GrantStation International Insider - November 2021

International Insider
Volume XII | Issue 9

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COVID-19 Related Funding

 

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

 

Global Funding Opportunities

Grants Promote Animal Welfare, Long-Term Thinking, and Effective Altruism
Effective Altruism Funds

Effective Altruism Funds (EA Funds) is a platform where individuals can donate to expert-led philanthropic funds to maximize the effectiveness of their charitable donations. EA Funds accepts applications through three grant programs: The Animal Welfare Fund aims to improve the well-being of animals, with a focus on farmed animals and other large populations of nonhuman animals. The Long-Term Future Fund seeks to positively influence the long-term trajectory of civilization by making grants that address global catastrophic risks, especially those from advanced artificial intelligence and pandemics. The Fund also aims to promote, implement, and advocate for longtermist ideas, and to otherwise increase the likelihood that future generations will flourish. The EA Infrastructure Fund seeks to increase the impact of projects that use the principles of effective altruism by increasing their access to talent, capital, and knowledge. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and individuals. The upcoming application deadline for the Animal Welfare Fund is February 6, 2022. Applications for the Long-Term Future Fund and EA Infrastructure Fund are accepted throughout the year. Visit the EA Funds website to learn more about each program and to access the online application.

Art Conservation Efforts Supported
Bank of America Art Conservation Project

The Bank of America Art Conservation Project provides grants to nonprofit museums and cultural institutions to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art that are in danger of degeneration, including works that have been designated as national treasures. Works of art must meet the following criteria: 1) be significant to the cultural heritage of the country or region, or important to the history of art; 2) be on view to the public, or be on view once conservation is complete; and 3) be paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculpture, architectural or archeological pieces, important books or manuscripts, tapestries, or works of decorative or applied art that are in danger of degeneration. Previously supported projects represent different art movements, media, time periods, and cultures. Proposals will be accepted through November 30, 2021. Visit the Bank of America Art Conservation Project website for more information on the application process and to submit a proposal online.

Prize Recognizes Efforts to Combat Corruption and Safeguard Human Rights
Allard Prize for International Integrity

The Allard Prize for International Integrity is dedicated to the fight against corruption and the protection of human rights. The Prize is awarded biennially to an individual, movement, or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption or protecting human rights, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, and the rule of law. There are no restrictions on who may submit a nominee for consideration. Self-nominations or a nomination from within an organization being nominated are accepted. The winner receives a cash prize of CAD $100,000. Nominations must be submitted by January 10, 2022. Visit the Prize’s website to review the Prize Criteria and complete the online nomination form.

Grants and Awards Aim to Advance Breast Health and Breast Cancer Care
American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation

The mission of the American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation is to improve the standard of care for breast disease patients through its grant funding program. Each year, the Foundation awards grants for research projects and grants related to patient breast care and patient education. Grants are made in the categories of Education, Community Outreach, and Research. Applications for the three grant categories are accepted for projects in the U.S. or other countries. In addition, the Humanism in Medicine Award recognizes an American Society of Breast Surgery member physician in the U.S. or Canada for their compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care, cultural sensitivity, and competence in scientific endeavors. The deadline for submissions is December 13, 2021. Visit the Foundation’s Grants and Awards webpage for more information about eligibility and criteria for each of these categories.

 

Regional Funding Opportunities

Food and Nutrition Projects in Selected Countries Supported
Fondation Roquette Pour La Santé (Roquette Foundation for Health)

Fondation Roquette Pour La Santé (Roquette Foundation for Health), under the aegis of the Fondation de France, is entirely dedicated to the fields of food, nutrition, and health. The Foundation provides support in selected countries, including the United States and Canada in North America; France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom in Europe; India and China in Asia; and Brazil in South America. The Foundation supports innovative or educational projects in the fields of food and nutrition. Funding is provided for educational programs on diet, studies on the impact of food on diseases, and operational and sustainable projects that are beneficial to health. The three principles that guide the Foundation's giving include the following: 1) sharing knowledge, supporting project owners who share their knowledge and disseminate their know-how to improve the eating habits, well-being, and health of as many people as possible; 2) believing in progress, supporting medical research to prevent, cure, and avoid the spread of diseases; and 3) changing behaviors, supporting actors on the ground who make people aware of the societal issues concerning food and thus lead them to change their eating habits. Initial inquiries may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to complete the inquiry form.

Funds for Nordic Organizations of People With Disabilities
Nordic Welfare Centre

The Nordic Welfare Centre is an institution in the Nordic Council of Ministers’ social and health sector whose mission is to contribute to the development of welfare initiatives in the Nordic region. The Centre provides funding in order to promote cooperation between organizations of people with disabilities in the Nordic region. Grants help these organizations to exchange experience and knowledge, develop projects, or build up partnerships with their equivalent organizations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Northwest Russia. Supported activities must promote the interests of people with disabilities in society in some way. Funding is provided for networking activities with participants from at least three Nordic countries, or two Nordic countries and at least one Baltic State or one region in Northwest Russia. The deadline to apply for networking activities is December 10, 2021. Grants also support strategic initiatives or projects, including conferences and publications, in the form of a partnership between organizations from at least three Nordic countries, or two Nordic countries and at least one Baltic State or one region in Northwest Russia. Applications for strategic initiatives and projects will open again in the beginning of 2022. The Guidelines for the Funding Scheme document can be downloaded from the Centre’s website in English or Norwegian.

