GrantStation International Insider - February 2019

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Volume XI | Issue 1

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International Funding Opportunities

Grants Enhance the Public’s Understanding of NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): Public Diplomacy Division Co-Sponsorship Grants

NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is an intergovernmental alliance of North American and European countries with the purpose of guaranteeing the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. NATO's Public Diplomacy Division's Co-Sponsorship Grants support projects which contribute to better understanding of NATO and its role. Funding is provided for a wide range of public diplomacy activities, including conferences, seminars, and other outreach projects designed to engage with audiences around the world. Projects should focus on aspects of NATO's current agenda, such as defense and security; projecting stability/NATO partnerships; defense, deterrence, and dialogue; and transatlantic security cooperation and new security challenges. Non-governmental organizations, universities, think tanks, and other civil society organizations are eligible to apply. The upcoming deadlines for project submissions are March 15 and June 15, 2019. Visit NATO’s website to download the grant application guidelines.

Support for Regional Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean
Inter-American Development Bank: Regional Public Goods Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. With the aim of resolving shared challenges through regional cooperation, the IDB has issued a call for proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPGs) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean. Funding supports projects involving three or more countries that promote RPGs by means of collective action. RPGs are defined as goods, services, or resources that are produced and consumed collectively by the public sector and, if appropriate, the private, nonprofit sector in a minimum of three borrowing member countries of the IDB. Previously funded projects have included a protocol for joint procurement and quality of medicines in Central America, an action plan for energy efficiency in Caribbean hotels, support for the interoperability of foreign trade single windows, a framework for protection and registration of migrant workers in the Southern Cone, and regional standards for school infrastructure across Latin America and the Caribbean. Eligible applicants under this call include nonprofit organizations, public institutions, and regional or sub-regional institutions. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019. Visit the IDB’s website to review the 2019 Call for Proposals.

Culturally-Relevant Film Projects Supported
World Cinema Fund

The World Cinema Fund works to develop and support cinema in regions with a weak film infrastructure, while fostering cultural diversity in German cinemas. The Fund provides support for feature films and feature-length documentaries by filmmakers in Latin America, Central America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, and the Caucasus, as well as Mongolia, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka. Plus – only for WCF Europe - Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine. Projects should deal with the cultural identity of their regions and should contribute to the development of the local film industry. Priority is given to projects that tell strong stories, that are creatively and visually innovative, and that have the potential to enjoy international success—as well as being of cultural and political relevance. Production funding of up to 60.000 euros, post-production funding of up to 40.000 euros, and distribution funding of up to 10.000 euros is available. The deadline to apply for production funding is February 25, 2019, with a second submission deadline by July-August. Distribution funding applications may be submitted at any time. Application guidelines and forms are available on the Fund’s website. 

Award Recognizes Practical Solutions to Global Problems
Right Livelihood Award

The Right Livelihood Award honors and supports people and organizations that have found practical solutions to the root causes of global problems. Widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, the Award is not for the world’s political, scientific, or economic elite, but for the people and their work and struggles for a better future. The Laureates come from all walks of life: they are farmers, teachers, doctors, or simply, concerned citizens. The Award has no categories; issues addressed by the Award so far include human rights, environment, education, culture, and democracy-building. A total of SEK 3 million in prize money is usually shared by four Laureates for ongoing successful work. Often an Honorary Award is also given. People cannot suggest themselves or their own organization, but they can nominate other individuals or organizations they know of who would be worthy of the award. Nominations must be submitted by March 1, 2019. Guidelines for Proposals may be downloaded from the Award’s website in English, Spanish, or French.

Funding Available to Women Journalists Worldwide
International Women’s Media Foundation: Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

The International Women’s Media Foundation aims to unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media. The Foundation’s Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists awards grants to women journalists from anywhere in the world for projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting, and media development initiatives. Support is provided to expose underreported but critical global issues, undertake ambitious projects that challenge traditional media narratives, develop field-based expertise and strengthen careers, pursue training and leadership opportunities, and launch entrepreneurial news projects or acquire the skill to do so. The deadline to apply is February 25, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the 2019 funding guidelines and submit an online application.

Climate Change Solutions Honored
Equator Prize

The Equator Prize 2019 will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. Each winning group will receive USD 10,000 and will be invited to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events during the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week in New York in September 2019, culminating in a high-level award ceremony at the beginning of Climate Week. The Equator Prize 2019 will have a special focus on initiatives that protect, restore, or sustainably manage natural environments; initiatives that promote local models for climate-smart food and agricultural production systems; and innovative ways to finance nature-based solutions for sustainable development and climate change. The nomination deadline will be February 26, 2019. Nominations can be submitted in eight languages. For further information and to nominate, visit https://prize.equatorinitiative.org/.

