Arts and Culture

Big Read Program Offers Grants to Support Community Reading Projects
Grants of up to $20,000 in matching funds will be awarded to museums, colleges, and universities partnering with libraries working to revitalize the role of literature in American culture….

Posted on October 23, 2009
Deadline: February 2, 2009

Theatre Communications Group Accepting Applications for Future Collaborations Program
Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to theaters and individual theater professionals in the United States or its territories for unrestricted travel designed to promote collaboration and the sharing of ideas with colleagues abroad….

Posted on October 22, 2009
Deadline: November 16, 2009

Arts Midwest Announces Guidelines for 2010-11 Performing Arts Fund Grants
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to presenting organizations in the Arts Midwest region to support state touring of professional performing artists, including public performances and in-depth educational activities….

Posted on October 22, 2009
Deadline: Beginning March 24, 2010 (until funds depleted)

Philadelphia Arts Organizations Invited to Apply for Engage 2020 Innovation Grant Program
Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia region working to increase cultural participation through artistic programs and products, enhanced audience experiences, and/or marketing and communications initiatives….

Posted on October 22, 2009
Deadline: December 1, 2009 (Letter of Intent)

American Library Association Invites Proposals for Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant
Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to one or more librarians or library educators working on projects that could lead to an improvement in services and that assist the library community nationally….

Posted on October 22, 2009
Deadline: December 1, 2009

Luce Fund in American Art Offers Support for Scholarly Exhibitions and Publications
American museums are eligible to receive support for projects that demonstrate, in tangible fashion, the impact of the artist or subject in the field of American art or American art history as well as contribute something to scholarship….

Posted on October 21, 2009
Deadline: April 1, annually (Letters of Inquiry)

Community Improvement/Development

Home Depot Accepting Applications for Building Healthy Communities Grant Program
Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to nonprofits for materials that equip volunteers working to improve the physical health of their communities through activities that enhance green spaces and community structures….

Posted on October 23, 2009
Deadline: December 15, 2009

Peoples Bancorp Foundation Offers Community Grants in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky
The Peoples Bancorp Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life for individuals served by organizations located in the communities served by Peoples Bank….

Posted on October 20, 2009
Deadline: Open

Environment

Grant Applications Invited to Help Restore Populations of Native Aquatic Species
Grants of up to $60,000 in matching funds will be awarded to nonprofits, universities, Native American tribes, and local, state, and federal agencies working to restore, protect, or enhance native populations on lands adjacent to or on federal property….

Posted on October 23, 2009
Deadline: December 1, 2009 (Pre-proposal)

National Geographic Conservation Trust Offers Funding to Preserve Earth’s Resources
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to researchers working on projects that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of the planet’s biological, cultural, and historical resources….

Posted on October 21, 2009
Deadline: Open

Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Schools of Nursing to Apply for New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Funding
Grants will be awarded to educational institutions with accredited entry-level accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs or master’s nursing programs for non-nursing college graduates….

Posted on October 23, 2009
Deadline: December 15, 2009

Kansas Health Foundation Invites Applications
The foundation offers Recognition Grants in order to expand its support to a broad range of health-related organizations in the state….

Posted on October 21, 2009
Deadline: March 15 and September 15, annually

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Accepting Applications for the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
College seniors and recent graduates will spend ten weeks in Washington, D.C., gaining knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues while further developing their critical thinking and leadership skills….

Posted on October 17, 2009
Deadline: December 4, 2009

Philanthropy and Voluntarism

Consulting Firm Offers Grants for Forward-Thinking Nonprofit Organizations
Consulting services valued at up to $12,000 will be awarded to two nonprofits that have been in business at least two years and have new or emerging fundraising programs….

Posted on October 18, 2009
Deadline: November 15, 2009


Science/Technology

Vodafone Americas Foundation Launches Second Annual Wireless Innovation Project
Awards totaling $600,000 will be given to nonprofits, educational institutions, and social entrepreneurs working to advance wireless related technologies that have the potential to solve critical global issues….

