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Strengthening Of Public Health Programs To Address Communicable And Non-Communicable Diseases
Deadline: 18 May 2017

This award will be a continuation of funds intended only for grantees previously awarded under CDC-RFA-GH16-1703 C – Strengthening of Public Health Programs to address Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases in the Republic of Kenya.

For more informatiion contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Grant Services (OGS) Technical Information Management Section (TIMS) ogstims@cdc.gov

Private Foundation Funding For Education, Peace And Democracy: Request for Letters of Inquiry
Deadline: 19 August 2017

Real and Permanent Good in This World
Carnegie dedicated his foundation to the goal of doing “real and permanent good in this world” and deemed that its efforts should create “ladders on which the aspiring can rise.” In our current-day grantmaking we continue to carry out this mission through programs and initiatives that address today’s problems by drawing on the best ideas and cutting-edge strategies that draw strength from deep knowledge and scholarship. History guides us and the present informs us, but our work looks always toward the future.

How to Apply

Carnegie Corporation of New York requires a letter of inquiry submitted via this website to initiate the grant application process.

Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis; there are no deadlines. Please note that we do not seek, and rarely fund, unsolicited grant applications.

If your organization is interested in determining if project support from the Corporation is likely, and then submitting a letter of inquiry, please:

Carefully review all of the information about our grantmaking programs ( https://www.carnegie.org/programs/ ), goals and strategies, and any funding exclusions. Read the program descriptions to see if the proposed project aligns with the Corporation’s priorities and funding strategies;

Review our eligibility questions by programme https://www.carnegie.org/grants/grantseekers/how-apply/#questions

Visit our grants database to review organizations that have recently received funding from the Corporation. https://www.carnegie.org/grants/grants-database/

Enterprise Development Pilot Project In South Africa
Deadline: Ongoing

The support to be provided under the proposed project will enable the development of a blueprint to guide the revitalization of state-owned industrial parks in South Africa and thereby contribute toward sustaining industrial growth, accelerating industrial restructuring and raising the level of competitiveness of the economy. The support will enable the conducting of a detailed pre-investment study for the upgrade and expansion of state-owned industrial parks located in the former homelands and townships of South Africa, as well as the development of a long-term strategic plan for the revitalization of the industrial parks. The strategic plan shall include a sustainable capital investment program and define options for revitalizing existing industrial parks and developing new ones.

The objective of the project is to contribute towards job creation and poverty reduction by providing support to enterprise development in South Africa. Support for economic development will be provided to small and medium enterprises at the district level. Targeted communities include Sekhukhune, Lejweleputswa, West Rand, Nkangala, Waterberg and Bojanala. The total budget for this project is $1.8 million to be funded by the African Development Bank. Competitive Scope: The project is expected to begin on 22 April 2016. Services in economic development, trade and skills development may be procured in the duration of this project, along with construction services for related infrastructure.

Ebola Sector Budget Support: Fight Back Program In Liberia
Deadline: Ongoing

The expected results of the proposed operation are as follows:

  • Systems and Human Resources: the end of the epidemic within six to nine months, thereby contributing to preserve beneficiary countries’ economic growth and poverty reduction trajectories.
  • Nutrition and Food Security: Interim guidelines will be elaborated, endorsed by the Ministries of health and effectively used. Social Protection: Provision of a support mechanism for early economic and social response in crises so that economic losses are prevented or kept at minimum and households are empowered to fight back from such losses.

The objective of the project is to stop the transmission of Ebola and prevent its spread. The program will ensure that safety measures are embedded in the Ebola response program to reduce the risk of transmission to women. The engagement of civil society groups promoted by the program will be essential to reach and mobilize women in communities. In order to reduce the risk of transmission among women working as frontline health workers, beneficiary governments will be encouraged to invest in training for nurses and female health workers to include barrier-nursing methods which have been found to be effective in previous Ebola outbreaks. Barrier-nursing involves adoption of strict infection control practices including use of protective gear at all times while caring for patients suffering from highly contagious life-threatening diseases.

Other measures include:

  • Community checkpoints
  • Economic adoption of the affected households
  • Group life insurance and safety nets

The total budget for this project is $144 million to be funded by the African Development Bank. The Liberian Ministry of Finance will serve as the implementing agency for this project.
Competitive Scope: The project is currently ongoing. Goods and services relating to health, institutional development and capacity building may be procured in the duration of this project. Construction services for related infrastructure may likewise be procured.

Development Innovation Ventures
Deadline: Ongoing

Development Innovation Ventures aims to find and support breakthrough solutions to the world’s most important development challenges—interventions with the power to change millions of lives at a fraction of the usual cost. Through this grant program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DIV invests in these game-changing ideas, rigorously tests them using cutting-edge analytical methods, and scales solutions that prove they work. Step 1: Read DIV’s Annual Program Statement (APS) and What We Look For, which extensively describes DIV’s evaluation criteria. Only applicants that demonstrate a full understanding of DIV’s evaluation criteria will be considered for funding.