Grants Aid U.S. Organizations Working in the Global South
International Foundation

The International Foundation funds U.S.-based nonprofit organizations who partner with poor communities in the developing world to improve their health, education, and incomes, while strengthening local capacity to sustain their benefits. Grants ranging up to $25,000 are made in the following focus areas: 1) public health, including reproductive health and family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition, sanitation, and water for sanitation and health; 2) education, including literacy, adult education, basic education (pre-K-12), vocational skills, and information technology for livelihoods; and 3) incomes, including agriculture, food security, environment, and entrepreneurship. The Foundation primarily funds efforts in the Global South, which includes Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia (including West, Central, and East Asia, as well as Oceania). There is no deadline to apply. Visit the Foundation’s website to read about the application process and download the planning framework, budget model, and preview questions.

Support for Climate Tech Solutions in Selected Countries   
The Women Invested to Save Earth Fund (WISE Fund) 

The Women Invested to Save Earth Fund (WISE Fund) supports African-descent, Indigenous, women of color technologists with promising ecohealth solutions to climate change that also advance social and economic well-being of disadvantaged communities in Africa, Australia, Brazil, India, and the United States. The Fund provides seed funding and development coaching to promising and scalable Afro-descendant, Indigenous, women of color-led, or benefitting climate impact technology organizations that improve health, economic inclusion, and equity of women while restoring natural environments. Social benefit organizations, including nonprofit and for-profit organizations, based in Africa, Australia, Brazil, the Caribbean, India, or the U.S are eligible to apply. Funds are available once a year based on the success of WISE fundraising campaigns. Pre-qualification forms are currently being accepted. Visit the WISE Fund website to review the eligibility criteria and complete the pre-qualification form.

 

Government Funding Opportunities

Support to Combat Antisemitism Online
Department of State

The Combatting Antisemitism Online program seeks to combat antisemitism, discrimination, and intolerance on the basis of religion or belief in the Department of State’s Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) region, with a specific focus on combatting antisemitism online. Support is also provided for initiatives that produce quality media stories that promote strong, credible counter narratives that debunk stereotypes and misinformation, promote greater societal inclusion, and increase public awareness of ways to combat hateful and discriminatory expression targeting Jews and members of other religious minorities. The application deadline is November 22, 2021.

Funding Targets Latin America and the Caribbean
Inter-American Foundation

The Inter-American Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency that invests in community-led development across Latin America and the Caribbean. The Foundation’s areas of interest include sustainable agriculture and food security, natural resource management, enterprise development and job skills, leadership, civic engagement and human rights, and responding to the Venezuela crisis. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

 

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

The 2021 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households
Are you a fundraiser looking to understand recent trends in donor giving? If so, you may want to download The 2021 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households. Published by Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, this report looks at trends in the giving and volunteering behaviors of affluent individuals and households for the year 2020. It includes a special section on affluent households' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and charitable relief efforts, donors' contributions to affinity groups and social/racial justice issues, and affluent households' use of qualified charitable distributions.

 

 

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.

The Measure of Success (NEW)
You can increase donor giving by understanding what they want to know and how to present it. In this session Amanda Pearce with Funding for Good will explore how to share your program or project impact in ways that will generate income and awareness. Do you struggle to collect, analyze, and organize data that will inspire donors to open their wallets? Donor relations that create donor retention are the goal for every nonprofit. Funding for Good understands that donors want to invest in your impact, not your existence. This course breaks down key components of goal setting, data tracking, and reporting processes so you can get a handle on what donors want to know, why it’s crucial, and how to share your past achievements so donors contribute to your future goals. This webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 1.

Using Powerful Stories to Thank ANY Supporter
Thanking is more than good manners. It’s actually a powerful tool for donor engagement and deepening relationships. With year-end giving in high swing, it’s time to refresh and update your thanking tactics to stand out. This session, presented by Lori L. Jacobwith, will cover new as well as tried and true actions to take when thanking any supporter, including volunteers, institutional donors, annual givers, campaign donors, event sponsors, and more. By the end of this session expect to understand how, in this fast-paced world, a story combined with thanking has the power to increase giving.. This webinar will take place on Thursday, December 2.

FREE: 9 Tools for Increasing Nonprofit Staff Pay
In this 60-minute webinar, Stephanie Sample will explore tools and strategies to increase nonprofit staff compensation. We will identify how compensation impacts staff retention and charity ratings, as well as grant proposal success. This webinar is designed for nonprofit professionals, staff managers, executive directors, and board members. Topics covered include: historical context of inequity in nonprofit pay; trends in nonprofit compensation and staff retention; sector wide impact of the "Overhead Myth"; funders’ perspectives on compensating for staff salaries; and what staff want: creative ideas for compensation packages. This webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 7.

 

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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

Global Funding Opportunities
Grants Promote Animal Welfare, Long-Term Thinking, and Effective Altruism
Art Conservation Efforts Supported
Prize Recognizes Efforts to Combat Corruption and Safeguard Human Rights
Grants and Awards Aim to Advance Breast Health and Breast Cancer Care

Regional Funding Opportunities 
Food and Nutrition Projects in Selected Countries Supported
Funds for Nordic Organizations of People With Disabilities
Grants Aid U.S. Organizations Working in the Global South
Support for Climate Tech Solutions in Selected Countries    

Government Funding Opportunities
Support to Combat Antisemitism Online
Funding Targets Latin America and the Caribbean