Posted on October 19, 2009
Deadline: February 1, 2010

Social Science

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Offers Support for Research on Violence and Aggression
One- or two-year grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to graduate students writing their dissertations and researching the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance….

Posted on October 21, 2009
Deadline: February 1 and August 1, annually

Free professional networking site (with over 10,030 members from around the world) fostering peaceful conflict resolution.

This is an invitation to join the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org), an online initiative to bring together organizations, professionals, academics and students working in peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, international affairs and related fields.

This is a free professional networking site with over 10,030 members from around the world The site is a terrific networking tool where members can find local and international partners and practitioners, share resources, read guides to careers, scholarships, internships, funding, and IT resources in the field, and exchange best practices. Discussion topics and personal blogs can be posted. The site also has a video section where members can access and view videos related to the field.

Feel free to explore the site content and features, REGISTER and create your own profile, contribute to a DISCUSSION TOPIC, start a blog, connect with colleagues, CHAT on conflict related topics, INVITE OTHERS to join, view a VIDEO, and more. You can also read the GUIDES to CAREERS, ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, FUNDING, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Accepting Applications for 2010 Institutional Grants
Grants will be awarded to nonprofit film organizations and to higher education film programs working to provide film workshops, seminars, training, and education opportunities to college students and adults….

Posted on October 15, 2009
Deadline: January 15, 2010

USArtists International Offers Funding for Artists to Perform at Festivals Abroad
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to cover the festival participation expenses for selected American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists with nonprofit status….

Posted on October 15, 2009
Deadline: January 8 and May 3, 2010

Creative Work Fund Invites Letters of Inquiry From San Francisco Artists Collaborating With Nonprofits
Grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded for two-year projects featuring one or more performing or visual artists collaborating with a nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay Area…

Posted on October 15, 2009
Deadline: November 6, 2009 (Letters of Inquiry)

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Arts Program Accepting Applications for Fund for National Projects
Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded to individual nonprofits and consortia working to strengthen the health of the dance, jazz, presenting, or theater arts fields….

Posted on October 15, 2009
Deadline: November 1, 2009, and May 1, annually (Letters of Inquiry)

Targeting: The President of the United States

Sponsored by: Alliance for Climate Protection

More than any other country, action taken by the United States to limit greenhouse gases and build a clean energy economy is needed to achieve a sustainable solution to our global climate crisis.

This December world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a global response to climate change. As a world leader in greenhouse gas pollution as well as clean energy technology, the United States needs to take bold action by implementing comprehensive clean energy policies to curb emissions.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner and President Barack Obama has said that climate change is an urgent threat, and now is the time for him to lead the United States in confronting the climate crisis.

This is a chance for people around the world and in the United States to join together in telling President Obama that we want him to lead the United States in taking bold and significant action to reduce greenhouse gasses.

Time is running out, and our planet can’t afford to wait.

Here is a sample letter you can send to your state representative or the presidential office itself:

It’s Time to Act on Climate Change

Dear President Obama,

This December world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a global response to climate change. As a world leader in greenhouse gas pollution as well as clean energy technology, the United States needs to take bold action by implementing comprehensive clean energy policies to curb emissions.

We join others around the world in calling on you to lead the United States in taking bold and significant action to reduce greenhouse gasses.

Do something because yes, if climate change has not already affected your life…know that it will in the very near future.

EuropeAid Grants for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Projects

Grants available from a minimum amount of €200,000 to a maximum of €800,000 for each project. Deadline to apply for the grants is 8 February 2010.

The European Commission’s (EC) thematic programme, ‘Investing in People’ with its broad approach of reducing poverty has an important theme of promoting gender equality “which includes women’s empowerment. It provides for a specific allocation to support capacity building of non-State actors (NSAs) engaged in promoting women’s civil and political rights and economic and social empowerment, and in countering gender stereotypes in the Mediterranean countries covered by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI).” In this context, it has announced a call for proposals “to contribute to awareness-raising, promotion and the implementation of the rights recognised notably in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Istanbul Framework for Action.”

