GrantStation International Insider - May 2022

GrantStation international Insider
Volume XIII | Issue 4

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Special Funding Opportunities
Opportunities related to specific current issues

Current funding opportunities for COVID-19 and Ukraine are available to the public on our website.

 

Global Funding Opportunities

Award Recognizes Achievements in the Field of Pluralism
Global Pluralism Award

The Global Pluralism Award celebrates achievement and excellence in the field of pluralism. The Award is presented once every two years to organizations, individuals, governments, and businesses from any country who are contributing to building more inclusive societies in which human diversity is protected. Nominees must demonstrate remarkable and sustained achievement in any of the wide range of disciplines related to pluralism. These disciplines include legal reform, human rights, democracy promotion, social cohesion, education, ethnic relations, conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and migration and integration. Three awards of CAD $50,000 each are provided to the winners. Applications and nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2022. Visit the Award website to download the submission guidelines in English, French, Spanish, or Arabic.

Funding Available to Plant Trees
1treellion.org

The mission of 1treellion.org is to bring communities together to plant one trillion trees and cool the Earth. 1treellion.org provides funds to tree-planting initiatives all over the world. Support is provided to registered nonprofit organizations, private companies, and community initiatives implementing projects in the field of tree planting. Applications may be submitted at any time. The online application form is available on The Story of Trees page of the website.

Support for Health, Science, and Diversity Initiatives in Global Communities
Moderna Charitable Foundation

The Moderna Charitable Foundation's mission is to support local and global communities, promote public health and access to quality healthcare, advance scientific education and innovation, and advocate for diversity and inclusion. Grants support U.S. nonprofit organizations, and similarly organized nonprofit organizations outside the U.S., for the benefit of local and global communities. The Foundation's grantmaking is focused on promoting public health and access to quality healthcare, advancing scientific education and innovation, and advocating for diversity and inclusion. The Foundation is particularly committed to addressing needs that have been caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no deadline to apply. Visit the Foundation's website to access the online grants portal.

Grants Foster Social Impact Storytelling
Perspective Fund

The mission of the Perspective Fund is to foster positive social change by funding and partnering with impact-oriented mediamakers and campaigns. The Fund supports projects and organizations that are dedicated to using storytelling for social change, with a focus on documentary-driven efforts. Current grantmaking falls into two key areas: 1) Documentaries, supporting a range of costs associated with impact-oriented documentary projects; and 2) Infrastructure, funding organizations that are building infrastructure and knowledge in support of the evolving field of social impact documentaries. Funding inquiries may be submitted at any time. Visit the Fund's website to learn more about the grantmaking categories.

 

Regional Funding Opportunities

Efforts Responding to the War in Ukraine Supported in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries
German Marshall Fund of the United States: Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a nonpartisan American public policy organization committed to the idea that the United States and Europe are stronger together. The GMF's Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation is offering calls for project proposals in response to the security and humanitarian challenges posed by Russia's war in Ukraine. The Enhancing Republic of Moldova's Resilience Capacity call supports Moldovan civil society organizations for projects that support refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine, with priority given to initiatives that enhance social support, and media organizations based in the Republic of Moldova for initiatives that support the media's key role in informing their audiences. Proposals will be received on an ongoing basis. The Fostering the Resilience of Ukrainian Civil Society and Independent Media call will support civil society organizations and media organizations from Ukraine for emergency support covering the immediate needs of the civic activists and media professionals, recovery and capacity building projects for civil society organizations, and media support projects. Projects should be initiated by civil society organizations and independent media legally registered, based, relocated to, and/or working from Ukraine and neighboring countries. Proposals will be received and evaluated on an ongoing basis, with a first deadline of May 15, 2022. Visit the GMF website to review the calls for project proposals.

Grants Promote Transnational Collaborations Addressing Shared Issues in Asia
The Toyota Foundation: International Grant Program

The Toyota Foundation's International Grant Program, under the theme of "Cultivating Empathy Through Learning from Our Neighbors: Practitioners' Exchange on Common Issues in Asia," focuses on deepening mutual understanding and knowledge-sharing among people on the ground in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia who are finding solutions to shared issues. Support is provided to teams of individuals based in multiple target countries, including team members with practical experience and knowledge on addressing issues in the target countries, such as practitioners, researchers, creators, policymakers, and journalists and other media representatives. Projects are required to identify issues and conduct a review by surveying and analyzing the situation in target countries, carry out activities aimed at providing solutions to issues, and produce and disseminate tangible outputs. Projects should be conducted in and focus on new issues facing two or more of the target countries and regions, which include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. The project representative must have a contact address in Japan. The application deadline is June 4, 2022. Visit the Toyota Foundation's website to begin the application process.

Nigerian Media Organizations Funded
Media Development Investment Fund: Nigeria Media Innovation Program
The Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) invests in independent media in countries where access to free and independent media is under threat. The Nigeria Media Innovation Program supports Nigerian media organizations that are building innovative news and information products that 1) explore opportunities to reach and connect with broader audiences through digital platforms and technologies; or 2) develop new revenue generation opportunities or sustainable business models. Applications are accepted from existing independent media companies, nonprofit media, and new ventures with projects addressing one or more of the following focus areas: digital native products, reaching rural communities, engaging people in different languages that are underserved, technology innovation for distribution, new revenue opportunities, and transition to digital. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided. The deadline for the initial funding cycle is May 31, 2022. Visit the MDIF website to learn more and apply online.

