Patrocinadores e Doadores

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Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation is a non-denominational, international development agency established forty years ago in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa . The Foundation focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with mostly grassroots organisations sharing its objectives. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 15 countries. In 2004, it funded over 130 projects in 16 countries with a budget of US $149 million. It is a modern vehicle for traditional philanthropy in the Ismaili Muslim community under the leadership of the Aga Khan. For more information
Turner Foundation
Founded in 1990 by Ted Turner, Turner Foundation, Inc. is a private, independent family foundation committed to preventing damage to the natural systems. The Foundation makes grants in the areas of the environment and population and focuses on four main components: Safeguarding Habitat, Growing the Movement, Creating Solutions for Sustainable Living, and Healthy Planet, Healthy Communities. The goal of the Safeguarding Habitat programme is to protect terrestrial and marine habitats and wildlife critical for the preservation of biodiversity. The Growing the Movement programme aims to engage, organise and empower new constituencies in order to ensure the future protection of the environment and the goal of Creating Solutions for Sustainable Living is to modify patterns of consumption and to halt further degradation of natural resources by addressing the environmental impacts of personal, institutional and community choices. Finally, Healthy Planet, Healthy Communities strives to restore or mitigate the effects of non-sustainable practices. The foundation supports a broad range of organisations and approaches, including advocacy, organising, public education, and hands-on conservation work. For more information
The Overbrook Foundation
The Overbrook Foundation strives to improve the lives of people by supporting projects that protect human and civil rights, advance the self-sufficiency and well-being of individuals and their communities and conserve the natural environment. It supports programmes in the areas of Environment and Human Rights with a particular international focus on Latin America and South Africa, while in the United States it supports policy development, advocacy, coalition building, and research. In its international funding, the Foundation also supports organisations providing direct services. The Foundation’s Environment Programme supports organisations working to develop better consumption and production habits in the United States and in Latin America. The Foundation’s Human Rights Programme investigates and looks to support human rights activism of smaller human rights organisations where activists are at particular risk both domestically and globally and continues its support of major Human Rights Organisations. For more information
Skillshare International
Skillshare International is a UK registered charity which works to reduce poverty, injustice and inequality and to further economic and social development in partnership with people and communities throughout the world. Skillshare does this by sharing and developing skills and ideas, facilitating organisational and social change and building awareness of development issues. Skillshare International aims to help organisations achieve their vision through improving their performance and services. One of the ways in which Skillshare assists organisations to develop is the placement of international development volunteers from around the word with partner organisations in Africa and Asia. Requests for development workers come from partner organisations and offices in Botswana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda. For additional information,
The Rabobank Foundation
The Rabobank Foundation was established by the Dutch Rabobank organisation, a nation-wide network of local cooperative banks originally set up to offer rural people, united in cooperatives, access to finance. The Rabobank Group uses the Rabobank Foundation as a one of the channels through which to express its social and civil commitment. The foundation seeks to contribute to the humanisation of society and to equitable distribution of welfare and prosperity by supporting cooperatives or member-based organisations which offer an opportunity to save, borrow or insure. Good cooperative, local saving and credit systems or micro insurance institutions provide their members with a chance to improve their own economic situation, to improve their income potential and raise their standard of living. Through this approach the foundation helps to stimulate financial self-reliance and to create a sustainable civil society. For more information
SkanfondsSkanfonds works to enable vulnerable people to participate fully in society. The foundation was established to organise fundraising campaigns for grassroots initiatives that provide social care to people in vulnerable situations. It receives all its revenues from two charity lotteries, BankGiro Loterij and De Lotto. The foundationR17;s funds provide support to vulnerable groups including ex-convicts, the disabled, former addicts, traumatised people, the homeless, the elderly, refugees, ill people, ethnic minorities and the youth. The geographic focus is on the Netherlands, Central and Eastern Europe, Surinam, Netherlands Antilles and Aruba and applications can be submitted in Dutch or English. For more information,
The Inter-American Foundation
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent foreign assistance agency of the United States government that provides grants to nongovernmental and community-based organisations in Latin America and the Caribbean for innovative, sustainable and participatory self-help programmes. The IAF primarily funds partnerships among grassroots and nonprofit organisations, businesses and local governments, directed at improving the quality of life of poor people and strengthening participation, accountability and democratic practices. To contribute to a better understanding of the development process, the IAF also shares its experiences and the lessons it has learned. For more information
