamientos Humanos, Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe (ROLAC)
Rua Rumânia 20 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22240-140
Tel: +55-21-3235-8550
Attn: UN-HABITAT Youth Fund
Asia and the Pacific
T-131, Tower 1, 3rd Floor,
International Infotech Park,
Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400703,
Maharashtra, India.
Tel: +91 22 27814436
Attn: UN-HABITAT Youth Fund



UNEP Sasakawa Prize: UNEP is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.
Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.
The UNEP Sasakawa Prize recognizes laureates with a proven record of achievement, as well as the potential to make outstanding contributions to the environment consistent with UNEP's policy and objectives.
This international award is a partnership between UNEP and The Nippon Foundation.
The search is on for the most innovative, groundbreaking and sustainable grassroots environmental initiatives in emerging and developing countries!
The winner receives $200,000 cash prize.

United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (254-20) 7621234
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UNESCO/ANSTI is inviting African scientists working in the Diaspora to apply for the above award.
The award is offered to scientists who wish to attend scientific thematic conferences and workshops in Africa.
The award will cover the the cost of the air ticket, cost of accommodation and a daily subsistence amounts for the duration of the conference.
Women scientists working in the Diaspora are particularly encouraged to apply.
The application should include the following documents:
·  Letter of invitation from the conference organizers.
·  A letter accepting the paper you wish to present.
·  Your curriculum vitae.
·  Abstract of the Paper to be presented at the conference or workshop.
·  A budget breakdown of expected expenses.
·  The Conference Programme showing your presentation slot.

ANSTI Coordinator, UNESCO Nairobi Office, Room C-116, P.O. BOX 30592, 00100,Nairobi Kenya. Tel: +254-20-7622619/20 Fax+254-20-7622538



UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries: The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme promote the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to develop their creative project, enabling them to engage in a cultural diversity dialogue.
The Programme offers residencies to young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide. 
The Aschberg Bursaries Programme gives priority to artists and institutions in developing countries, in order to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation.
The bursaries are intended for professional artists and writers wishing to enrich their careers by acquiring experience abroad.
UNESCO-Aschberg advocates and promotes creativity, highlights cultural exchanges and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures.
These residencies are catalysts for the development of artistic expression in all cultures of the world.
The bursaries are limited and are awarded on a selective basis. The pre-selection of candidates is carried out by the institutions. Artists must therefore apply directly to the institution of their interest, depending on the discipline and/orcountry sought. 
The application file is to be submitted directly to the institution of interest. 
UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries General Remarks 
Applicants may submit only one application per year and can participate in the Programme only once in their careers. 
Candidates who are nationals of the country where the chosen institution is located are not eligible. 
In some cases, a document proving language proficiency is required by the host institution.
The institutions pre-select three candidates to submit to UNESCO. It is up to the Organization to take the final decision based on its own criteria: geographical distribution and gender balance. 
The laureates are then informed of their selection by the institutions where they have been granted residency. 
The respective institution and successful laureate then sign a mutually binding agreement. 

General phone:
+33 (0)1 45 68 10 00
+33 (0)1 45 67 16 90
204461 Paris;
270602 Paris



This programme is designed to give young people from developing countries opportunities to engage in policy development and programming; to help build the capacity of young people; and to sensitize both the young people and UNFPA staff on partnering to address adolescent and youth issues.
Grants/Financial Support
All selected candidates will be provided:
·  Cost of return travel from country of origin
·  Assistance with travel documents and visa requirements
·  Health insurance
·  Housing arrangements
·  Subsistence allowance (for meals and other basic needs)
·  A workstation and internet access
·  Opportunities to be mentored by UNFPA staff on issues of interest
·  Administrative assistance as required
Candidates should:
·  be between 20-24 years old during the fellowship
·  be residents and nationals of a developing country (Applicants from developed countries will not be considered for this programme, but are invited to apply for UNFPA's regular internship programme)
·  have established interest and dedication to development issues through previous experiences or affiliation with a youth network or NGO working on development issues
·  have basic leadership and advocacy skills
·  have basic understanding of issues of importance to UNFPA and what the organization stands for
·  have English language skills (written and oral)
·  have a commitment to return to home country to undertake follow up work with young people

