15 Inspiring Grants for Human Rights and Social Justice

NGOs working for the promotion and protection of human rights and social justice require a continuous flow of funds to ensure the sustainability of their work. Here, we have identified 15 inspiring grants to support organizations in their work to ensure a just and harmonious world.

Open Technology Fund’s Internet Freedom Fund
Applications are open for Internet Freedom Fund, a primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access..[more]

2018 DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor is seeking applications for its “DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement” to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs…[more]

Download our New Resource ‘Simplifying Logframes: A Guide for NGOs on How to Develop a Logical Framework (with Examples)
This guide provides a basic introduction to the Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) and describes a step-by-step process of developing the LFA for any project. You will also see real examples of the LFA, helping you quickly set up your own frameworks and write effective proposals…[more]

Comic Relief’s Power Up: Resourcing Women’s And Girls’ Movements for Change Program
Comic Relief is currently seeking applications for a program entitled “Power Up: Resourcing Women’s And Girls’ Movements for Change” that aims to support a diverse range of women’s rights organisations to fight against systems which perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives…[more]

Filmmakers Without Borders Filmmaking Grants Programme
Filmmakers Without Borders is seeking applications for its Filmmaking Grants which support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange…[more]

2020 Martin Ennals Award: Inviting Human Rights Defenders around the World
The Martin Ennals Award is intended for human rights defenders (HRD) who are defending the rights of others, while at risk. This could include physical danger, repressive legal processes, or other forms of harassment…[more]

Find New Donor Partnerships
fundsforNGOs Premium has thousands of new donors listed in a searchable donor database. You can use filters such as your location and area/s of work to identify and contact them easily…[more]

International Trans Fund
The International Trans Fund (ITF) has launched their third grantmaking cycle. The ITF was created to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and support collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe…[more]

ISDAO’s Grants ($5,000-$20,000) for LGBTQI NGOs
ISDAO, Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (Sankofa Initiative for West Africa) is seeking proposals to fund organizations and networks that are led by lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, and trans people…[more]

Women’s Fund Asia: Seeking Proposals for ‘Leading from the South’ Programme
Women’s Fund Asia (WFA) is accepting proposals for its Leading from the South (LFS), a programme resourced by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the Global South…[more]

Social Justice Fund for Grassroots Organizations
The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is inviting applications for its Social Justice Fund to support grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources…[more]

UN-Habitat’s Small Public Space Implementation Projects
UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme has launched a call for proposals (CFP) to seek partnership in the implementation of innovative public space projects…[more]

Trans-Atlantic Platform 2018 Social Innovation
The Trans-Atlantic Platform has launched its 2018 Social Innovation, which will support international projects that can contribute to increasing their understanding of societal transformations and the role of social innovation…[more]

Sample Proposals
When you sign up for our Premium Service, you get exclusive access to a collection of sample proposals. We also provide online training on how to write effective proposals…[more]

CJRF Grant Program: Promoting Community-led, Rights-based Approaches to Resilience-building (Select Countries)
The Climate Justice Resilience Fund is inviting applications to make grants for community-led, social justice approaches to climate change adaptation and resilience-building…[more]

Movies that Matter: Start-up & Impact Grants Programme
Movies that Matter is offering grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press…[more]

Specific Grant Alerts
fundsforNGOs Premium Members receive specific grant alerts by email based on your location and countries of interest. This unique feature enables you to configure your mail settings find grants most useful to you…[more]

Open Society Foundations Disability Rights Scholarship Program
The Open Society Foundations is seeking applications for its Disability Rights Scholarship Program to provide yearlong awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities…[more]

[email protected] Call for Project Proposals
The NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division has launched a unique [email protected] call for project proposals, with the aim of providing discretionary financial support to community and civil society non-profit organizations for developing and implementing tailor-made communications activities…[more]

  • Mariam ouedraogo says:

    Pour quoi le Mali ne fait pas partir?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Mariam ouedraogo,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. Unfortunately, our services are only available in English and we are only able to respond to queries written in English.

