Grants

Grants

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award

Sector:
Environment, Development, Research, Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
April 30, 2021
The 3rd cycle of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award is now open. Corporations, research centers, institutions, ...
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The NGO CSW65 Forum Young Feminist Awards

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy, Development, Arts & Culture, Women & Gender
Grant Deadline:
March 1, 2021
NGO CSW Youth Leaders & Young Professionals In collaboration with Women Have Wings make available five $5,000 grant awards to ...
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British Council Go Digital Fund: Sub Saharan Africa & Wales

Sector:
Development, Arts & Culture, Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
February 7, 2021
The British Council Go Digital Fund is open to organizations in Wales and Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) to collaborate digitally on ...
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Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety Programmes 2021

Sector:
Environment, Development, Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
February 10, 2021
The Global Road Safety Partnership has launched Round 18 Call for Proposals under the Road Safety Grants Programme.  In Round ...
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MCW YOUNG LEADERS ACCESS PROGRAM 2021

Sector:
Development, Youth & Children, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
March 1, 2021
The Young Leaders Access Program is a year-long program that prepares young people from around the world, 18 to 26, ...
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The Ashden Awards 2021

Sector:
Environment, Development, Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
March 3, 2021
The Ashden Awards boost outstanding climate solutions, backing radical ideas delivering lower emissions and a fairer world, with grants and ...
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Call for Proposals: The InsuResilience Solutions Fund

Sector:
Education, Human Rights & Democracy, Development, Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
January 29, 2021
The ISF especially welcomes project concepts targeting the sectors most vulnerable to effects of the pandemic, such as critical infrastructure, ...
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Call for Proposals: SOS African Wildlife Rapid Action Grants

Sector:
Environment, Development, Research, Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
January 31, 2021
The Save Our Species - SOS African Wildlife initiative funded by the European Union, is inviting all eligible CSOs to apply ...
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The W.K Kellogg Racial Equity 2030

Sector:
Education, Development
Grant Deadline:
January 31, 2021
The Racial Equity 2030 is a global challenge in honor of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s 90th anniversary. It is a ...
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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity

Sector:
Education, Development
Grant Deadline:
January 31, 2021
The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a funded fellowship based at the International Inequalities Institute at ...
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Call for Projects; Promotion of family farming in West Africa – Fondation de France and the CFSI

Sector:
Entrepreneurship, Environment, Development, Research
Grant Deadline:
February 23, 2021
Fondation de France and the French Committee for International Solidarity (CFSI) joined forces to support farmers and farming innovation in ...
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Urgent Action Fund-Africa

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy, Development, Women & Gender
Urgent Action Fund-Africa provides financial support for strategic interventions that take advantage of opportunities to advance women’s human rights. Such opportunities ...
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PCLG Small Grants

Sector:
Environment, Development
Grant Deadline:
February 1, 2021
PCLG International, in a bid to foster multi-stakeholder collaboration and learning between conservation and development and/or rights-focused organizations, has announced ...
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UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award 2021

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy, Development, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
February 28, 2021
Each year, UNHCR searches for extraordinary persons who go beyond the call of duty in supporting refugees, internally displaced and ...
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World Habitat Awards 2021 for Innovative Solutions on Housing

Sector:
Environment, Development, Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
March 15, 2021
World Habitat Awards recognizes and highlights innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world ...
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The 2021 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme

Sector:
Entrepreneurship, Development, Youth & Children
Grant Deadline:
March 31, 2021
The 7th cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship programme is live, and open to businesses and start-ups across any sector in ...
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The GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship 2021

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy, Development, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
January 4, 2021
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) through the second edition of the Resilience Fellowship themed ‘Extortion as an ...
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Commonwealth Peace & Reconciliation Challenge Grants

Sector:
Development, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
January 31, 2021
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) supports youth-led organizations (the age definition used by UNAOC to ...
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UNAOC Youth Solidarity Fund 2020

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy, Development, Youth & Children, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
January 31, 2021
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) supports youth-led organizations (the age definition used by UNAOC to ...
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Africa Young Innovators for Health Award 2021

Sector:
Health
Grant Deadline:
March 31, 2021
The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award is launching its first competition designed to highlight and support the work of ...
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The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards

Sector:
Development, Research, Science & Technology, Health
Grant Deadline:
February 28, 2021
The Arrell Food Prizes recognize global excellence in the broad area of food innovation and community impact. In 2021, two ...
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The GNI Emerging Voices Fellowship Program

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy, Development, Research
Grant Deadline:
December 30, 2020
Global Network Initiative warmly welcomes applications for the next one-year GNI Emerging Voices Fellowship Program. The fellowship program seeks to ...
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Call for Innovators – Circular Economy

Sector:
Environment, Development, Research, Science & Technology, Health
Grant Deadline:
December 18, 2020
Coopen is a collaborative programme whose goal is to promote innovative solutions that respond to sustainable development challenges in Africa, ...
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Call for Applications: BIEA Thematic Research Grants

