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Dear fellow MindSeters,

We are pleased to share with you this new web page featuring external funding opportunities for NGOs and start-ups in the humanitarian and international development sectors. We will add and update opportunities three times a week!

The opportunities are filtered according to sectors, funding amounts, targeted applicants, and locations, and reflect the specific needs and work of our partners.

If you are an applicant, do not hesitate to contact us should you need any support drafting successful proposals and building bold and creative consortium and other partnerships!

If you are a donor/investor and would like your opportunity to be published here, contact us!

Good luck!

IsDB | Building Resilience through Innovation in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

| Sectors: COVID-19, food security, health, energy, WASH, education, innovation | Granting entities: Islamic Development Bank (Transform Fund) | Deadline:  31 May 2021| Type of support: Grants & private equity investment | Funding/benefits:  Grants from ...
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AWDF | Call for Proposals for women-led/women rights NGOs in Africa & Middle East

| Sectors: Economic development, public health, women empowerment and resilience, peacebuilding | Granting entities: African Women Development Fund| Deadline:  14 April 2021| Type of support: Grants | Funding/benefits:  8,000-100,000 USD| Applicants: Women-led CSOs, Women Rights ...
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European Commission | EU-WOP Program for WASH innovations

| Sectors: WASH | Granting entities: European Commission | Deadline:  15 April 2021 | Type of support: Support program | Funding/benefits:  250,000-450,000 USD + mentoring | Applicants: Water and sanitation operators | Locations: Global Synopsis: ...
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UN Women | Call for proposals Enhancing Women Resilience in Refugee Camps and Host Communities in Kenya

| Sectors: Women resilience, refugees | Granting entities: UN Women| Deadline:  30 march 2021 | Type of support: Grants| Funding/benefits:  100,000-500,000 USD| Applicants: NGOs | Locations: Kenya Synopsis: UN WOMEN Kenya Country Office invites qualified ...
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UNESCO | Call for applications to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity

| Sectors: Cultural diversity, sustainable development, economic development | Granting entities: UNESCO | Deadline:  9 June 2021| Type of support: Grants| Funding/benefits:  100,000 USD| Applicants: Public institutions and NGOs from eligible countries | Locations: Countries ...
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GDN | The Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project 2021 for CSOs

| Sectors: Health, COVID-19, climate change and adaptation, DRR, resilient cities and governance | Granting entities: Global Development Network | Deadline:  9 June 2021 | Type of support: Grants | Funding/benefits:  45,000 USD | Applicants: ...
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IDRC | Women’s Economic Empowerment in a Low-Carbon COVID-19 Recovery

| Sectors: Women empowerment, sustainable energy, COVID-19, Sustainable Inclusive Economies | Granting entities: Canada’s International Development Research Center | Deadline: 13 April | Type of support: Grants | Funding/benefits:  CA$750,000 – CA$1 million per project | ...
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2021 Nokia Bell Labs Prize for entrepreneurs

| Sectors: Innovation | Granting entities: Nokia Bell Labs | Deadline: 14 May | Type of support: Prize | Funding/benefits:  First prize: 100,000 USD; Second prize: 50,000 USD; Third prize: 25,000 USD | Applicants: Entrepreneurs residing ...
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IFAD | Rural Youth Innovation Award in Latin America and the Caribbean

| Sectors: Gender equality, women empowerment| Granting entities: International Fund for Agricultural Development  | Deadline: 4 April | Type of support: Award | Funding/benefits:  Dissemination of the innovations throughout the region, with the United Nations Communication ...
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Visa Everywhere Initiative – Global Innovation Call

| Sectors: FinTech | Granting entities: Visa | Deadline: From April to June depending on locations | Type of support: Prize| Funding/benefits:  10,000-50,000 USD | Applicants: Start-ups | Locations: Global Synopsis: Visa Everywhere Initiative is a ...
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Siemens | E-Mobility Innovation Call 2021

| Sectors: Electric mobility, circular economy | Granting entities: Siemens | Deadline: 30 April | Type of support: Prize | Funding/benefits:  10,000-50,000 euros | Applicants: Companies headquarters in Africa | Locations: Global Synopsis: Siemens Stiftung is ...
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UN-STI Forum 2021 | Call for Innovations

