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

Monthly Update: June 2021

Additions and changes in the Terra Viva Grants Directory for the period 16 May 2021 > 15 June 2021.


SECTION A: Updates to Application Deadlines

Below we identify the most recently added or changed opportunities which remain relevant (i.e., with calendar deadlines beyond the date of this posting).


June 2021

Climate Tracker — Food, Farming & Climate Journalism Fellowship

Climate Tracker seeks early-career journalists with a passion for learning and raising awareness about food systems, agriculture and climate change for participation in a 4-months course on just and sustainable food policies within national climate action plans. Six international journalism fellows will develop a series of feature stories focusing on key issues and events linked to the COP26 Glasgow Process process. Fellows will receive both collective and individual support to pitch, research, investigate, and publish an in-depth story linked to the Fork to Farm Dialogue and Glasgow Process. The deadline to apply is 16 June 2021. Find out more


Canada Fund for Local Initiatives — Community Projects in Jamaica

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives supports small-scale, high-impact projects in Jamaica. The priorities under this call include one on environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management. The average contribution is C$10 thousand to C$25 thousand per project. Eligibility extends to local community organizations, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions. The deadline for submission is 18 June 2021. CFLI Jamaica


Centre for Energy Ethics — Climate Fiction Competition

The Centre for Energy Ethics launches the Africa@2050 Climate Fiction competition for writers and researchers to collaboratively devise future-looking and innovative solutions to the challenges posed by climate change. The challenge invites short stories or poems and offers cash prizes (£100 to £1000) to the winners. Participants must be aged 18 or over, and be national or resident of Sub-Saharan African countries. Entries of unpublished work must be submitted by 18 June 2021. Details here


Estee Lauder — Inspiring Women in Science

The Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science are open for applications. The prize awards initiatives that support girls or young women to engage with STEM subjects or increase the retention of women in STEM careers. STEM includes natural sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The winners of the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science will receive US$40 thousand. The Prize accepts applications from organizations, departments, individuals or project teams. Entries must be submitted by 20 June 2021. Nature Research Awards


Next Generation Foresight Awards — Celebrating Younger Futures Practitioners

The Walkabout Prize is available for individuals or small teams who are advocating for futures thinking and change in their community. The Prizes highlight the curiosity and sense of exploration in younger futures practitioners and activists. Two winners will each receive a US$2,500 prize to help translate new future-focused ideas into action in service to their community. Winners will be supported through expert mentorship. The Walkabout Prizes are open to anyone aged between 18 and 25. The application deadline is 20 June 2021. Walkabout Prize


SEED — Training of Trainers on Eco-Inclusive Enterprise Incubation

The Training of Trainers program offers business development support advisors access to a 3-day workshop, toolkits, and case studies to support eco-inclusive enterprises in business model development. The current SEED Training of Trainers program is aimed at individuals who offer business development service in Botswana. Independent consultants have to submit a letter of endorsement from a third party. Applications have to be received by 21 June 2021. Business Development Training


Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa — Off-Grid Energy

Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) aims to stimulate new sustainable business models which incentivize and accelerate the private sector to offer affordable and clean off-grid energy access at scale in Africa. The BGFA invites off-grid energy companies to submit proposals for clean and affordable energy solutions in peri-urban and rural areas of Uganda. Grants are expected to be between €2-3 million, depending on the country. The application process is divided into two stages: (1) Pre-Qualification and (2) Final Application. The deadline for Pre-Qualification is 22 June 2021. Beyond the Grid Fund


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — African Elephant Conservation Fund 2021

The African Elephant Conservation Fund invites project proposals for the conservation of African elephants. Grants are for applied research, training, conservation management, community outreach, law enforcement, decreased human-wildlife conflicts, and other activities in elephant conservation. Grants range from US$100 thousand to US$400 thousand for conservation projects at priority sites, but requests for smaller grants are also welcomed. Eligibility for funding extends to qualified individuals; nonprofit NGOs, institutions of higher education; multi-national secretariats; and government agencies in elephant range states. The application deadline is 25 June 2021. African Elephant Conservation Fund


European Joint Programme — Sustainable Agricultural Soils

The Agence Nationale De La Recherche (ANR) and European Joint Programme (EJP) launch “Towards Healthy, Resilient and Sustainable Agricultural Soils”, an integrated framework for agricultural soil research in Europe. The objective is to foster holistic agricultural soil management practices which will assist in making a shift to diversify farming. The maximum project budget is €200 thousand. The countries participating in this call are: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Universities, public research institutions, private non-profit organizations, and private companies can apply. The submission deadline for pre-proposals is 25 June 2021. SOIL


Enel Green Power — Renewable Energy Plants for Biodiversity

Enel Green Power seeks new tools and techniques aimed at improving the environmental sustainability and biodiversity preservation of its renewable installations. Participants should propose innovative strategies and models to preserve local flora and fauna, to be complementary with the initiatives already in place in Enel’s current energy plants. Enel will make one award of US$15 thousand to the best submission. In case of multiple awarded solutions, there will be at least one submission receiving an award no smaller than US$5,000 thousand, while the others will receive US$2,500. Submission to this challenge must be received by 25 June 2021. Biodiversity Innovations Challenge


European Commission — Conflict and Climate Change

The European Commission aims to support communities and authorities to prevent and mitigate conflict resulting from climate change. The priorities of this call are climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, peace-building and conflict prevention efforts, encourage closer collaboration between climate change and peacebuilding experts and activists, and encourage participative conflict sensitive design and implementation of climate change responses. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between €1.5 million and €3 million. Eligibility extends to international organizations, non-profit organizations and private companies. The application deadline is 26 June 2021. Link


U.S. Department of State — Endangered Species in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The U.S. Department of State seeks public outreach projects to address demand for endangered and protected species in Traditional Chinese Medicine. One or two cooperative agreements for up to US$600 thousand will be awarded to support developing countries to reduce demand for the use of endangered species in traditional medicine. Objectives are to increase awareness of the wide variety of negative consequences of the use of endangered and protected species and to reduce demand for these traditional medicines. Eligibility is limited to US and foreign non-profit organizations, educational institutions and public international organizations. Applications must be submitted by 26 June 2021. More details here