Email: awasthi[at]



UN.GIFT Small Grants: UN.GIFT has established a Small Grants Facility with the overall objective to increase and improve support structures for victims of human trafficking around the world.
Through a Call for Proposals, relevant organizations will be identified and the most promising projects will be selected.
Civil society organizations will receive grants either to sustain existing anti-human trafficking initiatives or to engage in additional counter-trafficking activities.
In additions, the UN.GIFT website will provide a virtual forum for CSOs to promote their projects, to network with other stakeholders and to showcase their activities to the international community.
The following activities are a priority for UN.GIFT Small Grants:
·  The empowerment of vulnerable groups and communities
·  Direct victim support
·  Cooperation between NGOs from countries of origin and destination
·  Collection of evidence-based knowledge




UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award: The Nansen Refugee Award is offered to an individual or organization annually “in recognition of extraordinary and dedicated service to refugees and is the most prestigious honour conferred by UNHCR.”
It is offered to any person or organization from any country irrespective of creed, colour, age or profession.
Anyone can nominate an organization or individual for the Award. There is a special committee appointed by UNHCR to select the final winner.
The Award has a commemorative medal and a US $100,000 monetary prize which is donated by the governments of Norway and Switzerland.
The monetary prize that accompanies the Nansen Award is intended to enable the recipient to pursue refugee assistance projects drawn up in consultation with UNHCR.
"The monetary prize that accompanies the Nansen Award is intended to enable the recipient to pursue refugee assistance projects drawn up in consultation with UNHCR. To date, so-called Nansen Fund projects have benefitted refugees in places such as Cambodia, Botswana and Venezuela."
Nominations can be submitted online through the UNHCR website.
UNHCR is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Our address:
Nansen Committee Secretariat
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Case Postale 2500
CH-1211 Genève 2 Dépôt

Our telephone number:
+41 22 739 8111 (automatic switchboard)
Our fax number:
+41 22 739 7377



UNDEF Grants: United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) primary purpose is to strengthen the voice of civil society and ensure the participation of all groups in democratic practices.
The Fund complements current UN efforts to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide and funds projects that enhance democratic dialogue and support for constitutional processes, civil society empowerment, including the empowerment of women, civic education and voter registration, citizen's access to information, participation rights and the rule of law in support of civil society and transparency and integrity.
The following institutions are eligible for UNDEF grant funding:
·  Civil Society Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations, engaged in promoting democracy which are anticipated to receive the bulk of the funding.
·  Independent and Constitutional Bodies, including Election Commissions, Ombudsman Institutions, National Human Rights Institutions and other independent governance bodies, for project proposals facilitating the inclusion of the voice of civil society.
·  Global and Regional inter-government bodies, organizations and associations other than the United Nations, for project proposals which strengthen the voice of civil society.
In principle, UNDEF grants will be allocated for projects with default duration of two years.
However, it is fully acceptable to UNDEF if a successful applicant completes a project in less than 2 years. Grants will not necessarily match the full amounts applied for.
Grant allocations will in principle not exceed US$500,000 for any given project, and will be of a minimum of US$50,000.
Once the implementation period has elapsed, beneficiaries will be required to revert unspent funding to UNDEF.
While applications from all countries will be considered, strong preference will be given to applicants from countries and regions where the challenges of democracy are more critical, such as countries emerging from conflict, new and restored democracies, the Least Developed Countries (as per the official classification of the UN-OHRLLS), Low Income Countries ("Low Income Economies" as per the World Bank’s official classification based on Gross National Income per capita) and Middle Income Countries ("Lower and Upper Middle-income Economies", idem).

