GrantStation International Insider - June 2022

GrantStation international Insider
Volume XIII | Issue 5

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Special Funding Opportunities

 

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

 

Global Funding Opportunities

Grants Aim to Protect Journalists and Bolster Freedom of the Press
Global Media Defence Fund

The Global Media Defence Fund, administered by UNESCO, is a multi-partner trust fund developed with the goal of enhancing media protection and improving journalists' access to specialized and gender-sensitive legal assistance. The Fund supports nonprofit organizations from around the globe in the implementation of local, regional, and global projects that seek to bolster journalists' legal protection or enhance media freedom through relevant investigative journalism or strategic litigation. Through the 2022 Call for Partnerships, the Fund will make nearly $1.4 million available in financial grants, ranging from $15,000 to $35,000. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2022. Visit the UNESCO website to review the objectives and requirements of the current call.

Jewish Humanitarians Honored
Charles Bronfman Prize

The Charles Bronfman Prize recognizes young humanitarians whose work is grounded in their Jewish values and is of universal benefit to all people. The Prize is awarded to next-generation leaders under the age of 50 who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way, and who have created a mechanism for acting on that vision and have delivered measurable results. Nominations are accepted in all areas of humanitarian work across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Past recipients have distinguished themselves through their work in the environment, humanitarian relief, human rights, medical education, public education, criminal justice, storytelling, and more. Individuals and teams under the age of 50 who self-identify as Jewish are eligible to be nominated. The winner receives a $100,000 award. Nominations must be submitted by August 17, 2022. Visit the Prize's website to review the nomination guidelines and FAQs.

Funds to Promote Food Systems Change
ProVeg Grants Program

The ProVeg Grants Program, an initiative of ProVeg International, offers funding to organizations and projects that align with ProVeg's mission to reduce the global consumption of animals by 50% by the year 2040. The ProVeg Grants Program supports organizations and individuals working towards food systems change. Effective Vegan Advocacy (EVA) Grants (up to $5,000) and ProVeg Grants ($10,000 to $30,000) are awarded for vegan advocacy and meat reduction efforts. Funded projects should prioritize all animal species equally and aim to reduce or eliminate demand or consumption of animal products. Eligible applicants include organizations and individuals that are outside the United States and are not an international chapter of U.S.-based organizations. The remaining 2022 deadlines for these two programs are September 1 and December 1. In addition, Capacity Fund Grants (up to $1,000 per year) are available to current ProVeg and EVA grant recipients to build capacity and professionalize organizations. There is no deadline to apply for Capacity Fund Grants. Visit the ProVeg Grants Program website to learn more about these three programs.

Prize Recognizes Sustainability Solutions in Several Sectors
Zayed Sustainability Prize

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is a global award for recognizing excellence in sustainability. The Prize recognizes nonprofit organizations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and high schools for their impactful, innovative, and inspiring sustainability solutions across the categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water, and Global High Schools. The Prize carries an award of $600,000 in the areas of Health, Food, Energy, and Water. For Global High Schools, the winner in each of six regions receives up to $100,000. The regions include the Americas, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and Central Asia, South Asia, and East Asia and the Pacific. Submissions are open until July 6, 2022. Visit the Prize's website to download the form for the relevant area in order to work on the application before submitting it through the online portal.

 

Regional Funding Opportunities

Support for Public Art Projects in European Cities
Bloomberg Philanthropies: Asphalt Art Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies' Asphalt Art Initiative seeks to help cities use art and community engagement to improve street safety and revitalize public space. The Asphalt Art Initiative grant program funds visual art, typically painted murals, on roadways, pedestrian spaces, and public infrastructure in cities, with the following primary goals: improving street and pedestrian safety, revitalizing and activating underutilized public space, and promoting collaboration and civic engagement in local communities. The Initiative is currently accepting applications in Europe, and will provide up to 20 European cities with grants of up to $25,000 each, as well as on-call technical assistance. Eligible sites should be on or adjacent to active roadways, and may include crosswalks, intersections, vehicle/parking lanes, plazas, sidewalks, or transportation infrastructure such as traffic barriers, highway underpasses, or utility boxes. All cities in the continent of Europe with at least 100,000 residents within the administrative division of the city are eligible to apply. The application deadline is July 11, 2022. Visit the Initiative's website to review the previously funded projects as well as the Asphalt Art Guide to gather inspiration from successful asphalt art projects.

Funding Benefits Countries in Central America and the Caribbean
Light a Single Candle Foundation: International Grants

The Light a Single Candle Foundation is dedicated to the relief of poverty. The Foundation's International Grants program supports U.S. nonprofit organizations implementing projects in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, or Nicaragua. Projects should address one of the following focus areas: 1) food support, security, and sustainability; 2) social entrepreneurship and microdevelopment; or 3) poverty relief. The remaining proposal submission deadlines for this year are June 25 and October 1, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to review the guidelines for International Grants and start the application process by registering as a user with the grants management system.

