A List of Donors supporting Relief Work for Victims of the Hurricane Mathew in Haiti

The devastating tropical storm Hurricane Mathew that occurred on October 4, 2016 near Les Anglais in southwestern Haiti left an estimated US $2.25 billion in damage and at least 546 fatalities, possibly as many as 1,600. Although international aid is pouring in Haiti, there is a large need of shelter and food for affected people. As part of our efforts to increase relief efforts, we have gathered a list of donors and other international agencies that are actively providing relief and other … [Read more...]

FundsforNGOs Great Proposals Contest 2016: A Chance to win US $500 small grant for your NGO

Deadline: 10 November 2016 Entries are open for FundsforNGOs "Great Proposals Contest 2016" that is open for local NGOs, international organizations and networks. The goal of the contest is to both showcase select proposals to FundsforNGOs users – thereby sharing best practices – as well as increase awareness of FundsforNGOs tools and services amongst NGOs around the world. The contest is simple and quick to participate. You only need to fill out a small application form and submit any of your … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Yale’s Greenberg World Fellows Program!

Deadline: 7 December 2016 Applications are open for Yale's Greenberg World Fellows Program that brings 16 accomplished, mid-career, global leaders to Yale for a four-month immersive transformational journey. The mission of the Greenberg World Fellows Program is to cultivate and empower a network of globally engaged leaders committed to making the world a better place. The program, which is part of Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, provides the opportunity for World Fellows to … [Read more...]

The Chrysalis Trust: Grants to UK registered Charities providing Public Benefits

Deadline: 15 December 2016 The Chrysalis Trust is seeking applications from UK registered charities providing public benefits. The Trust prioritizes its funds for less popular and harder to fund projects in UK. The trust is able to provide support for both capital projects and core funding with 'one off' donations. Funding Priorities Relief of poverty and disability Provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water Eligibility Criteria Applicants can be … [Read more...]

The LGBT Fund Deep Engagement Grants in Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique

Deadline: 3 October 2016 The Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), and UNAIDS have recently launched the LGBT Fund to respond to the pressing need for action to support LGBT people affected by HIV. The LGBT Fund seeks to improve efforts to end stigma, discrimination and violence against LGBT individuals, by working with community leaders, civil society, and service providers to create environments that promote health and well-being. It has been set … [Read more...]

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Advancing Human Potential and Promoting Equality

Profile: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative  IMPORTANT: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is not likely to offer any funding opportunities to NGOs at this time. It is not a grant giving foundation but a company that also invests in social enterprises.  Founded on: 1 December 2015  Location: Menlo Park, CA, United States  Website: https://chanzuckerberg.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chanzuckerberginitiative/?ref=page_internal  Mission: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative seeks to … [Read more...]

HIF Invention Grants: Move Beyond Insights and Bring an Idea to Life

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund's Invention Grants are provided for the invention of a creative solution or novel idea, which helps address a problem or seize an opportunity. Combining analysis, discussion and, most importantly, creativity to generate ideas or harness new technologies. By invention, the fund means moving beyond insights and starting to bring an idea to life. Applicants will need to prioritise what is important about their innovation and develop a coherent solution that can be … [Read more...]

HIF Diffusion Grants: Extended Outreach of Successful Innovations

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund's Diffusion Grants are for the diffusion and extended outreach of successful innovations – taking them to scale and leading to wider adoptions outside the original setting. This might mean scaling within a large organisation, or transferring knowledge to other actors. This will likely see the original innovation continually developed and refined. A grant up to £50,000 is available for the Diffusion phase of the process. All proposals will be assessed … [Read more...]

Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Recognition Grants

Are you an aid worker in a humanitarian setting that can see a process isn’t efficient, or a product not adequate, but need support to research this further? Or, do you have a bright idea for inventing a device or process that could improve the quality and speed in which aid is delivered but need support to delve deeper and consult with relevant stakeholders? The recognition grants are for projects that involve generating meaningful insights to inform the invention of potential solutions.  It … [Read more...]

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Core Grants to Provide Solutions to Humanitarian Challenges

Do you have an innovative project? Does your project relate to humanitarian aid? If yes, then apply for Humanitarian Innovation Fund's Core grants. The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. The Fund exists to support humanitarian innovation as the process of  creating, testing and scaling novel approaches in humanitarian aid, in order to … [Read more...]

