Below are 7 small grants for ngos in developing countries.
Over the years, many organizations have given grants because many governments in developing countries are not giving enough. Many of these open grants have focus areas and supporting organizations that maintain similar principles. With so many organizations providing grants to developing countries, getting grants can be difficult and overwhelming. Therefore, some guidelines can help ease the process.
When you cut things down, you can get things done faster. As generous as many organizations are, scholarships are not only awarded, they have to apply for them.
If you are applying for all the wrong scholarships then applying for scholarships from many different organizations will not increase your chances of getting one. The most important thing when applying for a scholarship would be a killer offer that would grab the attention of the organization as it also focuses on the same type of projects.
Here is a list of foundations that give small grants to NGOs: –
The GEF Small Grant Program was launched in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit. The mission of the GEF Small Grant Program is to achieve sustainable development through “Think Global, Act Local” by providing financial and technical support to projects that preserve and restore the environment while improving well-being and livelihoods. The United Nations gives developing land grants of up to US$50,000 each year to local communities, including indigenous peoples, community organizations and other non-governmental groups. The Small Grants Program has provided more than $580 million to more than 21,500 projects worldwide.
The Rufford Foundation is UK registered charity that funds conservation projects in developing countries.
The foundation promotes the exchange of knowledge and best practices in the world of nature conservation. The Rufford Small Grants Foundation provides funds to individuals or small groups such as NGOs and community organizations in developing countries. Scholarships are awarded in a tiered funding process with five different types of scholarships: Ruffered Small Grant (up to £6,000), Ruffered Second Small Grant (up to £6,000), Booster Grant (up to £12,000), Continuity Grant (above) up to £25,000) and an undergraduate scholarship (up to £25,000).
The Humanitarian Partnership Fund (HIF) was established in 2011 and aims to provide small grants to countries with humanitarian needs. Most developing countries cannot focus on people’s needs such as food health, shelter and security. HIF has played an important role in supporting organizations working for humanitarian causes in developing countries. HIF encourages partner organizations and the private sector to make positive changes.
Forever honors for Albert Schweitzer, winner of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize. The philosophy is followed by the Dutch Albert Schweitzer Fund (NASF).
Supports small health projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Many preventable diseases have taken lives due to the lack of resources in Africa.
The Netherlands Albert Schweitzer Fund aims to implement health-related projects to improve the health and health system of the African population.
The program promotes mitigating the deadly challenges that threaten all species that depend on and thrive in the environment. It provides direct grants of up to US$50,000 to local communities, including indigenous peoples, community organizations and other non-governmental groups, for projects on biodiversity, mitigation and adaptation, land degradation and sustainable management of forests, international waters and chemicals.
- Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund
The concern is that children in developing countries are not receiving adequate care and education has increased over the years. What is even more worrying is that many projects are turned down for grants and hence fail to implement their well-thought-out projects. The Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund has been created to address this issue. The scholarships they offer to developing countries for educational purposes are often received by individuals or organizations that have previously been rejected by other scholarship providers. The largest grant they offer is a $2,000 one-year fund for projects with long-term educational benefits for disadvantaged communities in developing countries.
- Foundation for Nature Conservation, Nurture and Health
Due to growing health concerns, food security and many resource constraints, the Conservation, Food and Health Foundation (CFH) cares for future generations. Because of this, they have decided to provide grants to NGOs with viable plans and platforms that can make a lasting impact on conservation, nutrition and health. The first thing CFH secures is giving grants to organizations that can solve long-term problems.