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)
1 United Nations Plaza, Room DC1-1300
New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: +1 212 963 3399
Tel: +1 917 367 8062
Fax: +1 212 963 1486



 Each year, the Committee for the United Nations Population Award presents an award to an individual(s) and/or institution(s) in recognition of outstanding contributions to increasing the awareness of population questions and to their solution.
The Award, which was established by the General Assembly in November 1981, in resolution 36/201, and was first presented in 1983, consists of a gold medal, a diploma and a monetary prize.
Written nominations for the Award may be received from:
·  Governments of Members States;
·  Intergovernmental organizations engaged in population-related activities;
·  Population-related non-governmental organizations having consultative status with the United Nations;
·  University professors of population or population-related institutions; and
·  Laureates of the Award.
Each nominator is asked to submit no more than one nomination, either for an individual or for an institution.

Dr. Josephine Ojiambo (


The Fund focuses particularly on individuals who suffer from the most severe forms of human rights violations occurring in the context of slavery, as well as the most identifiable contemporary forms of slavery – chattel slavery, debt bondage, human trafficking, serfdom, child labour and servitude, forced labour, and/or forced marriage.
The distinctive value of the Fund is its ability to provide concrete assistance to the victims of contemporary forms of slavery including housing, legal aid, psycho-social support, food, medical care, training and sustainable sources of incomes.
Previous projects undertaken with the Fund’s grants include medical, psychological, education and housing assistance aid for women and girls victims of forced marriages in the Middle East region, vocational training to victims of human trafficking for sexual and economic exploitation in the African region; support to rehabilitation centers for sexually and physically abused street children in the Latin American region, support for children used as jockey camels and projects to identify and release bonded labourers in the agriculture, carpet and construction industries.
The Fund bridges the gaps not addressed by other UN programmes and has a dynamic and integrated approach.


UN Permanent Forum Grants: The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII) is the advisory body to the United Nations Economic and Social Council for discussing indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.
It has a Trust Fund on Indigenous Issues relating to the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People.
Indigenous peoples’ organizations, associations and NGOs, academic and other nonprofit organizations and national committees for the Second International Decade can apply for the Trust Fund’s Small Grants Programme.
Projects can be proposed in the areas of culture, education, health, human rights, the environment and social and economic development. All projects should primarily be focused upon indigenous peoples and they should directly benefit them.
The guidelines suggest that the project proposals should be developed by indigenous people, but in cases where non-indigenous organizations are submitting proposals, they should develop them with full participation, consultation and free, prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples, groups or committees receiving the benefits of the project.
All projects should take into account gender balance; projects focusing on indigenous women, children and youth will be given special consideration. Sustainability and long-term impact of the project should also be presented.
Grants of up to $10,000 for over a period of one year can be requested from the Trust Fund.
Although the Fund does not support multi-year projects, but successful applicants can submit proposal requests for following years for a funding of $5000 per year over the decade.
Even proposals requesting grants over $10,000 may also be accepted provided that there is enough project justification, organizational capacity to absorb the funds.


USAID Development Grants Program: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Office of Innovation and Development Alliances (IDEA), Local Sustainability (LS) Division, is inviting applications from local NGOs (LNGOs) and also US private and voluntary organizations to apply for grants under the Development Grants Program.
The IDEA Office seeks to reach development goals more quickly, cost-efficiently, sustainably, and at wider scale through innovation (meaning significant, not incremental, improvements in development impact) and partnership.
The LS Division of IDEA works to improve the sustainability of civil society organizations by focusing on supporting innovative local development projects and capacity development.
The overall objective of the DGP is to contribute to improved and sustainable grass roots development by supporting development projects and strengthening capacities of nascent development partners in countries where the DGP is active.
The DGP has a priority of strengthening LNGOs and US PVOs, recognizing that a vibrant and active NGO sector is fundamental to promoting a healthy democracy that is accountable and responsive to citizens’ needs.
NGOs in select countries can apply for select sectors which can include rural development, basic education, micoenterprise, health- HIV and AIDS, water, democracy and governance, business advocacy, energy efficiency awareness etc.
Phone: 1-800-518-4726 (local toll free). For International callers, please dial 606-545-5035 to speak with a Contact Center representative.