Grants Promote Social and Economic Justice in Latin America and Atlantic Canada
Campbell Webster Foundation

The Campbell Webster Foundation seeks to increase self-reliance and empowerment of Latin American and Atlantic Canadian communities for long-term solutions. The Foundation awards grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 to registered Canadian charities in support of social justice and economic equity projects in Latin America and Atlantic Canada. Examples of funded projects include a seed bank for farmers in Honduras, a youth leadership summer camp in Nova Scotia, a women's community leadership program in Nicaragua, and microcredit programs throughout Latin America. Priority is given to projects emphasizing sustainable development. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019. Application guidelines may be downloaded from the Foundation’s website.

Prize Honors Animal Conservationists
Indianapolis Prize

The Indianapolis Prize, an initiative of the Indianapolis Zoo, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the sustainability of an animal species or group of species. To be nominated, applicants must have accomplished an individual achievement or series of achievements that have resulted in a demonstrable positive impact on an animal species or group of species that is likely to improve long-term sustainability. Individual living persons are eligible for the Prize. The winner will receive an award of $250,000; five finalists will receive $10,000 each. Nominations must be submitted by February 28, 2019. Applications may be requested by completing the online form on the Indianapolis Zoo’s website.

 

 

Canadian Funding Opportunities

Corporate Giving Program Promotes Outdoor Recreation in Canada
Mountain Equipment Co-op Corporate Giving Program

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) provides grants and product donations throughout Canada through several programs. Community Grants support initiatives that identify and reduce barriers to outdoor activity and increase the community of outdoor enthusiasts, or that teach responsible outdoor recreation practices and environmental stewardship. Expedition Support funds expeditions across the country and globe to pioneer new routes, touch summits, paddle rivers, cycle, or ski. Grassroots Product Donations of product and gift cards are awarded to grassroots groups to enable them to raise funds or reward volunteers. Qualified donees are eligible to apply for Community Grants and Grassroots Product Donations, whereas Expedition Support is open to individuals. Applications for Community Grants are due March 28 and September 4, 2019. The deadline to apply for Expedition Support is April 10, 2019. Grassroots Product Donations applications may be submitted at any time. Learn more about each program by visiting MEC’s website.

Funds for Internet-Related Initiatives Across Canada
Canadian Internet Registration Authority

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is the steward of the .CA internet domain on behalf of all Canadians. CIRA's Community Investment Program funds innovative Canadian Internet projects to build a stronger, safer, and more accessible Internet for all Canadians. Up to $1.25 million CAD in funding is available for initiatives working to build a better online Canada in these areas: internet infrastructure, digital access, digital literacy, engagement, and online services. Grants range up to $100,000 with one $250,000 grant available. Registered Canadian charities, nonprofit organizations, and academics and researchers affiliated with a Canadian university or college can apply. Online applications must be received by 2PM ET February 28, 2019. Visit the CIRA website at cira.ca/cip to review the application guidelines.

Grants Improve the Lives of Marginalized Populations in Quebec
LÉGER FOUNDATION

The LÉGER FOUNDATION seeks to improve the well-being of vulnerable and marginalized persons in Quebec. The Foundation primarily supports initiatives that aim to improve conditions for those in need through the promotion of either food security or social inclusion. Support for food security initiatives is given to organizations that aim to help vulnerable people whose access to proper nutrition is threatened, while maintaining the development of healthy eating habits and reduction of dependence on food banks. Social inclusion funding supports major projects that aim to improve conditions for vulnerable and marginalized populations in a manner which is long term and sustainable. Registered charities are eligible to apply. The 2019 application deadlines are March 1 and August 1. Visit the LÉGER FOUNDATION’s website to download the application guidelines.

Funding Available to Alberta Schools
Inside Education

The mission of Inside Education is to help teachers and students in Alberta better understand the science, technology, and issues related to the environment and natural resources. Funding is provided through the following programs: The Nutrients for Life program funds the development of learning gardens and school gardens in Alberta classrooms and school yards. Supported initiatives should engage students in project-based learning about nutrition, health, and food security; build environmental awareness and stewardship skills; foster collaboration, teamwork, and leadership in the community; and enable students to gain outdoor experiences while engaging in physical activity. A+ for Energy Grants are awarded to Alberta K-12 teachers for projects that enhance student understanding of Alberta’s energy landscape, including energy efficiency, conservation, and the future. The deadline to apply for a Nutrients for Life grant is March 1, 2019. A+ For Energy Grant applications are due by May 1, 2019. Visit Inside Education’s website to review the funding guidelines for each program.