| Sectors: Innovation | Granting entities: Global Innovation Exchange, United Nations | Deadline: 26 March | Type of support: Exhibition/Forum | Funding/benefits:  Invitation to participate into the virtual UN STI Forum with Global Innovation Exchange | ...
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Google.org | Impact Challenge for Women and Girls

| Sectors: Gender equality, women empowerment | Granting entities: Google.org | Deadline: 9 April | Type of support: Grants & support | Funding/benefits:  Between 300,000 USD and 2 millions as part of a 25 million USD ...
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European Commission | Climate for Cities (C4C) in Mediterranean cities

| Sectors: Climate action, sustainable cities, gender equality, clean energy | Granting entities: European Commission | Deadline: 31 March| Type of support: Grants | Funding/benefits:  19,000,000 Euros | Applicants: non-profits: an NGO, a local authority or ...
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Challenge Fund for Youth Employment in South Sudan

| Sectors: Youth development and employment, agriculture and agri-business, new economy (e.g. internet, mobile technology, ECT-based), logistics | Granting entities: Challenge Fund for Youth Employment| Deadline: Webinar on 18th of March, call to ...
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Horizon Europe | Launching of the 2021-2027 funding program

| Sectors: Research & Innovation | Granting entities: European Commission | Deadline: First work programs published in April | Type of support: Funding cycle | Funding/benefits: 95.5 billion Euros | Locations: EU Horizon Europe is the research ...
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EU-WOP | Program & funding to support WASH operators

| Sectors: WASH | Granting entities: European Union, UN Habitat | Deadline: 15 April | Type of support: Program + funding | Funding/benefits: Between USD 250,000 and 450,000 | Applicants: Water and sanitation operators | Locations: Global ...
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2021 UN Global Climate Action Awards

| Sectors: Climate action, UN | Granting entities: UN Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative | Deadline: 30 April | Type of support: Awards | Funding/benefits: Participation at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in ...
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US-Africa Tech Challenge | Countering disinformation and propaganda in Africa

| Sectors: Innovation, information | Granting entities: U.S. State Department’s Global Engagement Center, in partnership with U.S. Embassy Nairobi, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the European Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on ...
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CISCO Foundation | Global Impact Cash Grants

| Sectors: Education, economic empowerment, livelihoods | Granting entity: CISCO Foundation | Deadline: Ongoing | Type of support: Cash grants | Funding/benefits: up to 75,000 USD | Applicants: Non profits | Locations: Global Synopsis: CISCO can provide ...
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Abilis Foundation | Ongoing grants available for organizations of people with disabilities in Global South

| Sectors: Inclusion, People with disabilities | Granting entity: Abilis Foundation | Deadline: Ongoing | Type of support: Grants | Funding/benefits: | Applicants: Organizations of people with disabilities (At least 51 % of the board members ...
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The Rafto Prize | ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

| Sectors: Human rights | Granting entity: The Rafto Foundation for Human rights | Deadline: 1 February | Type of support: Prize | Funding/benefits: 20,000 USD | Applicants: Organizations or individuals | Locations: Global Synopsis: The ...
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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) | Call for climate action projects in Europe

| Sectors: Climate action, environment, sustainable cities, energy | Granting entity: The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) and GIZ | Deadline: 19 January | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: €50 thousand and €1 million for each ...
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NED | Annual Grants for Democracy

| Sectors: Human rights, democracy | Granting entity: National Endowment for Democracy | Deadline: January 11, 2021 (email), January 29, 2021 (portal) | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: 50,000 USD | Applicants: NGOs | Locations: ...
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Japan Water Forum | Kyoto World Water Grand Prize 2022

| Sectors: Water, Innovation| Granting entity: Japan Water Forum | Deadline: 30 April | Type of support: Prize| Funding/benefits: 2,000,000 JPY (Approximately 18,000 USD) | Applicants: grassroots non-profits | Locations: Global Synopsis: The Japan Water Fund and ...
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MIT | Water Innovation Prize

| Sectors: Water, Innovation | Granting entity: MIT | Deadline: 11 January | Type of support: Prize| Funding/benefits: 35,000 USD | Applicants: Individuals, teams, early stage start-ups (including at least one student) | Locations: Global Synopsis: ...
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Arrell Food Innovation Awards 2021