The programme aims to “support of the efforts of civil society in countering gender stereotypes, notably in order to combat the root causes of violence against women and foster the participation and the role of women in public life (media, political life, employment, etc.); support of the efforts of civil society in monitoring, promoting wide participation, raising public awareness and advocating the implementation of the Istanbul Framework of Action; support of the efforts of civil society in developing capacity, monitoring, raising awareness among the wider public, educating and advocating for the respect of international standards; support of the efforts of civil society in promoting gender equality and women’s rights in local development and supporting women’s participation in political life and local decision-making processes – e.g. enabling women to engage in dialogue with relevant local authorities and stakeholders on local development, conducting of poverty reduction and socio-economic development strategies that effectively empower women; or gender budgeting initiatives.”

Grants available from a minimum amount of €200,000 to a maximum of €800,000 for each project, but as usual the EC fund will cover only 80% while the rest has to be contributed by the proposing organization. The projects have to be implemented only in these countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia, and Mauritania. Since this is a Restricted Call for Proposals, only concept notes have to be submitted initially. PADOR registration is necessary for all applicants. The deadline to apply for the grants is 8 February 2010. For more information, visit this link.

This is a restricted Call for Proposals. In the first instance, only Concept Notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, applicants whose Concept Notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a Full Application Form.

(crossposted from http://www.fundsforngos.org via http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org)

Request For Proposal

Posted on October 4, 2009
Deadline: November 25, 2009

Ashoka’s Changemakers Announces New Collaborative Competition on Nutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and Ashoka’s Changemakers have announced “Improved Nutrition: Solutions through Innovation,” a new online competition to identify innovative solutions for communities currently lacking access to adequate nutrition or unaware of its benefits.

The competition is open to all types of individuals and organizations (charitable organizations, private companies, or public entities) from all countries. The program will consider all entries that demonstrate system-changing solutions that expand and improve nutrition to undernourished populations, and that indicate growth beyond the stage of idea, concept, or research. At a minimum, entries should be at the demonstration stage and indicate success. Entries must be submitted in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese.

Online competition submissions will be accepted until November 25, 2009. At any time before the deadline, competition participants are encouraged to revise their entries based on questions and insights that they receive in the Changemakers discussion. Participation in the discussion enhances an entrant’s prospects in the competition and provides the community and the judges an opportunity to understand the entrant’s project more completely.

A panel of judges will select the competition finalists, and the Changemakers community will then vote online to select the three award-winners from the field of finalists. The three finalists will each receive a cash prize of $5,000. Five entrants will also be chosen by GAIN to attend, all-expenses paid, the GAIN Business Alliance Global Forum in May 2010, where they will have the opportunity to present their solutions to investors.

Visit the Changemakers Web site for complete competition information.

Contact:
Link to Complete RFP

Primary Subject: Health
Geographic Funding Area: National

2009 America’s Giving Challenge

October 7, 2009

The Case Foundation, Causes and PARADE are joining together to present the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge, a national competition launching on October 7.

The Challenge, which will be featured in an October 11th cover story in Parade and will utilize the Causes application on Facebook, will enable passionate individuals and nonprofits to compete for awards of up to $50,000, based on the number of donations they garner for their favorite cause.

The first America’s Giving Challenge brought together tens of thousands of people and motivated them to give to the causes they care about. We hope this year’s Challenge will not only help nonprofits leverage their existing efforts to raise awareness, support and donations, but will be a catalyst to help nonprofits think about how to use online social networking and social media in a more strategic way to engage supporters for their causes.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll share more details about how this year’s Challenge will work. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out our Gear Up for Giving training sessions aimed at helping nonprofits better navigate the world of social media. It is our hope that nonprofits participating in these sessions will put their new skills in action by participating in America’s Giving Challenge. In addition, you can help us spread the word about the upcoming launch by blogging, tweeting (using #AGC), posting on Facebook, or sharing with your network in some other way. We look forward to having you join us for the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge!