GrantStation International Insider - June 2021

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Volume XII | Issue 5

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COVID-19 Related Funding


Current COVID-19 funding opportunities are available on our website.


Global Funding Opportunities

Funds for Civil Society Networks Involved in the HIV Response
Robert Carr Fund

The Robert Carr Fund invests in global and regional civil society networks to sustain and expand the role of inadequately served populations (ISPs) in the HIV response. The Fund’s current request for proposals will support the core funding and activity needs of global and regional civil society networks and consortia of networks led by, or devoted to serving, ISPs. ISPs include people living with HIV, gay men, bisexuals and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, people in prisons or other closed settings, sex workers, and transgender persons, as well as women and girls, youth, migrants, and people living in rural areas. Current funding priorities include the following: 1) strengthening movement leadership, supporting the continuity and succession of leadership in the HIV movement; 2) building organizational financial health and resilience, as well as the sustainability of the HIV response; and 3) support for innovative and creative ideas which respond to the changing context. Applications must be submitted by July 11, 2021. Visit the Fund’s website to download the Request for Proposals 2021.

Competition Seeks Carbon Sequestration Solutions
XPRIZE Carbon Removal

XPRIZE Carbon Removal, funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation, is aimed at tackling the biggest threat facing humanity—fighting climate change and rebalancing Earth’s carbon cycle. This $100 million global competition invites innovators and teams from anywhere on the planet to create and demonstrate solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans and sequester it durably and sustainably. To win the grand prize, teams must demonstrate a working solution at a scale of at least 1,000 tons removed per year, model their costs at a scale of one million tons per year, and show a pathway to achieving a scale of gigatons per year in future. Any carbon negative solution is eligible, including nature-based, direct air capture, oceans, mineralization, or anything else that achieves net negative emissions, sequesters CO2 durably, and shows a sustainable path to achieving low cost at gigaton scale. The competition will last for four years through Earth Day 2025. In the fall of 2021, XPRIZE will award up to $5 million to student teams. After one year of competition, the judges will award up to 15 Milestone Prizes of $1 million each. After four years, the judges will select the winners: $50 million paid to the grand prize winner and $30 million to be distributed among up to three runners up. Visit the XPRIZE website to learn more and download the Draft Competition Guidelines.

Innovative Performing Arts Projects Supported
Fondation d’entreprise Hermès (Hermes Enterprise Foundation): New Settings Program

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès (Hermes Enterprise Foundation) works to ensure the necessary conditions are in place to create new works of art, transmit skills and know-how, protect the environment, and encourage gestures of solidarity. Through the New Settings program, the Foundation supports the creation of new performance works from their production and rehearsal stages through to their public presentation. The focus is on artists who experiment with unconventional forms to expand the possibilities of the performing arts. Emerging and more established French and international artists are eligible to apply. Applications must be received by July 1, 2021. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Competition Rules and Conditions.

Research on Instagram Experiences Funded
Facebook Research: Instagram Request for Proposals on Safety and Community Health

Facebook Research is dedicated to giving people the power to build community through research and innovation. The 2021 Instagram Request for Proposals on Safety and Community Health will provide awards of up to $50,000 for research that improves understanding of experiences on Instagram that may or may not contribute to the safety and health of the community. This includes, but is not limited to, research that helps Instagram better understand equity and fairness issues facing its communities, develop better policies, assess possible improvements to protect its younger community, or better understand the mechanisms (e.g., social support, social comparison) through which Instagram usage would directly impact the people that use the service. This RFP is open to applicants worldwide from academic institutions and nonprofit organizations. Applications must be submitted by July 13, 2021. Visit the Facebook Research website to review the RFP and apply online.


Regional Funding Opportunities

In-Kind Donations of Nutrition Interventions to Support Pregnant Women and Children Under Five
Vitamin Angels

Vitamin Angels aims to reduce health and economic disparities across the lifespan by effectively delivering evidence-based nutrition interventions. Vitamin Angels provides annual in-kind donations of selected evidence-based nutrition interventions (including vitamin A, deworming, and multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) for pregnant women). Vitamin Angels’ program partners are qualified organizations working with underserved populations in the United States, Canada, and selected countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Grant recipients must reach pregnant women and children up to five years of age. There is no deadline to apply. Visit the Vitamin Angels website to complete the eligibility quiz and download an application form.

Funding Available for Conservation Efforts in Most Countries
European Outdoor Conservation Association

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) aims to promote the conservation of nature and wild places. The EOCA provides grants of up to €30,000 to implement conservation projects in any country around the world, except the United States and Canada. The EOCA looks to fund projects which benefit biodiversity in a wild landscape, which may include marine environments and a broad range of wild, non-urban spaces. Supported projects must protect a threatened species or habitat, have a link to the outdoor enthusiast, and involve hands-on conservation work. Shortlisted projects will be selected by a panel of general managers, scientific advisors, and the EOCA’s board of directors; funded projects will be chosen from the shortlist via a member vote and a public vote. Applications must be made between June 1-30 and November 1-30 of each year. Interested applicants may visit the EOCA website ( to access the funding guidelines or contact the foundation ( for further information.

Partnerships Fostering Sustainable Development Supported
P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030

P4G—Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030—accelerates pioneering market-based partnerships to build sustainable and resilient economies. P4G supports partnerships made up of commercial and non-commercial partners implementing innovative business models to accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2021-2022 funding cycle supports partnerships in Bangladesh, Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, and Vietnam. (P4G funding can be used for activities in other countries eligible for development assistance, as long as one P4G partner country is included.) Partnerships must be at the start-up or scale-up phase of development and must target one or more of the following SDGs: Zero Hunger, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Responsible Consumption and Production. In addition, partnerships must demonstrate innovation and have a path to commercial viability. Partnerships may receive up to $1 million, with support typically falling in the $100,000 range for start-ups and more for scale-ups. The application deadline is July 31, 2021. Visit the P4G website to download the Guidelines for Applicants.

