GrantStation International Insider - May 2019

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Volume XI | Issue 4

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International Funding Opportunities

Funds for Renewable Energy Initiatives in Selected Countries
Netherlands Enterprise Agency: SDG Results: Access to Renewable Energy

The SDG Results: Access to Renewable Energy facility scheme, an initiative of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, aims to give two million people in developing countries access to renewable energy. Grants totaling  €11.25 million will be provided to non-governmental organizations, businesses, and financial institutions for projects in selected countries in Africa and Asia that contribute to the following result areas: 1) access to electricity in homes; and 2) access to clean cooking in homes. The facility also supports the additional goals of low-carbon climate resilient development, less gender inequality, private sector development and employment, and the mobilization of private investments in the decentralized renewable energy sector. Payments for this opportunity will be made retrospectively and based on the number of people who have gained access to renewable energy technologies or services. Concept notes must be submitted by May 31, 2019; the deadline for invited applications is September 27, 2019. Visit the Agency’s website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.

Youth-Led Projects Supported
Global Youth Empowerment Fund

The Global Youth Empowerment Fund, a partnership of Junior Chamber International (JCI) and the SDG Action Campaign, is an initiative to empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects. The Fund offers grants, financing, and training to youth-led projects and social enterprises that advance the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in local communities around the world. Grantees can apply for grants up to $25,000, but typically the average grant size awarded is around $5,000. Supported projects must be created and led by youth between the ages of 18 and 40. Eligible applicants include non-governmental and nonprofit organizations whose activities contribute to the promotion of sustainable development and youth leadership, as well as public bodies with specific responsibility for the promotion of youth engagement in advancing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2019, and applications will open on May 4, 2019. All projects will be evaluated by the Board of Trustees in September. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the project requirements and 2019 timeline.

Prize Recognizes Efforts to Broaden Scientific Awareness
UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

The UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is awarded biennially to reward exceptional contributions made by individuals in communicating science to society and promoting the popularization of science. The Prize is awarded to persons who have had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, film producer, or radio, television, or web program director in helping interpret science, research, and technology to the public. Many past Prize winners have been scientists in their own right, while others have been trained in journalism or have been educators or writers. The applicant does not need to have a science degree. Cash awards totaling $45,000 are made to the winner. Applications may be submitted until May 31, 2019. Visit the UNESCO website to review the call for nominations.

Funding Benefits Mountain Communities Across the Globe
Petzl Foundation

The Petzl Foundation serves mountain and vertical access communities that have enabled the company to grow and prosper worldwide. Grants are provided for projects that take place in mountains or in any other vertical environment, are related to outdoor leisure activities such as climbing and mountaineering, or are related to the professional work-at-height sector such as tree care, technical rescue, and difficult access. Funding categories consist of accident prevention and risk management training, preservation of the environment, and scientific research. Nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and research institutes are eligible to apply. Applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to complete the online application form.

Grants Promote Social and Ecological Change
Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind

The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH) is a Swiss foundation that makes grants to civil society movements and organizations to support their actions in favor of a social and ecological transition. The Foundation provides long-term structural support for civil society organizations that suggest viable alternatives and address the themes of its programs: Transition to Sustainable Societies, Governance and Regional Cooperation, Responsibility and Ethics, and Methods and Tools for Diffusion in Service of the Transition. Online applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the FPH website to review the grantmaking policy.

Award Honors Individuals Working on Global Issues
Henley & Partners: Global Citizen Award

The Global Citizen Award, an initiative of Henley & Partners, recognizes an individual who demonstrates extraordinary vision, courage, innovation, and commitment in contributing to the advancement of a pressing global issue. Global issues are defined by the UN as issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone. Individuals who have consistently worked to contribute to a global issue are eligible to be nominated, including those involved in fieldwork and academic work, and those applying innovative methodologies or devising new products and services. A cash award of $30,000 is provided to support the awardee’s humanitarian efforts. Nominations must be submitted by June 5, 2019. The 2019 Call for Nominations is available on the Henley & Partners website.

