Wednesday, December 29, 2010

International Grants and Opportunities

End Violence Against Women Grants (Deadline: January 20)The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its 15th grant cycle (2010) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks - including non-governmental, women's and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions - and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations. Applications should be centred on supporting implementation of national and local policies, laws and action plans on ending violence against women. The deadline for submissions of applications is 20 January 2011. All applications must be submitted online.

Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants (Deadline: January 31)The Starbucks Foundation is accepting applications from organizations that provide young people a continuum of opportunities to develop creative approaches to address pressing concerns in their communities. Grants are 10,000 to $30,000(USD) on average. Funding will be considered based on numbers of beneficiaries served, geographic reach, organizational capacity, and size of operating budget. Please complete a letter of inquiry for your organization. The Starbucks Foundation will contact you if we'd like to request a full grant proposal. Successful grant applicants will exhibit all of the following qualities: Deliver services to youth, ages 6 - 24; Preference will be given to organizations that focus on young people in the age range of 12 and older, when they are able to take independent action; Provides opportunity to combine learning with action that support communities and further global citizenship; Deliver services, disseminate information, provide training and/or build broad networks; Provide opportunities for Starbucks partners and multiple stores to be engaged in community service. The Starbucks Foundation reviews the submissions on an annual basis; letters of inquiry submitted between October 1, 2010 and January 31, 2011 will be reviewed and considered for the spring 2011 grant round. For more information, visit:

EMpower Youth Development Grants (Deadline: Ongoing) EMpower provides funding to locally led organizations in emerging market countries that are working to improve the lives of marginalized youth through education, health, livelihoods or leadership development. Support is provided for service-related activities as well as organizational capacity-building. Funded organizations must work directly with young people (ages 10-24) to improve their health, education, leadership, or livelihoods and must be based in one of the following emerging market countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, India (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, or West Bengal), Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, or Vietnam. Applicants must have proof of registration as a non-governmental organization in the country where they are seeking support. Letters of inquiry may be submitted year-round. For more information, visit

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