| Sectors: Food security, nutrition, research and innovation | Granting entity: Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph | Deadline: 28 February (for nominations) | Type of support: Prize | Funding/benefits: 125,000 CAD | Applicants: ...
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ADB | Re-establishing Tourism Confidence through Innovative Digital Solutions

| Sectors: Sustainable tourism, innovation | Granting entity: Asian Development Bank | Deadline: 17 January 2021 | Type of support: Challenge | Funding/benefits:  10,000 USD + pilots in member countries | Applicants: Team 1-5 people ...
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Global Grand Challenge | Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers

| Sectors: Food security, sustainable livelihoods, agritech | Granting entity: Global Grand Challenges |Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Deadline: 25 February 2021 | Type of support: Seed Grants and Scale-Up Grants | Funding/benefits: Up to USD ...
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UN Habitat | Open call for partnership with cities on innovation and resilient cities

| Sectors: Resilient cities, climate action, environment | Granting entity: UN Habitat | Deadline: 21 January 2021 | Type of support: Challenge | Funding/benefits: Partnership between cities and UN Habitat | Applicants: Cities | Location: Global UN ...
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Global Giving Accelerator 2021

| Sectors: Non profit, international development, humanitarian action | Granting entity: Global Giving | Deadline: 5 February 2021 | Type of support: Matching funding, partnerships platform, fundraising tools | Funding/benefits: 30,000 US$ in matching funding | Applicants: ...
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CISCO | Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021

| Sectors: Social impact, innovation | Granting entity: Cisco | Deadline: 29 January | Type of support: Award| Funding/benefits: 1 million USD in prizes (250K for first prize, 75k for first runner up, and 50k for second ...
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European Commission | AMIF Funding Call 2020: Complementary pathways for protection and integration

| Sectors: Protection, migration | Granting entity: The European Commission | Deadline: 16 February 2021 | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: EUR 32 700 000 (total budget available) | ...
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Rapid Response Facility| Emergency Funding for Nature in Times of Crisis

| Sectors: Conservancy, Environment, Climate action | Granting entity: Rapid Response Facility (RRF) | Deadline: All year long | Type of support: Grants| Funding/benefits: Up to $40,000 | Applicants: NGOs, ...
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UNCDF | Calls for Proposals

| Sectors: Economic Development, Innovation, Local Development Finance | Granting entity: UNCDF| Deadline: Several | Type of support: Grants / investment | Funding/benefits: Several (Large projects) | Applicants: NGOs & ...
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Global Innovation Fund

| Sector: Social impact | Granting entity: Global Innovation Fund | Deadline: Anytime | Type of support: Grants, loans and equity investments | Funding/benefits: Varies (staged funding approach) | Applicants: ...
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IUCN | Save our Species Grants

| Sector: Biodiversity, Conservancy, Environment, COVID-19 | Granting entity: IUCN / EU | Deadline: Anytime | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: 100,000 Euros | Applicants: NGOs and public entities ...
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DRK | Social Entrepreneurship Grants

| Sector: Social entrepreneurship | Granting entity: Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation | Deadline: Anytime | Type of support: Grants | Funding/benefits: 300,000 USD (DRK investments are distributed twice a year over a ...
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Coca-Cola Foundation | Community Support

| Sectors: Cross-cutting | Granting entity: Coca-Cola Foundation | Deadline: Anytime | Type of support: Community support grants| Funding/benefits: grants, sponsorships, or beverage product | Applicants: NGOs| Locations: Global Synopsis: ...
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Biopama | COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants related to Biodiversity

| Sectors: Environment (biodiversity, livelihoods, DRR) | Granting entity: Biopama | Deadline: December 31 | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: 50,000 Euros | Applicants: Public or private legal entities ...
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UNESCO | Call for proposals for Men&Boys4GenderEquality Initiative

| Sector: Gender equality | Granting entity: UNESCO | Deadline: 15 December | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: from a minimum of USD 100,000 for direct interventions in a ...
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Wellcome | Innovator Award

| Sector: Health innovation | Granting entity: Wellcome | Type of support: Award | Funding/benefits: Up to £500,000, or up to £750,000 for multidisciplinary collaborations | Deadline: Anytime | Applicants: Non-for-profit ...
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