Save Our Species — Threatened Species Grants Africa

The IUCN SOS African Wildlife Initiative aims to halt the decline of threatened carnivores and their prey species in Africa, increasingly threatened by poaching, habitat fragmentation and human encroachment on wild habitats. The target species for this call include lions, leopards, cheetahs, African wild dogs, Ethiopian wolves, Black-footed cat, African Golden Cat , Liberian Mongoose , Crested Genet, Sokoke Dog Mongoose, Bourlon’s Genet, West African Oyan as well as bovids, equids and giraffids. Grants are open to civil society organizations, including African NGOs and international NGOs in collaboration with local partners. Working with government partners is encouraged, although governments and government-affiliated entities cannot receive grants directly. Grants range from €25 thousand to €300 thousand. SOS requires matching resources in relation to grant size. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 27 June 2021. Threatened Species Grants Africa


Earth Journalism Network — Mekong Data Journalism Fellowship 2021 (Round 2)

Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers fellowships to journalists from Mekong Basin countries that aim to strengthen their data-journalism skills and support data-driven investigations into water security challenges and solutions. All fellows will receive training and professional mentorship to help them develop and implement their project successfully. ENJ expects to award 10 fellows with US$3 thousand in individual grants to offset their time for participating in the fellowship and the costs for story production. Applicants must be nationals from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, or Vietnam. Deadline for applications is 27 June 2021. Round 2


Florence School of Regulation — Scholarship for Women in Energy

The Florence School of Regulation (FSR) supports eight women around the globe working in energy. The Lights on Women Scholarship provides scholarships to women contributing to innovative solutions, research, and initiatives that accelerate a sustainable, resilient, and just energy transition. The Scholarship provides free access to one of the FSR community courses starting in Autumn 2021. The application must be submitted in English by 27 June 2021. Lights on Women


Global Landscapes Forum — Restore the Sahel Region in Africa

The GLFx initiative, in partnership with the Robert Bosch Foundation, supports five new GLFx chapters with seed funding of €5 thousand each in order to restore the greater Sahel region in Africa. GLFx chapters are regular gatherings (online or in a village/town/city) to mobilize the community and coordinate local action projects. Members can join independently organized chapters that meet locally to accelerate restoration activities within their landscapes. Applications will be accepted from groups/teams based in the 23 countries that share their territory with the greater Sahel region. The application deadline for the next GLFx chapter is 30 June 2021. GLFx African chapter


International Secretariat for Water — Global Youth Take Action

Global Youth Take Action invites projects with the objective to support the implementation of youth-led initiatives related to sustainable water resources management and climate change adaptation. The call for projects aims to support initiatives regarding water & health, water & agriculture, water-related risks, and water sharing working towards Sustainable Development Goals. Selected projects will receive financial support up to CA$5 thousand each and technical support. The project must be led and implemented by youth aged between 18 and 35. Projects from low- and middle-income countries, projects targeting indigenous communities, projects led by young women and projects targeting women will be prioritized. The application deadline is 30 June 2021. Global Youth Take Action


Global Good Fund — Fellowship Program 2022

The Global Good Fund Fellowship is a 12-month leadership development program for young social entrepreneurs who remain in their workplaces. Each fellow is offered mentoring; resources for leadership assessment; a peer network; and financial support. Past fellows represent enterprises for agriculture; environment; solar energy; and other green development. The program is open to applications worldwide. Candidates should be under age 40. The pre-application deadline (Phase 1) is 30 June 2021. Link to the Global Good Fund


EuroMarine — Fellowship for Early-Career Scientists

The Individual Fellowship Program makes small grants to early-career scientists who need to cover direct costs related to participation in a training event (participation fees, and travel & subsistence expenses). Training courses or workshops with topics relevant to EuroMarine, both in Europe and globally, are eligible. The applicant must be a student or employee of a EuroMarine member organization or an invited member from one of the following countries: Morocco, Peru, South Africa, Tunisia, or Turkey. (Note: Due to the current situation applications for training events both in-person and online are being accepted.) The closing date for applications is 30 June 2021. Link


Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation — Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation makes grants for global environmental stability in themes of climate change, energy, biodiversity, access to water, and the fight against desertification. In each grants cycle, the Foundation defines priority focus areas within these themes. The geographical scope of grant making comprises the Mediterranean Basin, the Polar Regions, and the Least-Developed Countries. Grants do not exceed 50% of a project budget. The Foundation makes grants to civil society organizations, international organizations, private enterprises, and government organizations. The deadline for submitting pre-proposals (French) is 30 June 2021. Find the application process


TED — Fellows Program for Extraordinary Thinkers and Doers 

The TED Fellows Program provides transformational support to an international community of visionaries who collaborate across disciplines (many within the thematic fields of the Terra Viva Grants Directory) to create positive change around the world. TED Fellows are chosen based on remarkable achievement, character, and their innovative approach to solving the world’s tough problems. Selected fellows participate in professional training and mentoring with public relations experts, and attend regional meet-ups and retreats for conservation and exchange of ideas. TED pays for economy airfare, transportation, meals and shared accommodation on site. Applications are due by 30 June 2021. Become a TED Fellow


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Georg Forster Research Fellowship

The Georg Forster Research Fellowship supports postdoctoral and experienced researchers from developing and transition countries with their research in collaboration with a host at a German research institution. Nominees must be nationals of a developing or transition country, excluding the People’s Republic of China and India. The monthly fellowship amount is €2,670. Fellowships may last from 6 to 24 months. The application deadline is 30 June 2021. More here


July 2021

Fishbowl Challenge — Competition for Social Entrepreneurs

The Fishbowl Challenge brings college students from around the world together to solve the world’s most complex social and environmental problems. Students from all around the world are invited to apply and join a team of 4 peers to form a Fishbowl Team, come up with an approach to solve an important global issue chosen from 5 focus areas (including Environmental Protection and Renewable Energy) and develop a business plan. The winning team will receive up to US$50 thousand in prize money to develop their ideas further. Undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) university students from all countries are eligible to apply. Applications have to be submitted until 01 July 2021. Link to the Fishbowl Challenge

