Funding Opportunities for NGOs working to Promote Gender Equality and Upliftment of Women

(April 2019)

In this list, you can find open grant opportunities for NGOs who are working to promote gender equality and upliftment of women.

2019 Feminist Review Trust Fund Round 2: Supporting Projects that Transform the Lives of Women
The Feminist Review Trust is seeking applications from eligible entities for the 2nd round of its 2019 program that gives grants to projects in the UK and internationally that support women…[more]

The Maypole Fund: Seeking Applications from Women Groups to Proactively Challenge Patriarchy
Applications are open for “The Maypole Fund” from women only with an aim to resource imaginative, non-violent activities by feminist anti-militarist women whether individual women or women only groups – to proactively challenge patriarchy…[more]

Applications Open for IWMF’s Reporting Grants For Women’s Stories
Applications are now open for the IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women…[more]

Nominations Open for 2019 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
Nominations are open for the 2019 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education…[more]

Global Financing Facility announces CFPs for Sustainable Scale-Up of Innovations for Saving Mothers and Newborns at Birth
The Global Financing Facility (GFF), in partnership with Laerdal Global Health and the Government of Norway, has announced a Call for Proposals from organizations which can accelerate uptake of proven innovations to reduce maternal and newborn mortality around the time of birth and in the immediate postnatal period…[more]

CODE announces Context Matters Research Grants to Empower African Girls through Language and Literacy
CODE has announced its second annual Call for Proposals for Context Matters Research Grants to support an African research agenda in language and literacy. The 2019 theme is Empowering Girls through Language and Literacy…[more]

SAR announces Advanced Seminar focusing on Women and Development in the Global South
SAR has announced an call for proposal for an Advanced Seminar that focuses on the circumstances of women in the developing world and offers paths to concrete, practical strategies for improving their health, prosperity, and general well-being…[more]

UNCDF launched Women MSME FinTech Innovation Fund for Enterprises in Asia-Pacific
UNCDF, in collaboration with UNESCAP, has launched an Innovation Fund on digital solutions for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in Asia-Pacific…[more]

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
The High Commission of Canada in Australia (Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Republic of Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) has launched its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)…[more]

Apply for 2019 Young Feminist Leaders Fellowships Program
The Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Women’s Rights Program, is inviting applicants for its 2019 Young Feminist Leaders Fellowships Program…[more]

Call for Applications: Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture “Awla Fellowship
The International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has launched the first edition of its Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture “Awla Fellowship”. A capacity building program, which aims to develop women researchers who can make a positive impact in their workplaces, communities and countries…[more]

EU CFPs: Closing Gender Gaps over Life Cycle-Work-Life Balance for Women and Men
European Commission is seeking proposals to national authorities on closing gender gaps over the life cycle – work-life balance for women and men – a better sharing of care…[more]

European Commission: Inviting Proposals for Combating all forms of Violence against Children, Young People and Women
European Commission is seeking applications for proposals to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women…[more]

BKMC announces Program for Promoting SDGs and Women Empowerment in Asia
Ban Ki-Moon Centre for Global Citizens has launched Women’s Empowerment Program for Asian Women to promote the Sustainable Development Goals and foster women’s empowerment in their countries of origin by training their communication skills, crisis management and mediation competencies…[more]

Country Specific

AfghanistanUN Women Seeking Proposals for Supporting to Women’s Engagement in Peacemaking in Afghanistan

GuyanaCanada Fund for Local Initiatives in Guyana

IndiaSandvik India Gender Awards for Organizations and Individuals

IraqCall for Proposals for Local Organisations in Iraq on “Gender Equality and Social and Legal Change in their Communities”

SurinameEmbassy of Canada to Suriname launches Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

United KingdomRosa announces ‘Voices From The Frontline’ Programme for Supporting Women’s Organisations in UK

United StatesWilliam T. Grant Foundation announces Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

DFID-Zimbabwe seeking Applications for Stopping Abuse and Female Exploitation (SAFE) Programme

Getty Images announces Reportage Grant to Support Independent Photojournalists

ACP EU CULTURE: “Support for ACP Audiovisual Co-production” Programme

USDA-NIFA announces Food Safety Outreach Program for United States

NER issues a Call for Proposals for Planning Grants within Energy Research 2019

Pride Foundation Australia inviting Individuals & Organisations for Small Grants Program

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria announces Call for Proposals for Ukraine

USAID: MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale)

GPSA announces 4th Global Call for Proposals for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and CSO Networks

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkmenistan

RWJF’s Equity-Focused Policy Research Funding Opportunity in the United States

USAID-Islamabad: Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment (“Transform”) Activity

U.S. Department of State announces Funding to Promote Accountability in Iraq and Syria for Crimes against Humanity

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria announces Call for Proposals for Albanian Organizations

EU seeking Proposals to Promote Citizen Participation and Entrepreneurship of Burkinabe Youth

EU announces Call for Proposals for “Central Asia Invest V”

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria seeking Project Proposals for Kosovo

UNFPA-Turkey inviting Organizations to Submit Grant Proposals 2019-Q2

AI for Earth Innovation Program inviting Proposal from all over the World

National Geographic Society announces Participatory Science Grant Program

Request for Proposals on Big Cats Conservations Initiative

USAID/Senegal Seeking Applications for Prevention of Child Early and Forced Marriage Activity

DHHS/ACF announces Ethnic Community Self Help Program

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL announces Accessing to Justice in Moldova

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