GrantStation International Insider - March 2019

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Volume XI | Issue 2

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International Funding Opportunities

Grants Aim to Expose Illicit Finance in Africa, Asia, and Europe
Money Trail

Money Trail is a collaborative project between journalism and training organizations including Finance Uncovered, Free Press Unlimited, Journalismfund.eu, and Oxfam Novib. Money Trail provides grants for mixed teams of African, Asian, and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse, and corruption in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Intercontinental journalist teams consisting of at least one African, one Asian, and/or one European journalist are eligible to apply. In order to be eligible, teams must ensure that their story will be published in at least two continents. The 2019 application deadlines are March 25, June 25, September 24, and December 16. In addition, Oxfam Novib offers small grants to civil society activists in Africa and Asia who follow up on Money Trail stories with ‘campaign spikes’ in their respective countries. Initial inquiries for this program may be submitted at any time. Visit the Money Trail website to learn more about the grant programs for journalists and civil society activists.

Awards Honor Innovative Housing Projects
World Habitat Awards

The World Habitat Awards recognize and highlight innovative, outstanding, and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects, and programs from across the world. The Awards, which include a £10,000 prize for each of the two winning projects, honor initiatives that focus on affordable and adequate housing, are in progress or have been completed in the last ten years, and have been designed or delivered in close collaboration with the residents and local community. Any individual, organization, or government who has an innovative and practical solution to housing needs and problems from any country of the world is eligible. Applications must be submitted in English, Spanish, or French by March 31, 2019. Visit the World Habitat Awards website to complete an online application.

Funds for Youth and Civil Society Initiatives in Selected Countries
The Asfari Foundation

The Asfari Foundation seeks to educate young people from Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and the U.K. and to strengthen civil society organizations in their communities. The Foundation provides funding in the following program areas: The Civil Society program supports the development of a strong, sustainable civil society, with a focus on Lebanon and Syria. Thematic interests include promoting active citizenship, strengthening governance, and developing independent, high-quality media. The Youth Empowerment program seeks to address the structural and systemic issues that restrict access to and quality of academic and vocational education, and to improve employment and business opportunities for young people ages 16 to 24 in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and the U.K. Concept notes must be received by April 1, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the 2019 call for applications.

Climate Change Communication Projects Supported
The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is a Norwegian trust that funds communication projects around the world that mitigate anthropogenic climate change. The Foundation supports communication projects that have the greatest impact on influencing public opinion and increasing political support for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, with an emphasis on innovative and experimental projects with high impact. Letters of intent may be submitted at any time; the upcoming deadlines for applications are March 22 and June 7, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about their funding priorities.

Grants Promote Intercultural Dialogue and Active Citizenship in Africa
Culture at Work Africa

Culture at Work Africa: Promoting the Public Value of Intercultural Dialogue for Social Cohesion in Urban Africa is an initiative of African, European, and international partners and the European Union to create new opportunities and mobilize stakeholders to promote intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity in urban and peri-urban areas in Africa as drivers for social inclusion and sustainable human development. Grants support projects aimed at enhancing public or private cultural spaces as “safe places” for intercultural dialogue by stakeholders active in the public sphere, and transnational projects aimed at strengthening institutional and professional capacities in intercultural mediation of cultural organizations and operators for social cohesion. Projects should foster multi-stakeholder national and transregional cooperation, inclusive societies, cultural diversity, and equal dignity for all. Eligible applicants include nonprofit and for-profit organizations legally registered in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, or Zimbabwe. The application deadline is April 15, 2019. Visit the Culture at Work Africa website to download the second call for project proposals.

Award Recognizes Individuals Working to Improve Children’s Lives
World of Children Award

The World of Children Award recognizes real-life heroes working to dramatically improve the lives of children. Awards are divided into five categories: The Health Award is for those providing services in the fields of health, nutrition, medicine, and pediatric sciences. The Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals providing social and humanitarian services. The Education Award honors people providing educational and developmental services. The Protection Award is for those providing services and protection from fear, abuse, and exploitation. Winners in each of these categories receive a $75,000 minimum grant provided to their organization. Finally, the Youth Award, which includes a $25,000 minimum grant, honors a young person under the age of 21 who is making extraordinary contributions in helping other youth. Nominations must be submitted online by March 31, 2019. Visit the Award website to access both the Standard and the Youth Applications.

