Canada invests in 22 First Nations-led Projects to conserve Environment

The Government of Canada is investing $6.4 million in 22 First Nations-led projects through the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program to protect clean air and clean water, fight climate change, and help protect a healthy environment for all. By working together, we are forming true nation-to-nation partnerships between First Nations and the Government of Canada. First… [Read More]

Two Foundations extend their partnership to provide more Children with access to Education

Teach For All and the Chubb Charitable Foundation have extended their partnership through 2021. Chubb also committed an additional $1.5 million grant over the next three years, bringing the Foundation’s total giving to Teach For All to $2.4 million. Driven by a shared mission to develop collective leadership to ensure all children can fulfill their… [Read More]

Researchers and Graduate Students across Canada to benefit from $285 Million Fund

Minister of Science and Sport, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan has announced more than $285 million for over 6,900 researchers and graduate students across Canada. This investment, through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), will fund research in areas including education, immigration, Indigenous health and the environment. These projects will also promote collaboration and… [Read More]

High Level Forum organized to Step-Up Action to achieve Quality Education

UNESCO, the Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning and the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee organised an event calling for stepped up action to achieve relevant, equitable and inclusive quality education. UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay said, “Education is a fundamental right and the supporting structure for the entire 2030 Agenda. It is urgent that… [Read More]

Judith Neilson Institute launches Grants Program to support Quality Journalism

Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas has announced the first stage of its grants program to support quality journalism. The initial round of grants covers a range of media organisations and activities from major international projects to small, local initiatives. Director of the Institute, “The Institute believes that the best way to champion quality… [Read More]

UK Aid announces Funding to tackle Ebola in Congo DR

The International Development Secretary, Rory Stewart has announced funding of up to £50 million to aid the ongoing response in North Kivu and Ituri, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as helping neighbouring countries to prepare. UK aid has already supported vaccines, surveillance and the construction of treatment centres in response to… [Read More]

Proceeds of Crime Fund broadens Initiatives to address Crime-Related Harm

The scope of the Proceeds of Crime Fund has been broadened to include initiatives that have a well being focus and address crime-related harm. The Fund will also retain its focus on fighting organised criminal groups dealing in methamphetamine and other drugs. Justice Minister, Andrew Little said, “The Fund provides an opportunity for agencies to… [Read More]

Canada invests $100.8 Million for Indigenous Health Research Program

Canada’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor has announced an investment of $100.8M over 16 years in the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Program. This represents the largest single investment ever from the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in Indigenous health research. The purpose of… [Read More]

Canada invests throughout Superior North for growing Business, Creating Jobs and strengthening Economy

Canada has made investment of $1.7 million in the Superior North Community Futures Development Corporation (SNCFDC) to ensure that entrepreneurs looking to start a business or take their existing businesses to the next level find the assistance they need. Specifically, the funding is supporting the SNCFDC’s ongoing operations for the next five years. As a… [Read More]

Pittsburgh Foundation approves 47 Grants to support Regional Nonprofits

The Pittsburgh Foundation provided 47 grants worth $3.6 million to support regional nonprofits with a “wide range of life-improving missions. These grants will help fund organizations like the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and the Women & Girls Foundation, among others. The Pittsburgh Foundation announced Tuesday the funding of 47 grants to support… [Read More]

PATH Foundation grants Funding to 17 Organizations

The PATH Foundation has announced 17 local organizations as the recipients of its latest round of program and planning grants worth $757,586.09. Program and planning grants fund new or existing projects that are in line with the PATH Foundation’s four priority areas: access to health, childhood wellness, senior services and mental health. President and CEO… [Read More]

New Zealand Community Trust awards $442,000 Rotorua Community Organisations

New Zealand Community Trust has awarded over $442,000 in its latest round of grants in the Bay of Plenty region, with a number of local organisations receiving a funding boost. Rotorua District Council was the biggest winner, receiving $250,000 towards the redevelopment of the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre. Among the organisations that received… [Read More]

12th annual John P. McNulty Prize Laureates announced

The 12th annual John P. McNulty Prize Laureates has been announced by the Aspen Institute and Anne Welsh McNulty, five extraordinary individuals who have leveraged their expertise, experience and networks to build and lead transformative social impact ventures. The Laureates for the $100,000 leadership award are working in India, the United States, South Africa and… [Read More]

MDRT Foundation partners with Hunger Project to combat Hunger around the World

The MDRT Foundation is partnering with the Hunger Project to pioneer people-focused strategies that provide hope and combat hunger around the world. The Hunger Project, an international nonprofit organization, is committed to ending world hunger by investing in communities throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America to empower sustainable progress at a grass roots level…. [Read More]

UN Foundation announces Press Fellowship with special Focus on Climate Change

In the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, the United Nations Foundation has announced its 10th annual press fellowship with the special focus on climate change. The fellowship will take place from September 21 to September 25, 2019. A stipend will be provided to cover travel, lodging costs, and meals. Participating journalists will have… [Read More]

ADFD allocates $25 Billion to 90 Beneficiary Countries

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has allocated $25 billion in development funding and investments to 90 beneficiary countries. The Abu Dhabi fund’s support for socio-economic development in developing countries over the past four and a half decades, especially in the last five years, has significantly contributed to the UAE retaining the prestigious title of… [Read More]

MSU receives $11 Million Grant from USAID

The Michigan State University Food Security Group, based in the MSU Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, has received an $11 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development to implement a new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity and Influence. With additional funding from USAID offices… [Read More]

AfDB launches Hunger Fighter’s Prize and Fellowship Foundation

World Bank has announced that it would also work toward lifting millions of people in Africa out of poverty. The World Hunger Fighter’s Prize Foundation in partnership with the World Food Prize Foundation, USA, is establishing the Borlaug-Adesina Fellowship. Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), is to launch World Hunger Fighter’s Prize and… [Read More]

Abu Dhabi-based NGO, “Circle of Hope” expands across UAE

The Abu Dhabi-based NGO behind acclaimed social initiatives Wanna Read?, Beacon of Hope, and the Women’s Empowerment and Equality Board has announced its registration as a Foundation with the UAE Ministry of Community Development in a move that enables the entity to further expand its charitable work across the country and beyond. Founded by Sheikha… [Read More]

Saudi Arabia commits US$25 million towards UNESCO’s Strategy and Actions for Preservation of Heritage

Saudi Arabia, and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), have signed a Letter of Intent formalizing the commitment of Saudi Arabia to contribute US$25 million to UNESCO strategy and actions for the preservation of heritage. Areas to be covered include digital technologies, sustainable cultural tourism, the safeguarding of traditional building techniques, the preservation… [Read More]

New Project launched to strengthen Burundian Government’s capacity to combat Trafficking in Persons

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the Government of Burundi has launched a project to strengthen government capacity to combat trafficking in persons (TiP). The precarious security situation in Burundi has created an opportunity for human traffickers who often target the most vulnerable. An estimated 346,000 Burundians remain in neighboring countries as… [Read More]

Series of Public Awareness Campaign launched for elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

UNAMID’s Human Rights Section (HRS), the office of the Senior Women Protection Adviser (SWPA) and the Gender Advisory Unit (GAU) has organized a series of public awareness campaigns and capacity-building workshops, as part of the 2019 global United Nations campaign for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. The public-awareness campaigns are aimed at advocacy… [Read More]

UK Aid announces Package to help Africa deal with Climate Change

International Development Secretary announces package to help Africa deal with climate change and move away from fossil fuels during a two day visit to Kenya. The support would help sub-Saharan African countries build resilience to climate change and develop low carbon economies. Increasing temperatures and extreme weather across the continent are having a profound impact… [Read More]

Innovative New Funding Initiative to advance Leading Edge Cancer Research in a $4.5 Million Collaboration

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research, and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group will drive an innovative new funding initiative to propel cutting-edge research to unleash the next wave of novel cancer therapies. LLS, which has invested nearly $1.3 billion in cancer research over the past 70 years, is… [Read More]

Zomato acquires Non-Profit to extend its CSR Initiative of ending Hunger and Food Wastage

Delhi NCR-based Zomato has acquired a non-profit, Feeding India working towards eradicating hunger, malnutrition and food wastage. With this acquisition, Feeding India will be completely integrated into Zomato’s foodtech platform. This means that the company will be funding salaries and some core initiatives of the non-profit organisation including the revamping of Feeding India website, and… [Read More]