Grand Challenges Canada "Bold Ideas with Big Impact" Grant
Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, has developed the Stars in Global Health program to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact from the best and brightest talent, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada, to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address some of the most pressing global health challenges.
Deadline: Monday, March 10, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET
In the Round 7 Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada seeks bold ideas aligned with innovative social entrepreneurial approaches that could be easily implemented in developing countries to save and improve lives. These bold ideas could come from non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations, as well as other recognized institutions. The ideas may encompass development/ deployment of products and/or services in any spectrum of global health, including drug discovery, vaccine development, diagnostics, health and medical education, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (including cancer and mental health), health-related water and sanitation, and health-related agriculture and nutrition.
The focus of this call is not on the organization itself, but on the concept of social entrepreneurship in the proposal. The concept must be novel, bold, innovative, transformational and ‘outside-the-box’. Existing social entrepreneurial ideas are welcomed so long as there is a clear innovative (novel) component being introduced.
ONE International -- 2014 Africa Award
Applications are invited from individuals and civil society organizations based in Africa that help Africans meet one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Applicants must be involved in advocacy to achieve the MDGs. The recipient will receive an award of up to US $100,000 to expand their work. The 2013 cycle has recently wrapped up, and the deadline for the 2014 award will be announced in January.
For more information and eligiblity criteria, please visit:
Buckminster Fuller Institute -- Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2014
The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is an annual prize of US $100,000, inviting ideas from around the world that have potential to radically advance human well-being and ecosystem health. The 2013 cycle finished November 18, and the 2014 cycle will begin in January 2014.
Participants in the Challenge are expected to propose bold, visionary, tangible initiatives that are focused on well-defined needs of critical importance. Entries in prior years include several in themes of energy, water, agriculture, natural disasters, etc., for application in developing countries. There is a processing fee for the competition (subsidized for students, academics, and registered non-profit organizations). Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.
For more details and eligibility criteria, visit: http://challenge.bfi.org/About
Prince Albert II Foundation -- Pre-Applications in 2014
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation makes grants for global environmental stability in themes of climate change, biodiversity, access to water, and the fight against desertification. Its geographical priorities are the Mediterranean Basin, the Polar Regions, and the Least-Developed Countries. The next round of pre-applications for grants will be open February 17, 2014 through March 17, 2014.
Eligibility for this year will primarily concern a WASH organizations ability to demonstrate it is working in these priority areas:
- Access to water
- Alternative solutions to the use of firewood
- Integrated water resource management
- Energy efficiency
- Management of wetlands
For more information, and eligibility criteria, please click this link.
U.S. Agency for International Development -- Development Innovation Ventures 2013-2014
USAID sponsors Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to identify, develop, test, and scale innovative approaches in development. DIV's portfolio includes projects across the range of USAID's program areas - including in agriculture, energy, greenhouse gas reductions, water, waste management, and many others related to natural resources and environment. Applications are invited from a full spectrum of organizations in the USA and other countries that include NGOs, private businesses, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, foundations, civic groups, regional organizations, and international organizations. For DIV in 2013-2014, the deadlines for letters of interest (LOIs) are December 16, 2013 and April 15, 2014.
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The Foundation Ensemble Programs Fund supports projects in water, sanitation, and sustainable development, among other sectors. There are two types of grants provided:
- The small grants fund, providing between €3,000 and €30,000 for up to two years. Organizations must have an annual budget under €100,000. Funding is limited to 50% of total project costs. The deadline for applications (French or English) will be announced in December 2013. For details, visit: http://www.fondationensemble.org/amicprog_fond.php
- The program fund, for organizations working in Cambodia, Mozambique, Ecuador, Laos, Peru and Benin. Provides €50,000 per year for up to 4 years. Funding is limited to 50% of total project costs.The deadline for applications (French or English) will be announced in December 2013. For details, visit: http://www.fondationensemble.org/aprog_fond.php
The RBC's Blue Water Project awards grants for watershed protection and safe drinking water in North America, the Caribbean, and anywhere RBC does business. There are two types of grants:
1. Community Action Grants ranging from CAD $1,000 to CAD $10,000 are available for projects. The application deadline will be announced before 2014. Applications accepted by local and community organizations in Canada, USA, and the Caribbean.
2. Leadership Grants ranging from CAD$10,000 to CAD$100,000 are available to local, regional, national, and trans-border organizations for projects anywhere RBC is located -- including Canada, USA, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom. The application deadline will be announced soon.
For details, visit: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/apply-for-funding/guidelines-and-eligibility/blue-water-pre.html
Inter-American Foundation’s Grant Program for Grassroots NGOs in Latin America and the Caribbean
The United States Government’s Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent agency that provides financial support to programs that foster self-help in a sustainable, innovative and participatory manner implemented by NGOs and CBOs in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IAF funds the self-help efforts of grassroots groups in Latin America and the Caribbean to improve living conditions of the disadvantaged and the excluded, enhance their capacity for decision-making and self-governance, and develop partnerships with the public sector, business and civil society. The IAF does not identify problems or suggest projects; instead it responds to initiatives presented. Projects are selected for funding on their merits rather than by sector. Proposals may be submitted throughout the year and will be reviewed as they are received. All submissions must conform to the guidelines posted here link.