Opportunity: Funding

Elizabeth Araujo's picture

At Changemakers we know that funding is one of the most critical needs for any organization, and our community often has opportunities in this area.

Check out this space for funding announcements. We’ll post what we come across and we welcome your tips and suggestions.

Elizabeth Araujo's picture

For all of you working on disabilities and innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Science and Technology Division of the The Inter-American Development Bank is offering $50,000 towards solutions.

They're "looking to support the implementation of pilot projects that use innovation to improve the quality of life and the economic and social inclusion of People with Disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean". The deadline is June 30th 2009. For details check out http://www.iadb.org/topics/scitech/innovation/innovations.cfm?lang=en.

Tyler Ahn's picture

Nike and Architecture for Humanity are linking up to give you the facilities that you need to continue to make impact through sports. 

Check out http://gamechangers.architectureforhumanity.org/ and pitch your request for a pitch! or a field! or a gym!

There are three rolling deadlines and you just missed the first one.  The next two are coming up quickly on July 15th and October 15th!


Tyler Ahn's picture

It's a global call, the winner of the first round is from Afghanistan.  Really cool!

The Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme, URDT in Uganda supports the young people and youths ranging from 12 years to 30years of age. We involve them in sports of all kinds but are limited in facilities. Last the URDT Girls School organized a marathon and it was exciting to see the potential of the village girls running on rough terrain barefooted. In April this year we had a mini marathon in preparation for the big one in November 28th this year. We expect 1500 young women and boys to participate. they have undergone intensive training for fitness. Certainly URDT is interested in applying for a fund to establish a pitch and a gym. I will deeply appreciate your kind guidance Dr. Musheshe (Ashoka Fellow)
Mary Lusambo's picture

Maria Mother Of Charity Relief Home has a school project for the vulnerable children. Its infrastructure is 75% done and learning is already taking place. We however have no developed Sports fiel for the pupils. We have space for this cause and we would like to invite Organisations who are supporting this to come to our aid.

We are looking forward to help and support.

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Elizabeth Araujo's picture

Do you or your friends have what it takes to create a great video concept about Ashoka? Now's your chance to prove it! Ashoka, GOOD, and GeniusRocket invite you to submit your ideas by September 23 and win up to $600. Check out the full details here and share the call for entries with your networks.

Elizabeth Araujo's picture

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Each year a distinguished jury awards a $100k prize to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems.

Entries are now being accepted and the deadline is midnight, east Time on October 30, 2009.

For more information you can go to this site: http://challenge.bfi.org/home

To enter go to: http: //challenge.bfi.org/enter/2010

Elizabeth Araujo's picture

The 2010 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y is now accepting applications from community leaders who are citizens and residents of Armenia, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, India, Israel, Laos, Mali, Russia and Slovakia.  Applications must be postmarked or emailed by October 9, 2009 to be considered.  Please see the attached brochures and applications to benefit from this wonderful opportunity.



This annual fellowship is funded by the Ford Motor Company and organized by the 92nd Street Y to provide education and support to community leaders engaged in the nonprofit sector.  To date, 194 individuals from 54 countries have received the Ford Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y, which is entering its tenth year. 



A successful applicant must demonstrate that he or she: is a community leader engaged in the nonprofit sector, either professionally or as a volunteer; is successfully addressing issues that affect the community’s well-being; and would benefit from an intensive three-week nonprofit management training course in New York.


Previous Ford Fellows include: a South African AIDS educator;the president of a Jewish aid society facilitating Bosnia-Herzegovina’s transition to democracy;a sustainable development expert from Zimbabwe;the founder of an Indian organization that educates women and children working in the silk industry; and an Indonesian advocate for ethnic minorities.


The residency takes place Friday, June 4 to Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in New York City.  Airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction, and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship, and participants receive a small stipend upon arrival.


During the intensive three-week residency, Ford Fellows take classes in areas including nonprofit management strategy and leadership training at Columbia University’s Picker Center for Executive Education.  The academic curriculum is complemented by visits to model nonprofits in New York City and meetings with academic, business, and government leaders.  The experience is enhanced by Fellows’ residency at the 92nd Street Y, the world’s first global Jewish community and cultural center.  Founded in 1874 and considered a New York landmark, the 92nd Street Y annually serves over 300,000 people of all backgrounds, religions, nationalities, ethnicities, races, and socio-economic groups.


The Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y provides a tremendous opportunity to international community leaders.  Please distribute both the attached application and brochure to people and organizations that could benefit from this opportunity.  Again, applications for the 2010 Fellowship must be postmarked or emailed no later than October 9, 2009.  For more information about the program, please see the attached brochures under the resources section of this group or visit www.92Y.org/ford to download a copy from our website.  Please contact Alison Gardy - Director of International Relations at: [email protected] or Elizabeth Komoroski at 212.415.5561 or [email protected] if you have any question.

Lucy Collins's picture

Win $10,000 in the 2009 Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education.      

A competition with a top prize of $10,000 for the continent's best entrepreneurial education programs is now seeking applications from across Africa.

The competition, run by UK based education charity Teach a Man to Fish, in partnership with Educating Africa is also offering prizes of $1,000 for the best entry from each country in Africa.

We are looking for the best programs and models for education.

  • They are entrepreneurial
  • They are sustainable
  • They create impact

Organizations running such programs can be found across Africa; driven by social entrepreneurs who understand the role education can play within their communities in creating positive social change.

Is this your organization? Do you know an organization like this?

 Enter now for a chance to have your achievements recognized worldwide - visit http://www.teachamantofish.org.uk/competition for more details!