Grants Protect LGBTI Human Rights Defenders Under Threat
Freedom House: Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. The Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program provides emergency assistance; security, opportunity, and advocacy rapid response grants (SOAR grants); and security assessment and training to human rights defenders and civil society organizations under threat or attack due to their work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) human rights. Human rights defenders and civil society organizations (including unregistered groups) with a history of LGBTI activism are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the Freedom House website to review the funding guidelines and learn about the application process.

Prize Celebrates Contributions to Girls’ and Women’s Education
UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honors outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions, and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. Priority areas consist of Literacy, focused on adolescent girls and young women; Participation, supporting girls to transition from primary education to lower-secondary education and to complete full basic education; Environment, supporting the creation of a gender-responsive and safe teaching-learning environment; Teachers, engaging teachers to develop gender-responsive teaching attitudes and practices and be change agents; and Skills, supporting girls and women to acquire knowledge and skills for life and work. Two awards of $50,000 are made to established projects or programs that have been running for at least two years and have the potential to be replicable and scalable. Online nominations must be submitted by May 28, 2019. The Explanatory Note may be downloaded in English or French from the UNESCO website.

 

 

Canadian Funding Opportunities

Support for Canadian Animal Welfare Organizations
The Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation

The Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation supports Canadian animal welfare organizations working at home and abroad. Grants are provided to organizations that provide a natural sanctuary for abused, neglected, and abandoned animals, both wild and domesticated; that conduct advocacy work, rallying for more stringent animal cruelty laws and subsequent penalties; and whose main focus is to help animals, both wild and domesticated, who may be in immediate distress. Additional areas of interest include mass factory farming, the fight to end animal testing, and the fight to end the massacre of elephants and rhinos in Africa. Registered Canadian charities are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed twice a year. Visit the Foundation’s website to apply online.

Grants Benefit Children and Youth Facing Challenges
Simple Plan Foundation

The Simple Plan Foundation aims to help young people in need by easing their difficult passage to adulthood and by supporting the victims of life threatening illnesses. Funding is provided in the following three areas: promoting musical training in schools as a way of helping young people develop a passion and find a purpose in life; supporting various social and medical organizations dedicated to helping children and youth with disabilities or those that are ill; and helping groups and organizations working with young people facing typical teenage problems, including drugs, depression, bullying, dropping out of school, suicide, and poverty, as well as those affected by war. The Foundation supports organizations across Canada, with some emphasis on Quebec. Applications must be submitted by May 31 of each year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines in English or French.

Funding Strengthens Tribal Councils in British Columbia
New Relationship Trust: Tribal Councils Policy Initiative

The New Relationship Trust is dedicated to strengthening First Nations in British Columbia through capacity building. The Tribal Councils Policy Initiative supports capacity building in BC at the tribal council/Nation council level and promotes information and resource sharing among the councils. Tribal councils in BC can apply for policy development in one of the Trust’s five areas of strategic priority: economic development, education, elders and youth, governance, and language. Grants of up to $25,000 are available per project, with a maximum of two projects per council. Applications for this program are now open until funds are exhausted. Visit the Trust’s website to download the 2018-2019 application guidelines.

Ontario Art Galleries and Museums Supported
Ontario Arts Foundation: Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Program

The Ontario Arts Foundation is committed to working towards the increased stability of the arts infrastructure in Ontario. The Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Program aims to foster a broader appreciation of Canadian visual art and artists by assisting public art galleries and museums in Ontario to grow their permanent collections, increase the public’s knowledge of collecting and permanent collections, and support community engagement between a gallery or museum and its local community. Funding is offered through two streams: Acquisition Grants and Development Grants. Applications must be submitted by June 28, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the 2019 program guidelines and application form.

 

 

U.S. Government Funding Opportunities

Support for Wildlife Crime Prevention Initiatives in Central Africa
Department of State

The Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Central Africa program seeks to reduce the ability of criminal groups to profit from poaching and trafficking of protected animals and their body parts originating in or transiting Central Africa. The closing date for applications is June 17, 2019.