The World Bank: Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building

Deadline: 28 October 2016 The World Bank Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) is open for applications with an aim to improve the capacity of developing countries to produce and use statistics with an overall objective of supporting effective decision-making for development. The TFSCB supports projects aiming at strengthening national statistical systems in priority areas and developing statistical capacity in a sustainable manner, including openness and accessibility of data … [Read more...]

International Day of Democracy: Open Grant Opportunities

The International Day of Democracy is celebrated each year on 15th September and the theme for the International Day of Democracy 2016 is "Democracy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". Here are some open grant opportunities promoting democracy worldwide. CD-UNITED Call for Proposals for Democracy in Action Programme Deadline: 31 December 2016 The Community of Democracies invites organizations to apply for funding through its CD-UNITED program entitled “Democracy in Action: … [Read more...]

NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum 2017: Creating Sustained Social Impact

Deadline: 30 September 2016 The NASSCOM Foundation is seeking applications for its Social Innovation Forum 2017 that is a 'Tech for Good' platform driving technology led innovation to create sustained social impact. The forum aims to foster inclusive growth by supporting technology based solutions that address critical gaps in key developmental areas. The objective of the forum is to recognize and support Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) led innovations that have met a social … [Read more...]

FHI 360 Request for Applications: Providing Capacity Building support to Civil Society and Media Organizations in Nepal

Deadline: 3 October 2016 FHI 360, an international non-governmental organization is seeking applications from registered Nepali specialist civil society organizations in order to provide capacity building, mentoring and other forms of technical assistance to civil society and media organizations using the advocacy tools of FHI 360 and other tested practices. Selected specialist organizations will work as Intermediary Service Organizations (ISOs) and implementing partner agency (IA) for the … [Read more...]

UNCCD: Land for Life Youth Social Media Activist Challenge

Deadline: 31 October 2016 The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is calling applicants for “Land for Life Youth Social Media Activist Challenge” to recognize active, passionate and dedicated young people who are currently active in conserving natural resources and promoting such actions to their peers and local communities via social media. It is an Opportunity for individual and community projects / stories to get access to valuable networks and gain recognition from a … [Read more...]

The Hague Academy for Local Governance: Apply for the Three Training Courses via Nuffic Fellowships

Deadline: 4 October 2016 The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (EP-NUFFIC) is offering Nuffic Fellowships to participate in three training courses of The Hague Academy for Local Governance with an aim to promote capacity building within organisations in eligible countries via training and education for professionals. The Three Training Courses Integrity & Anti-corruption (6 – 17 March, 2017) This training focuses on the complexities of … [Read more...]

NEW LGBT International Fundraising Info-graphic

This info-graphic was made by Funders for LGBT Issues and Global Philanthropy Project, summarizing the recent report findings on  LGBT International funding. You can download the full report for free here: 2013-2014 Global Resources Report: Government and Philanthropic Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities … [Read more...]

Apply for Bond International Development Awards! Celebrating Amazing Humanitarian and Development Work

Deadline: 9 September 2016 Applications are open for Bond International Development Awards that seek to address the outstanding work of the development sector by celebrating the amazing humanitarian and development work of the Bond network. Award Categories Campaign Award: The Campaign Award recognises creative fundraising, public engagement or advocacy campaigns that engage the public with international development in new and unusual ways. Collaboration Award: The Collaboration … [Read more...]

African World Heritage Fund Conservation Grants: Addressing Conservation Challenges in Africa

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is currently accepting proposals for its Conservation Grants program, in order to support the effective conservation and protection of cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa. The main objective of the AWHF is to address the challenges faced by African State Parties in the implementation of the 1972 Convention, specifically, the underrepresentation of African sites on the World Heritage List and the … [Read more...]

Top Opportunities to Apply from 15-31 August 2016

African Union Commission: Call for Proposals for 2016 Research Grants Deadline: 17 August 2016 The African Union Commission (AUC) is currently inviting applications for its Research Grants with an aim to deploy Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Agricultural sector as tool for Africa’s sustainable economic growth, wealth creation, and food and nutrition security, as well as for political stability and specifically: To support collaborative Research and Innovation (R&I) … [Read more...]

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