Commission for Environmental Cooperation — Youth Innovation Challenge 2021

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) seeks innovative ideas for green growth to address the complex sustainability challenges in North America. Residents of Canada, Mexico and the United States (and its territories) aged 18-30 are eligible to submit science, technology and business innovations. The winner will receive C$5 thousand in project seed funding and mentoring from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Submissions are due by 05 July 2021. Link to challenge guidelines

Rainforest Alliance — Africa Cocoa Fund

The Rainforest Alliance’s Africa Cocoa Fund (ACF) is a three-year, US$5 million fund to support cocoa farmers and help preserve the local landscapes in West and Central Africa. The fund supports select sustainability projects of certified smallholder producer groups, cooperatives and farmers or vulnerable members. All projects must be driven by farmers and intend to create a positive impact for the longer term. Funding will support interventions that build the capacity of certified cocoa farmers. The ACF will distribute a total US$1.35 million in project funding. The application deadline is 07 July 2021. Africa Cocoa Fund

United States Agency for International Development — Papua New Guinea Sustainable Landscapes Activity

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to the Philippines seeks applications from qualified organizations to carry out a five-year Papua New Guinea Sustainable Landscapes Activity. USAID aims to improve forest governance, increase the environmental sustainability of the forest industry, and protect the land and resource rights of local communities in order to reduce GHG emissions. USAID intends to make an award of US$16 million to the applicant who best meets the objectives of the funding opportunity. The closing date for the submission of concept papers is 07 July 2021. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Updating Ecosystem Profile

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) seeks applications to update the ecosystem profile for Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot to identify and prioritize Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) actions. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. Total funding of up to US$80 thousand is available. CEPF accepts proposals from qualified organizations anywhere in the world, including non-governmental organizations, private companies and academic institutions. The closing date for applications is 09 July 2021. Click here

SEED — Starter Workshop for Eco-Enterprises in Malawi

The SEED Starter program offers workshops to guide young entrepreneurs from early stages of ideation to the generation of a viable business plan. SEED Starter invites applications from teams who develop green and inclusive business solutions to key social and environmental challenges in Malawi. Participation in the workshops is free, although participants need to cover their transportation costs and accommodation. All SEED Starter participants consist of a team of 2-5 members. Participants will be eligible to apply for a SEED Grant (of up to €1,000) after successfully completing the workshop. The application deadline is 09 July 2021. Know more

King Baudouin Foundation — Prize for Research on Water Availability

The Ernest du Bois Prize offers €20 thousand for doctoral studies on the theme of water availability. The awards are made to young students and engineers who are carrying out research on the theme of water and its availability — including issues of protecting reserves, managing pollution, developing processing techniques, and others. Applications need to be submitted in French or Dutch, even though the doctoral research itself may be written in English. The application deadline is 10 July 2021. Find details here

Japan Water Forum — Small Grants for Water Projects

The Japan Water Forum makes small grants to grassroots organizations in least-developed countries. Funding is made to projects addressing local water-related issues, including innovative solutions for water and sanitation, risk reduction for water-related disasters, and WASH projects. Grants are up to US$1,500. The application deadline is 10 July 2021. Details here

International Fund for Agricultural Development — Rural Youth Employment

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launches a grant program to implement rural youth employment opportunities. The current call is focused on Algeria, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Malawi and provides financial support to integrated agribusiness hubs, for a total amount of up to US$4.8 million. The applicant must ensure a minimum cash contribution of eight per cent of the total proposal cost and an in-kind contribution. The recipient can be a governmental organization, a business development institution, a civil society organization, an academic/research institution or a private sector entity. The deadline to receive proposals is 10 July 2021. More info

Acumen Fund — Regional Fellows in Bangladesh and West Africa

The Acumen Fund seeks to harness the power of social innovation to create solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. The Fund administers regional programs in different world regions. In each region, 20 fellows are selected for a leadership development program of five one-week seminars while remaining in their jobs. Acumen covers all program expenses related to travel and accommodations, but it does not offer scholarships, stipends, or other funding. Past fellows have included several in smallholder agriculture, renewable energy, waste management, fair trade, and other subject areas. The deadlines of each regional program vary, please check carefully. The current deadlines for applications are 12 July (Bangladesh) and 20 July (West Africa). Find the Acumen Fellowship Program

Earth Journalism Network — Fisheries Subsidies Story Grants 2021

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers reporting grants to journalists to support the production of in-depth stories that will call attention to fisheries subsidies issues, both at a large and small scale. EJN welcomes story ideas on fisheries subsidies, including their links to overfishing and the depletion of fish stocks, their impact on small-scale fishers and livelihoods in coastal communities. Applicants can be from any country in the world, but preference will be given to journalists from India, the Caribbean, West Africa, Southern Africa and Japan. Selected journalists will receive US$1,000 in funding to cover travel and field reporting costs. The deadline for applications is 13 July 2021. Click here

Global Energy Show Awards – Nominations

The Global Energy Show Awards recognize leaders and innovators in the energy industry. Awards include the Emerging Clean Technologies Award for technologies that improve environmental performance or decrease cost of production through environmental protection activities; and the Suzanne West Environmental Excellence Award to recognize initiatives that have minimized or eliminated the environmental footprint of the oil and gas industry; among other awards. Nominations of companies or individuals have to be submitted by 15 July 2021. Global Energy Show Awards

World Bank — Young Professionals Program

The World Bank invites applications for the Young Professionals Program as a starting point for a career at the World Bank Group. The program is designed for individuals skilled in areas such as agriculture, natural resources, and many others. Applicants should hold a PhD or master’s degree and relevant work experience; be fluent in English; and meet other criteria relevant to experience, skills, and age. Every year, around 40 applicants are accepted into the program. The closing date for applications is 15 July 2021. Find out how it works

Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia — Leadership Program on Environment for Sustainable Development

The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) accepts applications for the 12th Central Asian Leadership Program on Environment for Sustainable Development (CALP). The program provides knowledge and capacity to young leaders from government bodies and other stakeholders in order to enable their switching to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Central Asia and Afghanistan. CALP provides a neutral youth dialogue platform for discussing water cooperation, climate change, energy efficiency, as well as the coronavirus pandemic and its impact. CALP seeks participants that are representatives of civil society organizations, state, and academic sectors. Preference will be given to the applicants between the ages of 28 to 40. CAREC will accept applications until 15 July 2021. Link

United Nations Development Programme — Pathfinder Award for Innovation in Nature Conservation

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites nominations for the Pathfinder Award. The Award recognizes outstanding and innovative solutions for protected and conserved areas from around the world. Nominations are invited from individuals and organizations. The overall winner will receive US$ 10 thousand. The deadline for nominations is 15 July 2021. Pathfinder Award

Oak Spring Garden Foundation — Plant Conservation Biology Fellowship

The Oak Spring Garden Foundation awards Fellowships in Plant Conservation Biology to one early-career practitioner working on issues related to plant and landscape conservation. The award includes a US$10 thousand individual grant and requires a 2 to 4 week stay at Oak Spring (USA). Applicants must be early-career practitioners, scholars or scientists, not enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2022. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2021. Details here

Oak Spring Garden Foundation — Plant Science Research Fellowship

The Oak Spring Garden Foundation awards Fellowships in Spring Fellowship in Plant Science Research to one early-career plant scientist, with preference given to scientists working in organismal plant biology. The award includes a US$10 thousand individual grant and requires a 2 to 4 week stay at Oak Spring (USA). Applicants must be early-career scientists who have completed their undergraduate degree within the past ten years. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2021. Know more

Oak Spring Garden Foundation — Botanical Artist Residency Program

The Oak Spring Garden Foundation supports botanical artists working nationally and internationally who can create beautiful and scientifically accurate depictions of plant species. This award includes a US$1 thousand individual grant and a one to three week residence at Oak Springs (USA) when spring is underway and the gardens and landscape are in bloom. Applicants must be early-career artists not enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2022. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2021. Botanical Art Residency

Oak Spring Garden Foundation — Interdisciplinary Residency Program

The Oak Spring Garden Foundation hosts five separate five-week interdisciplinary residencies. Each session is designed to support eight artists, conservation practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists or writers who are pursuing work inspired by plants, gardens and landscapes. Participants will receive a US$2 thousand individual grant and a five week residence at Oak Springs (USA). Awardees cannot be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2021. Link to the Interdisciplinary Residency

Oak Spring Garden Foundation — Fellowship for Artistic Excellence

The Oak Spring Garden Foundation awards the annual Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence to one early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. The award includes a US$10 thousand individual grant and requires a 2 to 4 week stay at Oak Spring (USA). Applicants must be early-career artists not enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2022. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2021. Link to Artistic Excellence

World Biodiversity Forum — Ses­si­on Pro­po­sals 2022

The World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum brings to­ge­ther re­se­ar­chers across all di­sci­pli­nes of bio­di­ver­si­ty sci­ence with prac­ti­tio­ners and so­cietal ac­tors in a fo­rum that of­fers in­spi­ra­ti­on and ex­amp­les for ac­tions and so­lu­ti­ons to con­ser­ve bio­di­ver­si­ty. The Forum in­vi­tes cont­ri­bu­tions and proposals for sessions under the the­me “In­spi­ra­ti­on for Ac­tion.” The dead­line for sub­mis­si­on is 19 Ju­ly 2021. Know more


Eco Agrifood Challenge — Startup Contest

The Eco Agrifood Challenge seeks to identify and boost innovative startups and SMEs developing innovative solutions in favor of sustainable agriculture. Startups have the chance to win up to €5 thousand in cash and gain free access to the ToasterLAB agrifood acceleration program. The pitch contest is open to startups or small to medium enterprises from around the world. Deadline for online applications is 20 July 2021. More information here


U.S. Department of State — Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), supports activities that counter wildlife trafficking in Brazil, Ecuador, and/ or Peru. The overall goal is to reduce the ability of criminal groups to carry out and profit from poaching and trafficking of protected animals in South America. Applicants from each country may request up to US$ 1.5 million for the implementation of anti-wildlife crime related activities. Eligibility extends to qualified U.S. based and foreign non-profit organizations (including NGOs), and educational institutions. The closing date for submission of applications is 21 July 2021. Link


Slovak Republic — Small Grants for Projects in Belarus

SlovakAid supports small-scale projects in various sectors, including food and agriculture, water and sanitation, clean energy, and the sustainable use of natural resources in developing countries. The current call supports local projects in Belarus. The maximum financial support per project is €10 thousand with a maximum project duration of 6-12 months. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations and local authorities. The deadline for submission of project proposals is 23 July 2021. More


African Academy of Sciences — Affiliates Membership Program

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Affiliates Membership Program aims to stimulate and nurture scientific discovery and technological innovation in Africa in order to promote sustainable development. ASS invites applications from young and early-to-mid career professionals from Africa in any field of specialization. AAS will organize a range of activities to enhance the professional development of the Affiliate members, including special courses on proposal writing, manuscript preparation, and proposals, etc. Nominations must be received by 23 July 2021. Find out more


Standards and Trade Development Facility — International Sanitary and Phytosanitary Requirements

The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) aims to increase the capacity of farmers, processors and traders in developing countries to implement international SPS standards to gain and maintain market access. The STDF seeks applications to improve its food safety, animal and plant health capacity. Grants are expected to help address particular challenges or issues that affect trade to international markets. Projects should have a maximum duration of three years, or less. The STDF offers grants of up to US$1 million for projects that promote compliance with international SPS requirements. Public and private sector entities as well as non-profit non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply. Applications for STDF grants should be submitted by 23 July 2021. Find details


World Academy of Sciences — Seed Grant for African Principal Investigators

TWAS launches a new program to strengthen the capacity of African countries lagging in science and technology. The program is aimed at young scientists who are getting established in their country or about to return home to an academic position. Under this scheme, grants are awarded to promising high-level research projects in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Information Computer Technology, Mathematics, Medical Sciences and Physics carried out in African countries. Research Grants to research units are in the maximum amount of US$67 thousand. The grants, which are normally provided for a period of 24 months, may be used to purchase scientific equipment, consumables, which can include fieldwork and maintenance of equipment and specialized literature (textbooks and proceedings). The application deadline is 27 July 2021. Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators

International Development Research Centre — Evidence for Innovation

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research that generates evidence on the performance and distributional impacts of SME support programs or policies in lower-income countries. Grants of up to C$500 thousand will fund survey research and network development over a 12-month period. Proposals must identify principal and co-principal investigators based at a public research organization or a non-profit research organization. The application deadline for grants is 28 July 2021. Know more


EuroMarine — Call for Workshops

EuroMarine announces funding to support workshops in themes of marine conservation and management. Proposals should have a clear foresight dimension and target a scientific publication. Workshop activities receive up to €7,500. Proposals should engage at least three EuroMarine full member organizations in two or more countries. Member organizations include some in the developing world, e.g., Morocco, Peru, South Africa, Tunisia, and Turkey. The deadline for workshops and working groups is 30 July 2021. EuroMarine Foresight Workshops


EarthRanger — Conservation Technology Award

EarthRanger provides grants in the amount of US$15 thousand to organizations that are deploying technology to advance their work in conservation. Any organization, protected area and government entity working in conservation is eligible to apply. Individuals can apply on behalf of their organization. Online applications must be completed by 30 July 2021. Conservation Technology Award


Campus France — Program SIAM 2022

France and Thailand administer SIAM to promote French-Thai research collaboration in subject areas that include energy, ecology and biodiversity, agriculture, and others. SIAM is a program of mobility grants to cover air transportation and related travel expenses up to a maximum of €12 thousand. Project proposals must be presented by at least one Thai partner and one French partner. The active participation of young researchers (doctoral and postdoctoral students) is a priority assessment criteria. The application deadline is 30 July 2021. Find details

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Great Ape Conservation Fund 2021

The Great Ape Conservation Fund (Africa) is open to project proposals for the conservation of orangutans and gibbons throughout their ranges in Africa. Grants are for applied research, training, conservation management, community outreach, law enforcement, decreased human-wildlife conflicts, and other activities in conservation. About 15-20 grants will be awarded, ranging from US$50 thousand to a maximum of US$450 thousand. Eligibility for grants extends worldwide to qualified and relevant government agencies, other organizations, multi-national secretariats, and individuals. The application deadline is 30 July 2021. Great Ape Conservation Fund Africa

Call for Code — Open Source Solutions to Address Humanitarian Issues

The Call for Code Global Challenge asks developers to build sustainable open source solutions that address the world’s greatest humanitarian issues, e.g., solutions that help halt and reverse the impact of climate change, with a focus on clean water & sanitation, zero hunger, and responsible production & green consumption. One grand prize winner will receive US$200 thousand. Additional regional and student prizes range from US$5 thousand to US$25 thousand. Participants must use one or more IBM Cloud services or IBM Systems. Teams of up to five participants are allowed. Submissions close on 31 July 2021. Know more

Women & Gender Constituency — Gender Just Climate Solutions Award 2021

The Women & Gender Constituency invites applications for the Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards. The awards aim to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet, such as non-technical climate solutions, technical climate solutions, and transformational climate initiatives with a women or gender perspective. Three winners will each receive a Seed Grant of €2000 and travel for one representative to attend the Awards Ceremony held at COP26 in Glasgow (Scotland, November 2021). All types of activist, grassroots and women-led organizations working on issues related to climate change from all over the world are encouraged to apply. Deadline for submission is 31 July 2021. Gender Just Climate Solutions Award


Logan Nonfiction Program — Workshop for Environmental Filmmakers and Journalists

The Logan Nonfiction Program invites applications from writers, documentary filmmakers, photographers, and multimedia producers from all around the world to participate in a 10-week workshop at the Carey Institute for Global Good. (Note: Due to the uncertainty and travel restrictions of COVID-19, the Logan Nonfiction Program will run a virtual-only fellowship in Fall 2021.) Applications are accepted from professional journalists and filmmakers working on topics representing socially relevant political, health, environmental, human rights, and justice topics. The program provides fellows with lodging, meals, and mentorship. Applications will be accepted until 31 July 2021. About the fellowship

Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards — Youth Climate Awards 2021

The Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards (WAFA) acknowledge and promote individuals and organizations that implement sustainable projects to secure water, clean air, and food — and that empower local communities. WAFA provides expert certification, global recognition, and a cash prize. The deadline for applications and nominations is 31 July 2021. Youth Climate Awards


August 2021

Mitsubishi Corporation — Decarbonize

Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK Line seek startups for a startup bootcamp with focus on the clean energy transition and sustainability through decarbonization. The program aims to scout and support promising startups with disruptive technologies and business ideas to solve problems in the energy and resource sectors. During the 3-month accelerator program, selected startups receive hands-on mentorship, seed funding and access to a global network of investors with the ultimate goal of scaling their businesses. The application deadline is 02 August 2021. More


United Nations — SDG Global Festival of Action

The United Nations SDG Action Campaign invites applications from emerging creators worldwide to create media as a way to share their perspectives and advance positive action toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. “MY World 360º” stories may include one or more of the following: mixed media projects that combine drawings, photos, audio, video, animation and/or text; panorama or 360° photography or video; interactive digital games, simulations, or experiences that combine 2D, 3D, or Virtual Reality (VR) elements; photogrammetry and 3D modelling. Individuals or teams are welcome to create or co-create and share projects. Selected stories will be shared and showcased as part of United Nations events and activations. Media must be submitted by 05 August 2021. Know more