Rapid Support for Human Rights Defenders
Front Line Defenders: Protection Grants

The mission of Front Line Defenders is to protect, defend, support, and act for and with human rights defenders (HRDs) whose lives and health are at risk because of their peaceful and legitimate activities. The Protection Grants program provides rapid and practical financial support of up to 7,500 euros to HRDs at risk. Grants support provisions to improve the security and protection of HRDs and their organizations including, but not limited to, improving physical, digital, and communication security; supporting legal fees for HRDs who are being judicially harassed; paying for medical fees for HRDs who have been attacked or who have suffered a medical condition as a result of their peaceful human rights activities; and providing family assistance for imprisoned HRDs or family members who are at risk because of a HRD's activities. Applications are accepted at any time. The secure online application is available on the Front Line Defenders website.

Funding Improves Data Systems for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges - Neglected Tropical Diseases Data Innovation Incubator

Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at fostering innovation to solve key problems in global health and development for those most in need. The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Data Innovation Incubator seeks to identify and support innovative solutions (digital and non-digital) aimed at solving critical data-related challenges related to NTDs. This work aims to improve the quality, completeness, and timeliness of routine NTD data and ensure programmatic decision-making is based on the best available data. Round One funding of up to $200,000 will support proof-of-concept testing of the proposed solution over three to six months. Letters of inquiry are due March 25, 2019. Visit the Grand Challenges website to download the request for proposals and accompanying documents.

 

 

Canadian Funding Opportunities

Grants Aid Communities, Animals, and the Environment in Canada
Harmonizing Our Planet

Harmonizing Our Planet (HOP) was created to support organizations that help communities, animals, and the environment in Canada. Funding is provided in the following areas: Community Builders grants support organizations that help the less fortunate, giving them a chance at a better life. Animal Welfare funding is directed at organizations that foster the humane treatment and protection of domestic and wild animals. Environment funding supports organizations focused on building greater environmental awareness, conservation, and sustainability. Canadian registered charities are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Visit HOP’s website to learn more about each funding area and submit an online application.

Support for Children’s Causes Across Canada
Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation

The mission of the Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation is to invest in organizations and programs aimed at helping communities across Canada. The Foundation's areas of focus include healthcare and health research, education, and social welfare and poverty, all with a particular focus on children’s causes. Support is provided to registered charities, with a focus on small to mid-sized organizations. The application deadline is April 30, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to access the online application form.

Funding Addresses Environmental Issues in Alberta
Alberta Ecotrust Foundation

The Alberta Ecotrust Foundation supports projects that effectively address Alberta’s most pressing environmental issues. The Foundation’s environmental priorities include water, land use, and climate change. Funding is provided through the following programs: Community Grants support community-based projects that focus on local opportunities for change through stewardship and action. Major Grants support more comprehensive projects that have the potential to result in substantial environmental benefit. Finally, EcoCity Edmonton grants help citizens engage with the city's goals of becoming a sustainable and carbon-neutral city by supporting efforts in the areas of climate change, energy, water, land use, and air. The upcoming deadline to apply for Community Grants is May 15, 2019. Letters of intent for Major Grants are due by March 31, 2019. EcoCity Edmonton grant applications must be submitted by April 1, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the grant programs.

Grants Benefit Toronto Area LGBTTIQQ2S Communities
Community One Foundation

The Community One Foundation seeks to enhance the development of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, intersexed, queer, questioning, and two-spirited (LGBTTIQQ2S) communities of the Greater Toronto Area. The Rainbow Grants program funds new and innovative services and programs benefiting LGBTTIQQ2S communities in the areas of health and social services, arts and culture, education, and research and advocacy. Individuals and unregistered groups may apply for General Rainbow Grants of up to $1,500, while registered charities are eligible to apply for Foundation Rainbow Grants of up to $7,500. In addition, the James Stewart Rainbow Grant of up to $10,000 supports a registered charity to seed new and innovative projects to combat discrimination on the basis of sexual/gender identity and create an atmosphere of respect and acceptance, to support needed but underfunded services to LGBT individuals and families, or to provide programming specifically aimed at supporting newcomers to Canada who have identified themselves with the LGBT community. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the 2019 Rainbow Grant Application Guide.

 

 

U.S. Government Funding Opportunities

Support for Wildlife Conservation in Latin America
Fish and Wildlife Service

The goal of the Latin America Regional Program is to conserve priority species and habitats in the region. Support is provided for initiatives that reduce threats to key wildlife populations in Latin America from wildlife trafficking, unsustainable resource use, and human-wildlife conflicts. The closing date for applications is April 12, 2019.

