The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

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U.S. African Development Foundation — Supporting African Farmers

The U.S. African Development Foundation invites proposals for grant financing and local support from African-owned enterprises, agricultural cooperatives, small-scale producer groups, and agricultural processors with innovative solutions to increase farmer incomes and achieve sustainable market-based growth. Most funding agreements range between $100 and $250 thousand. Applications are accepted in English, Swahili, and French. Application deadline […]

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Korea International Cooperation Agency – Training, Technical Assistance, and Project Funding

KOICA accepts requests for training, technical assistance, and project funding from governments, NGOs, universities, and other organizations in partner countries for development assistance. It also accepts requests from individuals for training. KOICA publishes forms in English to facilitate requests for project funding; equipment; training in country; training in Korea; the services of Korean volunteers; and […]

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Tony Elumelu Foundation — Entrepreneurship Program for Africans 2018

The TEF Program fosters and supports start-up enterprises in Africa. TEF combines mentoring, training, forums, seed capital, and alumni support to individuals in Africa proposing new business ideas or early-stage companies in sectors that include agriculture, among others. The program is open to citizens and legal residents ages 18 and older in any African country. […]

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Iridescent — Technology Entrepreneurship Program for Girls

Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology. Girls work with women mentors, find a problem in their community and develop a mobile app to launch a startup. Categories may include environment, poverty, health, and others. Eligibility extends to teams […]

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Global Innovation Fund — Social Innovations for the Developing World

GIF welcomes proposals of innovative and cost-effective solutions that address any major development challenge in any country or in multiple countries of the developing world. The program is open to teams and coalitions from social enterprises, for-profit companies, NGOs, government agencies, international organizations, and researchers anywhere in the world. GIF offers grants, loans, and equity […]

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Grassroots Justice Prize — Legal Empowerment for Communities

The Grassroots Justice Prize recognizes grassroots institutions across the globe that are working to put the power of law into people’s hands. Three awards, each of US$10 thousand, are available to non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and public institutions that focus on legal empowerment to tackle poverty, injustice, or other social problems. (Note: These problems may […]

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D-Prize — Distributing Solutions to Alleviate Poverty

The D-Prize funds pilot projects that more widely distribute relatively low-cost products and services in the fight against poverty. The current challenges include social enterprises for innovations in specified themes of agriculture; energy; and several other categories. The D-Prize will award up to US$20 thousand to social enterprises that are successful in their pilot phases. […]

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African Innovation Fund — Innovation Prize for Africa 2018

The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) honors and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency, or saving cost in Africa. Priority areas for the IPA include agriculture and agribusiness; environment, energy, and water; and others. The competition is open to African entrepreneurs, academics, and inventors — and to Africans in the […]

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U.S. Agency for International Development — Food Security and Development

The United States Agency for International Development invites applications for funding from organizations that develop innovative technologies, data and methods that can help to better understand food security and development problems. Successful applicants are expected to carry out activities that develop, test or apply innovative methods for monitoring or evaluating Feed the Future/Global Food Security […]

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Cultural Survival — Small Grants for Indigenous-led Projects

The Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF) is a small grants fund that supports Indigenous values-based community development. Grants range between US$500 and US$10 thousand and are awarded to Indigenous-led and -controlled organizations and groups around the world. Themes of past grants include biodiversity conservation, cultural heritage, climate change, and fair use of natural resources […]

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