Tides Foundation
The Tides Foundation partners with donors to increase and organise resources for positive social change. They facilitate effective grantmaking programmes, create opportunities for learning and build community among donors and grantees. The foundation works to accomplish these goals by providing an innovative and cost-effective framework for philanthropy, and by bringing together people, resources and vision through the Tides Donor Advised Funds, the Tides Initiatives, funding collaboratives, gatherings and much more. For more information,
France Libertés – Fondation Danielle Mitterand
Since its creation in 1986, France Libertés- Fondation Danielle Mitterand has strived to promote active and responsible citizenship, human rights, peace, democracy and social development by encouraging grass-roots development, networking of all information relevant to sustainable development among NGOs and raising public and media awareness of successful development alternatives. The four areas of intervention of the foundation are: “For Water and for Life”, “Education”, “A Stable and Responsible Economy” and “Democratic Practices”. The foundation funds grass-roots initiatives worldwide. For additional information,
The John Merck Fund
Serena S. Merck founded The John Merck Fund, a New York charitable trust named for her son, in 1970. The John Merck Fund fosters innovative advocacy and problem solving in the fields of Developmental Disabilities, Environment, Reproductive Health, Human Rights, Civic Engagement and Job Opportunities. Its objective is to act as a catalyst, supporting organisations that can effect constructive and measurable change in each of these areas. The main geographical area of focus is the United States , but the Human Rights programme focuses on Latin America. In 2006, The John Merck Fund awarded 252 grants totaling $14,073,280. The Fund favours outstanding individuals working on promising projects in organisations that may have difficulty attracting funds; pilot projects with potential for widespread application; advocacy, including litigation; and smaller organisations, start-ups included. For additional information
The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation promotes social justice and human rights through its five programme areas: Jewish life, strengthening Israeli democracy, educational opportunity, health and mental health, and human rights. The Human Rights programme currently focuses on women’s and reproductive rights and the right to education, particularly for adolescents and adults. The Foundation’s work is primarily but not exclusively international, with a special interest in efforts that link domestic and international issues. In addition, the Foundation occasionally makes grants to organisations that work across a range of human rights issues, particularly to support capacity-building efforts and training. For more information,
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Homeless International
Homeless International is a UK charity that supports community-led housing and infrastructure related development in partnership with local organisations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The initiatives are all led, developed and managed by the local community groups themselves. Homeless International supports partners through long term development initiatives; advocates through sharing information and influencing policy; provides financial services by scaling up access to credit for the poor through loans & guarantees; organises technical assistance by providing practical forms of specialist help; and carries out research aiming to explore long term solutions to poverty. For more information,
Alcoa Foundation
The Alcoa Foundation was founded by the Aluminum Company of America in 1952. It is one of the largest endowed corporate foundations in the US . Grants are made from earnings on assets, rather than corporate profits. The foundation has identified ‘Areas of Excellence’, which are used to guide global and local grantmaking and marshal the expertise and energies of Alcoa and the Alcoa Foundation together. These ‘Areas of Excellence’ include: conservation and sustainability, business and community partnerships, safe and healthy children and families, global education and workplace skills. Strong preference is given to organisations that can link to the company’s local communities or that work in countries where Alcoa has a presence. For additional information,
The Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation was established in 1989 by Walter H. Annenberg and provides funding and support to nonprofit organisations in the United States and globally. It is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania and has offices in Los Angeles, California. Its major programme areas are education and youth development; arts, culture and humanities; civic and community; health and human services; and animal services and the environment. The Annenberg Foundation exists to advance public wellbeing through improved communication and encourages the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge. For additional information,
The Wallace Global Fund
The Wallace Global Fund is guided by the vision of the late Henry A. Wallace, former Secretary of Agriculture and Vice-President under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Committed to serving the general welfare, his life exemplified farsightedness, global vision and receptivity to new ideas. The Fund aims to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. It works to achieve this mission through fundamental public policy and systemic change. Working in the areas of natural resources, women’s human rights, justice, media and leadership and civic engagement, the Fund supports activities at the global and national level and will consider significant local or regional initiatives offering the potential to leverage broader national or global impact.