USC Canada Grants: USC Canada was founded by Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova in 1945 as the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada.
USC Canada promotes vibrant family farms, strong rural communities, and healthy ecosystems around the world.
With engaged Canadians and partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, USC supports programs, training, and policies that strengthen biodiversity, food sovereignty, and the rights of those at the heart of resilient food systems; women, indigenous peoples and small-scale farmers.
56 Sparks Street, Suite 705
Ottawa, ON Canada
K1P 5B1
(T) (613) 234-6827
(F) (613) 234-6842
1-800-56-56-USC (872)


The Wallace Global Fund (WGF) supports activities at the global and national level, and will consider significant local or regional initiatives offering the potential to leverage broader national or global impact.
The program areas are; Natural Resources, Civic Engagement, Media and Leadership, Justice and Women’s Human Rights.
The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends.
WGF Women’s Human Rights Program
Population pressures exacerbate many of the fundamental obstacles to sustainable development: degradation of natural resources, income disparity, gender inequality and poor maternal and child health.
The Fund believes that it can uphold women’s human rights by expanding their reproductive health choices, thereby reducing unwanted childbearing and improving the lives of women and their families.
The Fund seeks policy initiatives which promote globally to:
·  Increase access to contraceptives
·  Increase access to emergency contraceptives
·  Improve adolescents’ ability to make informed choice and obtain Quality reproductive health services
·  Increase access to safe abortion
·  Resource mobilization in europe
·  Resource mobilization in u.s.
·  Eradication of female genital mutilation
·  Promote microenterprise
·  Ensure that millennium development goals (MDGS) prioritize reproductive health
Grant proposals are processed and reviewed on a continuous basis.
The average grant size is $50,000, with actual grant awards ranging up to $400,000.
The Fund makes both one-year and multi-year grants.
Wallace Global Fund will consider proposals for either core support or project-specific support.
WGF does not fund purchase of land, capital construction, profit-making businesses, debt reduction, endowment campaigns, fundraising drives/events, or scholarships, tuition assistance or other forms of personal financial aid.
·  Wallace Global Fund
·  1990 M Street, NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036, 202.452.1530



Water Funding for NGOs in Africa: The Swiss nonprofit organization, WASSER FÜR WASSER (Water for Water) is providing funds local grassroots-based NGOs in Africa working in the field of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).
Proposals are considered for planned or already running projects.
Projects Requirements
·  Implementation of hardware for water access, supply and distribution (e.g. biosand filters, RWHarvesting, ponds, tube wells etc).
·  Focus on drinking water, but also sanitation and hygiene. Work on community and household level.
·  Holistic approach: combining hard& software (capacity building, awareness raising).
·  Solving gender issues in the field of WASH
·  Experience in cooperation with international partners.


William T. Grant Scholars Program for Young Researchers in NGOs: The William T. Grant Foundation scholars program is meant for young researchers or professionals pursuing research and employed in a nonprofit organization within or outside United States.
As William T. Grant Scholars, the selected candidates will each receive a grant of $350,000 which will be distributed over a period of five years.
Early-career researchers in the field of social, behavioral or health sciences can apply for this program.
The Program prefers to support “applicants who already have a promising track record, but seek a qualitative shift in their trajectory as researchers.”
The Scholars should be ambitious in their research endeavors to tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy and practice for youth (8-25 years) and they use different methods, disciplinary perspectives and content knowledge in their studies.
Grants will be made available to organizations where the selected young researchers are working. Only tax-exempt nonprofit organizations or NGOs are eligible to receive these grants.

570 Lexington Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10022-6837
·  Phone: 
·  212.752.0071
·  Fax: 
·  212.752.1398



Women’s Empowerment Grants: The Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard have come together to organize a joint initiative called “Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World.” This competition aims to help young changemakers create a better world of opportunities for women and girls in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
The competition seeks entries from 18-35 year olds to submit a 5-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world. There is an opportunity to win a $25,000 grant.
The grant must show creativity and sustainable impact in the lives of women and girls across Asia, Pacific, the Middle East or Africa through entrepreneurship.
Entries should be submitted in the form of a (maximum) 5-minute video or a (maximum) 2-page A4-sized proposal.
Video entries are to be uploaded on any public video-sharing sites, such as YouTube or Vimeo. Links to the videos must be provided on the submission e-form.
Submissions, either video OR written, must be made in English.
Each proposal should address the following questions:
·  What is your inspirational idea?
·  How will your project change the lives of women and girls in the short and long term?
·  How will you/your team carry out the project?
·  How will you spend the US$25,000 grant to carry out the project?
·  How will you measure the success of the project?
Submissions should be accompanied by information on the existing program, biographies of the team members and any supporting materials (e.g. website, social media channels, media clippings, past awards)