      Good luck!

  • amri initiative says:

    am looking for donors who is able to fund widows project in tanzania

  • Martin Nlonjae Toe says:

    Please, provide me the link to the A.J. Muste Institute Social Justice Project Application Form. My organization, a Liberia CSO,
    is eligible to apply.

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Martin Nlonjae Toe,

      To get the application form of this opportunity, please Copy and Paste this link: bit.ly/2OhpVjW

      Good luck!

  • European Commission: Local Call for Proposals for Civil Society Organizations in the Philippines 2019

    European Commission: Local Call for Proposals for Civil Society Organizations in the Philippines 2019

    Applications Open for Nature Canada's Young Leader Grant Program!

    Applications Open for Nature Canada’s Young Leader Grant Program!

    X-HALE 2019 Short Film Competition to Support a Tobacco Free Ireland

    X-HALE 2019 Short Film Competition to Support a Tobacco Free Ireland

    Centre for Civic Education: Call for Proposals to Support Projects of Civil Society Organisations

    Centre for Civic Education: Call for Proposals to Support Projects of Civil Society Organisations

    Local Action

    U.S. Department of Justice, OVW: Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program

    DM Thomas Foundation’s Central Grants Programme to Help Disadvantaged Young People in the UK and Ireland

    DM Thomas Foundation’s Central Grants Programme to Help Disadvantaged Young People in the UK and Ireland

    Filmmakers Without Borders: Seeking Applications for Filmmaking Grants Program

    Latest Funds for NGOs, Call for Proposals and Call for Applications

    Apply for Professional Development Grant Program 2019

    New Zealand Embassy Fund Mongolia: Inviting Community Groups and NGOs

    Embassy of France in Australia focuses on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights

    Embassy of France in Australia: Focusing on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights

    DFID: Seeking Applications for Girls Education South Sudan Phase 2

    DFID: Seeking Applications for Girls Education South Sudan Phase 2

    Lesbians Incorporated announces Community Grants Round One 2019

    Lesbians Incorporated announces Community Grants Round One 2019

    Access Copyright Foundation: Marian Hebb Research Grant

    Access Copyright Foundation: Seeking Applications for Marian Hebb Research Grant

    Centre for Civic Education: Call for Proposals to Support Projects of Civil Society Organisations

    European Commission Call for Proposals: Engaging with Civil Society in Belarus

    OSCE Call for Proposals: Consolidating the Democratisation Process in the Security Sector in the Republic of Serbia

    OSCE Call for Proposals: Consolidating the Democratisation Process in the Security Sector in the Republic of Serbia

    Nominations Open for Equator Prize 2019! Awarding Outstanding Local Community and Indigenous Peoples

    Nominations Open for Equator Prize 2019! Awarding Outstanding Local Community and Indigenous Peoples

    Council of Europe: Grants to Analyse Root Causes of Non-enforcement of National Judgments in Ukraine

    Council of Europe: Grants to Analyse Root Causes of Non-enforcement of National Judgments in Ukraine

    2019 IFREE Small Grants Program to Promote Human Betterment through Experimental Economics

    2019 IFREE Small Grants Program to Promote Human Betterment through Experimental Economics

    Call for Proposals: India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) 2019

    National Geographic Society to Support Participatory Science

    EOCA’s Grant Program: Inviting Non-Profit Organizations to Implement Conservation Projects

    National Geographic Society: Seeking Proposals for Conservation Technologies Grants Program

    National Geographic Society: Requests for Proposals for ‘Documenting Human Migrations’ Program

    National Geographic Society: Request for Proposals for ‘Documenting Human Migrations’ Program

    European Commission CFPs: Action Grants to support Transnational Projects

    European Commission CFPs: Action Grants to support Transnational Projects

    Stockholm Environment Institute: Call for Concept Notes for 'Regional Environmental Event Support'

    Stockholm Environment Institute: Call for Concept Notes for ‘Regional Environmental Event Support’

    SIFA

    SIFA: Seeking Applications for Funding Window 1

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