Weeden Foundation — Protecting Biodiversity in Chile and Russia

The Weeden Foundation makes grants for biodiversity conservation in forest ecosystems, riparian corridors, and riverine and aquatic environments of ecological importance. Weeden’s international priorities are the Patagonia region of Chile, and the Altai Republic of Russia. The average grant size is between US$15 and US$20 thousand. The Foundation requests letters of inquiry (LOI) at least one month before proposal deadlines. The next deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 06 August 2021. Know more


International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development — Mountain Prize 2021

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) seeks applications for the 2021 Mountain Prize. The Prize is awarded to an individual or organization which has demonstrated outstanding efforts enabling sustainable and resilient mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. The prize is currently set at US$ 5,000. Thematic areas include access to water for drinking or/and sanitation, food/nutrition security, climate change adaptation or/and disaster risk reduction, access to clean energy, ecosystems/biodiversity management, and two others. Women and youth are encouraged to apply. Nominations are accepted until 06 August 2021. Mountain Prize


Global Agriculture and Food Security Program — Recovery of Agriculture and Food Systems

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) announces a call for proposals for programs and projects that strengthen agriculture and lessen food insecurity in low-income countries. This funding will support medium- to long-term COVID-19 response efforts for a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient recovery of agriculture and food systems in a changing climate. GAFSP intends to fund 5-8 proposals for a total of at least US$125 million. Applications (English and French) are invited from governments in the 56 member countries of the International Development Association in East Asia and the Pacific; South Asia; Eastern and Central Europe; the Middle East; Africa; and Latin America. The closing date for applications is 09 August 2021. Link to GAFSP


World Academy of Sciences — Research Cooperation Visits Program

TWAS-SISSA-Lincei invites young scientists from least developed countries to carry out collaborative research projects in Physics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Science Outreach as well as COVID-related projects and that fall under the umbrella of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Scientists have the opportunity to visit research laboratories in Trieste (Italy) to carry out research work in scientific fields within the SISSA portfolio. TWAS will cover travel expenses and provide subsistence costs for the stay in Italy. The deadline for receipt of applications is 10 August 2021. Details here


Alongside Wildlife Foundation — Supporting Marginalized Groups in Wildlife Conservation

The Alongside Wildlife Foundation supports projects that are led by or will increase involvement of minorities and members of marginalized groups in wildlife conservation. The Foundation supports the collection of scientific data, science communication to reduce human/wildlife conflict, and the implementation of science-based strategies for living alongside wildlife populations. Each year, the Foundation provides up to US$10 thousand to 1-2 projects. Applications are invited from all around the world. Proposals must be submitted by 13 August 2021. More information


Minor Foundation for Major Challenges — Public Awareness on Climate Change

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges funds communication projects that mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Proposals should focus on influencing public opinions, providing inspiration, changing attitudes, spreading information, etc. The Foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The Foundation makes small grants of up to €10 thousand and large grants ranging from €20 thousand to €200 thousand, although larger projects may be considered. The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) is 20 August 2021. More information for grantseekers


World Academy of Sciences — Doctoral Fellowships in South Africa

The TWAS-NRF Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to scientists from developing countries (other than South Africa) to enable them to pursue PhD research in the natural sciences. Awarded candidates will be provided partial cost of study funding for tuition fees and accommodation. The maximum duration of the fellowship is 3 years. Eligibility extends to citizens and permanent residents from developing countries on the African continent and elsewhere. The call for applications is open until 20 August 2021. TWAS-NRF Doctoral Fellowships


Climate and Clean Air Coalition — 1.5˚C Challenge

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition launches a call for opportunities to support in-country and regional efforts to advance climate, air quality and health objectives. Applications seeking funding must involve in-country or regional capacity building and action, for example, encouraging peer-to-peer engagement, creating the environment for policy implementation, and fostering integrated national air pollution and climate planning. Applications that support the recovery response to the Covid-19 crisis are highly encouraged. The maximum amount of funding is US$100 thousand. Eligibility extends to policy makers and civil servants. Applications must be submitted by 31 August 2021. Details here


Mastercard Foundation — Scholarships for Africans at University of Cape Town 

The Mastercard Foundation funds economically disadvantaged students from Sub-Saharan Africa for study at University of Cape Town (UCT). The fields of study at UCT include different areas of sciences; and many others. The scholarship includes comprehensive financial assistance with visa applications, travel, tuition, living expenses, medical aid and accommodation. These scholarships cover the full period of study and are renewable annually. The scholarship application has to be submitted no later than 31 August 2021. About the scholarship


TRACE and Alfred Friendly — Investigative Reporting Fellowship

TRACE and Alfred Friendly provide fellowships to strengthen investigative journalism (including reporting on environmental crimes, climate change and others). The program provides training seminars at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia (USA). The fellowship covers all costs of program-related international and domestic travel, health insurance and provides a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses. Candidates must be between 25-35 years old and have at least three years of experience as a journalist at a print, online or broadcast media outlet. The fellowship is open to early-career journalists from developing countries. Complete applications must be submitted by 31 August 2021. Details


Both ENDS — JWH Initiative

The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative offers grants to advance the leadership of young individuals working for or affiliated with environmental civil society organizations in developing and emerging countries. JWH especially encourages the nomination of young women and local community leaders. Grants range from €2,500 to €7,000. The next nomination deadline is 31 August 2021. Details here


Agence Nationale De La Recherche — Research in Artificial Intelligence in Field of Biodiversity

The Agence Nationale De La Recherche (ANR) announces the Challenge IA-Biodiv using artificial intelligence to develop research and knowledge about biodiversity. The challenge is intended for scientific communities in AI and biodiversity in France and partner countries in Africa. This call is open to proposals involving at least one French public research body. Three consortia will be funded with a maximum grant amount of €500 thousand per project. The application deadline is 31 August 2021. Link


Society for Marine Mammalogy — Research Grants for Field Research 2022

The Society for Marine Mammalogy makes grants to its members who are nationals of emerging and developing countries. Grants are for up to US$2 thousand for field research by early-career researchers. Applications are particularly welcome from scientists working in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, and Russia. The application period ends 31 August 2021. Link


