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Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, Global Fund for Children, The Waterloo Foundation, the Segal Family foundation and the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation have grants that are currently available. The grants from African Women's Development Fund, GlobalGiving and Mama Cash had reached their deadlines, but they will be available again next year. The UEFA Foundation for Children and Vodafone Tanzania do not have any grants available. Also, no grants are available from The Wilbur & Niso Foundation for Children; however, the foundation is providing resources for adventure writing education. All the requested details have been compiled in the attached spreadsheet.

Funding Opportunities

1. U.S. EMBASSY IN TANZANIA

Organization Description: The US Embassy in Tanzania is a body set up to help the US citizens in Tanzania as well as to offer services and aid to the Tanzanian people.
Funding opportunity description: The U.S. Embassy in Tanzania offers funding opportunities through the Public Affairs Section's Annual Program Statement. It is offered in the form of a grant, individual grant, property grant, and cooperative agreement. It is known as the Annual Program Statement for public diplomacy. 31st of July 2019 at 12.00 PM GMT is the deadline for applications. The amount floor for the grant is $1,00 and the amount ceiling is $25,000. Submission requirements include a cover letter/application letter, the organization's official registration documentation, the list of key members of the organization, and support/recommendation letters if any available.

2. AFRICAN WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT FUND

Organization Description: The African Women's Development Fund is "a grant-making foundation that supports local, national, and regional women's organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the promotion and realization of their rights."

Funding Opportunity Description: The African Women's Development Fund is offering a grant to commemorate World AIDS day and 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence for 2019. The current call was open from April 3rd to April 24th, 2019. The grant was for $2000. Interested small sized women's rights organizations were to send in their proposals using the AWDF online portal. The applicant must also include a financial management assessment form and an outcome form that is provided in the portal.

3. GLOBAL GIVING

Organization Description: Global Giving is an organization that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in almost every country around the world. It helps local nonprofits access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective.
Funding Opportunity Description: The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for the organizations for building skills, accessing tools, and growing their base of supporters to grow crowdfunding success. After "an optional one-week training curriculum, the organization will be entered into an Accelerator campaign where it raises at least $5,000 total from a minimum of 40 different donors" in order to graduate and secure a permanent fundraising spot on the GlobalGiving platform. Any registered nonprofit anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. The deadline for submission is April 26, 2019; however, they accept applications at any time.

4. THE WILBUR & NISO SMITH FOUNDATION

Organization Description: The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation was established to allow Wilbur and Niso Smith to share their love for adventure writing with the world. The foundation aims to open a space for these writers, young and old, from across the globe, to shine. They aim to be an organization that uplifts, inspires and educates.
Funding Opportunity Description: At the moment the Wilbur & Niso Smith foundation does not have any grants or funding available for the offer; however, they are resources for adventure writing education.

5. THE UEFA FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN

Organization Description: The UEFA Foundation for children commits to reaching out to those most in need by turning the fundamental values such as human dignity, solidarity, and hope into opportunities for our children to improve their lives.
Funding Opportunity Description: The funding opportunity for UEFA Foundation is not available.

6. MAMA CASH

Organization Description: Mama Cash supports women, girls, trans people, and intersex people who fight for their rights. They support activists who tirelessly and fearlessly make their voices heard and criticize oppressive or restrictive norms and practices and lobby for fair laws as well as demand their political and economic rights, and insist on bodily autonomy.
Funding Opportunity Description: Mama Cash is not currently accepting letters of interest from first-time applicants as their application window ran from February 1st till March 31st, 2019. However, they will be releasing new dates at the beginning of 2020.

7. VODAFONE Tanzania

Organization Description: Vodafone Tanzania is a telecommunications network provider.
Funding Opportunity Description: The funding opportunity for Vodafone Tanzania is not available.

8. GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN

Organization Description: The Global Fund for Children invests in grassroots organizations around the world to help children and youth reach their full potential and advance their rights.
Funding Opportunity Description: The Global Fund for Children offers two types of grants. The first one is the Initial Primary Grant for new applicants. The applicant must fill in an online application form and must attach the program outcome, proposal budget, organizational income and expenditures, NGO registration documents, organizational legal articles, director and founder's biographies, safeguarding and the option to attach the annual report and annual financial statements as well. This is available all year round so there is no deadline.
The second grant is the application for renewal of the primary grant whereby the applicant organization have to fill in an online application and attach the program outcome, proposal budget, organizational income and expenditures and you have the option of attaching your annual report, annual financial statements as well as the biographies of the founder and director. This is available all year round so there is no deadline.

