VIA Art Fund announces 2018 Recipients of $700,000 in Grants

VIA Art Fund has announced 2018 recipients of $700,000 in grants. Ranging from $15,000 to $100,000 in value, the awards are divided into four categories—Artistic Production Grants, Incubator Grants, the 2019 VIA Curatorial Fellowship, and the 2018 Frontier Art Prize. President and founder of the VIA Art Fund, Bridgitt Evans said, "2018 was a seminal year for VIA, defined by another outstanding group of grantees and the announcement of the expansion of our Incubator Grant Program with a … [Read more...]

2019 Knight International Journalism Awards are NOW OPEN!

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have made an impact on the lives of people in their countries or regions. The award reflects the mission of ICFJ's Knight Fellowships, which create and spread news innovation to better engage communities and improve lives. The program is supported by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal is to seed new ideas and … [Read more...]

LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award: A great opportunity for Nigerian Women

A Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) has flagged off nominations of '2019 LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award' to honour and celebrate women who have excelled in their respective fields of business, profession and public sectors. The LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award was instituted in 2013 to honour and celebrate Nigerian women who have distinguished themselves in Business, Professional and Public Life with a sustainable social impact. The Award carries a cash prize and a … [Read more...]

Laureates of ‘Amnesty International Media Awards’ announced!

Amnesty International Media Awards has been awarded to the Globe and mail journalists, Stephanie Nolen and Nathan VanderKlippe for their work covering human rights issues this year. Ms. Nolen won her record sixth award from Amnesty International Canada, this time in the long-form print category, for her effort detailing the fallout of Colombia’s peace process. Her work illustrates the turmoil in Colombia as groups battle to fill the power vacuum created by the peace deal, and the deadly … [Read more...]

‘UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019’ launched

UNESCO has launched '2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize which is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia), the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland) and the Namibia Media Trust (Namibia). UNESCO is inviting the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates. The purpose of the Prize is to reward … [Read more...]

Laureates of OIC Prize for Women’s Achievements announced

The OIC Prize for Women’s Achievements have been awarded to three prominent winners, a Palestinian woman, a Turkish association, and a Burkinabe organization by President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Kabore and Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen. The winners were awarded during the 7th Ministerial Conference on the Role of #Women in the Development #OIC Member States. They were awarded the prize in recognition of their outstanding … [Read more...]

Local Nonprofits to benefit from Whitefish Community Foundation’s Grants

The Whitefish Community Foundation's '2018 Great Fish Community Challenge' has raised more than $2.4 million that will benefit local nonprofits. Fifty participating nonprofits raised over $1.9 million, while the foundation awarded $468,931 in matching grants, bringing the total amount to $2,406,810. Thirty-eight nonprofits exceeded $20,000 and received the maximum matching grant of $10,200, and all 50 raised the $5,000 minimum to receive a match. The campaign eclipsed previous records with … [Read more...]

Entries are invited for ‘International Green Gown Awards’

The International Green Gown Awards, supported by UN Environment is now accepting applications to recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges. The Awards cover all aspects of educational institutions – from their teaching and research, leadership, buildings and food to how students can benefit the quality of life in the communities around them. The Awards provide the sector with benchmarks for excellence and are respected by Government, … [Read more...]

SunTrust Foundation awards ‘2018 Lighting the Way Award’ to CCCS

The SunTrust Foundation has announced 'Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Savannah' (CCCS)- Recognized for its philanthropic contributions to Savannah, as the laureate of '2018 Lighting the Way Award' with the grant of $75,000. The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards recognizes select nonprofit organizations that strengthen their local communities through programs that help people better their circumstances and gain financial confidence. President of the SunTrust Foundation, Stan … [Read more...]

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

The Right Livelihood Award widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ has announced its 2018 laureates at the International Press Centre at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden. This years’ Honorary Award goes to anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana (Guatemala) & Iván Velásquez (Colombia). The three cash awards go to civil and human rights defenders Abdullah al-Hamid, Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani and Waleed Abu al-Khair (Saudi Arabia), the farmer Yacouba Sawadogo … [Read more...]

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