Grants Target Muslim Minority Communities
Islamic Development Bank: Communities Outreach Programme

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is a multilateral development bank working to improve lives by promoting social and economic development in member countries and Muslim communities worldwide. The IsDB’s Communities Outreach Programme provides assistance to improve the well-being and living conditions of Muslim minority communities in IsDB non-member countries. Areas of interest include education, health, and social projects, including the construction of schools, vocational training centers, and health centers. Projects addressing women's empowerment, entrepreneurship, youth development, and refugees are also supported. Muslim nonprofit organizations and societies in the IsDB non-member countries are eligible to apply. Applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the IsDB website to review the program guidelines and download the project application procedures and form.

Funds for Academic Partnerships Between the U.S. and Selected South American Countries
100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund

100,000 Strong in the Americas
Innovation Fund is the public-private sector collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, U.S. embassies, Partners of the Americas, corporations, and foundations working together to stimulate new higher education partnerships between the United States and the rest of the Western Hemisphere. The U.S.-Andean Innovation Fund Grant Competition provides funding to increase partnerships and inclusive student training and exchange programs between higher education institutions in the U.S. and Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia in various eligible academic areas. The closing date for applications is August 28, 2022. Visit the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund website to download the request for grant proposals, which includes a list of eligible program areas.

 

Government Funding Opportunities

Climate Change Adaptation Efforts in Tunisia Supported
Department of State

The Sharing Underutilized Resources with Fishers and Farmers program aims to improve the capacity of Tunisian farmers, fishers, agriculture and fishery firms, and cooperatives to adapt to climate change. The supported project should promote the use of climate and data science to spur innovations and upgrades while working with the private sector, government-run educational institutions, small famers and fishers, and other key stakeholders. Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2022.

Grants Foster Public Engagement on European Security Issues
Department of State

The Adapting to the New Geostrategic Threats program supports efforts to include public, on-the-record discussions and creative public engagements in Europe and Canada on the major theme of "A New Cold War? The changing face of European security architecture: How should NATO adapt to the new geostrategic threats?" The closing date for applications is July 1, 2022.

 

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

Reimagine Recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended society in countless ways. Reimagine Recovery, a recent report by the Ford Foundation, offers a detailed vision of the recovery from the pandemic, beginning in the places people work and live and extending to the largest global stages. It asks questions such as: What's possible when everyone can fully participate in society and has the opportunity to shape their lives? What's possible when we follow the lead of leaders and organizations building solutions for—and with—historically excluded communities? What's possible when we shift our old ways of operating and include equity in our execution of every policy and cultivation of every movement?

 

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.

Building a Grantseeking Calendar for 2022-2023
Developing a strategic approach for each project or program (even general operating expenses) that needs funding will, simply put, result in a higher rate of success. Join GrantStation's CEO, Cynthia Adams, in this information-packed training focused on a step-by-step process to help you develop your grantseeking calendar for 2022-23. With so many unknowns when it comes to fundraising, having a strong grantseeking plan in place is essential to keeping your organization financially healthy. Learning objectives for this training are to identify tools and resources to help build a solid grantseeking program; develop a grants research process that is both consistent and efficient; consider different strategic approaches to funding each program or project; and develop a plan of action in order to secure the funds needed. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

FREE: What Nonprofits Need to Know About Smart Tech
Learn what’s needed to reinvent work and achieve transformative impact with an ethical and human-centered approach to adopting smart tech. During this webinar, Beth Kanter and Allison Fine will provide an overview of what smart tech is and does, inspiring use-cases, and why it is important for nonprofits to integrate it carefully into their organizations. They will offer a framework for successfully using smart tech that includes staying human-centered, preparing your people and organization for implementing smart tech, and staying knowledgeable and reflective, and will also share tips for broad stakeholder engagement, including senior leadership, in the planning and implementation of smart tech. This webinar will provide an overview of The Smart Nonprofit, inspiring nonprofit use-cases for program delivery, fundraising, and the back office; the steps for assessing the responsible and ethical use of smart tech and implementing it well within your organization; and information on how to engage a wide group of stakeholders in the implementation of smart tech. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 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
Grants Aim to Protect Journalists and Bolster Freedom of the Press
Jewish Humanitarians Honored
Funds to Promote Food Systems Change
Prize Recognizes Sustainability Solutions in Several Sectors

Regional Funding Opportunities
Support for Public Art Projects in European Cities
Funding Benefits Countries in Central America and the Caribbean
Grants Target Muslim Minority Communities
Funds for Academic Partnerships Between the U.S. and Selected South American Countries

Government Funding Opportunities
Climate Change Adaptation Efforts in Tunisia Supported
Grants Foster Public Engagement on European Security Issues