GrantStation International Insider - February 2018

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International Funding Opportunities

Grants Empower Marginalized and Discriminated People in Selected Countries
Voice

Voice, an initiative of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs executed by a consortium between Oxfam Novib and Hivos, is a grant facility that supports the most marginalized and discriminated people in ten low- and lower-middle income countries in Africa and Asia. Voice targets indigenous groups and ethnic minorities; age-discriminated vulnerable groups including the young and the elderly; women facing exploitation, abuse, and/or violence; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people; and people living with disabilities. Priority areas include space for political participation, improved access to employment and resources (finance, land, and water), and improved access to social services such as health and education. Voice is currently accepting applications from Niger, Mali, Tanzania, and Uganda. (Voice also works in Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Laos, and the Philippines.) Application deadlines vary by call for proposals and grant types. Visit the Voice website to learn about the grant types and review the calls for proposals. You can also sign up to their newsletter VoiceMail and follow their page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voice.global.online.

Prize Honors Projects at the Intersection of Science, Technology, and the Arts
STARTS Prize

The STARTS Prize, an initiative of the European Commission, aims to spotlight people and projects that have the potential to make a sustainable positive impact on Europe’s economic, technological, social, and ecological future. Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are awarded for innovative projects at the nexus of science, technology, and the arts. The Artistic Exploration Grand Prize is given for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment, or perception of technology. In the Innovative Collaboration category, the Grand Prize is awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation. Eligible applicants include artists, creative professionals, researchers, and companies throughout the world. The online submission deadline is March 2, 2018. Visit the STARTS Prize website to review the open call.

Support for Projects in Company Communities Worldwide
The Coca-Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities where the company does business. The Foundation supports initiatives in the following priority areas: women, including economic empowerment and entrepreneurship; water, with a focus on clean water, water conservation, and recycling; and well-being, including education, youth development, and other community and civic initiatives. In addition, the Foundation funds many local community programs such as arts, culture, and community and economic development programs in the United States, as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness programs in Africa and Latin America. Online applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the Coca-Cola website to submit an online application or to learn about the regional and local foundations operated by the company.

Competition Seeks Solutions to Maternal and Newborn Health Challenges
Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development aims to mobilize the world’s brightest thinkers to address the critical issue of maternal and newborn health. Saving Lives at Birth has launched a call for proposals in search of groundbreaking, sustainable innovations to save the lives of mothers and newborns in the hardest to reach corners of the world. This call seeks to catalyze scale and sustainability of the most promising solutions that bring together cutting-edge science and low-cost technologies, service delivery, and innovation in transformative new ways. The submission deadline is February 28, 2018. Visit the Saving Lives at Birth website to review the Round 8 call for proposals and submit an online application.

Program Provides Digital Access to Underprivileged Children Worldwide
IGT After School Advantage Program

The IGT After School Advantage Program strives to close the digital divide for disadvantaged children who get left behind because they do not have the means to access computers in today’s increasingly digital society. The goal of the program is to address the needs of underprivileged and at-risk children ages five to 18 with a meaningful, yet fun, learning experience during the critical after-school hours in a safe environment. The program provides qualifying nonprofit community agencies and public schools with digital learning centers, each of which is unique in its design and specific to an organization’s custom needs. Registered charities, nonprofit organizations, and public schools worldwide are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Proposal guidelines and the online application form are available on the IGT website.

Award Recognizes Social Entrepreneurs Tackling Water Challenges
International ReSource Award

The International ReSource Award, sponsored by the Swiss Re Foundation, seeks to enhance resilience in water management. The Award acknowledges social entrepreneurial initiatives aimed at prototyping or scaling up new approaches for resolving existing social or ecological issues related to sustainable water management practices. Examples include access to, use, and supply of water, sanitation, and hygiene in low, lower-middle, and upper-middle-income countries as classified by the Word Bank. A total of $150,000, including non-financial contributions in the form of expert advice and coaching support, will be awarded to three finalists and the winner. Charities, nonprofit organizations, and revenue-generating social enterprises are eligible to apply. Short proposals must be submitted by March 16, 2018. Visit the ReSource Award website to read the FAQs and learn more about the application process.

Funding Benefits Victims of Slavery and Torture
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The mission of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is to work for the protection of all human rights for all people, to help empower people to realize their rights, and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented. Grants are currently available through two programs. The United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery aims to assist those whose human rights have been severely violated as a result of modern slavery by funding organizations that provide direct assistance to these victims and their families. The United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture supports organizations providing direct assistance to victims of torture and their family members. Types of assistance supported under these programs include, but are not limited to, medical, psychological, legal, social, and economic assistance. The application deadline for both programs is March 1, 2018. Visit the OHCHR website to download the relevant Call for 2019 Applications in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, or Spanish.