Funding Combats Corruption in Selected Countries
Department of State

Strengthening Implementation of Anticorruption Standards Globally is a program that supports efforts in at least three of six target countries (South Africa, The Gambia, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malaysia, and Armenia) to identify priority substantive anticorruption measures and assist in implementation of reform actions related to them. Applications must be submitted by June 4, 2019.

 

 

Canadian Government Funding Opportunities

Grants Preserve Indigenous Culture in Canada
Library and Archives Canada

The Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative offers funding and digitization services to preserve Indigenous culture and language recordings. Grants of up to $100,000 are provided to digitize existing Indigenous culture and language recordings and to build the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to digitize and preserve these recordings. Nonprofit Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis Nation) organizations are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by July 17, 2019.

Support for Youth-Led Prevention Projects in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Prevention Institute

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute aims to reduce the occurrence of disabling conditions in children using primary prevention methods. The Institute’s Youth-Led Health Community Grants Program seeks to prevent alcohol-related harms and promote sexual health education. Support is provided for projects led by youth ages 14 to 24 that address these two areas. The annual application deadlines are May 31 and October 31.

 

 

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

You Are Already a Mentor
Are you an experienced grant professional looking to give back to the field? If so, you may want to start out by reading “You Are Already a Mentor,” which provides information on the Grant Professional Association’s Mentor Match Program, including answers to common questions asked by potential mentors. Grant professionals interested in becoming a mentee will also benefit from reading the article.

 

 

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 Use Stories for Writing Your Grant Proposal (NEW)
Is it possible to use stories in grant proposals? Why would we want to? One of the most important things a story does is help your organization stand out. Research shows that stories are 22 times more memorable than statistics. Sharing a well-crafted story about someone you serve helps to crystallize the impact of your mission. A story puts a face and voice to your work. In this interactive webinar, Lori L. Jacobwith will help you identify multiple ways to share a story before sending the grant request, with the request, and after you’ve received the grant. And yes, we’ll talk about ways to include a story in online grant applications. During this webinar you will (1) learn the difference between a story and a report; (2) identify multiple ways to include stories when submitting a grant proposal; and (3) make a mini-plan for keeping the funders updated by sharing story updates. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 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, May 21, 2019.

Branding Your Application (NEW)
Does your brand belong in your grant application? How does having a clear brand save you time and increase your chances of being awarded a grant? How hard is it to create a clear brand? Branding is your shortcut—it’s the words, phrases, and images that give people instant recognition of who you are. While ‘brand’ might seem like a word that only applies to corporations, your nonprofit has one, whether you think it does or not. In this interactive webinar, Ara G. Beal of Storybook Foundry will share what you need to know about nonprofit branding and grantwriting. Additionally, she’ll guide you through two of the Storybook Foundry’s tools to clarify and unify your brand. You’ll identify words to avoid and words to use in all of your communications and learn how to compile your most compelling testimonials. The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

 


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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

International Funding Opportunities
Funds for Renewable Energy Initiatives in Selected Countries
Youth-Led Projects Supported
Prize Recognizes Efforts to Broaden Scientific Awareness
Funding Benefits Mountain Communities Across the Globe
Grants Promote Social and Ecological Change
Award Honors Individuals Working on Global Issues
Grants Protect LGBTI Human Rights Defenders Under Threat
Prize Celebrates Contributions to Girls’ and Women’s Education

Canadian Funding Opportunities
Support for Canadian Animal Welfare Organizations
Grants Benefit Children and Youth Facing Challenges
Funding Strengthens Tribal Councils in British Columbia
Ontario Art Galleries and Museums Supported

Federal Funding
Support for Wildlife Crime Prevention Initiatives in Central Africa
Funding Combats Corruption in Selected Countries

Canadian Government Funding
Grants Preserve Indigenous Culture in Canada
Support for Youth-Led Prevention Projects in Saskatchewan