GrantStation International Insider - December 2019

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International Funding Opportunities

Prize Accelerates Global Warming Solutions
Keeling Curve Prize

The Keeling Curve Prize is a global warming solutions program that awards prize money to projects around the world that have significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase carbon uptake. In 2020, $250,000 evenly divided among ten winners, will be awarded to two projects in each of the five following categories: Capture and Utilization, Energy, Finance, Social and Cultural Pathways, and Transport and Mobility. Winning projects may include advancing innovation or enhancing nature-based strategies, tools, and techniques for improved systems, materials, and design, as well as strategies and actions that lead to reversing emissions. Entries for active projects are accepted from anywhere in the world. The application process will close on February 10, 2020, or upon the receipt of 300 applications. Visit the Keeling Curve Prize website to learn more about each of the Prize categories and submit an online application.

Funds for Organizations Aiding Victims of Human Trafficking
United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking

The United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking (UNVTF) aims to provide essential humanitarian, legal, and financial aid to victims of trafficking in persons. The UNVTF has issued a global call for proposals to support nonprofit organizations with projects in the following areas: providing direct assistance and protection to vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons; and improving health and well-being, facilitating social integration, and preventing re-trafficking amongst vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons. Two types of grants are available: Sub-programme 1 (SB1): Immediate and Essential Direct Assistance for Vulnerable Victims of Trafficking in Persons; and, Sub-programme 2 (SB2): Medium-Term Direct Assistance for Vulnerable Victims of Trafficking in Persons. Applications for SB1 must be submitted by December 15, 2019. The deadline to apply for SB2 is January 20, 2020. Visit the UNVTF website to download the call for proposals, which includes a list of priority populations and priority forms of exploitation.

Ideas for Improved Food Systems Sought
Food System Vision Prize

The Food System Vision Prize, an initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation in partnership with SecondMuse and OpenIDEO, is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. The Prize is focused on reimagining regional or local food systems within the following six interconnected themes: environment, diets, economics, culture, technology, and policy. Submissions will be evaluated based on the potential to inspire real, positive, and bold transformation of a specific food system that is actionable, concrete, and believed to be attainable by 2050. A total of two million dollars will be distributed to the top visionaries, who will receive a prize of $200,000 each. The last day to apply is January 31, 2020. Additional details about the Prize process are available on the Food System Vision Prize website.

Grants Strengthen Democracy Worldwide
National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. NED makes grants averaging $50,000 to organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. Applications are encouraged from organizations working in newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies, and countries undergoing democratic transitions. Non-governmental organizations, including civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations, are eligible to apply. The upcoming proposal submission deadline is January 10, 2020. Visit the NED website to review the funding details in one of several languages.

 

 

Regional Funding Opportunities

Grants Protect Legal Rights of Migrant Children in the U.K.
Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants

The Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants (SLF) supports legal work in the U.K. that goes beyond securing justice for an individual and makes a significant contribution to law, practice, and procedures to uphold and promote the rights of vulnerable migrant children and young people more generally. Grants support strategic legal work in any area of law where vulnerable young migrants experience disadvantage or discrimination as a result of migration status. Funding is provided to undertake pre-litigation research or make third party interventions to ensure that the key legal points are made in existing cases. Nonprofit organizations and nonprofit solicitors’ firms based in the U.K. are eligible to apply. The next application deadline is January 10, 2020. Visit the Fund’s website to download the funding guidelines.

Support for Environmental Journalists in the Asia-Pacific Region
Earth Journalism Network: Asia-Pacific Investigative Environmental Story Grants

The Earth Journalism Network seeks to improve the quantity and quality of environmental reporting. Through Asia-Pacific Investigative Environmental Story Grants, the Network supports stories that investigate how and why governments, businesses, and financial institutions are acting in ways that directly or indirectly exploit our land and natural resources, and outline the repercussions. Story proposals should focus on one of the following topics: wildlife trafficking, land clearing, extractive industries, ocean pollution, or air pollution. Priority is given to stories that uncover corruption, address the safety of environmental defenders, and call out business practices that are impacting negatively on the environment and the lives of the residents in local communities. Applications are accepted from freelance and staff journalists (online, print, television, radio) as well as other expert media practitioners from South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific region (excluding Australia and New Zealand). The upcoming application deadline is December 31, 2019. Visit the Earth Journalism Network’s website to read the call for proposals.

Competition Aims to Reduce Plastic Waste in Latin America and the Caribbean
MIT Solve: Rethink Plastics Challenge

MIT Solve advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems. MIT Solve and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group have issued the Rethink Plastics Challenge, which asks: How can consumers, businesses, and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean substantially reduce or eliminate single-use plastic and plastic waste? Proposed solutions should shift business models away from the use of plastics in packaging and transportation; reduce single-use plastics and waste through promoting consumer behavior change and incentivizing re-use and recycling; and enable the public sector, especially municipalities, to pilot and implement new and innovative systems in their waste management systems. The Challenge offers $60,000 in cash prizes, with a top prize of $30,000. Additionally, the winning submissions could be considered for a pilot project financed by the IDB Group up to $250,000. Solutions must be submitted online by January 14, 2020. The Challenge Overview is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese on the MIT Solve website.

