GrantStation International Insider - August 2019

GS International Insider
Volume XI | Issue 6

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International Funding Opportunities

Funding Combats Gender-Based Violence in Developing Countries
World Bank

The World Bank’s Sexual Violence Research Initiative has issued the "Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence" call for proposals with the aim of addressing gender-based violence in low- and middle-income countries. Awards of up to $100,000 support innovative research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to improved response and prevention of gender-based violence in these countries. Gender-based violence can include, but is not limited to, intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, sexual harassment, and harmful practices such as early and forced marriage, honor killings, and female genital mutilation/cutting. Legally constituted research institutions or organizations with existing research or programming capacity on violence against women and girls are eligible to apply. Proposals must have at least one partner from a low- or middle-income country. The application deadline is September 13, 2019. Visit the World Bank’s website to download the call for proposals. 

Support for Innovative Climate Solutions
Nordic Development Fund: Nordic Climate Facility

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF), an initiative of the Nordic Development Fund, finances early stage climate projects in developing countries. NCF has issued a call for proposals targeting the theme, "testing the viability of innovative climate solutions." This call supports innovative climate-relevant business concepts that address a problem related to climate change adaptation or mitigation in selected countries in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. Projects should aim to test the climate solution’s viability from financial, technical, social, and environmental perspectives. Grants ranging from 250,000 to 500,000 euros are provided. Partnerships of Nordic organizations (from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden) and local partners in eligible countries are invited to apply. The deadline for submissions is September 5, 2019. Visit the NCF website to download the concept note application guidelines for the 9th call for proposals.

Grants Bolster Journalism in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey
Google News Initiative: GNI Innovation Challenge

The Google News Initiative (GNI) is Google's effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age. The GNI Innovation Challenge supports projects in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey region that focus on increasing reader engagement and exploring new business models to build a stronger future for journalism. The Challenge is open to organizations of every size, including freelancers and sole traders, that aim to produce innovative, original journalism and to enlighten citizens with trustworthy journalistic content, whose projects focus on encouraging a more sustainable news ecosystem. Funding of up to $150,000 supports innovative projects focused on, but not limited to, business models, distribution, interface, social, and workflow. Applications must be submitted by September 2, 2019. Visit the GNI website to review the funding guidelines and apply online.

Funding Available to Protect Heritage in Conflict Areas
International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas

The International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH) is a global fund that is dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage in conflict areas. ALIPH offers two types of grants: Emergency Relief grants provide rapid support for measures aimed at protecting heritage that is under serious threat of destruction or deterioration. Call for Projects grants support a wide variety of projects to protect heritage that is endangered, under threat, or which has suffered from negligence brought about by conflict. Supported actions under the 2019 call include preventive protection measures, emergency actions during conflicts, and post-conflict actions. Applications for Emergency Relief grants may be submitted at any time; the final date for submission of Call for Projects applications is September 20, 2019. VISIT the ALIPH website to download the guidelines for each program.

Support for Early-Stage Science and Technology Startups
Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge

The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide science and technology startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deep tech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. The Challenge gives scientists and deep tech entrepreneurs around the globe a platform for their research and projects, providing equity-free prize money, global visibility, and connections with key players in the deep tech innovation network (industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, academics, accelerators, etc.). Award categories consist of the following: Aeronautics, Advanced Computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity and Communication, Digital Health and Medical Devices, Drug Discovery, Energy, Environment, Food and Agriculture, Industrial Biotech, Industry 4.0, Medical Biotech, Mobility, New Space, and Smart City. One grand prize of €100,000 and 13 prizes of €10,000 for the best early-stage startup in each track are awarded. Projects should be based on a scientific discovery, a complex engineering process, or an innovative application of existing technology and should solve an industrial, societal, or environmental unmet need, or create a new market. Applications are open until September 13, 2019. Visit the Hello Tomorrow website to learn more about the competition.

Funds to Improve Ocean Health
11th Hour Racing

11th Hour Racing is committed to mobilizing the sailing and maritime communities to create systemic change to restore ocean health. 11th Hour Racing’s grant program supports innovative projects that improve the health of oceans and address the dynamic environmental challenges facing the sailing and coastal communities. Projects must advance one or more of the following focus areas: support and promote solutions that reduce plastic pollution, further ocean literacy and stewardship amongst sailing and coastal communities, tackle the effects of climate change and water quality issues through ecosystem restoration, or advance clean technologies and best practices to reduce the environmental impact of the sailing industry and maritime communities. Priority is given to projects led by U.S. nonprofit organizations but other types of nonprofit or charitable entities may apply, including international organizations. Applications must be submitted by September 1, 2019. Visit the 11th Hour Racing website to learn more about each funding area and apply online.

LGBTQI Human Rights Initiatives Supported
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: International Fund

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works to advance lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) human rights around the globe. Through the International Fund, the Foundation supports groups led by LGBTQI communities working for progressive social change, addressing oppression based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and advancing work for racial, economic, and gender justice. Grants ranging from $7,000 to $20,000 are awarded in the form of general support or project funding. Letters of Interest are due on September 15, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to start the application process by completing the online eligibility quiz.

Grants Aim to Strengthen Civil Society in Europe and Turkey
European Commission

The European Commission’s “Grant Scheme for Civil Society Support Programme - III” call for proposals supports the development of civil society through more active democratic participation in policy and decision-making processes. The specific objective of this call is to empower civil society organizations (CSOs) in terms of their structures and participation capacities to decision-making processes and networking skills. Priorities include improving organizational and institutional capacities of CSOs and encouraging partnership among CSOs; promoting active citizenship or participation of CSOs to decision-making processes at local, national, or international levels; and supporting the improvement of the legislative environment for active citizenship. Grants ranging from 60,000 to 100,000 euros will be awarded. Nonprofit organizations based in the European Union, Turkey, or an eligible country based on the IPA Regulation may apply. The deadline to submit a concept note is September 17, 2019. The complete call for proposals may be downloaded from the European Commission website.

 

 

Canadian Funding Opportunities

Support for Social and Economic Justice Initiatives in Canada and the U.S. 
Unitarian Universalist Association: Fund for a Just Society

The Fund for a Just Society, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, provides grants to non-Unitarian Universalist groups in Canada and the U.S. that are addressing issues of social and economic justice. Grants of up to $15,000 support organizations that use community organizing to bring about systemic change leading to a more just society; mobilize those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power, and the right to self-determination; and have an active focused campaign to create systemic change. Priority is given to active, specific campaigns to create change in the economic, social, and political structures that affect people’s lives. Types of support include project support and challenge or matching grants. Applications must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2019. Application guidelines and forms are available on the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program website. 

Funding Benefits Children and Families and the Environment
Peter Gilgan Foundation

The Peter Gilgan Foundation supports Canadian registered charities that improve life opportunities for children and families, as well as those that advance market-based solutions for global humanitarian and environmental concerns. Applications are accepted in the following areas: In the area of Children, Youth, and Families, the focus is on helping those who lack the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential through education (birth to post-secondary), health and wellness, and economic opportunities. In the area of Environment and Climate Change, the focus is on efforts that contribute to a comprehensive climate solution through renewable and low-emission energy sources, education and public awareness, green development, and community engagement and food systems. Project, capacity-building, and general operating grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 are provided. Expressions of Interest are accepted via an online application portal on a rolling basis. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the funding areas and application process. 

Grants Support Shelter-Related Causes in Manitoba
Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation

The Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation supports shelter-related charitable organizations in Manitoba. For the purposes of the grant program, shelter is defined as temporary or permanent human shelter that provides protection against injury, danger, or discomfort. It is a place of safety or immunity, a home, lodging, or dwelling. Registered charities are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by September 15, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines and download the application form.

Toronto Area Air Quality and Climate Action Initiatives Funded
The Atmospheric Fund

The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) invests in climate solutions that reduce carbon emissions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) of Ontario. TAF funds projects that have the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions in the region or air pollution in Toronto. Grants are awarded through the following streams: High-Performance Buildings and Clean Transportation. In addition, special funding opportunities are available to enhance social innovation skills for climate action throughout the region. Registered charities, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities in the GTHA are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2019. Visit the TAF website to review the FAQs and learn more about each funding area.

 

 

U.S. Government Funding Opportunities

Funds to Address Internal Displacement in West Africa
USAID

The USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement to implement the West Africa Rapid Response Fund (RRF) for Acute Humanitarian Needs Resulting from New Internal Displacement. The recipient will maintain a three year RRF Program whereby international and local organizations, through sub-awards, will be supported to provide short-term, effective, and rapid interventions to meet acute emergency humanitarian needs related to the impacts of new internal displacement within the West Africa region. Applications must be submitted by September 8, 2019.

Program Promotes Entrepreneurship in the Indo-Pacific Region
Department of State

The Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) - Indo-Pacific initiative focuses on the Indo-Pacific region in support of the United States Indo-Pacific Strategy. GIST is a program that highlights American leadership in innovation; promotes science and technology innovation and entrepreneurship among young innovators in low- and middle-income countries through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing; and connects foreign entrepreneurs to American businesses in support of U.S. economic and security priorities. The closing date for applications is August 30, 2019.

 

 

Canadian Government Funding Opportunities

Support for Commemorative Projects and Events Across Canada
Canadian Heritage

The Commemorate Canada program provides funding for initiatives that commemorate and celebrate historical figures, places, events, and accomplishments of national significance. Priority is given to commemorations and celebrations marking 25th, 50th, 75th, 100th anniversaries and subsequent anniversaries in increments of 25 years. Initiatives must include a learning component and be of national interest and national or multi-regional in scope. Canadian nonprofit organizations, businesses, educational institutions, and government entities are eligible to apply. Applications may be submitted at any time. It is recommended to submit the application at least six months before the start of the project.