Oak Foundation
Established in 1998, the Oak Foundation seeks to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. The foundation works internationally and has programmes focused on the following areas: Child abuse, Environment, Housing and homelessness, International Human Rights, Women?s issues, Learning differences and Marine conservation. The Foundation provides support to organisations and programmes that seek to target root causes, demonstrate solutions that can be adopted by permanent providers and/or by government and involve the target population in the planning and implementation of the project. For additional information see,
The Hunter Foundation
The Hunter Foundation (THF) was established in 1998 by Tom and Marion Hunter. To date THF has invested, or committed to invest, £35m and last year the THF founders pledged a further £100m for investment in Scotland and the developing world. THF is committed to adventure philanthropy, investing capital and intellect into tackling the root causes of societal problems through holistic and systemic interventions. The Foundation’s focus in the developed world is to invest in national educational programmes that challenge stubborn, system wide issues that prevent children from achieving their potential. The Foundation also aims to act as a catalyst for change by investing in pilot programmes with strategic partners and often alongside government that, if proven, are then adopted by government or the community for embedding nationally where possible. For more information, see
Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE Trust)
The CEE Trust acts as a mechanism for helping independent, active networks of organisations and citizens working for the public good. Its major goal has been to promote the development of civil societies in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. After a recent review, the Trust has identified several specific areas of general concern, relating to a broader understanding of the sustainability of civil society, namely: Relationship and networking practices; Public credibility and support; Organisational reforms; Strategic capacities; and Participatory culture. The CEE Trust’s new strategy caters for a wider definition of civil society, based on a broader understanding of well-organised and large NGOs, including other formal and informal organisations. For additional information see
Mama Cash
Mama Cash is a women’s foundation that supports groundbreaking women’s projects all over the world. Mama Cash supports strong, pioneering women’s groups in Europe , Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The foundation makes grants that help secure women’s human rights and guarantee women’s access to bodily integrity, economic justice, peace and security, art, culture and media agency and participation. Mama Cash also supports local women’s funds all over the world that raise money locally, regionally and internationally to support women’s rights initiatives at home. Since 1983, Mama Cash has supported over 6,000 initiatives and projects of women worldwide. For additional information see
KIOS, The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights
KIOS is an independent, non-profit human rights fund that receives financial support from the Department for International Development Cooperation of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Foundation focuses on the prevention and promotion of human rights in developing countries and supports local and national human rights projects organised and carried out by local NGOs in developing countries. The geographical priorities are in East Africa and South Asia, and the thematic priorities cover democratic rights, right to education and gender equality. KIOS pays special attention to the promotion of human rights of women, children, minorities and the poor. In addition to project support, KIOS supports institutional development of human rights NGOs. For additional information see,
Skoll Foundation
The Skoll Foundation was created by Jeff Skoll in 1999 to pursue his vision of a world where all people, regardless of geography, background or economic status, enjoy and employ the full range of their talents and abilities. The Skoll Foundation’s mission is to advance systemic change to benefit communities around the world by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurs are proven leaders whose approaches and solutions to social problems are helping to better the lives and circumstances of countless underserved or disadvantaged individuals. The Skoll Foundation invests in social entrepreneurs through its flagship award programme, the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship, which is now accepting applications. For more information, see
New Zealand’s International Aid and Development Agency (NZAID)
NZAID is the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development agency, responsible for delivering Official Development Assistance (ODA) and for advising Ministers on development assistance policy and operations. Since the agency’s formation, eliminating poverty has been central to NZAID’s mission, with a regional focus on the Pacific, reflecting the Government’s commitment to be a good international citizen and neighbour. NZAID places a high priority on building strong partnerships and concentrates its development assistance on activities that contribute to poverty elimination by creating safe, just and inclusive societies, fulfilling basic needs and achieving environmental sustainability and sustainable livelihoods. For more information, see
Citi Foundation
In 2006, the Citi Foundation made more than 2,700 grants and giving rose to more than $92 million in 86 countries and territories. The Citi Foundation takes a long term approach to philanthropy. The Foundation believes all children should have access to high-quality education that helps them acquire the knowledge and skills to find a rewarding career, m ana ge their lives and fully participate in society. The Foundation supports community-led efforts that revitalise low-income neighbourhoods around the world where Citi has a presence and seeks to support community development corporations, intermediary organisations and community development financial institutions. For more information, see
Aventis Foundation