World Food Prize Foundation is pleased to invite nominations for foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

The Food Prize is a $250,000 award formally presented at the Laureate Award Ceremony in mid-October, on or around World Food Day, in conjunction with the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium.

This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.

The award will honor an individual who is working closely and directly “in the field” or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fishers or others in rural communities, in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, and distribution chain.
World Food Prize Eligibility & Criteria
Nominees must be under the age of 40
Nominees must be actively working in the discipline, research area, position, or on the project(s) for which they are being recognized. They may be associated with a public or private educational, research or development organization or related entity.
Nominees remain eligible for consideration beyond the year of their nomination, at the discretion of the Award Jury, as long as the award criteria and age requirement are met.
The award is intended to be presented to one person. In unusual and rare circumstances, another person may share the award for pronounced collaborative efforts and achievement.

World Food Prize - Documents Required
All nominations must be submitted in English online.
A concise statement (3000-word limit) explaining and describing-

The nominee’s work and accomplishments, with details and examples that illustrate several of the criteria specified for this award
How, in doing this work, the nominee reflects the attributes demonstrated by Dr. Borlaug during his early career
The impact or results of the nominee’s work.

Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae or resume, including date of birth, country of origin, education, and professional background.
One (1) nomination letter and two (2) letters of support describing, explaining and emphasizing the main achievements of the nominee must be provided with the nomination.  Due to the high volume of nominations, please do not submit more than two support letters.
Photos: A head shot of the nominee is required (minimum 300 dpi resolution); 2 additional action photos of the nominee at work may also be submitted.

World Food Prize
666 Grand Avenue Box 1700
Des Moines, IA USA 50309
Tel: (515) 245-3783 Fax: (515) 245-3785



World Habitat Awards: Individuals, organizations and governmental agencies with innovative and practical solution to housing needs and problems from any country of the world can apply for the World Habitat Awards.
The awards are given annually to projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems, from the global South as well as the North.
Two winners are selected and awarded with a prize each carrying an amount of £10,000. The award is presented at annual United Nations global celebration of World Habitat Day.
Awards Application Eligibility Criteria:
Projects & approaches are sought that:
·  Demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries of the global South as well as the North.
·  Can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate.
·  View the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, capacity building or education.
The World Habitat Awards competition has a two-stage entry process:
Stage I: submissions need only comprise a summary of the key aspects of the project. From these preliminary submissions, ten projects are selected by an Assessment Committee to go forward to Stage II of the competition.
Stage II: submissions are evaluated by an independent advisory group before being put to a panel of international judges, which include the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the Rector of the United Nations University, Tokyo. Evaluation visits are carried out to some of the projects prior to the final judging

World Habitat Awards
Building and Social Housing Foundation
Memorial Square
LE67 3TU

Tel :

+44 (0)1530 510444

Fax :

+44 (0)1530 510332


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World Innovation Summit for Education Awards: The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is accepting submissions for the WISE Awards.
The awards identify, showcase and  promote six innovative educational projects every year; that are having a transformative impact on societies and education.

Each winning project receives international recognition and a prize of $20,000 (US).
In addition to this, the WISE Awards winning projects and finalists are given support and visibility through WISE media and communication channels such as film productions; participation in the annual WISE Summit and collaborative events where the projects are presented on a global stage; and the WISE Books.

WISE brings to light these educational models for their positive contribution within a community or society and their potential for scalability.
Year by year, WISE is building a community of educational innovators which offers a fertile environment for groundbreaking collaborations.

