October 29, 2011
Ashoka Changemakers and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invite Entries for Innovations for Health Competition
Ashoka Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio have launched a new competition, Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders, to promote healthcare solutions from anywhere in the world that have the potential to be applied in other countries to improve health and healthcare. The competition is intended to help build bridges toward a more accessible, cost-effective, consumer-engaged, and outcome-driven system of health services.
The competition is seeking breakthrough innovations such as those that deploy the full spectrum of healthcare workers and providers, thereby improving the capacity, reach, and quality of healthcare services; use simple low-cost interventions to improve medical, preventive, and dental care; help people find and access the health information, services, and providers they need through new tools and processes; provide high quality and personalized care in non-traditional settings; and find new ways to engage patients in their care, particularly patients with chronic illnesses.
The competition’s organizers seek initiatives that have demonstrated impact, and are particularly interested in those that have the potential to help vulnerable and underserved populations in other countries that are experiencing similar barriers to health.
Three winners selected by a panel of expert judges will each receive $10,000. Entries received by the early deadline of December 12, 2011, will also be eligible to win one of two $500 awards and one of two private consulting sessions with industry experts.
In addition, following the Changemakers competition, selected entries may be invited to submit proposals to RWJF’s Pioneer Portfolio for future funding consideration. The foundation will be looking for innovations that show potential to produce significant improvement in health and healthcare in the United States. Only organizations in the United States and its territories are eligible for this post-competition funding opportunity.
Entries are welcome from any country. Entries are accepted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
Visit the Changemakers Web site for complete program guidelines and entry procedures.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2011 open call for grant proposals.
For this funding round, as in previous years, EJAF invites LOIs from any proposed project that is aligned with EJAF grantmaking priorities including HIV programs focused on gay men’s health and rights, African American health and rights, youth mobilization for sexual health and rights, syringe access and harm reduction, prisoner re-entry, and scale-up of quality HIV programming in the southern United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Any nonprofit organization located in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Central and South America may apply for funding.
Unsolicited proposals should request no more than $50,000 during the calendar year of 2011.
Organizations must complete the online LOI by June 1, 2011. Organizations approved to submit a full application will be notified by July 15, 2011, with full online applications due by September 1, 2011.
Visit the EJAF Web site for complete program guidelines and the online LOI form: http://www.ejaf.org/pages/grants/eligibility/index.html
UNDP has just launched a new Human Development Index tool on Google! Not only is this a tangible way to visualize global human development statistics on gender, income, education, human security and more, but the data could be used for organizational objectives (logical frameworks), grant applications, development proposals, and evaluation and monitoring tools, and more. Definitely, a valuable tool for all working so hard in international development. Here is the link: http://hdr.undp.org/en/
Be Free Global Invites Applications for Global Micro-Grant Program From Organizations Serving Children
April 16, 2011
Be Free Global is inviting applications for grants of $1,000 as part of its second annual micro-grant campaign. Be Free Global’s mission is to link action and ideas for children by providing alternative funding opportunities for creative projects worldwide that work to improve the lives of children of diverse backgrounds.
Each year, Be Free Global will select nonprofit organizations whose work positively impacts children in their immediate communities around the world to receive a micro-grant to fund a specific initiative.
As a start-up foundation, Be Free Global’s first initiative is to identify small and rising nonprofit organizations and encourage their participation in the foundation’s micro-grant program. The foundation’s vision is to link doers for children around the globe in a global conversation where ideas are exchanged and cross-cultural dialogue is fostered around shared solutions to common issues. Financial support for the grant program is provided through charitable donations and fundraising events.
In this grantmaking cycle, Be Free Global is seeking to fund a select group of not-for-profit organizations on several continents that focus on providing educational resources to displaced children and children otherwise disconnected from traditional public and private resources. Grant applications are invited from organizations that use innovation, creativity, and direct solutions to overcome the challenges facing children in their community.
Complete program information and the grant application form are available at the Be Free Global Web site.