GrantStation International Insider - November 2020

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Volume XII | Issue 9

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COVID-19 Related Funding

Competition Protects Rule of Law During COVID-19 Crisis
World Justice Project: World Justice Challenge 2021

The World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis, an initiative of the World Justice Project, is a global competition to identify, recognize, and promote good practices and high-impact projects and policies that protect and advance areas of the rule of law in this time of unprecedented crisis. Cash awards of $20,000 will go to six projects that show demonstrable results and promising prospects for future progress, replication, and scaling. Submissions will be accepted for initiatives addressing the following rule of law themes as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic: access to justice for all, accountable governance, anti-corruption and open government, and fundamental rights and non-discrimination. All individuals, organizations, and entities are eligible to enter the competition, including civil society, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, national and multilateral government agencies, local government bodies, businesses/private sector enterprises, and law firms from any country in the world. Applications are due by December 11, 2020. Visit the World Justice Project website to download the application form.

Grants for Teachers Facilitating Virtual Instruction
National Geographic Society: COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators

The National Geographic Society’s COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators supports individual educators, or an individual educator working in collaboration with other educators or National Geographic Explorers, to design instructional resources that help educators effectively teach in remote or hybrid learning environments. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 are provided in the subject areas of science, social studies, and geography. Priority is given to educators working in communities that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, and who have not previously received National Geographic funding. Eligible applicants are K-12 (or equivalent) teaching professionals worldwide who work directly with students in the classroom. Applications may be submitted until further notice. Visit the National Geographic website to download the Application Guidance document.

Program Addresses Power and Accountability Issues in the U.K. and at the Pan European Level/Europe-Wide
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust: Power and Accountability

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is a Quaker trust which supports people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice. The Trust’s Power and Accountability program aims to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest. Support is provided in the following focus areas: 1) strengthening corporate accountability; 2) strengthening democratic accountability; 3) encouraging responsible media; and 4) responding to the dual harms of COVID-19 and systemic racism. Support is primarily provided for national work in the U.K., with some support provided elsewhere in Europe for work at a pan-European level. The upcoming application deadlines are November 30, 2020, and March 22, 2021. Funding guidelines for this program are available on the Trust’s website.

Support for Organizations Aiding Vulnerable Women in England
Smallwood Trust: COVID-19 Frontline Women's Fund

The mission of the Smallwood Trust is to help women to overcome financial difficulties and improve their social and emotional well-being. The Trust’s COVID-19 Frontline Women's Fund awards grants to organizations that are supporting women in England who experience disproportionate challenges and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and are providing services and support for vulnerable women, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Priority is given to organizations supporting and led by BAME women, women with disabilities, and financially vulnerable LGBT+ women as well as those serving areas where the pandemic has had the most impact. Organizations must have an annual income of less than £250k to apply. The deadline to apply is November 16, 2020. Visit the Trust’s website to download the guidance notes and application form.

For more grant opportunities, visit our COVID-19 Related Funding page.

 

Global Funding Opportunities

Challenge Seeks Bold Solutions to Advance Racial Equity
Racial Equity 2030

Racial Equity 2030, sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation with support from Lever for Change, is a call to reimagine and build a future where equity is realized. Racial Equity 2030 will award $90 million to organizations that invite, build, and scale ideas for transformative change in the social, economic, and political systems and institutions that uphold inequities. Proposed solutions should be bold, and drive an equitable future; embrace and reflect commitments to racial equity, racial healing, community engagement, and leadership; and be led by an experienced team that centers lived experience and includes communities closest to the issue as part of leadership in the project. Finalists will each receive a $1 million planning grant and nine months of capacity-building support to further strengthen their applications. At least three $20 million and two $10 million grants will be awarded to the organizations with the most compelling proposals to advance racial equity. Awards will be granted over the next nine years. The deadline to register for this challenge is January 28, 2021; applications must be submitted by February 25, 2021. Visit the Racial Equity 2030 website to read the application materials and review the Scoring Rubric.

Award Program Promotes Healthy Aging
Fit for Life Foundation: Fit for Life Awards

The Fit for Life Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people in aging societies worldwide. The Foundation's Fit for Life Awards support nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that pioneer impactful solutions for life-long health, fitness, and independent mobility. The mission and activities of applying organizations or initiatives must directly address healthy aging for older (65+ years) or middle-aged people (45+ years). The focus is on solutions relevant to the following: physical fitness, exercise and sport, mental well-being, mobility, nutrition, at-home care, community support for older people, prevention of non-communicable diseases, and other forms of preventative health support. Three grants of $100,000 each will be awarded. The deadline to apply is November 23, 2020. Visit the Foundation’s website to complete the online application form.

Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives Funded
Munich Re Foundation: RISK Award

The RISK Award, given biennially by the Munich Re Foundation, aims to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters, especially in developing countries. The 2021 RISK Award seeks project proposals in the field of nature-based disaster risk reduction solutions that also highlight the importance of social and economic stability. Risks must be related to natural, climate change, or environmental issues. Project proposals must include an implementation component or action and may include all kinds of ecosystems, be it forests, wetlands, coastal areas, drylands, mountain ecosystems, etc. Nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and research institutions are eligible to apply; project teams which are engaged in multi-stakeholder partnerships are encouraged. The award winner will receive funding up to €100,000 to implement the proposed project. Online applications must be completed by December 14, 2020. Visit the Munich Re Foundation’s website to review the 2021 RISK Award Call for Proposals.

Prizes Honor Projects Empowering Refugees
Ockenden International Prizes

The Ockenden International Prizes reward successful on-the-ground projects for refugees and/or displaced people. The Prizes are awarded to existing projects that promote self-reliance among refugees or displaced people anywhere in the world, particularly those that have a high level of participation by displaced people themselves; provide education, legal assistance, and livelihood assistance; and help refugees or displaced people build stable, independent lives. Projects should also be highly effective in changing and improving the lives of refugees or displaced people. Four winners will receive a cash award of £25,000 each. The deadline for entering the 2021 Ockenden International Prizes is November 30, 2020. Visit the Ockenden International website to review the Entry Rules & Judging Criteria and access the online Entry Form.

 

Regional Funding Opportunities

Support for Rainforest Conservation in the Tropics and Subtropics
Rainforest Trust: SAVES Conservation Program

The Rainforest Trust’s mission is to strategically buy and protect threatened tropical lands to save endangered species. Through the SAVES Conservation program, the Trust partners with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas for safeguarding endangered species and exemplary intact landscapes. Projects should have a clear focus on creating a new protected area or the expansion of existing protected areas through land purchase, designation as a national park or other officially recognized protected area, conversion of logging concessions to reserves, or community protection. In order to be eligible, proposed sites must be based in the tropics or subtropics, be currently unprotected, and qualify as a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) under criterion A1(a). Non-governmental organizations based in the country of the proposed protected area are eligible to apply. Concept notes are accepted on a rolling basis; the deadlines to submit invited applications are February 1 and June 1 of each year. Visit the Trust’s website to start the online application process by completing the eligibility questionnaire.

Grants Target Selected Countries in Asia
Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. The Foundation undertakes grantmaking with organizations as a collaborative process of problem identification and strategic planning within the following areas of interest: governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. Organizations based in an eligible Asian country may apply. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about their program areas and to download the Grant Guidelines.

Prize Recognizes European Journalists
European Press Prize

The European Press Prize aims to salute and encourage journalism of the highest quality wherever it can be found in the European continent. Award categories include the following: the Investigative Reporting Award, for an individual or team effort which has done the most to unearth facts that the public has a right to know; the Distinguished Reporting Award, for the best reportage and feature writing illuminating vital issues at home and abroad; the Opinion Award, for a commentator, columnist, or editor whose work has made a decisive impact; and the Innovation Award, for an idea that has made a clear contribution to journalism’s future. Journalists from any of the 47 countries of the Council of Europe who are working in Europe or writing for a European media organization or blog may submit their work. A cash prize of 10,000 euros is provided to the winner of each category. Entries must be submitted by December 11, 2020. The online entry form is available on the Prize’s website.