Funds to Develop Technology for Canadians With Disabilities
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The Accessible Technology Program co-funds innovative projects to develop new assistive and adaptive digital devices and technologies in order to make it easier for Canadians with disabilities to more fully participate in the digital economy. Funding of up to $4 million per project per year is available. Legal Canadian entities, including nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and research institutes are eligible to apply. The upcoming application deadline is January 2, 2020.

 

 

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

Grantsmanship Training Program
Are you looking to build a strong foundation in grant research and writing skills? The Grantsmanship Center’s Grantsmanship Training Program, which will be held from October 7 to 11 in Los Angeles, provides a comprehensive, in-depth experience that gives participants a solid grasp on the world of grants. Topics covered include creating a strong grant application, using a proposal model, researching funders, outlining measurable outcomes, and more.

 

 

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.

Online Workshop: DIY Dashboards—Make Beautiful, Easy to Follow Dashboards for Your Nonprofit’s Leaders
Why wait until the end of the year to write a lengthy report when you can share data early and often with dashboards? In this workshop, Ann K. Emery will review the best-bang-for-your-buck data visualization design principles, like using color and text to tell your story. Once you’ve designed one great graph, it’s time to combine multiple graphs together for your report, slide show, or handout. You’ll view Ann’s real-life examples so that you can see how grids, white space, and visual hierarchies are applied in each setting. You’ll also explore the major dashboard types. Ann will share her nine sample dashboards with you and you’ll vote on which two or three styles you’d like to create from scratch in Excel. Life is short and Ann is only going to teach you about visualizations that make a difference. The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Practical Grantwriting: How to Answer That Tricky Sustainability Question (NEW)
Sustainability sections of grant applications are inherently tricky: it’s important to show that your organization needs the requested funding, but also, that it is not overly-reliant on those funds (or on any specific grant or source). In this webinar, Alayna Buckner, the CEO and Founder of Elevate, will help you understand how funders think about sustainability and give you practical tips to strengthen your grant requests. By the end of the webinar, you will understand essential information to include when funders ask about sustainability; review ‘under-looked’ strategies that your organization may already be using to promote program sustainability, and how to talk about them in grant requests; and see actual examples of compelling sustainability sections. This training is ideal for grantwriting professionals at all levels, including anyone new to fundraising and grantwriting as well as experienced professionals looking for a refresher. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Advanced Storytelling (NEW)
We all know money talks. The important question is: HOW does YOUR organization talk about money? In this session, Lori L. Jacobwith will dive into the topic of talking about money as a fundraising strategy. You’ll learn how to share “mission moment” stories that include your need for support, but don’t sound like “begging” for money. The secret tool that makes this an advanced storytelling session is discovering how to share action-causing stories. During this webinar, you will (1) learn what your money story is; (2) learn how to talk about money so it inspires more giving; and (3) learn the best questions to ask so you can gather story nuggets to craft action-causing stories. The webinar will benefit executive directors, and fundraising and communication staff, as well as board members. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

 

 

GrantStation Announcements
The latest updates from GrantStation.

Funding Alerts

GrantStation shares database profiles of Local, National, Canadian, and International grantmakers with upcoming deadlines each week. Check out the current Funding Alerts for more grant opportunities!

The GrantStation Dashboard

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Are you using the GrantStation Dashboard to save grantmakers from your searches, create your plans and projects, and save your search criteria? Now you can add any of the dates there to your Google calendar – just click the calendar box under your saved dates. Handy!

 

 

GrantStation 20th Anniversary
GrantStation celebrates 20 years of service to the sector.

Fly Little Birdie, Fly!
Part four of the history of GrantStation series
There are five stages that all small businesses go through regardless of what they offer. The first stage is the startup phase and it requires a good, solid business idea, a smattering of initial customers, significant cash, and a heck of a lot of stamina. At GrantStation, we had hammered our way through these early startup pains and by 2007 we had moved on to the second stage of business growth. This second stage is all about survival.

 


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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

International Funding Opportunities
Funding Combats Gender-Based Violence in Developing Countries
Support for Innovative Climate Solutions
Grants Bolster Journalism in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey
Funding Available to Protect Heritage in Conflict Areas
Support for Early-Stage Science and Technology Startups
Funds to Improve Ocean Health
LGBTQI Human Rights Initiatives Supported
Grants Aim to Strengthen Civil Society in Europe and Turkey


Canadian Funding Opportunities
Support for Social and Economic Justice Initiatives in Canada and the U.S.
Funding Benefits Children and Families and the Environment
Grants Support Shelter-Related Causes in Manitoba
Toronto Area Air Quality and Climate Action Initiatives Funded

Federal Funding
Funds to Address Internal Displacement in West Africa
Program Promotes Entrepreneurship in the Indo-Pacific Region

Canadian Government Funding
Support for Commemorative Projects and Events Across Canada
Funds to Develop Technology for Canadians With Disabilities