Sector:
Development, Research
Grant Deadline:
December 30, 2020
The British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) invites applications for funding for original research projects in any discipline in the ...
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Making More Health Co-Creation Accelerator 2021

Sector:
Development, Research, Science & Technology, Health
Grant Deadline:
February 7, 2021
Since 2011, Ashoka and Boehringer Ingelheim have collaborated around a global initiative – Making More Health (MMH). Making More Health brings together the best ...
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The 2021 Roux Prize

Sector:
Research, Health
Grant Deadline:
February 28, 2021
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Roux Prize. The Roux Prize was created in 2013 to honor individuals or ...
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The Women Building Peace Award

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy, Development, Women & Gender
Grant Deadline:
February 2, 2021
The United States's Institute of Peace (USIP) Women Building Peace Award honors the inspiring work of women peacebuilders whose courage, ...
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The Rafto Prize

Grant Deadline:
February 1, 2021
Call for nominations have begun for the Professor Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize for Human Rights (i.e. the Rafto Prize). Awarded every ...
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Energy Globe Award 2021 for Sustainable Energy Projects

Sector:
Development, Research, Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
December 9, 2020
The objective of the Energy Globe Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate ...
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The Lead2030 Challenge for SDG15

Sector:
Environment, Development, Science & Technology, Youth & Children, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
December 18, 2020
Novartis looks forward to supporting SDG 15 by funding a project, which utilises data/digital/novel technologies in order to generate positive ...
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The African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Fellowships

Sector:
Development, Research
Grant Deadline:
February 1, 2021
The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research fellowship applications from African researchers, policy ...
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The Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Phase 1 Seed Grants | Round 12 Request for Proposals on Food Security and Nutrition

Sector:
Development, Research, Science & Technology, Health
Grant Deadline:
December 4, 2020
The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), created through a partnership between the African Academy of Sciences ...
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The AI for Accessibility Grants

Sector:
Development, Research, Health
AI for Accessibility grants support projects that use AI to empower people living with disabilities. Applications are accepted on a ...
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The Rodenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund

Sector:
Education, Environment, Development, Research, Health
The Rodenberry Foundation's Catalyst Fund is looking for well-thought-out projects that have a high potential for lasting impact. The ideas/projects ...
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The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards

Sector:
Environment, Development, Research, Health
Grant Deadline:
January 31, 2021
A Commonwealth prize recognizing the most impactful innovations in sustainable development has been launched by the Secretary-General. Five thematic categories ...
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The Future Bora Grant (Kenya) Call for Applications

Sector:
Development
Grant Deadline:
December 15, 2020
Future Bora aims to catalyze interventions that expand economic opportunities for the most vulnerable and under-served Kenyan youths i.e. orphans, ...
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The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards

Sector:
Environment, Development, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
January 31, 2021
The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards recognizes and celebrates the contributions that innovators in the public, private, and ...
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ACT Foundation 5th Grant Cycle: Call for Applications

Sector:
Entrepreneurship, Environment, Leadership, Health
Grant Deadline:
November 30, 2020
ACT Foundation is calling for applications from non-profit organizations and social enterprises in Africa for their Grant Cycle which opened, ...
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The Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund

Sector:
Education, Science & Technology, Youth & Children, Health
The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts is the operating office of 17 different independent grant-making trusts established by members of three ...
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The National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Sector:
Education, Environment, Development, Health
Grant Deadline:
November 30, 2020
The NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and ...
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The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity

Sector:
Education, Environment, Development, Women & Gender, Youth & Children, Health
Grant Deadline:
November 30, 2020
The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity Grant focuses on areas such as: Education for groups or communities who have limited access, ...
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The EU announces Call for Proposals for Civil Society Organizations (Zambia)

Sector:
Development, Research, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
December 1, 2020
The European Union (EU) has announced a call for proposals for Enhancing Civil Society Organization (CSO) Participation in Budgetary Oversight ...
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The Reimagine Charitable Giving Challenge

Sector:
Development, Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
November 6, 2020
This program challenges our global community of innovators to come together and build solutions to address the following question: How ...
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Call for applications – the Direct Aid Program Kenya

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy, Development, Women & Gender, Health
Grant Deadline:
October 21, 2020
The Australian High Commission in Kenya is seeking applications for the Direct Aid Program, which is designed to provide financial ...
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Funding in Africa for Independent Policy Research Organizations

Sector:
Development, Research, Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
November 4, 2020
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) invite proposals from independent policy research organizations ...
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UNDP Tanzania – Call for Proposals for Small Grants

Sector:
Environment, Development
Grant Deadline:
October 30, 2020
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced a call for proposals for the GEF Small Grants Programme to focus ...
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Microsoft’s AI for Humanitarian Action Project

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy, Development, Women & Gender, Science & Technology, Youth & Children
Grant Deadline:
October 31, 2020
Building on the progress of the past two years and the urgency of the moment, Microsoft is expanding "AI for ...
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Call for Projects – Orange Foundation’s Villages & Mother and Child Health Programme