Funding Available to Explore the Impact of New Technologies on Human Rights
Department of State

The Assessing the Human Rights Impact of Emerging Technologies program supports research initiatives that explore and assess the potential human rights impacts, opportunities, and threats of emerging technological innovations globally. Applications for this program must be submitted by March 29, 2019.

 

 

Canadian Government Funding Opportunities

Grants Benefit Immigrants and Refugees in Canada
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has issued a call for proposals to determine the Settlement Program and Resettlement Assistance Program services across Canada that will be in place for up to five years. The Settlement Program assists immigrants and refugees in overcoming barriers specific to the newcomer experience, such as a lack of official language skills and limited knowledge of Canada, so that they can participate in social, cultural, civic, and economic life in Canada. The Resettlement Assistance Program supports government-assisted refugees and other eligible clients upon arrival in Canada by providing them with direct financial support as well as awarding funding for service provider organizations to deliver immediate and essential services. Proposals must be submitted by April 12, 2019.

Funds for Justice Programs in Indigenous Communities
Canada Department of Justice

The Community-Based Justice Fund supports community-based justice programs in partnership with Indigenous communities. Programs are cost-shared with provincial and territorial governments and designed to reflect the culture and values of the communities in which they are situated. Funding proposals may be submitted at any time. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact a Regional Coordinator in their jurisdiction.

 

 

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

2018 Charitable Giving Report
For those of you looking to keep up on the latest giving trends, Blackbaud has recently released its 2018 Charitable Giving Report. This report tracks over $31 billion in U.S.-based charitable giving from the Blackbaud Index. It examines overall, online, and mobile giving, and provides information on donor trends, global giving, and Giving Tuesday.

 

 

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 Know if Your Grant Program is Working (NEW)
Building a grants program is both high-stakes and time-intensive. But how can you tell if your grants program is working and raising as much money as it can? In this webinar, Alayna Buckner, a grantwriting expert at Elevate, will teach you how to measure the success of your grant strategy and help you avoid inadvertently leaving money on the table. In this webinar we’ll show you how to establish the right timeline and goals for measuring progress; weigh opportunity costs and know which opportunities are worth pursuing; and measure and interpret returns from grants. This training is ideal for grantwriters, development professionals, and other nonprofit leaders who want a better understanding of how to develop a grant strategy, measure grant program outcomes, and set attainable fundraising goals. The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website
Join Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will cover all of the features in GrantStation.com, including navigation, search interfaces, and charitable database search criteria. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. By using GrantStation’s databases and resource tools, you can begin to develop a successful grantseeking strategy for the next 12 to 18 months. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Online Workshop: Visualize Survey Results with Excel (NEW)
You collected data with a survey—now what? Surveys, assessments, questionnaires, and forms are one of the most common ways for organizations to collect data. It’s time to get those numbers off of your spreadsheets and into real-world conversations. In this workshop, Ann Emery will describe how to showcase survey results with effective data visualization. We’ll begin with a brief overview of data storytelling principles, like removing unnecessary ink from your graph and then drawing attention to your desired takeaway finding with a dark/light contrast and a storytelling title. Then, we’ll dive into real-life survey questions. You’ll learn how to visualize data from yes/no survey questions, check-all-that-apply questions, rating scales, pre/post questionnaires, and from open-ended comments. The speaker will show you a few ideas for visualizing each type of survey question, and then you’ll vote on your favorite. This session is about software-agnostic critical thinking skills, not about how-to software skills, but the speaker will share the Excel file that she used to create all of the visualizations in case you want to adapt her file for your own projects. The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

 


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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

International Funding Opportunities
Grants Aim to Expose Illicit Finance in Africa, Asia, and Europe
Awards Honor Innovative Housing Projects
Funds for Youth and Civil Society Initiatives in Selected Countries
Climate Change Communication Projects Supported
Grants Promote Intercultural Dialogue and Active Citizenship in Africa
Award Recognizes Individuals Working to Improve Children’s Lives
Rapid Support for Human Rights Defenders
Funding Improves Data Systems for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Canadian Funding Opportunities
Grants Aid Communities, Animals, and the Environment in Canada
Support for Children’s Causes Across Canada
Funding Addresses Environmental Issues in Alberta
Grants Benefit Toronto Area LGBTTIQQ2S Communities

Federal Funding
Support for Wildlife Conservation in Latin America
Funding Available to Explore the Impact of New Technologies on Human Rights

Canadian Government Funding
Grants Benefit Immigrants and Refugees in Canada
Funds for Justice Programs in Indigenous Communities