Funds Enable U.K. Organizations to Enhance their Digital Presence
The Fat Beehive Foundation

The Fat Beehive Foundation, an initiative of Fat Beehive Ltd., is an independent U.K. registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small U.K. registered charities. The Foundation provides grants of up to £2,500 to charities with an average income of less than £1 million a year in order to improve their digital presence. Supported digital projects must have a clear, defined goal. Funding priorities include the following: environmental protection and climate change mitigation, human rights, international development, equality and diversity, education, art and culture, health and well-being, prisoner rehabilitation, and social justice, refugees, and housing. There is no deadline to apply. Prospective applicants can visit the Foundation’s website to check their eligibility via the online application form.

 

Government Funding Opportunities

Grants Bolster Democracy Worldwide
United Nations Democracy Fund

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) seeks to support democratization efforts around the world. UNDEF funds projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. Grants ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 are provided in the following areas: gender equality, community activism, rule of law and human rights, youth engagement, strengthening civil society interaction with government, media and freedom of information, tools for knowledge, and electoral processes. The large majority of funds go to local civil society organizations in countries in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization, in particular countries emerging from conflict, new and restored democracies, least developed countries, and low- or middle-income countries. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2020. The project proposal guidelines and forms may be downloaded in English or French from the UNDEF website.

Funding Promotes Knowledge Exchange on Child Migration in Europe
European Union

The European Union has issued a call for proposals titled “Transnational Actions on Asylum, Migration and Integration.” The objective of the call is to stimulate and support the exchange of good practices and knowledge-sharing amongst various relevant actors—in particular public administrations and institutions, international organizations, private organizations, and citizens—providing support to unaccompanied migrant children during their transition to adulthood. The deadline to apply is February 16, 2021.

 

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

Virtual Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting
If you have been thinking about getting involved in nonprofit board consulting, you may want to consider signing up for BoardSource's upcoming certificate program. The Virtual Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting covers five critical areas of nonprofit governance and gives consultants the tools they need to address essential, often challenging, conversations in the boardroom. It is designed for nonprofit consulting professionals, individuals pursuing a career in consulting, and those working closely with nonprofit boards across the sector. The program runs online from November 30 through December 9, 2020.

 

 

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.

Branding Your Application
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 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. Grantwriters, executive directors, and board presidents will all benefit from this 90-minute presentation.. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

How to Know if Your Grant Program is Working
Building a grants program is both high-stakes and time-intensive. But how can you tell if your grants program is working and raising as much money as it can? In this webinar, Alayna Buckner, a grantwriting expert at Elevate, will teach you how to measure the success of your grant strategy and help you avoid inadvertently leaving money on the table. In this webinar we'll show you how to: establish the right timeline and goals for measuring progress; weigh opportunity costs and know which opportunities are worth pursuing; and, measure and interpret returns from grants. This training is ideal for grantwriters, development professionals, and other nonprofit leaders who want a better understanding of how to develop a grant strategy, measure grant program outcomes, and set attainable fundraising goals. The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

FREE Tour of the GrantStation Website
Join Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, 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, December 1, 2020.

 

 

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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

COVID-19 Related Funding
Competition Protects Rule of Law During COVID-19 Crisis
Grants for Teachers Facilitating Virtual Instruction
Program Addresses Power and Accountability Issues in the U.K. and at the Pan European 
Support for Organizations Aiding Vulnerable Women in England

Global Funding Opportunities
Challenge Seeks Bold Solutions to Advance Racial Equity
Award Program Promotes Healthy Aging
Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives Funded
Prizes Honor Projects Empowering Refugees

Regional Funding Opportunities 
Support for Rainforest Conservation in the Tropics and Subtropics
Grants Target Selected Countries in Asia
Prize Recognizes European Journalists
Funds Enable U.K. Organizations to Enhance their Digital Presence

Government Funding Opportunities
Funding Bolsters Democracy Worldwide
Funding Promotes Knowledge Exchange on Child Migration in Europe