Innovations can be of many different kinds depending on the context. WISE therefore seeks to higlight today’s most innovative solutions and approaches to educational challenges confronting the world at large.

Project holders from any region, educational sector or level may submit applications which demonstrate the quality and impact of their activities in accordance with the criteria.
Whether you are involved in a project that provides access to quality education, creates new opportunities for lifelong learning or develops innovative educational technologies and approaches, WISE invites you to apply for the Awards.



World Summit Youth Award: The WSYA (World Summit Youth Award) selects and promotes best practice in e-Content and technological creativity, demonstrates young people’s potential to create outstanding digital contents and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to reduce poverty and hunger, and to tackle ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water and environmental degradation.
WSYA is therefore both a showcase to the world for young e-content creators, journalists and writers, application designers, technologists and as well as a contribution on a global scale to adressing poverty, protecting the environment, sharing knowledge and empowering young people.
The WSYA is promoted in all UN member states through the networks of the World Summit Award (WSA) the UN Global Alliance for ICT, other participating UN Organisations and Agencies, governments and NGOs, youth organisations and all those committed to making a real difference in the achievement of the MDGs.
Award Application Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible for the WSYA,
1. The project must be initiated and executed by youth under the age of 30.
2. The product should be fully functional and operational at the time of submission; projects which do not function will not be juried.
3. It must be accessible over the Internet (whether it is designed for fixed line, broadband or mobile use).
Submissions must be:
1. Made under one of the six categories: Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease; Education for all; Power 2 Women; Create your Culture, Go Green and Pursue Truth.
2. Free of offensive or plagiarized content which violate dignity or human rights will not be evaluated.
3. Made by an authorized person.
Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck
Chairman of the WSA Board | Honorary President of the ICNM
CEO & Chief Researcher, Research Studios Austria FG mbH

Charlotte Dreyer
Project Manager
T: +43.660 630408-6
M: dreyer [at]

Birgit Berger
Project Controlling
T: +43.660.630408-1
M: berger [at]

ICNM — International Center for New Media
Leopoldskronstrasse 30
A-5020 Salzburg



The United Nation Environment Programme in cooperation with UNEP National Committee for the Republic of Korea will be hosting the 2009 Tunza International Youth Conference on the Environment in Daejeon, Korea from the 21 to 26 August.
The Conference will collectively bring together about 200 young people (aged 15 to 24), to learn from one another and share experiences and ideas on environmental actions.
The participants will come from about 100 countries of the world.
The selection process will take into account gender and country representation.
The main youth conference will be held from 24 to the 26 August. The theme of the conference is Climate Change - Our challenge. The daily themes will include:
·  Climate Change: Limiting my Footprint
·  Youth and Green Jobs
·  Disasters and Conflicts and their Impact on the Environment
·  Sustainable lifestyles
Financial Support Details: Limited financial support will be available for participants from developing countries only.





3ie Request for Funding Proposals: The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has announced a request for proposals (RFP) for impact evaluations of social and economic development interventions in low and middle-income countries.
This call accepts proposals in any sector. Preference will be given to proposed studies that:
·  Are impact evaluations of large-scale development interventions and/or have a high probability of influencing policy;
·  Clearly elaborate the theory of change for the intervention and the assumptions underlying the theory of change;
·  Use mixed methods to explore the causal mechanisms behind interventions and measured outcomes;
·  Have a clearly demonstrated and close partnership with the implementing agency; and
·  Are produced by developing country researchers/evaluators or through a partnership between developed and developing country researchers/evaluators.
3ie hopes to make 6-10 awards of up to a total value of US$4 million under this RFP. There is no maximum size for individual grants.
There is a two stage submission process:
1. Submission of an expression of interest (EOI). The window for the EOI opens on June 1st. These one-page documents will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Notification of selection for the next phase will be given within 1-2 weeks of submission. If selected, applicants can begin drafting the full proposal at the time of notification. The final deadline for submitting EOIs is June 24th.
2. If the EOI is selected for the next phase, the full proposal must be submitted by August 30th.


Tel:. 1808 – 521 - 1868