 

 

U.S. Government Funding Opportunities

Support for Initiatives Aiding Refugees in Selected Countries
Department of State

The 2019 Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey program provides funding for activities that primarily support refugees and other vulnerable populations in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. The closing date for applications is March 25, 2019.

Disease Control Projects in Liberia Funded
Department of Health and Human Service

The Advancing Infectious Disease Detection and Response in Liberia program provides support to conduct and monitor epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory-based projects, surveillance, and research of important diseases in Liberia. Funding is also provided to incorporate the results of research activities into operational disease detection, prevention, and response or control programs in Liberia and ensure the strengthening of local workforce capacity and dissemination of findings across the region, with partners, and globally. Applications must be submitted by March 4, 2019.

 

 

Canadian Government Funding Opportunities

International Volunteer Programs Supported
Global Affairs Canada

The Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP) aims to contribute to the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries. Grants ranging from $3 million to $50 million are provided to experienced Canadian organizations that use volunteers as a key mechanism for delivering development results and to promote gender equality. The deadline to submit an application is February 20, 2019.

Grants Bolster the Arts in the Northwest Territories
NWT Arts Council

The mandate of the NWT Arts Council is to promote the arts in the Northwest Territories. The Council supports creative artistic projects in the following areas: audio recording, including music and voice; fashion; performing arts, including dance, music, storytelling, and theater; writing and publishing; visual arts and crafts; film and media arts; and mentorship. Grants are provided in the categories of Creative Development, Creation and Production, and Public Presentation. Individuals and registered NWT organizations with a mandate to enhance the arts are eligible to apply. The annual application deadlines are February 28 and October 31.

 

 

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

The Philanthropy Outlook 2019 & 2020
The giving environment in the U.S. is ever evolving. For the latest developments in this area, The Philanthropy Outlook 2019 & 2020 by Marts & Lundy and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is a good place to start. This report examines the economic conditions and recent changes to federal tax policy that are expected to be the key forces shaping the environment for philanthropy.

 

 

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.

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. The webinar will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

Online Workshop: Great Graphs - Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story with Data Visualization
Visualizing data through charts, tables, and diagrams helps you deliver bite-sized information that viewers will understand at a glance and retain for the long run. In this workshop, Ann K. Emery will walk you through a step-by-step design process so you can apply critical thinking skills to your own projects. First, you’ll learn how to customize your visualization for your audience. Second, you’ll learn how to choose the right chart for your message. You’ll see familiar friends like pie charts and bar charts as well as new options like waffle charts, Sankey diagrams, tree maps, social network maps, and visual timelines. Third, you’ll declutter your visuals, reinforce your branding with custom color palettes and typography, and increase accessibility by ensuring that your visuals are legible for people with color vision deficiencies. Finally, you’ll learn to tell a story through saturation and annotation. The webinar will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Online Workshop: QuickBooks Budgeting & Year End Donor Receipts (NEW) Desktop Version
Do you spend hours every month getting budget reports ready for your board meeting? Do you put time into reentering and then manipulating data in Excel to get that “challenging” board member the report he wants? Do you manually generate donor thank you letters in Word? Are you double entering donations in QuickBooks and then again in another donor database that you don’t really like or understand? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then this workshop is for you! We are very excited to have Gregg Bossen, CPA and president of QuickBooks Made Easy, deliver one of his most popular webinars exclusively for GrantStation. In this workshop we will first explore how to enter budgets and generate budget reports in minutes for your organization right in QuickBooks. (No more fooling with Excel!) The webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

 


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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

International Funding Opportunities
Grants Enhance the Public’s Understanding of NATO
Support for Regional Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean
Culturally-Relevant Film Projects Supported
Award Recognizes Practical Solutions to Global Problems
Funding Available to Women Journalists Worldwide
Climate Change Solutions Honored
Grants Promote Social and Economic Justice in Latin America and Atlantic Canada
Prize Honors Animal Conservationists

Canadian Funding Opportunities
Corporate Giving Program Promotes Outdoor Recreation in Canada
Funds for Internet-Related Initiatives Across Canada
Grants Improve the Lives of Marginalized Populations in Quebec
Funding Available to Alberta Schools

Federal Funding
Support for Initiatives Aiding Refugees in Selected Countries
Disease Control Projects in Liberia Funded

Canadian Government Funding
International Volunteer Programs Supported
Grants Bolster the Arts in the Northwest Territories