2020 Funding Program to Advance Opportunities for Women and People with Mobility Challenges

Deadline: 20 August 2019

The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation is currently accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for the 2020 funding program to advance opportunities for women and people with mobility challenges in developing countries.

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The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation advances opportunities for women and people with mobility challenges in developing countries. It addresses its mission through 3 main strategies:

Women’s Education, life skills & leadership

Investing in girls’ education for the multitude of proven positive results in the areas of economic growth, health benefits, and breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

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Mobility Solutions

Addressing the overwhelming need for wheelchairs and other mobility solutions in the developing world by supporting a variety of innovative and replicable projects.

Women’s Entrepreneurship

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Supporting solutions out of poverty through innovative entrepreneurship and vocational training opportunities specifically for women.

Funding Interests

  • Mobility Solutions: ABSF seeks to address challenges to mobility access and services. They support efforts that increase access to locally produced appropriate wheelchair and mobility solutions.
    • Priority is given to organizations that:
      • Work with established in-country, technologically appropriate wheelchair manufacturers;
      • Take a preventive approach by addressing early childhood issues and interventions:
      • Employ a substantial percentage of disabled workers;
      • Help children with physical disabilities gain access to educational opportunities;
      • Evaluate their work and adapt to changing situations.


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  • Women’s Empowerment – education, leadership & entrepreneurship: Women are powerful agents of change and giving them opportunities to do their work will advance their community and ultimately their nation.
    • Priority is given to organizations that:
      • Are locally-run, by women, supporting women and girls;
      • Emphasize leadership, self-esteem, and mentoring in their projects;
      • Support primarily female entrepreneurs;
      • Offer high-quality and innovative educational opportunities from high school through university level;
      • Are well-established in the communities in which they work and collaborate with other NGOs;
      • Evaluate their work and adapt to changing situations;
      • Are located in rural areas and urban slums;

Eligibility Criteria

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) via given website.

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  • Avatar Namubiru Ritah says:

    I need to apply for this grant what is the process and procedures

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Namubiru Ritah,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Nthai M says:

    I’m Nthai Mulaedza i need help with funds for my Npc, it’s dealing with social welfare for the community

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Nthai M,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      Thank you!

  • Avatar Westone Mutale Bowa says:

    Thank you. Is there something for Zambia?

  • Avatar SIMON says:

    hello am simon
    from uganda we need funding for adolescent reproductive health project we are doing please link us .

  • Avatar Ibrahim SA Sankoh says:

    Helpful information

  • Avatar Ibrahim SA Sankoh says:

    This information is very helpful to our organization

  • Avatar Ibrahim SA Sankoh says:

    This is an important information our organization

  • Avatar Mwedinuu says:

    Hello am from SPRF Tanzania. Currently we ran an NGO deal with equal opportunity between men and women we ran projects supports women and girls in women development, GBV and Early marriage and childhood pregnancies. The Director is a man, are we eligible to apply as one of your criteria NGO should be locally run, supported and led by women?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Mwedinuu,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Green Future Dream Initiative Organization says:

    Our organization is promoting girls’ education,reproductive health education to keep girls in school and reduce teenage pregnancies in Tanzania and empowering girls to achieve a better future.

    We are looking the organization to join us or supporting us in implementing our project.

  • Avatar TONNY AYINA says:


    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:


      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Shivaidea says:

    Ours is the organization based in Nepal, our organization is run by the people affected by leprosy themselves. There are many in Nepal who need the quality guidance for the mobility challenges. Do help supporting the grants availability tracks.

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