Program Supports African Entrepreneurs
Africa's Business Heroes

The mission of Africa's Business Heroes, an initiative of The Jack Ma Foundation, is to strengthen the African entrepreneur ecosystem by identifying, telling the stories of, training, and awarding grant funding to 100 business heroes across Africa over the next ten years. The program recognizes African entrepreneurs who are creating positive change in the communities they operate in and using innovative solutions to address challenging and pertinent problems and specific market gaps. Entrepreneurs of any age, gender, and sector who are nationals from any African country are eligible to apply. Companies must be legally registered and based in Africa. Individuals who run a non-governmental organization are also eligible. Businesses and non-governmental organizations must have been operating for at least three years. Winning entrepreneurs will share a prize pool of $1,500,000. The application deadline is June 6, 2022. Application guidelines and sample application videos are available on the Africa's Business Heroes website.  

 

Government Funding Opportunities

Funding Promotes Role of Women and Youth in Peacebuilding in Select Countries
United Nations Peacebuilding Fund: Gender and Youth Promotion Initiatives

The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund aims to sustain peace in countries or situations at risk of or affected by violent conflict. The Fund's Gender and Youth Promotion Initiatives support the empowerment of women and the advancement of gender equality and recognize the role young people play in peacebuilding. Support is provided to civil society organizations, as well as UN agencies, funds, and programs, for projects in select countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific. For 2022, the Gender Promotion Initiative seeks to support women's civil society organizations, groups, and networks in strengthening their institutional capacity for sustainable contribution to peacebuilding. The Youth Promotion Initiative seeks proposals focused on fostering youth-inclusive political processes and promoting the political participation of diverse young people; promoting safety, security, and protection of diverse young people; and projects combining the previous two themes. Online applications will be accepted beginning mid-May 2022, and the deadline for concept notes is June 6, 2022. Visit the UN Peacebuilding website for application guidelines, including a list of eligible countries.

Support for a Consortium to Promote Labor Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean
Department of State

The Latin America and the Caribbean Labor Consortium funding opportunity will provide one award for a project to develop a consortium of implementing partners to promote internationally recognized labor standards in Latin America and the Caribbean. The consortium will strengthen workers' ability to pursue advocacy for decent rights at work and claim their legal rights and protections in line with international standards. The consortium should have one primary applicant, with all partners playing substantive roles in accomplishing program goals and objectives. Eligible applicants include U.S.-based and foreign-based nonprofit and non-governmental organizations and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses, with preference given to nonprofit entities. The application deadline is May 31, 2022.

 

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

Informal Giving + Community Care Around the World
Are you looking to better understand acts of nonmonetary generosity? If so, you should read GivingTuesday's new report, Informal Giving + Community Care Around the World. This report aims to develop a deeper understanding of the various creative, meaningful ways people support their communities—through neighborhood events, mutual aid networks, and other acts of community care that help form a grassroots safety net, even as other systems are disrupted or overwhelmed.

 

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.

Partnership RX
By now we all really understand that thinking and working collaboratively "pays" in many ways for our organizations and the community as a whole. But that doesn’t mean creating and sustaining meaningful partnerships is trouble-free—have you noticed? In this lively session, Maryn Boess, Founder of GrantsMagic U, explores three powerful, simple tools for understanding what's going on when your collaboration seems to be going wrong and what to do about it. You'll learn what to expect during a typical collaboration lifecycle, how to head off predictable problems, and what to do if they crop up anyway; you'll learn how to use GrantsMagic U's exclusive "Bottom-Up Logic Model" to diagnose troublesome gaps, overlaps, and misalignments in your internal and external partnerships; and you'll see how the "Collaboration Assessment Checklist" can help you identify where your collaboration is healthy and well—and where it could use a strong dose of tough love and attention. The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

The Low-Down on Executive Summaries and Letters of Inquiry
How do you keep appeals "short and sweet" while still making sure they are complete? This micro-course focuses on the skills needed to break down a large proposal and effectively communicate key information in the form of an executive summary or letter of inquiry. Join Marie Palacios to learn what donors are looking for in these "compact proposal" narratives and what should be reserved for the full proposal or in-person dialogue. In this session you'll learn the difference between an executive summary and a letter of inquiry; key components of an executive summary and a letter of inquiry; quick tips to make sure every sentence packs a punch and gets the donor's attention; and helpful hints on what NOT to include in an executive summary or letter of inquiry. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Exploring Social Entrepreneurship
This webinar will give participants an introduction to the concept of social enterprise and how to employ business principles to make social change. Mindy Muller, President/CEO of Community Development Professionals, LLC, will discuss using social enterprise to raise funds within nonprofits, as for-profit businesses, and how to create a business to employ the hardest-to-serve residents of a community. This training is appropriate for people interested in launching a mission-driven business, nonprofits considering raising money through social enterprise, or others interested in learning more about applying business principles in mission-driven work. Participants will have the opportunity to develop working knowledge of concepts of social enterprise and entrepreneurship; learn various business structures of social enterprise; and explore how to increase organizational impact through deployment of social enterprise constructs. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

 

 

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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

Global Funding Opportunities
Award Recognizes Achievements in the Field of Pluralism
Funding Available to Plant Trees
Support for Health, Science, and Diversity Initiatives in Global Communities
Grants Foster Social Impact Storytelling

Regional Funding Opportunities
Efforts Responding to the War in Ukraine Supported in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries
Grants Promote Transnational Collaborations Addressing Shared Issues in Asia
Nigerian Media Organizations Funded
Program Supports African Entrepreneurs

Government Funding Opportunities
Funding Promotes Role of Women and Youth in Peacebuilding in Select Countries
Support for a Consortium to Promote Labor Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean