Funding opportunities

Deadline: January 2017

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Type of projects: 
promote civic education, strengthen civil society organisations, promote independent media, promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, strengthen democratic ideas and values, strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, strengthen a broad-based market economy
Country/Countries: worldwide
Grant range: $50,000
Closing date: 20 January 2017

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Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Type of projects: 
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities, sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression
Country/Countries: worldwide, Africa, Asia/the Pacific, Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America/the Caribbean, or the Middle East
Grant range: $5,000 to $30,000
Closing date: 31 January 2017

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UK Aid Match
Type of projects: 
climate change, education, health, water & sanitation, disabilities, girls & women, livelihoods, empowerment & accountability, private sector/business
Country/Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia & Zimbabwe
Grant range: £100,001 to £500,000, £500,001 to £1,000,000, and more than £1,000,000
Closing date: 31 January 2017

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UK Aid Direct Impact Grant 
Type of projects: 
initiatives focused on bringing tangible change to the lives of the poorest and most marginalised on a larger scale
Country/Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania (United Republic of), Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia & Zimbabwe
Grant range: £250,001 - £4m
Closing date: 31 January 2017

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UK Aid Direct Community Partnership Grant 
Type of projects: 
initiatives focused on delivering results at a smaller scale, piloting new or innovative approaches or focusing on the most marginalised, working at the community level
Country/Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania (United Republic of), Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia & Zimbabwe
Grant range: £0 - £250,000
Closing date: 31 January 2017

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Deadline: February 2017

WWF Reforestation Grants for Local NGOs in WWF-US Priority Eco-region
Type of projects: 
reforestation/restoration activities, tree planting activities
Country/Countries: Amazon and Tropical Andes (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname); Borneo and Sumatra (Indonesia); Coastal East Africa (Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania); Congo Basin (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dem. Republic of Congo, Gabon, Republic of Congo); Eastern Himalayas (Bhutan, Nepal); Greater Mekong (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam); Madagascar; Mesoamerican Reef (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras); and Namibia.
Grant range: up to $10,000
Closing date: 1 February 2017

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EU’s Permanent Grassland Program: Seeking Proposals to Develop Farming Systems and Policies
Type of projects: develop farming systems
Country/Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Afghanistan, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, [Armenia], Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Democratic People’s Republic), Congo (Republic), Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ,Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Buissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Grant range: up to €10 million
Closing date: 14 February 2017

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European Commission Call for Proposals: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Food Packaging
Type of projects: socio-economic science and humanities, gender, open innovation
Country/Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Afghanistan, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, [Armenia], Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Democratic People’s Republic), Congo (Republic), Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ,Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Buissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Grant range: up to €6 million
Closing date: 14 February 2017

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Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund
Type of projects:
conservation projects
Country/Countries: Worldwide
Grant range: NZD $5000
Closing date: 19 February 2017

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Deadline: March 2017

Visegrad Small Grants program
Type of projects: science and research, education, youth exchanges, cross-border cooperation, culture, tourism promotion
Country/Countries: Worldwide
Grant range: up to €6,000
Closing date: 1 March 2017

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TRAID
Type of projects: 
international development projects improving conditions in the textile industry.
Country/Countries: Worldwide
Grant range: fund total is £280,000
Closing date: 3 March 2017

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Deadline: April 2017

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Type of projects: promote civic education, strengthen civil society organizations, promote independent media, promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, strengthen democratic ideas and values, strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, strengthen a broad-based market economy
Country/Countries: Worldwide
Average grant size: $50,000
Closing date: 7 April 2017

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Ongoing opportunities

AngloAmerican Group Foundation
Type of projects:
environment, education and training; community development; HIV/AIDS and welfare
Countries: UK, Chile, Peru, India, Mozambique, Brazil, Colombia, China, Mongolia, Zimbabwe
Grant range: unspecified

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Cargill
Type of projects:
environmental stewardship; education; food security and nutrition
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

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Charles Hayward Foundation
Type of projects:
clean water and sanitation; basic health programmes; self-sustainability through training in farming skills and income generation activities
Countries: Commonwealth countries of Africa
Grant range: up to £15,000

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Charles Steward Mott Foundation
Type of projects:
strengthening philanthropy and the nonprofit sector as vital vehicles for increasing civic engagement and improving communities and societies
Countries: South Africa
Grant range: $15,000 to $250,000

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Dubai Cares
Type of projects:
school infrastructure; school health; nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools; quality of education
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jordan , Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia
Grant range: unspecified

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Ford Foundation
Type of projects:
educational opportunity and scholarship; sustainable development; freedom of expression; gender; sexuality and reproductive justice; human rights; economic fairness
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

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Ford Foundation's JustFilms Grant
Type of projects: 
artist-driven film and new media projects, and other forms of creative visual storytelling, that explore the rich diversity of the human experience. These stories inspire imaginations, disrupt stereotypes, and help transform attitudes that perpetuate injustice.
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

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Gered Gereedschap
Type of projects:
education programs and projects that meets the demand of the local (labour) market
Countries: Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Ghana; Kenya; Malawi; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia
Grant range: unspecified

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Global Fund for Children
Type of projects:
enable the most vulnerable children in communities to thrive
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

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Grand Challenges Canada: Transition to Scale
Type of projects:
health
Countries: worldwide (see request for proposals for full list of eligible countries)
Grant range:
$100,000 to $500,000

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Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Diffusion
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: up to £20,000

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Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Recognition
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: up to £20,000

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Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Invention
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: up to £20,000

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Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Development
Type of projects:
emergencies or disasters, humanitarian needs
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: £75,000 to £150,000

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Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Implementation
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: £75,000 to £150,000

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Open Society Initiative for East Africa
Type of projects:
health and rights; freedom of expression and information; justice and human rights
Countries: East African countries
Grant range: $10,000 to $200,000

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Pollination Project and Levi Strauss Company
Type of projects:
grassroots environmental projects; conserving, protecting, restoring and/or advocating for the ecosystems upon which our civilisation depends
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: $1,000 to $5,000

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Transform Foundation
Type of project:
digital transformation
Countries: UK-registered organisations only
Grant range: £18,000

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Embassy of United States in Gambia
Type of project:
 change in civil and political rights, adherence to the rule of law through legal framework conducive to civil and political rights, free and democratic electoral systems, development of democratic principles that promote human rights and result in change, increase access of women and ethnic groups to the judicial and to political processes
Countries: Gambia
Grant range: up to $25,000

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United States Embassy in Cameroon
Type of project:
 strengthen democratic institutions, improve governance, and promote respect for human rights
Countries: Cameroon
Grant range: up to $25,000

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