Sector:
Development, Youth & Children, Health
Grant Deadline:
October 16, 2020
The Orange Foundation is inviting projects for Villages and Mother and Child Health Programme to install one - or more ...
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The AstraZeneca Global Grants and Funding for Youth and Youth-led NGOs

Sector:
Development, Youth & Children, Health
Grant Deadline:
October 12, 2020
StepUp! is part of AstraZeneca’s Young Health global grants programme and it aims to extend the reach and impact of ...
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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy, Development, Women & Gender, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
November 4, 2020
The UN Trust Fund will prioritize applications from women’s rights, women led, and small women’s organizations, in recognition of them ...
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The 2021 Hult Prize Challenge on Food For Good

Sector:
Development, Research, Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
December 31, 2020
In 2021 the Hult Prize is asking teams around the world to build viable food enterprises that will impact the ...
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The IMMANA Fellowships 2021/2022 for Emerging Leaders in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Research

Sector:
Development, Research, Science & Technology, Health
Grant Deadline:
December 31, 2020
Round 6 IMMANA Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research. The Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts ...
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The Commonwealth100 Online Leadership Development Programme 2020/2021

Sector:
Development, Youth & Children, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
November 6, 2020
The Commonwealth100 is open to young leaders who are from a Commonwealth country, or who currently live, work or study ...
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Thomson Reuters Foundation 2020/2021 Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa Workshop for African Journalists

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy, Arts & Culture
Grant Deadline:
October 4, 2020
Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with the African Centre for Media Excellence is looking for journalists based anywhere in Africa ...
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Generation Equality: Supporting a New Wave of Youth-Led Activism for Gender Equality

Sector:
Women & Gender, Youth & Children, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
October 21, 2020
In order to support a stronger wave of youth-led advocacy in 2021 and beyond, and in order to specifically seek ...
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Call for Submissions: The Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2020

Sector:
Education
Grant Deadline:
September 25, 2020
The African Union Commission (AUC) and Partners across Africa will hold the third edition of Innovating Education in Africa Expo ...
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Global Giving Accelerator Program 2020 Season

Sector:
Development
Grant Deadline:
October 16, 2020
The GlobalGiving Accelerator is a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that will help you take your fundraising to the ...
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The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship

Sector:
Development
Grant Deadline:
October 15, 2020
The Fellowship is recruiting a total of 20-25 Fellows for 2021. We are recruiting Fellows who are development experts in ...
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Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship 2020/2021

Sector:
Leadership
Grant Deadline:
October 14, 2020
The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. Through this annual fellowship programme, we ...
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The Noel Buxton Trust accepting Applications for 2020 Africa Grants

The Noel Buxton Trust is currently accepting applications for its Africa Grants, with an aim to support and protect street ...
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GLOBAL CITIZEN PRIZE – Cisco Youth Leadership Award

Sector:
Leadership
Grant Deadline:
September 20, 2020
The Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award honors an individual aged 18-30 who has contributed meaningfully towards the goal ...
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Fund for Local Cooperation 2020 “Circular Economy, and Good Governance and Vibrant Democracy” (South Africa)

Grant Deadline:
September 18, 2020
The Embassy of Finland in Pretoria hereby invites South African civil society organizations and innovation support organizations to submit concept ...
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Women’s Voice & Leadership Fund – Rapid Response Grants

Sector:
Women & Gender
The Fund has a special emphasis on mitigating the effect of COVID 19 on Women’s Rights. The funding comes from ...
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Open Road Alliance

Sector:
Science & Technology
Charitable Grants will only be offered to organizations responding directly to COVID-19 that are also demonstrating how their intervention moves ...
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Landcam launches Call for 2020-2021 Grants Proposals (Cameroon)

Sector:
Environment
Grant Deadline:
September 10, 2020
The Landcam has launched a Call for Proposals for Small Grants Scheme to support innovative civil society initiatives in land ...
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The 2020 .ORG Impact Awards

Sector:
Science & Technology
Grant Deadline:
September 4, 2020
.ORG Impact Awards is a global awards program to recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations that have a connection to ...
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2020 African Women’s Development Fund

Sector:
Leadership
Grant Deadline:
August 10, 2020
Throughout the year, African Women's Development Fund invites applications from eligible African women’s organizations under its main grants program. The ...
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The Global Resilience Fund for Girls and Young Women

Sector:
Women & Gender, Youth & Children
Grant Deadline:
August 3, 2020
The Fund is prioritizing applications from girls and young women with disabilities, girls and young women of colour, LGBTQIA2S youth, ...
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The Tony Elumelu Foundation

Sector:
Entrepreneurship, Leadership
Grant Deadline:
March 31, 2020
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF)—Africa’s leading philanthropy focused on empowering African entrepreneurs—is looking for the most innovative business ideas across ...
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National Endowment for Democracy

Sector:
Human Rights & Democracy
Grant Deadline:
March 27, 2020
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions ...
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