The Aventis Foundation was established in 1996 as the Hoechst Foundation with an endowment of €50 million. In 2000 the foundation was renamed the Aventis Foundation. The Foundation is a charitable foundation headquartered in Frankfurt am Main which serves to promote music, theater, art, literature (fine arts), projects in the social and political arena with a focus on healthcare (civil society), as well as science, research, and higher education (science). The Foundation promotes civil society organisations and civic activities; seeing non-governmental and non-profit organisations as having an instrumental role to play in resolving global issues. For more information, see
The AT & T Foundation
The AT&T Foundation provides grants to organisations and programmes that address quality-of-life issues, with an emphasis on improving education, advancing community development, addressing vital community needs and enhancing unique cultural assets. Implicit within the foundation focus are efforts that advance opportunities for diverse populations. This year, the AT&T Foundation will invest the majority of its grant making activity in special grants programs, such as the AT&T Excelerator technology grant programme. Most AT&T Foundation grants range from $1,000 to $25,000. One-time grants are the norm, though multiyear awards are given under special circumstances. For more information, see
Working Assets Donations Programme
Working Assets was established in 1985 to help busy people make a difference in the world through everyday activities like talking on the phone. Support is provided in the form of unrestricted grants in the areas of international peace and development, economic and social justice, environment, civil rights and education and freedom of expression. Potential recipients are nominated by a Working Assets customer, and then go into an annual donations process. To date, over $50 million has been raised for progressive causes. Areas of funding include community organising and movement building, human, social and cultural rights, peace and human security, media and communications, technology and corporate power/accountability. For more information, see
Front Line
Front Line was founded in Dublin in 2001 with the specific aim of protecting Human Rights Defenders, people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It aims to address some of the needs identified by defenders themselves, including protection, networking, training and access to international bodies that can take action on their behalf. Front Line seeks to provide rapid and practical support to at-risk human rights defenders, including through a 24 hour emergency response phone line, and to promote the visibility and recognition of human rights defenders as a vulnerable group. Frontline also runs fellowships, internships and a small grants programme to provide for the security needs of defenders. For more information, see
Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media
Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media (GFEM) is an association of grantmakers committed to advancing the field of media arts and public interest media funding. GFEM serves as a resource for grantmakers who fund media content, infrastructure and policy, those who employ media to further their programme goals as well as a collaborative network for funders who wish to learn more about media. GFEM seeks to increase the amount and effectiveness of media funding by foundations and other funders, to increase the use of media in grantmakers’ and grantees’ work, and to raise the broader foundation community’s understanding of current media policy and trends as they affect funders’ work in the larger grant making community. For more information, see
The Blacksmith Institute
The Blacksmith Institute is a New York based organisation dedicated to supporting pollution-related environmental projects in developing countries. The mission of the Blacksmith Institute is to ensure that they provide a clean and hospitable planet to future generations. The institute achieves this by providing strategic, technical, and financial support to local social entrepreneurs and their organisations that are committed to solving specific, pollution-related environmental issues in their communities. Their areas of funding include environment, ecosystems and health. For more information, see
The King Baudouin Foundation
The Foundation is a public benefit foundation that supports projects and citizens with a commitment to build a better society. They look for sustainable ways of bringing about justice, democracy and respect for diversity. The Foundation has total annual expenditures of 40 million Euros. The foundation focuses on organisations working in Belgium with attention to communities and regions while internationally they focus on organisations working in (South-East-) Europe and with transatlantic relations. The King Baudouin Foundation has a vast array of programmes that they support ranging from Health to Civil Society. For more information, see
Siemenpuu Foundation
The Siemenpuu Foundation offers support for civil society organisations in developing countries working for ecological democracy, environmental protection and prevention of environmental threats. The Foundation believes in the protection of biological and cultural diversity, and for making societies and global decision-making structures more democratic. The Siemenpuu Foundation supports people in the global South who give stronger voices to communities working for biological and cultural diversity. The Foundation gives priority to projects under two areas of funding: Activism, advocacy and lobbying connected to environmental issues and Projects promoting ecological democracy in forest and forest land issues. For more information, see
Taiwan Fund for Democracy (TFD)
The TFD is a newly established, non-partisan, non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of democracy and human rights in Taiwan and abroad, and is the first democracy assistance foundation to be established in Asia . The Foundation is committed to the vision of working together with like-minded organisations and individuals, to advance a new wave of democratisation worldwide. One of the Foundation’s core purposes is to promote research and encourage projects related to global democratic and human rights development, in order to advance democracy-building theory and practice. The Foundation focuses on providing grants for projects largely falling into the following categories: Research, Conferences, Publications, Educational programs and Advocacy projects. For more information, see
