1. Obama Foundation My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Freedom Summer 2023 Grant Program (up to $30,000)
The Obama Foundation My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Freedom Summer 2023 Grant Program is a $1 million grant program that aims to support local organizations that are working to reduce violence in Chicago communities this summer by creating and expanding spaces and programming where boys and young men of color can safely learn, play, and engage.
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 8
2. Pulitzer Center Data Journalism Grants 2023
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit promoting independent global journalism, is seeking applications for creative data-driven journalism initiatives highlighting underreported concerns. This chance is available to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the US and worldwide. They’re seeking compelling data-driven storytelling, based on original data collection and analysis and strong visuals, that has the potential to shape public discourse and hold the powerful accountable.
Click here for more details| Deadline: Rolling basis
3. 2nd Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) Call for Entrepreneurs 2023 (up to €100,000)
Smart Energy Solutions for Africa invites local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania to apply for grants. The call is looking for entrepreneurs with expertise in addressing the continent’s energy access challenges with a focus on rural and off-grid communities. Each selected enterprise will receive between €50,000 to €100,000 for the design, implementation, and evaluation of submitted replication projects via service agreements.
Click here for more details| Deadline: June 25
4. UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity 2023 (up to $100,000)
UNESCO renews its commitment to boosting developing-country cultural and creative industries as critical foundations for safeguarding and promoting cultural variety, stimulating creativity and innovation, and building a more sustainable world. The maximum funding amount is $100,000 USD while eligibility stands at Public authorities and institutions from eligible countries (developing countries, Parties to the 2005 Convention) and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from eligible countries (developing countries, Parties to the 2005 Convention).
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 16
6. Everyday Projects Grant 2023 for Photographers (up to $6,000)
This grant will provide assistance and mentoring to photographers working on their first long-term projects and who have had little exposure to national and international assignments and publications. Applicants should show an openness to receiving feedback and learning. Grantees will be mentored through their projects as if they were a long-term assignments by their mentors and the Everyday team.
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 8
6. Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists 2023
This grant aims to promote the work and advance the role of women and nonbinary journalists across the globe which is critical to advancing transparency and diversity in the news media. Applicants may apply for one of two different types of funding: reporting projects or professional development opportunities.
Click here for more details| Deadline: Rolling Basis
7. We Are Family Foundation Youth to the Front Fund 2023 Call for Creatives (up to $20,000)
The ‘We Are Family Foundation Youth to the Front Fund’ is calling for creatives in visual arts, performance arts, music, writing and literary arts, creative change making. The grant will provide funding & resources that support exhibitions, bold movements, and program initiatives (funding up to US$20,000).
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 18
8. Boris Nemtsov Foundation/Sergey Ponomarev SHOOT Grant Program 2023 (up to $7,000)
The Boris Nemtsov Foundation and photographer Sergey Ponomarev are announcing the call for applications for the Shoot Grant Program 2023, created to support documentary photographers and videographers who have been forced to leave their countries. They are interested in documentary photography and video projects about the war in Ukraine and its consequences, which are already underway, but you do not have enough resources to complete them. The maximum grant amount is $7,000 USD.
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 15
9. MS International Federation (MSIF) Du Pré Grant 2023 (up to £6,000)
The MSIF Du Pré Grant enables multiple sclerosis researchers and clinicians from low- and middle-income countries to go to established MS research institutes outside of their own country for brief stays (up to six months). For 2023, they are accepting applications for virtual or local initiatives to overcome the COVID-19 travel restrictions. Participants develop skills or carry out aspects of cooperative research initiatives during the visit or virtual project. Each grant is up to a maximum of £6,000 GBP, to cover the cost of travel and living expenses or to top up an existing grant to extend a visit.
Click here for more details| Deadline: June 30
10. EDGE Protected and Conserved Area Fund 2023
Applications are open for the EDGE Protected and Conserved Area Fund 2023. Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Rainforest Trust, and an alliance of conservation NGOs are proud to announce a bold new US$ 5,000,000 partnership to protect and conserve habitat for the world’s most threatened and evolutionarily distinct species. The EDGE Protected and Conserved Area Fund is making two types of grants available- Rapid Feasibility Awards to encourage conservationists and researchers to evaluate important potential sites for creating new Protected Areas. Awards average $5,000 – $10,000 and Full Awards for projects with a clear focus on creating new protected or conserved areas or the expansion of existing protected or conserved areas.
Click here for more details: Deadline: May 8
11. EEP Africa 2023 Call for Innovative Early-stage Clean Energy Projects (up to €1,000,000)
Private companies, start-ups, and social enterprises from any country with early-stage projects in one or more of the EEP Africa target countries (Botswana, Burundi, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) are welcome to apply for this grant. Applicants can apply for grants and repayable grants between EUR 200,000 —1,000,000. The minimum required co-financing is 30-50% of the total project budget depending on the project phase and company maturity.
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 12
12. Internet Society Foundation Research Program 2023 (up to US$200,000)
The Internet Society Foundation’s Research Program supports global research collaborations that advance understanding of the Internet and its value for all. Independent researchers may apply for funding up to US$200,000. Grants will be awarded directly to individuals who are identified as the principal investigator on the project and he/she will be responsible for grant management including all reporting requirements during the life of the grant. Organizations and institutions may apply for funding up to US$500,000. One or more awards in each of the thematic areas are anticipated subject to fiscal year funding. The grant focuses on greening the internet, the internet economy, a trustworthy internet, and decolonizing the internet.
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 31
Grant opportunities are a fantastic way for individuals and organizations to receive the funding they need to pursue important projects and initiatives. By taking advantage of the many grant programs currently open, you can access a wide range of resources and support that can help them make a real impact in their communities and beyond. Whether you are a researcher, an artist, a nonprofit organization, or a small business owner, there are many grant programs out there that may be able to help you achieve your goals. So don’t wait – start exploring your options today and take the first step towards securing the funding you need to turn your vision into a reality. Good luck!