Oak Foundation
Deadline: No Deadline

The Oak Foundation accepts applications from organizations around the world that are working in the fields below. Minimum grant request for projects can be USD 25,000. Oak Foundation accepts letters of enquiry year round. It generally takes two months to nine months from submission of an enquiry to get final approval. Letters of enquiry can be submitted for funding for the following areas:

    • Child Abuse
    • Environment
    • Housing and Homelessness
    • International Human Rights
    • Issues Affecting Women
    • Climate Change


Anne Frank Fonds: Seeking Projects to Build Peace around the World
Deadline: Ongoing

The Anne Frank Fonds invites eligible organizations for funding projects intended to maintain and build peace between people worldwide. The Fonds aims to contribute to better understanding between religions, to serve the cause of peace between people, and to encourage international contacts between the young.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing

Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded for research projects related to sustainable solid waste management practice.

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is currently accepting concept notes for its first round of 2017 Grants. Non-profit organizations in the developing countries that are focusing in one of the three fields – conservation, food and health are invited to apply.

Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Innovation to Help People in Crises
Deadline: Multiple
All Countries

ELRHA is inviting applicants through its 10th Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) call for applications. It supports organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.

Mental Health Initiative Grants of the Open Society Foundations
Deadline: None

Location: Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union Countries
The Open Society Public Health Program of the Open Society Foundations invites grant applications from the projects that stimulate the reform of national health, social welfare, education, and employment policies. The initiative’s funding strategy is geared toward the sustainable development of quality community-based alternatives to institutionalization for people with intellectual disabilities or mental health problems and toward the development of government policies that promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities. Accordingly, the initiative provides funding to organizations that focus on community-living, deinstitutionalization, and prevention of institutionalization.

Echoing Green
A successful Echoing Green Fellowship applicant not only presents solutions to social challenges in their communities, but also explains why they have what it takes to create big, bold change.

Remember, the 2017 Echoing Green Fellowship application opens on Tuesday, September 27, 2016! Make sure you visit our Apply Page for the latest updates on our application. We will also host a Facebook Live Q&A on Wednesday, September 21 at 4:00 PM ET with Echoing Green Fellows and Deputy Director of Search and Selection, Camila Pazos. Tune in to learn more about completing an application!


East African Children’s Education Fund EACEF
Deadline: Ongoing

EACEF funds one-time capital projects such as the construction of classrooms, libraries and other school facilities and leverages its network of international partners.

The East African Children’s Education Fund, known as EACEF was founded in 2007. It is a multinational non-profit organization partnering with local communities across East Africa to improve education standards. EACEF works primarily inKenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

EACEF funds one-time capital projects such as the construction of classrooms, libraries and other school facilities and leverages its network of international partners to implement locally-driven initiatives such as student-to-student peer mentorship and school feeding programs.

EACEF believes that education is central to sustainable development, and as such, invests in infrastructure and programs to empower students, teachers and parents.

For more information: https://www.fundsforngos.org/developing-countries-2/kenya/east-african-childrens-education-fund-eacef/

Improving Access To Education, Healthcare And Business Opportunities
Deadline: Ongoing

Empowers Africa is seeking applications to fund and support programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa. It supports programs that empower communities by improving access to education, healthcare and business opportunities.

Empowers Africa in protecting Africa’s natural wealth is critical to the empowerment of the surrounding communities. Projects are selected only if they are community-led, measurable and sustainable.

Empowers Africa research each project and make sure they are measurable, sustainable and have the endorsement of the local communities and governments. They look for programs run by well-organised, successful organisations that can help us achieve this mission.

What types of organizations do we support?

Empowers Africa supports programs in the area of education, healthcare, small business development, wildlife protection and land conservation in Sub Sahara Africa.

The foundation’s focus is on funding programs in communities that surround protected conservation and wildlife areas or World Heritage Sites
funding programs in urban communities where tourism is a strong source of development and funding programs that support the protection of wildlife and land conservation.

Contact: grants@empowersafrica.org

Grants To International Organisations In Education And Civil Society
Deadline: Ongoing

Please note that applications are strictly by our invitation only. We do not accept or consider uninvited or unsolicited applications. If you think your work may fit our remit you should email us to discuss your potential eligibility and whether it is something that we may fund.

Please do not send written correspondence.

Our funding ethos
We are secular and non-political.
The majority of our grants will be used to support projects in Education and Civil Society.
We recognise the benefits of unrestricted funding and we will consider providing grants which are not restricted to the direct costs of a particular project or programme and which can be used for general core costs. We are willing to provide multi-year grants up to a maximum of three years where the needs of the programme or organisation require it. We are willing to enter into co-funding partnerships with other grant making organisations.

Geographical focus
We fund organisations in the UK and elsewhere. The main focus of our education grants will be for projects in Southern Africa (specifically South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Namibia or Mozambique), but we may also fund some UK based education interventions. We will support UK charities who work with local NGOs in the country in which the programme is based.

Organisations that are not based in the UK must provide contact details for a named person at a UK registered entity who can provide a reference as part of their application.

If you wish to make an enquiry about your eligibility please send an email to: info@potterfoundation.com

Public Health Systems Capacity Building in India Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline: 19 May 2017

This award will be a continuation of funds intended only for grantees previously awarded under CDC-RFA-GH14-1416 – Public Health Systems Capacity Building in India Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information contact the Office of Grant Services (OGS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Email: OGSTIMS@cdc.gov