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

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity on Islands of the Western Indian Ocean

The CEPF announces its latest round of funding to conserve biodiversity in the Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot. Small grants (<US$20 thousand) and large grants (<US$200 thousand) are available for conservation projects in Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations.The closing date for letters of inquiry (English, French, Malagasy) is 08 September 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Cleaner Production in Central America

In support of its trade agreement with the region, the U.S. government offers funding to promote cleaner production practices and technologies in micro, small, and medium enterprises of Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit NGOs, limited liability companies, educational institutions, and public international organizations. Grants will range from US$250 thousand to US$300 thousand. Funding Opportunity OES-OTE-16-007. The application deadline is 18 July 2016. Link

MacArthur Foundation — 100 Million Dollars to Help Solve a Critical Problem

The MacArthur Foundation announces “100&Change” as a competition to award US$100 million that addresses a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The competition is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere in the world. Applicants must identify the problem they are trying to solve, as well as their proposed solution. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations can apply, subject to eligibility rules. The competition will not accept applications from individuals or government agencies. Participants in the competition must register by 02 September 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Tanzania

The U.S. Department of State will fund technical assistance in Tanzania to build the country’s institutional capacity to combat wildlife crimes. The program will aim to enhance Tanzania’s legislative frameworks and prosecutorial and judicial capacity to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking.  Supported activities may include training, mentoring, and possibly equipment for park rangers, police, prosecutors, other relevant officials, and civil society entities. Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit NGOs and educational institutions in the USA and internationally (including Tanzania). The program will make up to five grants from a total budget of US$2 million. Funding Opportunity INL16GR0039-AMETANZANIA-WILDLIFE05192016. The application deadline is 18 July 2016. Link

Global Climate Change Alliance — Global Learning Event in Support of COP21

The European Commission announces its global event, “Innovative and Effective Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Other Post-COP21 Agreement Priorities,” scheduled for three days in September 2016. The event in Brussels will explore how experience on the ground influences policy development and vice-versa through discussion of four specific topics. The conference organizers invite proposals on these topics from EU Delegation representatives; implementing partners; governmental bodies; and non-state actors from academia, NGOs, and the private sector. Travel support will be provided to selected presenters, subject to individual arrangements. The deadline for one-page concept notes is 15 June 2016.  Link

FIRE Africa — ICT for African Development

The Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE Africa) promotes innovative online solutions to Africa’s needs in education, information, infrastructure, and communication. FIRE Africa can support any project that makes use of ICT to solve problems in the field. For example, previous winners include several organizations working in agriculture. Eligibility to apply extends to private and public organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa. Grants are up to US$25 thousand for periods of 12-16 months. The application deadline is 31 May 2016. Link

Belgian Development Agency (BTC) — Fair and Sustainable Trade in Precious Metals

BTC’s program in Trade for Development offers grants to improve the market access of organizations that are committed to fair and sustainable trade, including trade in precious metals. Among other objectives, project activities include the reduction of negative environmental impacts of mining and metals extraction. Grants ranging from €50 thousand to €100 thousand are available to private nonprofit and private for-profit organizations (if composed of 50% or more cooperative producers) in the following countries: Algeria, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Dem Rep Congo, Ecuador, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Rwanda,Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. The application deadline is 10 July 2016. Link

Toyota Motor Corporation — Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program 2016

Toyota makes grants to support environmental activities implemented by nonprofit organizations. The themes are “biodiversity conservation” and “counter measures to global warming.” Grants are made in Japan and internationally. The international program is open to applicants in Japan, and to international partners in collaboration with Japanese groups. The application deadline is 17 June 2016. Link