September 2021

International Geosphere-Biosphere Program — PAGES Workshops and Educational Meetings

PAGES (Past Global Changes) supports research aimed at understanding the earth’s past environment in order to make predictions for the future. PAGES encourages international and interdisciplinary collaboration, including the participation of scientists from developing countries. The program offers funding to qualified organizers of workshops and educational meetings in support of PAGES objectives. PAGES support for workshops/meetings is usually between US$5 thousand and US$10 thousand. The next deadline for proposals is 20 September 2021. Meeting support


Government of Canada — Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth. A total of 70 fellowships are awarded annually. Foreign citizens who are not permanent residents of Canada may only apply if they hold their fellowship at a Canadian institution. Applicants seek endorsement from a host institution to apply, prepare and submit an application (Note: institutions may have internal deadlines). Fellowships of CA$70 thousand (per year) will be made for a maximum of two years. The deadline for complete application submission is 22 September 2021. More


Swedish Institute — Academic Collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region

The Swedish Institute offers funding to Swedish universities, for projects together with their partners in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. The aim is to strengthen the capacity for internationalization within higher education and research. The program offers two types of project funding, Seed Funding of SEK 100-300 thousand for projects with a duration of up to 12 months, and Collaboration Funding of up to SEK 1 million for the duration of 18 months. The main applicant to SI must represent a Swedish university, but the application should be prepared jointly together in the partnership. Applications can be submitted until 30 September 2021. About


October 2021

King Baudouin Foundation — Fonds Ernest Solvay

The Ernest Solvay Fund provides grants to individuals and organizations implementing a non-commercial project which is intended to promote scientific and technological STEM training and development, both in Belgium and abroad. Projects may focus on both education and entrepreneurship in areas such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and earth sciences. Financial support of up to €7500 will be provided. The deadline for submitting proposals is 11 October 2021. Details


Association of Field Ornithologists — Sponsored Latin American Memberships

The Association of Field Ornithologists will provide one-year membership awards to qualified Latin American Ornithologists. These awards are restricted to individuals based in Latin America (including the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America). Members have access to information and networking opportunities in the field of ornithology. Applications are available in English and Spanish. Applications have to be submitted by 15 October of each year. Know more


Seabird Group — Small Grants

The Seabird Group supports research, survey, and conservation of seabirds. It awards small grants each year, with priority to Seabird Group members working on Atlantic seabirds. The maximum grant is usually £500 per project. Applications should be submitted by 31 October and 28/29 February each year. Funding Searbird Research


November 2021

Iran Ministry of Science and Technology — 35th Khwarizmi International Award 

The Khwarizmi International Award recognizes outstanding scientific achievements made by researchers, inventors, and innovators from all over the world. The disciplinary fields include Agriculture, Natural Resources, Animal Sciences & Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology, Green Technologies, among others. The deadline for submission is 01 November 2021. Learn about the award


December 2021

Milken-Motsepe Prize — AgriTech Competition

The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech is a global competition for innovative solutions that address problems faced by farmers on small to medium-sized farms in Africa. to increase economic value to farmers. Teams submit a design and business model. An independent panel of expert judges will then select up to 25 teams to receive US$10 thousand each and advance in the competition. Registration is open to anyone (anywhere in the world), with a US$1 million grand prize available for the winning team, and US$1 million in additional prizes. The application deadline for designs is 08 December 2021. AgriTech Competition


January 2022

World Photography Organization — Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions, recognizes the best single images from across 10 diverse categories, including ‘Landscape’ and ‘Natural World & Wildlife’. The overall winner in the Open Competition will receive US$5 thousand plus photography equipment. The closing date for entries is 06 January 2022. Know more


Inquiries and/or Applications Accepted Anytime

XPRIZE Foundation — Carbon Removal

XPRIZE Carbon Removal, funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation, aims to find solutions that fight climate change and rebalance Earth’s carbon cycle. ‎This four-year global competition invites innovators and teams from anywhere on the planet to create and demonstrate solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans. Any carbon negative solution is eligible: nature-based, direct air capture, oceans, mineralization, etc. The competition will last for 4 years through Earth Day 2025. After one year of competition the judges will review all submissions and award up to 15 Milestone Prizes of $1 million each. After 4 years, judges will select the winners: a single Grand Prize Winner (US$50 million) and 3 runners up (US$30 million). XPRIZE will also award up to US$5M to student teams in the Fall of 2021. Find out more


Thomson Reuters Foundation — Free Legal Services for NGOs

TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal program. The pro bono network works with legal teams and lawyers who provide free legal support to NGOs and social enterprises. Interested organizations apply for a free membership, explain their project and specific needs and lawyers can volunteer to work on projects that interest them. New applications are accepted on a continuous basis. More about TrustLaw


Sahee Foundation — Development in Swaziland and Peru

The Sahee Foundation makes grants for agriculture, health, education, and environment in Swaziland and Peru. Sahee selects its partners among regional organizations that are well integrated in these target countries, as well as among local groups in Swaziland and Peru that launch development projects. For first applicants, the project budget must not exceed CHF10 thousand. There is no calendar deadline for applications. Details


Donner Canadian Foundation — Land and Wildlife Conservation

The Donner Canadian Foundation makes grants for public policy research, environment, social service projects, and international development. Grant making includes interests in land and wildlife conservation in Canada and internationally. Donner’s grants are restricted to organizations that have Canadian charitable status. The Foundation does not regularly respond to letters of inquiry or unsolicited requests, however, organizations may send a brief description of their goals and programs. If there is a potential match with the Foundation’s interests, Donner will request more information. More


Genesis Charitable Trust — Grants for Local Sustainable Development

The Genesis Charitable Trust makes grants to help individuals and communities in developing countries to improve their standards of living. The Trust favors projects that aim for long-term income generation and self-sufficiency, especially projects making a positive impact on communities currently beyond the reach of traditional government or market-based solutions. Past projects include examples in small-scale agriculture, renewable energy, and fisheries — among other focus areas. Grants are restricted to nonprofit organizations in eligible developing countries, or applicants that are associated with nonprofit organizations from the UK, US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or Singapore. Preliminary grant applications can be submitted at any time. More