Youth Exchange Projects in Europe and Israel Supported
Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future: Europeans for Peace

The Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ Foundation) works to promote human rights and understanding between peoples. The Europeans for Peace program supports international exchange projects for young people from Israel and Germany as well as the countries of Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe, encouraging young people to be active for human rights and democratic values. Through the current call for applications, which focuses on celebrating diversity, support is provided for joint project work in which young people address diversity, respect, and social cohesion. Eligible applicants include schools and non-school educational institutions from Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe or Israel, working together with a partner organization from Germany. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2020. Visit the EVZ Foundation website to download the call for applications.

 

 

Government Funding Opportunities

Grants Aim to Protect LGBTI Communities
Department of State

The Global Equality Fund supports civil society organizations implementing projects that provide LGBTI individuals and communities with the tools to prevent, mitigate, and recover from violence and crackdowns on fundamental freedoms, as well as programs that work to eliminate laws which criminalize LGBTI status or conduct. The closing date for applications is January 24, 2020.

Funding Bolsters Civil Society in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Department of State

The U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina is offering funding through the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program. This program supports the efforts of non-governmental organizations based in Bosnia and Herzegovina to promote grassroots democracy, viable civil society, respect for human rights, and the promotion of Euro-Atlantic integration. Applications must be submitted by December 27, 2019.

 

 

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

Behavioral Economics and Donor Nudges: Impulse or Deliberation?
Are you looking for concrete ideas on how to increase donations during the holiday fundraising season? The article entitled “Behavioral Economics and Donor Nudges: Impulse or Deliberation?” provides insights from behavioral economics for charitable organizations looking to help people follow through on their impulsive and deliberate intentions to give.

 

 

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 Power of 3—Grantwriting with Alice Ruhnke
Does it feel like everyone else is winning grant awards? These three webinars were designed to systematically help your nonprofit organization develop its capacity to write successful grants. The first webinar, Are You Grant Ready? will help you identify your readiness to be competitive in the grant application process and provide suggestions to increase areas that need additional development. The second webinar, Grantwriting 101, will teach you how to use a comprehensive Program Planning Framework to develop and write strong, impactful, and coherent applications. The third webinar, Logic Models: More Than Just Extra Work! will help you develop logic models to measure the change your programs have on participants. These webinars can be taken together to methodically build your organization’s capacity to write successful grants or as stand-alone learning opportunities. Executive directors, program managers, and grantwriters from a broad range of human service organizations will benefit from these 90-minute presentations. The deadline to register for all three is Thursday, January 23, 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, January 21, 2020.

LIVE Workshop: Getting Ready for Your Audit (Desktop and Online Version)
Does the prospect of going through a financial statement audit scare the heck out of you? Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what the auditor will be asking and expecting from you BEFORE they arrive… and be ready with everything they need? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could easily give them everything right from within your QuickBooks file? We are very excited to have Gregg Bossen, a CPA specializing in auditing nonprofits and president of QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits, present this one of a kind and highly requested webinar! Gregg’s firm audits over 30 nonprofits a year! In this must-see session, we will cover a complete list of what your auditor will need—beyond the list they initially give you. It examines how to generate these items quickly and easily right from QuickBooks, how to attach copies of Grant Agreements and bills from vendors right into QuickBooks, what an auditor typically asks and what are the answers they are looking for, best practices for internal controls, and any questions you’ve always wanted to ask your auditor but were afraid to for fear of creating a problem. Don’t miss this opportunity! You will be VERY glad you came! The webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

 

 

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!

 

 

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


New Contest Winner!
Congratulations to our recent Membership contest winner, S.O.A.R. Outreach! S.O.A.R. Outreach is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving Wake County and surrounding areas in North Carolina. They assist underserved youth and families by empowering self-confidence and promoting learning opportunities through their Healthy Hygiene Habits Program and Parents Helping Parents Support Group. Become our next winner by entering the contest today!

 


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Editor: Diana Holder
Contributing Writer: Ashlyn Simmons

Global Funding Opportunities
Prize Accelerates Global Warming Solutions
Funds for Organizations Aiding Victims of Human Trafficking
Ideas for Improved Food Systems Sought
Grants Strengthen Democracy Worldwide

Regional Funding Opportunities
Grants Protect Legal Rights of Migrant Children in the U.K.
Support for Environmental Journalists in the Asia-Pacific Region
Competition Aims to Reduce Plastic Waste in Latin America and the Caribbean
Youth Exchange Projects in Europe and Israel Supported

Government Funding Opportunities
Grants Aim to Protect LGBTI Communities
Funding Bolsters Civil Society in Bosnia and Herzegovina