The Ford Foundation
The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. They believe that the best way to meet this challenge is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the non-profit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and at all levels of society. The Ford Foundation aims to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, to promote international cooperation and to advance human achievement. For More information, see
Big Lottery Fund
Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out half the money for good causes raised by the National Lottery, giving them a budget of about £630 million a year. Big Lottery Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities, and to the lives of people most in need. The Big Lottery Funds rolls out close to £2 million in lottery good cause money every 24 hours, which together with other Lottery distributors means that across the UK most people are within a few miles of a Lottery-funded project. For more information, see
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
CAF’s work expresses the vision for global giving. As a charity, CAF works towards a world in which giving in a committed and effective way is a recognised part of everyday life. CAF aim to support the growth and development of small and medium-sized charities through their grant programme. CAF will consider applications from organisations set up exclusively for charitable purposes with an annual income of up to £3m. Organisations applying for grants from the Consultancy and Training Fund must be based in the UK, while those interested in Collaborative Fund grants can be based in the UK or internationally. For more information, see
United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID)
The Department for International Development (DFID) is the UK Government department that manages Britain’s aid to developing countries and works to rid the world of extreme poverty. They have two headquarters and 25 offices overseas with over 2500 staff, almost half of whom work abroad. DFID works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector on long-term programmes to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty as well as to respond to both natural and man-made emergencies. It also works with multilateral institutions, including the World Bank, United Nations agencies and the European Commission. DFID intends to live up to its strategic aim of halving world poverty by the year 2015. For more information, see
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, non-profit organisation created in 1983 to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through non-governmental efforts. The Endowment is guided by the belief that freedom is a universal human aspiration that can be realised through the development of democratic institutions, procedures, and values. The NED supports projects that promote political and economic freedom, a strong civil society, independent media, human rights, and the rule of law. For more information, see
International Youth Foundation
The International Youth Foundation (IYF) is working in close to 70 countries and territories to improve the conditions and prospects for young people where they live, learn, work, and play. Established in 1990 to bring worldwide resources to young people in need, IYF works with hundreds of companies, foundations, and civil society organisations to strengthen and scale up existing programmes that are making a positive and lasting difference in young lives. Over the last 15 years, IYF and its global network of in-country Partners have helped millions of young people gain access to the life skills, education, job training and opportunities critical to their success. For more information, see
Sarah Scaife Foundation’s grant programme for major domestic and international issues
The Sarah Scaife Foundation’s grant programme is primarily directed toward public policy programmes that address major US domestic and International issues. There are no geographical restrictions. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals for any purpose or to nationally-organised fundraising groups. Proposals for the following are usually declined: event sponsorships, endowments, capital campaigns, renovations, or government agencies. The Foundation meets in February, May, September, and November to consider grants. For more information, see
International Communications Foundation (ICF)
The International Communications Foundation was established in 1988 with a purpose to contribute to harmonious and fruitful development of the world by promoting international communications through studies and grant making in a wide range of areas related to international telecommunications. Their applications are invited through public announcement. Grant-making areas include: Research Grant, Grant for holding International Conferences, Grant for Social-Contribution and Cultural Activities. For more Information, see
The Peace Stone Foundation
The ultimate goal of The Peace Stone Foundation is to bring the world peace. Improving educational opportunities so that children can learn and grow international understanding and harmonization is their mission ..The Peace Stone Foundation activities incorporate providing assistance to educational projects for children such as; literacy training in developing countries and assisting NGOs and relevant organisations which are active in helping educational programs internationally. The Foundation’s focus is in Southeast Asia, Africa and other developing countries. For more info on the Peace Stone Foundation please see
The Samuel Rubin Foundation
The Samuel Rubin Foundation’s general purpose is to carry on the vision of its founder, Samuel Rubin, whose life was dedicated to the pursuit of peace and justice and the search for an equitable reallocation of the world’s resources. The Foundation believes that these objectives can be achieved only through the fullest implementation of social, economic, political, civil and cultural rights for the entire world’s people. There are no geographic limitations, and they accept applications for general operating expenses as well as for specific projects within an organisation. The majority of the Foundation’s grants are in the $5-10,000 range. For more information, see