Gray Matters Capital — coLABS Impact Investing Fund

coLABS seeks scalable social enterprises that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world. coLABS strategically funds entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures that leverage women, and their critical role in the community through revenue-share investment capital. Seed investment ranges from US$100 thousand to US$250 thousand. Focus regions are South Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Pre-screen forms can be submitted on a rolling basis. Details


Zoologische Gesellschaft für Arten- und Populationsschutz — Conservation of Globally Threatened or Data Deficient Species

The primary goal of the Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP) is the conservation of unknown, but highly endangered species and their natural habitats. ZGAP funds conservation projects for globally threatened or data deficient species, subspecies and populations. Support is often given to young scientists from the developing world who are eager to implement conservation projects in their home countries. The maximum funding amount per project is €5 thousand. Please note that projects in the wealthier industrial countries (Western Europe, North America, Australia and Japan) are only supported in exceptional cases. There is no application deadline. Find the guidelines for application here


International Marine Animal Trainers Association — Research Grants 

The International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) provides financial support for investigations which advance the humane care and handling of marine animals by fostering communication between professionals that serve marine animal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education. Grants of up to US$3 thousand are for projects of one year. The Principal Investigator or co-PI must be a member of IMATA. The association accepts proposals all year. Link


Jephcott Charitable Trust — Program in Natural Environment

The Jephcott Charitable Trust in the UK makes grants for charitable purposes in the subject areas of population control, natural environment, education, and health. Projects in the theme of Natural Environment include examples in small-scale agriculture, livestock production, horticulture, agricultural training, community water supply, environmental education, tree planting, renewable energy, and others. Grants are made in the range of £2 thousand to £10 thousand (in exceptional cases only, up to £20 thousand). Eligibility for grants extends to registered charities and properly constituted organizations in all parts of the world. There is no application deadline. Click here for details


Global Fund for Community Foundation — Community Support

The Global Fund for Community Foundation (GFCF) accepts concept notes aimed at strengthening and supporting community philanthropy approaches. Projects may focus on mobilizing local resources and/or foster the growth of local philanthropy for progressive social change. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grant directory, including environmental programs.) Grants will be in the range of US$7 thousand to US$20 thousand. Eligibility extends to CPOs based in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, or Latin America and the Caribbean. Eligible applicants are welcome to submit a concept note anytime. Community Support


Pulitzer Center — Reporting Grants for Journalists

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting provides grants to individual journalists and news organizations to support in-depth, high-impact reporting on topics of global importance. Awards cover reporting costs. Most awards for international travel are between US$5 thousand and US$10 thousand. In light of the current pandemic, the Pulitzer Center prioritizes COVID-19 projects as well as other projects that can be completed without much traveling or where field work can be completed relatively soon and without risking one’s own safety and the safety of others. Grants are open to journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers of any nationality. Pulitzer Reporting Grants


Sea Pact — Funding for Fisheries and Aquaculture

Sea Pact is a consortium of seafood companies to support continuous improvements of fisheries and aquaculture in an international context. Sea Pact accepts applications from non-profit and for-profit organizations. Past grant recipients include conservation organizations, marine research organizations, development NGOs, and others. Grants generally range from US$10 thousand to US$30 thousand. Letters of Interest (LOI’s) are accepted on an open basis. Sea Pact Grant 


Well Aware — Water Projects in East Africa 

Well Aware aims to help local communities in East Africa find sustainable solutions to address water scarcity and contamination. Well Aware aims to support its water projects with integrated project planning; technical evaluation; project oversight; promotion of partnerships; community training in sanitation and hygiene; and community empowerment. While most current projects are in Kenya, the application form does not restrict the country. Applications can be submitted at any time; there is no deadline. About Well Aware


Charles Hayward Foundation — Livelihoods Support in Africa

The Charles Hayward Foundation funds charitable programs and projects that improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged communities in the Commonwealth countries of Africa. The Foundation accepts applications from UK charities. Projects should focus at the grassroots level with proven local partners. Categories for support include water and sanitation; capacity building in agriculture and income-generating activities; and health. Grants are up to £15 thousand. Applications for main grants are considered on a quarterly basis. There is no calendar deadline. Link


Misereor — Grassroots Development

Misereor is the international development agency of the Catholic Church in Germany. Its mission is to fight hunger, disease, poverty, and other forms of human suffering in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Issues and themes include climate change and justice; food security and agriculture; access to land; energy for the poor; and extractive industries. Misereor posts guidelines in multiple languages regarding how to request funding support. Applications can be sent at any time. Find the Guidelines for the Submission of Funding


The International Foundation — Projects in International Development

The International Foundation makes grants in subject areas that include agriculture, water and sanitation, environment, and several others. Grants are to nonprofit tax-exempt charitable organizations in the USA. Most grant recipients are small and medium NGOs in the USA engaged in international development assistance. Grants are up to US$25 thousand for projects of one year. There are no calendar deadlines for applications. Guidelines


International Marine Animal Trainers Association — Conservation Fund

The International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) provides financial support for non-profit organization projects which focus on conservation-oriented issues that serve marine mammal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education. Grants of up to US$5 thousand are for projects of one year. The Principal Investigator or co-PI must be a member of IMATA. The association accepts proposals all year. IMATA Conservation Fund Nomination



SECTION B:  Updated Profiles of Grant Makers

The Terra Viva Grants Directory reviews grant makers on a calendar cycle. The profiles of grant-making foundations and NGOs are updated mainly during January-June. The profiles of international and government grant makers are updated mainly during September-December. The grant makers below were updated recently (since 16 May 2021).


SECTION C:  New Grant Makers Added to Profiles

These grant makers are newly included among the profiles of the Terra Viva Grants Directory (since 16 May 2021).

None this month.


SECTION D:  Announcements This Month

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