Grants Engage Youth in Global Citizenship
Misk Grand Challenges: Activating Global Citizenship

Misk Grand Challenges, an initiative of the Misk Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to help young people change the world by empowering them to create fresh, innovative solutions to global challenges facing the next generation. The Activating Global Citizenship challenge is seeking innovators to devise and demonstrate ways to positively engage young people under the age of 30 in global citizenship. This challenge is about testing and implementing concepts and strategies to engage young people in efforts that will reduce inequality related to the first six Global Goals: no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, and clean water and sanitation. Grants of $100,000 are provided for innovative and creative solutions that use new knowledge to positively engage young people in one or more of these goals in both scale and depth. The focus of these solutions can be local, but they must also link in a clear way to efforts elsewhere —at a regional, national, or global level. The online application window for the Activating Global Citizenship challenge is currently open. Visit the Misk Grand Challenges website to review the challenge guidelines.

 

 

Canadian Funding Opportunities

Support to Improve the Lives of Canadian Families
Walmart Canada Corporate Giving Program

Walmart Canada's Corporate Giving Program partners with local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations across Canada to support Canadian families in need. The company’s areas of interest include disaster preparedness and relief, building strong communities, and hunger relief, food access, and healthy eating. Community Grants (up to $1,000) as well as Regional and National Grants (exceeding $1,000) are provided. Walmart Canada also offers support in the form of sponsorships, in-kind donations, and space donations. Eligible applicants include registered charities and amateur athletic associations, nonprofit organizations, and government-owned or controlled schools, community centers, parks, libraries, shelters, and hospitals. Online applications are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Walmart Canada website to review the funding guidelines.

Funds for Indigenous Agriculture and Energy Projects in Canada and the U.S.
Honor the Earth: Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative

Honor the Earth aims to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. The Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative supports Native organizations in Canada and the U.S. working to increase Indigenous communities’ capacity to prevent and adapt to climate change in ways that preserve and restore Indigenous cultures. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 fund organizations and projects creating food security utilizing Indigenous varieties and organic production, or implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency or weatherization improvements to advance community dignity and energy sovereignty. All projects must include ongoing efforts aimed at restoring Indigenous wisdom and sustainability in Indigenous territories. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Grant Application Procedures and Guidelines are available on the Honor the Earth website.

Grants Promote Food Literacy at Schools in Selected Provinces
Farm to Cafeteria Canada: Farm to School Canada Grants

Farm to Cafeteria Canada works with partners to educate, build capacity, and bring local, healthy, and sustainable foods into all public institutions. The Farm to School Canada Grants program provides funding of up to $10,000 to schools in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador to establish or enhance efforts to bring more of the local harvest into schools where it is featured in a salad bar meal service. The aim of the program is to get more students and school communities engaged in growing, purchasing, harvesting, cooking, serving, learning about, and eating healthy local foods at school. Supported programs should build on existing food literacy, food access, local food procurement, and food service activities underway at the school. Elementary, middle, and secondary schools (private, public, and indigenous) are eligible to apply. The application deadline is March 31, 2018. Visit the Farm to Cafeteria Canada website to download the Guidelines for Applicants and the application form.

Heritage Preservation Projects in Saskatchewan Funded
Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation

The mission of the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation is to foster conservation of the heritage resources that embody Saskatchewan's heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. The Foundation provides funding through two programs. The Built Heritage Grant Program provides support for the stabilization and restoration of municipally or provincially designated heritage properties. Eligible applicants for this program include municipalities, First Nations, incorporated nonprofit organizations, private individuals, and corporations. One-Time Grants for Non-Designated Commercial Heritage Property assist the owners of undesignated heritage property with façade and stabilization work. Owners of commercial properties with significant heritage value are eligible to apply. The annual application deadlines for both programs are March 1 and October 1, annually. The application packages for these programs may be downloaded from the Foundation’s website.

 

 

U.S. Government Funding Opportunities

Support for Nutrition Projects in Selected Countries
USDA

The McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program helps support education, child development, and food security in low-income, food-deficit countries around the globe. The program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities, as well as financial and technical assistance, to support school feeding and maternal and child nutrition projects. Current priority countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Malawi, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste. Applications must be submitted by March 30, 2018.

Funding Bolsters Rule of Law in Laos
USAID

The Legal Aid Support program seeks to promote the rule of law in Laos by ensuring more fair, consistent and transparent delivery of justice according to the law, inclusive of women, the poor, and traditionally underserved populations. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2018.

 

 

Canadian Government Funding Opportunities

Employment Programs for Individuals with Disabilities Funded
Employment and Social Development Canada

The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OF) helps persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment or self-employment to increase their economic participation and independence. The OF has issued a call for proposals to support organizations working with individuals with disabilities in the following categories: Skills and Employment, and Working with Employers. National initiatives, defined as projects with activities delivered in three or more provinces or territories, are supported. The application deadline is March 6, 2018.

Competition Addresses Local Challenges Through Technology
Infrastructure Canada

The Smart Cities Challenge seeks to empower communities across Canada to address local issues their residents face through new partnerships, using a smart cities approach which achieves meaningful outcomes for residents through the use of data and connected technology. Participating communities issue a Challenge Statement based on one of the following themes: feel safe and secure, earn a good living, move around my community, enjoy a healthy environment, be empowered and included in society, and live an active and healthy life. All municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) across Canada are eligible to apply. Winning communities will be awarded with prize money to help implement their smart cities proposals, including one prize of up to $50 million, two prizes of up to $10 million each, and one prize of up to $5 million. Applications must be submitted by April 24, 2018.

 

 

PathFinder: Featured Resource
A library of quality resources designed to help you develop your career path as a grants professional.
 

Nonprofit Quarterly
In a rapidly changing world, keeping on top of industry trends is a must. Geared towards nonprofit leaders, educators, foundations, independent activists, and other civil society professionals, the Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) is a reliable nonprofit news outlet covering a range of topics of interest to their target audience. NPQ’s guiding philosophy is that “an active, engaged, and sometimes disruptive civil sector is critical to a healthy democracy in the same way that a free and independent press is.”

 

 

Upcoming Online Education Trainings
Live Webinars

Unless otherwise noted, all Online Education Trainings are webinars,
are 90 minutes in duration, and are scheduled to begin at 2 PM Eastern Time.

How to Secure Funding from Foundations
Foundations are mysterious institutions to those not familiar with them. In this webinar, Judith Margolin demystifies the process of securing foundation funding. The webinar provides a thorough grounding in what foundations are all about, including how many there are, who runs them, and trends in foundation giving. The focus is on what motivates foundations to give and how you can determine why they might or might not support your organization. Topics include types of foundations and styles of approach, determining your organization's funding needs, finding the best prospect, what makes a winning grant proposal, introducing your agency to a foundation, and proposal submission techniques. This webinar will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Grantwriting 101
If you are new to grantwriting, this webinar is for you! During this 90-minute webinar, Alice Ruhnke, founder and owner of the Grant Advantage, will teach you how to use a Program Planning Framework to plan your grant applications so they tell a strong, consistent story. As we go through the Framework, each section of a typical grant application will be highlighted with information on what funders are looking for and tips on how to write that section. By the time the webinar is over, you will (1) understand what funders are looking for in grant applications; (2) be able to decipher confusing grant-related terminology; (3) have a usable system to connect all the pieces of an application together; and (4) have strategies to infuse your organization's strengths in your proposal to make it strong and competitive. This webinar will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Logic Models: More Than Just Extra Work!
Logic models are not a passing fad. If you need to create a logic model for your program, but don't know where to start, this webinar is for you! Using the Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach from the United Way of America, Alice Ruhnke will demonstrate why logic models are critical for program planning and evaluation. During this webinar, you will learn how to create and use a logic model to help you improve services and your impact on your community. Executive directors, program managers, and grantwriters from a broad range of nonprofit organizations will benefit from this 90-minute presentation.This webinar will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

 


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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

International Funding Opportunities
Grants Empower Marginalized and Discriminated People in Selected Countries
Prize Honors Projects at the Intersection of Science, Technology, and the Arts
Support for Projects in Company Communities Worldwide
Competition Seeks Solutions to Maternal and Newborn Health Challenges
Program Provides Digital Access to Underprivileged Children Worldwide
Award Recognizes Social Entrepreneurs Tackling Water Challenges
Funding Benefits Victims of Slavery and Torture
Grants Engage Youth in Global Citizenship

Canadian Funding Opportunities
Support to Improve the Lives of Canadian Families
Funds for Indigenous Agriculture and Energy Projects in Canada and the U.S.
Grants Promote Food Literacy at Schools in Selected Provinces
Heritage Preservation Projects in Saskatchewan Funded

Federal Funding
Support for Nutrition Projects in Selected Countries
Grants Enhance Knowledge of U.S. Culture in China

Canadian Government Funding
Employment Programs for Individuals with Disabilities Funded
Competition Addresses Local Challenges Through Technology