Funds for Financial Literacy, Environment, and Youth Initiatives in Company Communities
Moody's Foundation

The Moody's Foundation seeks to empower people with the knowledge, resources, and confidence they need to create a better future—for themselves, their communities, and the environment. The Foundation provides grants to organizations operating in company communities with demonstrated success in one of the following focus areas: 1) empowering people with financial knowledge; 2) activating an environmentally sustainable future; or 3) helping young people reach their potential. U.S. nonprofit organizations and organizations with an international equivalent designation are eligible to apply. The eligibility quiz may be completed at any time; successful organizations will be provided with an invitation code to submit a letter of interest. Visit the Moody’s website to review the guidelines and take the eligibility quiz, which includes a list of eligible company communities.


Government Funding Opportunities

Call Aims to Mitigate Climate Change Related Conflict
European Commission

The call for proposals entitled “Conflict and Climate Change: A New Challenge and Opportunity for Peacebuilding” aims to support communities or authorities to prevent and mitigate conflict resulting from climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. The geographical scope is global; however, applicants are required to address the priorities of the call by targeting a specific conflict prone country or region. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is June 25, 2021.

Grant Supports Technology Training in the Indo-Pacific Region
Department of State

The Development of Information Technology and Cybersecurity Fundamentals Course Curriculum program supports the development of a general education course curriculum on information technology and cybersecurity fundamentals. This course should be accessible to students and professionals, and shared, royalty-free, to universities and educational institutions located in economic support fund eligible countries within the Indo-Pacific region. The closing date for applications is June 28, 2021.


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Feature articles focused on a particular grantmaker or philanthropic trend

Donations During the Long Tail of the Disaster
by Kevin Peters

There is an old adage in the world of journalism that says that if a question gets asked in a headline, the answer is going to be "no." (The concept was coined as Betteridge's law of headlines in 2009, but the idea has been around far longer.) In early May, the Chronicle of Philanthropy ran an article titled "They Came Through in a Crisis. Will 2020's New Donors Keep Giving?" Less than a week later, they ran another article, this one called "Charitable Giving Expected to Return to Pre-Pandemic Patterns in 2021." So I guess our question has been answered, and Betteridge was right once again. But from a practical and useful standpoint, where do nonprofit organizations go from here?



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

How to Raise $200 Million in Two Months to Battle a Global Crisis
Are you looking to gain a better understanding of the global philanthropic response to COVID-19? If so, the article "How to Raise $200 Million in Two Months to Battle a Global Crisis" is sure to offer both insights and inspiration. This article examines four principles that were key to the success of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, a joint effort of the UN Foundation and the World Health Organization to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to help nations around the world survive the pandemic.



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

FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website
Curious to know exactly what resources are at your fingertips when you enter the GrantStation website? Join Kevin Peters, Senior Research Specialist and Technical Associate, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. Kevin will demonstrate all of the GrantStation features including how to best use the searchable databases of private funders, how to navigate government funding sources, and how to set up and use your personal dashboard. This quick overview is a great way for current Members to ensure that they are getting the most out of their Membership, and for potential Members to see GrantStation in action! The webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?
Six Vital Questions to Ask Before You Launch
Expanding or improving your organization's infrastructure can drastically improve your ability to serve the community and fulfill your mission. But where do you start? The best way to start is by asking and answering six vital questions designed to prepare you to raise the capital campaign funds you need. This careful pre-planning will help you secure the support of your board, establish a reliable budget, and create your timeline. In this webinar you will learn to: develop a quantifiable benefit to your project; determine if you need a feasibility study; and decide if you need to hire a consultant. Explore these questions with real-world examples gleaned from the team’s more than 15 years of capital campaign fundraising experience. With plenty of time for your questions, you’ll learn how your organization can benefit when you take steps at the outset to prepare for your successful capital campaign. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Leading in Challenging Economic Times (NEW)
How to Survive—and Thrive—in a Tough Economy
As the executive director, director of operations, chief financial officer, or senior leader of a nonprofit organization, you have a difficult job balancing the demands of programmatic achievement, fundraising, long-term strategic planning, and managing people. In times of economic distress, your job becomes even more difficult as your focus shifts from growth to sustaining the current budget. By using a risk-based approach to leading, you can make your job easier. In this session, Dr. Anthony Silard will begin by examining the key characteristics of successful leaders in tough economic times. You will then learn some innovative fundraising strategies and design creative new ways to leverage resources for your cause. You will also find out how effective leaders manage people with fewer resources, adopt a healthy relationship toward risk, keep staff morale high in the face of cutbacks, and leverage financial resources and board involvement in a tough economy. The webinar will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021.



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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

Global Funding Opportunities
Funds for Civil Society Networks Involved in the HIV Response
Competition Seeks Carbon Sequestration Solutions
Innovative Performing Arts Projects Supported
Research on Instagram Experiences Funded

Regional Funding Opportunities 
In-Kind Donations of Nutrition Interventions to Support Pregnant Women and Children Under 
Funding Available for Conservation Efforts in Most Countries
Partnerships Fostering Sustainable Development Supported
Funds for Financial Literacy, Environment, and Youth Initiatives in Company Communities

Government Funding Opportunities
Call Aims to Mitigate Climate Change Related Conflict
Grant Supports Technology Training in the Indo-Pacific Region