McKnight Foundation
The McKnight Foundation’s Africa grants programme promotes women’s social and economic empowerment. It seeks to increase women’s access to skills and economic opportunities that will help them gain greater control over their lives. In addition, the programme tries to help women participate more fully in their households and communities as equal decision-makers. Most of the Foundation’s grants are awarded to national and international non-governmental organisations and public agencies. The Foundation does not fund formal education programmes, scholarships, conferences or health programmes. For more information, see
Beit Trust
The Beit Trust is this year celebrating 100 years since it was established. The Trust is engaged in making grants within its “Beneficial Area” namely Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe for Health, Education, Welfare and Environmental projects. An application for a Beit Trust grant should include a brief description of the institution concerned, a reliable estimate of the cost of the project, and should state precisely how much money is being sought from the Beit Trustees, and for what purpose. Applications for grants should reach the Beit Trust, by the end of either January or July. For more information, see
Threshold Foundation
Threshold Foundation is a progressive community of individuals united through wealth, which mobilise money, people and power to create a more just, joyful and sustainable world. Threshold grants are for general operating support as well as special projects. Grants typically range in size from $5,000 to $25,000. Most grants are single-year but some are for two or three years. For further information, see
The New World Foundation
The New World Foundation’s grant making has supported organisations working to strengthen and expand civil rights and the active participation of citizens in American democracy. Their strategy is to support the building of social movements by supporting organising, which builds a sustainable mass base of activists in viable organisations. They do this on a range of issues and among constituencies all over the country. New World ’s grantmaking programme is structured into three funds: The Phoenix Fund for Workers & Communities, The Global Environmental Health & Justice Fund and The New Majority Fund. For more information, see
The African Women’s Development Fund
The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) supports organisations that further the work of the African women’s movement. Currently, AWDF funds women’s organisations that focus on capacity-building through strengthening existing projects and national or regional civil society organisations engaged in women-specific projects. AWDF provides technical assistance and capacity-building grants. Funding is limited to organisations that have been in operation for at least three years and women-led organisations. It does not fund individuals, political parties, government agencies, scholarship/fellowship funds, or organisations that aim to convert people to any specific religious belief. For more information, please see
Firelight Foundation
The Firelight Foundation gives grants to grassroots and community-based projects directly supporting the needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa. The mission of the Firelight Foundation is to support and advocate for the needs and rights of children who are orphaned or affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Firelight strives to increase the resources available to grassroots organisations that are strengthening the capacity of families and communities to care for children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. For more information, please visit
Bernard van Leer Foundation
The Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) is a private foundation that promotes the overall development of young children (ages 0-8 years) growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage. Grantmaking is organised into two programmes, the Country Programmes, which focuses on selected countries in Africa and the Thematic Programmes which center on a set of themes, including, in Africa, family and community strengthening, support and capacity-building for organisations. BvLF does its grant-making to selected partners and rarely accepts unsolicited proposals. For more information, please see
Channel Foundation
The Channel Foundation promotes leadership in women’s human rights around the globe by supporting organisations engaged in combating gender inequality. Through grantmaking, advocacy, and collaboration with an international network of women’s rights organisations and funders, they create opportunities in order to ensure that women’s rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled. The Foundation promotes exchange between Global South activists, educators and community leaders. Increase support for global women’s human rights in the U.S. to encourage a connected and engaged citizenry and a stronger global movement. For more info please see
New Field Foundation
The New Field Foundation contributes to the creation of a safe and sustainable world by supporting women and their families to overcome poverty, violence and injustice in their communities. Based in San Francisco , California, USA, New Field Foundation is newly established and operates in support of Tides Foundation’s international grant making. The Foundation goal is to have long-term relationships with a variety of organisations that share similar values and vision. For more information, please see
Global Fund for Children (GFC)
The Global Fund for Children (GFC) supports small, community-based programs that provide education and life skills training including, but not limited to, job skills, the arts, multicultural awareness, conflict resolution, human rights awareness, health education, and environmental education for vulnerable and underserved children. GFC funds organisations and projects that focus on four specific issues: schools and scholarships, hazardous child labour, commercial sexual exploitation of children, and the distinctive needs of vulnerable boys. The Global Fund for Children does not accept unsolicited proposals. For more information, see
EMpower: The Emerging Markets Foundation
EMpower: The Emerging Markets Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that ties the resources of Wall Street’s Emerging Markets professionals with the vitality of community-based social sector initiatives in developing countries. EMpower is a group of emerging markets professionals with a mission to empower children, youth and families to become catalysts of positive change in marginalised communities of emerging countries. EMpower supports building capacities of NGOs in the developing world to increase their impact on the community through health, education and economic development. For more info please see
Tinker Foundation
The Foundation grants are awarded to organisations and institutions that promote the exchange of information within the community of those concerned with the affairs of Latin America, Iberia and Antarctica. Emphasis is placed on those activities that have strong public policy implications, offer innovative solutions to many of the problems facing these regions today, and incorporate new mechanisms for addressing environmental, economic, political and social issues. Programmatically, the Foundation funds projects addressing environmental policy, economic policy or governance issues. For more information, see
Compton Foundation
In a world that is increasingly interrelated, the Compton Foundation seeks to foster human and ecological security by addressing contemporary threats to these inalienable rights. The Foundation support responsible stewardship that respects the rights of future generations to a balanced and healthy ecology, both personal and global, allowing for the full richness of human experience. The Foundation envisions a world in which humans live in harmony with each other, and in sustainable balance with the earth. For more info on the Compton Foundation, see
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Global Greengrants Fund
Global Greengrants Fund makes small grants (typically $500 to $5,000) to grassroots organisations working to help people promote environmental justice, live sustainably, preserve biodiversity, and gain a voice in their own future. Furthermore, the Fund believes that the economic security necessary to provide for basic human needs cannot be attained without environmental protections and progress toward sustainability. Global Greengrants Fund accepts applications on activities such as capacity-building & technical assistance, film or video projects, monitoring of human rights, publications, reporting of human rights violations, scholarships/fellowships, research, seminars, conferences, meetings services, training and travel around the world. For more information, see
The Arca Foundation
The Arca Foundation was established in 1952 as the Nancy Reynolds Bagley Foundation. It is dedicated to the pursuit of social equity and justice, particularly given the growing disparities in today’s world. Moreover, it has been said before that a vibrant democracy requires speaking Truth to Power. The Foundation supports a new strategic focus on media and democracy, expected to comprise one third of the grant making for the next three to five years. The Foundation continues to fund both media policy and content projects. In addition, the foundation works with colleagues in the philanthropic world to further expand the pool of available funding for media policy and content. For more information on The Arca Foundation, see
Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation
The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation aspires to the ideal of a sovereign Canada that is dedicated to the security and wellbeing of all Canadians and committed to tolerance, pluralism and democratic participation. An independent Canadian grant-making foundation, The Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation is dedicated to the development of sound and innovative public policies, founded on those values fundamental to Canadians, and designed to foster the continuing evolution of a dynamic and independent Canada. The Foundation’s decision-making is grounded by the guiding principles such as progressive social policies and sound economic policies, human development and participation by Aboriginal Canadians in Canadian society, which must be secured in ways that respect their unique rights and cultural identity. For more information on the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, see
Agape Foundation
The Agape Foundation, founded in 1969, is a non-profit tax-exempt foundation that raises and distributes funds to groups working for non-violent social change. Agape provides seed grants, loans and fiscal sponsorship to organisations addressing the following six areas: peace, human rights, environmental protection, economic justice, progressive arts & media, and grassroots organising support. For more information on the Foundation, see
HKH Foundation
The HKH Foundation funds organisations that seek to change the terms of debate and work to address the source of a problem rather than ameliorating its symptoms. HKH Foundation grant-making is focused on several thematic areas: Protecting Civil Liberties, Protecting the Environment and Reversing the Arms Race. The HKH Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. However, the staff is interested in learning from materials (newsletters, publications, mission statements) sent to the HKH office about work that pertains to these areas of focus. For more information, see
World Bank Development Marketplace grants for civil society
The Development Marketplace (DM) programme allows the World Bank to learn and gain insight from local practitioners who have important contributions to make in the fight against poverty. DM competitions are designed to attract ideas from a range of innovators: civil society groups, social entrepreneurs, local governments, universities, and private companies. The World Bank announces grants for NGOs every year. This year the topic for DM place is Health, Population and Nutrition. The proposal should be submitted on-line. For more information, see

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