9. THE WATERLOO FOUNDATION

Organization Description: The Waterloo Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation and is interested in projects that help globally, with particular focus on the disparity of opportunities, wealth and the unsustainable use of the world’s natural resources. They support world development, the environment, child development, and support organizations working in Wales.
Funding Opportunity Description: The Waterloo Foundation offers two grants; the main grant and the small grant. In order to be eligible for the main grant the applicant must be based in the UK or overseas and requesting over 10,000 pounds in the field of sexual and reproductive health or nutrition, They should have an annual income of at least 200,000 pounds, deliver development programs at a district, regional or national scale, have experience in delivering multi-year programs guided by multi-year strategic plans, can demonstrate a strong track record of delivering long-term development impact and have waited at least 18 months since last unsuccessful application. The criteria for small grant recipients are for the UK-based organizations only.

10. SEGAL FAMILY FOUNDATION

Organization Description: The Segal Family Foundation is rooted in deep respect and admiration for their grantee partners. They strive to be advocates of their work and partners in their struggle for social justice. Their model of Active Partnership is informed by their Theory of Change.
Funding Opportunity Description: The Segal Family Foundation offers a grant called Grant Seekers. They are most likely to consider organizations that are small or at the early stages of its formation with an annual budget ranging between $50,000 and $500,000, have demonstrated at least two years of operations and successful fundraising to support such operations, have paid staff and a board of directors or advisory committee and are legally registered as a nonprofit organization in the country of operations. They are most likely to consider organizations that are led by people who live and work in the community, engage the communities they serve in their own development, demonstrates that their work is effective, shows innovation in their approach, and has the ambition to grow their impact.
The Segal Family Foundation is most likely to consider organizations that operate in the same country where they have several other grantee partners, operates in a country that is not currently involved in armed conflict and operates in countries where Segal Family Foundation is actively growing its portfolio. These countries include Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and Malawi. They are currently only accepting solicited applications from organization working in Kenya or Uganda. They do not provide funding to create new organizations, and do not support solely research or advocacy-based organizations. Also, they do no support local affiliates of international organizations and even they do not fund individuals, endowments, or capital campaigns.
First-time grants range from $10,000-$30,000 with most of the grant commitments lasting 12 months and capped at $100,000 a year per partner. Funding restrictions include that their support is generally capped at 20%-30% of an established organization’s budget. Their grant is always available and the organization can apply for it through their website.

11. WEYERHAEUSER FAMILY FOUNDATION

Organization Description: The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation engages family members in meaningful, responsible philanthropy that promotes the welfare of human and natural resources.
Funding Opportunity Description: The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation offers two grants known as Stage 1 and Stage 2. Stage 1's application deadline has closed as of March 1st, 2019. Stage 2 applications will be opened for submission on 30th of June and will close on the 1st of August, 2019. The Foundation will review Stage 1 applications at their meeting in June and applicants will be notified by July of the Board’s decision to invite a Stage 2 Application. This is an annual grant therefore, stage 1 applications will be opened for submissions from 1st of January 2020.

The Foundation will review the Stage 2 applications at their meeting in November and applicants will be notified in mid-November of the Board's decision. Funding will be available in December for the next year.

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  • "The U.S. Embassy in Tanzania is pleased to announce that funding is available through the Public Affairs Section’s Annual Program Statement (APS), which outlines our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. "
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  • "The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grantmaking foundation that supports local, national and regional women’s organisations working towards the empowerment of African women and the promotion and realisation of their rights."
  • "By specialising in grant-making and focused, tailored movement-building programmes, we work to strengthen and support the work of African women’s organisations."
  • "By amplifying and celebrating African women’s voices and achievements, AWDF supports efforts that combat harmful stereotypes, and promote African women as active agents of change."
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  • "To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-based violence this year, the African Women’s Development Fund is awarding grants to women’s rights organisations raising awareness, building campaigns and mobilising women workers to demand for their rights and an end to violence in the world of work."
  • "AWDF is interested to hear your great ideas for 16 Days campaigns focused on African women’s rights in the workplace. In keeping with AWDF’s mandate, we accept applications from African women’s organisations, and particularly encourage worker-led initiatives to apply. Let us know how you plan to use $2000 to run an innovative event, campaign or series of activities to address violence against women and girls in the world of work!"
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  • "GlobalGiving connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. We help local nonprofits access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. "
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  • "The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. When you graduate, your organization becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and you’ll have access to all the tools, training, and one-on-one support available in the GlobalGiving community."
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  • "he Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation was created to allow us to share our love of adventure writing with the world. Over the years, we have travelled together through Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, and in every country and culture we have found storytellers weaving tales of adventure."
  • "The foundation’s aim is to open a space for these writers, young and old, from across the globe, to shine. The first stage of our mission will be to award an annual prize for adventure writing – the Wilbur Smith Adventure Award."
  • "The next stage will be to reach out to writers and readers across the world, bringing the spirit of adventure into their lives and inspiring them to undertake their own journeys of discovery."
  • "More than anything we want the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation to be an organisation that uplifts, inspires and educates."
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  • "Mama Cash supports women, girls, trans people and intersex people who fight for their rights. Activists who tirelessly and fearlessly make their voices heard. Who criticise oppressive or restrictive norms and practices, and lobby for fair laws. Who demand their political and economic rights, and insist on bodily autonomy."