We do not accept unsolicited grant proposals. Our grantmaking model relies on trusted experts worldwide to identify organizations working in their regions or issue areas. As a courtesy, we do not publish their contact information. We apologize for any inconvenience or frustration this policy may cause. If you are looking for alternative funding opportunities for your own project, here’s a helpful grantseekers resource guide.
The following are current and up-to-date options for awards to apply for:
Terra Viva Grants
Terra Viva Grants provides a database of funding opportunities for grantseekers. This online listing of diverse international grant opportunities for agriculture, energy, environment and natural resources includes a helpful database for searching updated opportunities. They also provide monthly updates of grant opportunities.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest posts current news and opportunities for grantseekers. “Request for Proposals,” which can be organized by subject, is a weekly digest of all current opportunities for grantseekers. (For international grant opportunities, select international affairs.)
NGO News Africa
NGO News Africa provides an updated list of grant openings for grantseeking NGOs in Africa.
Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group
Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group is dedicated to promoting increased and more effective funding in Africa through building and sharing knowledge. They provide a database of funders in Africa. Grantseekers can search by country and or thematic focus to find relevant funders.
List of directories for grants and donors:
International Human Rights Funders Group
International Human Rights Funders Group is a directory of human rights funders designed to enable both grantmakers and grantseekers to search for human rights funders by several key criteria: areas of rights funding, activities supported, and geographic focus.
Global Giving connects those seeking funding with donors. It provides a space where grantseekers can share their project online to connect with donors.
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples gives grantmakers and grantseekers with the means to bridge cultural differences and improve the effectiveness of indigenous philanthropy. For indigenous peoples, they provide funding opportunities and grant proposal advice.
Environmental Defender Law Center
The Environmental Defender Law Center offers grants for expenses in public interest litigation in national courts against those responsible for resource development projects that threaten or harm the human rights, health, and environment of communities in developing countries.
Philanthropic News Digest
Philanthropic News Digest, funded by the Foundation Center, runs current news on philanthropy, which can be sorted by thematic focus.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Chronicle of Philanthropy is daily nonprofit news. This site promotes philanthropic activities while simultaneously offering resources for building and developing nonprofit, citizen-based organizations and programs. Notable features: the APPC’s online foundation index and resource database.
Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC)
Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC) acts as an information clearinghouse for the nonprofit sector in the Asia-Pacific region. This site promotes philanthropic activities while also offering resources for building and developing nonprofit, citizen-based organizations and programs. Notable features include the APPC’s online foundation index and resource database.
Global Philanthropy Alliance
Global Philanthropy Alliance encourages grant proposals from grassroots organizations in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa working in the areas of community development, youth empowerment, and local philanthropy.