Grant seekers

Grant seekers

We understand how difficult it can be to obtain funding for your work, so you may find the resources below useful in your search.

Funding guides and third party funding opportunities which could be of interest to our clients will be posted in this section.  For any questions regarding these funding opportunities please contact the donor directly.


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:


Foundation Ensemble

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:

- 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:


RBC Foundation

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:


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.