Sunday, July 20, 2014

Grants from Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW)

Deadline: 31st Jan and 31st June each year
Interest Area(s): Children & Young People, Community, Education, Environment,
Health and Social & Human Services

ACWW supports projects in the following areas: literacy, health education, nutrition and home
economics, agricultural training and development, income, water and sanitation, civic
conscientiousness / community involvement. Projects must be run mainly by women;
directly benefit women and/or children; have a clearly articulated vision of how the
work will impact beyond the project's lifetime; address and show evidence of a clearly
defined need; and be initiated by community members and promote community
participation. In addition they only fund projects that take place in the same country
where the organisation is registered and directly benefit women and children in those
countries. The bank account provided must be in the country where the project is
to be implemented. They do not fund NGOs/SHGs that are not registered or have been
registered for less than two years and they do not fund projects in unstable countries.
The maximum grant amount is £5,000. Application details are available on the website
and are only accepted in January and June each year. Application details are available on
the website and are only accepted in January and June each year.


Grants from Peace and Collabrotive Development Network (PCDN)

Deadline: 30th Sept 2014
Interest Area(s): Community, Education and Human Rights

After a very successful first year, PCDN has announced that applications for the second
term of their Peace Projects Grant Program is open. Acknowledging the critical importance
of supporting peacebuilding and conflict resolution initiatives, JWF is soliciting creative
and innovative projects that aim to prevent and constructively respond to conflicts around
the world. Peace Projects will award projects from a broad range of disciplines, skills
and approaches promoting peaceful coexistence and peacebuilding. Some of the possible
themes include: inter-communal and inter-state dialogue/cooperation; Peace education;
Pluralism and multiculturalism; Youth, conflict and peacebuilding; Early warning and
conflict prevention; Mediatiion and negotiation; Post-conflict reconciliation; Disarmament,
demobilization and reintegration; Good governance, rule of law and transitional justice;
Poverty reduction, development and peacebuilding; and Gender equality and empowerment.
Non-profit organizations and individuals (including but not limited to academicians,
activists, artists, community organizers, educators, filmmakers, journalists, scholars,
social workers, and students) from all nationalities are eligible to apply.


Funding for Catholic Christian NGOs from Loyola Foundation

Deadline: 30th Sept 2014
Interest Area(s): Religion

The Loyola Foundation supports overseas Catholic mission communities, primarily in less
developed countries (Africa, India, Central and South America, etc.). The Foundation does
not accept requests for operating expenses, scholarships, tuition, endowment funds,
travel expenses or meeting costs. The Foundation does not make grants for continuing
subsidies, emergency needs, minor seminaries, or individuals. The Loyola Foundation
generally does not consider grant requests for projects located within the continental
United States. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited full Applications.
Applicants must write to, or via fax or regular mail (see
contact information online) with a brief description of the project they seek funding for.
If the request falls within the guidelines for consideration, you will be contacted and
assigned a grant request number enabling you to submit a full application. The
Foundation strongly favours requests for matching funds. There is additional information/
documentation that must be included in your application, see website for full details.


Grants from Global Fund for Children

Deadline: See Website
Interest Area(s): Children & Young People, Community, Education, Health,
and Social & Human Services

The Global Fund for Children invests in grassroots organizations that enable the most
vulnerable children in their communities to thrive. Their strategic support helps
grantees achieve their vision, become sustainable, and reach even more children in
need. Prospective grantee partners must meet the following eligibility criteria to be
considered for our support. With rare exceptions, a prospective grantee partner's annual
budget should not exceed $200,000. In most cases, new grantee partners have budgets
in the $25,000 to $75,000 range. Global Funds aim is to identify organizations at a
relatively early stage in their development. Prospective grantee partners must work
directly with children and youth. The GFC does not support groups engaged exclusively
in advocacy or research. (They do, however, support organizations that perform both
advocacy and direct service.) Prospective grantee partners must have systems and
processes for ensuring responsible management of funds. At a minimum, an organization
must have basic accounting and reporting systems as well as phone and email access.
Prospective grantee partners must be led by individuals who live and work in the
community. GFC prioritizes organizations whose leaders were born and raised in
the community. They do not fund the local offices or affiliates of national or international
organizations. A prospective grantee partner must be registered with the local
or national government as a nonprofit organization. If the political context makes legal
registration unfeasible, the organization must demonstrate nonprofit equivalency.
They do not provide start-up funding for the creation of new organizations. Initial
approach is by online Letter of Inquiry. See website for full details.


Grants from Give2Asia

Deadline: 31st Aug 2014
Interest Area(s): Community and Environment

More than any other place on Earth, Asia is on the front lines of climate change and
the resulting increase in natural disasters. Give2Asia believes that smart, contextual,
community-based interventions performed by local partners are the most effective way
to prepare for disasters, mitigate their damage and ultimately save lives. Give2Asia
and IIRR invite local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based
organizations (CBOs) from six South and Southeast Asian nations to submit program
proposals that prepare for disasters and climate change in their communities.
One-year projects up to $25,000 and two-year projects up to $50,000 will be
considered. Examples of potential projects include, but are not limited to: early
warning systems and evacuation planning; water management systems such
as rainwater harvesting and gray water recycling to mitigate drought; environmental
protection or restoration schemes that reduce risks of landslides, flash floods,
storms or storm surges; organizing and strengthening community emergency
response such as first aid training, search and rescue and water safety; promotion
and use of climate-resilient agriculture production approaches; and climate field
schools to teach farmer and fishers to use climate and weather information.
Eligible countries are: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar,
Philippines and Vietnam.


The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Grants program

Last Date: October 31, 2014

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation accepts grant applications from non-governmental and voluntary organizations around the world to benefit from its Regular Projects Fund (focusing issues) and Special Fund (focusing regions). The proposed programs must promote international understanding, exchange, and cooperation, and must accord with program policy of SPF (for regular projects) and program guidelines of SPF special funds to secure funding. The SPF is a private nonprofit foundation that promotes Japan’s international contribution, seeks to resolve global issues, endeavors to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation with priority regions.

From 1 to 3 years. SPF awards grants annually. The SPF budget year begins April 1, and ends the following March 31. Regardless of the start date of a project, it should end in March, at which time expenditure and narrative reports of the results should be submitted. - See more at:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Volkart foundation India funds for small NGOs

How To Apply?

Appeals or letter of request are recieved by the foundation from all over the country from big and small organizations / NGOs / Institutions. These are scrutinized and the deserving ones and those activities, which are economically feasible, are selected.

The organizations / NGOs / Institutions whose appeals could possibly be considered are sent a questionnaire / application which gives the Foundation information on the organization, the year of establisment, registration and the members on its committee / trustees, the funding agencies, the purpose of appeal and the amount required. This questionnaire also brings out information about the organization's financial standing, by way of its audited accounts, and also if the institution is recognized for Income Tax exemption under various provisions of the act including Section 80-G, etc.

Visit the link:

Contact information:

Volkart Foundation
112, 11th Floor,
Mittal Chambers,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai - 400 021

Tel No. 91-22-22836336 / 91-22-22836338
Fax No. 91-22-22836209
email -

State Officer – Orissa

Caritas India

Location: Bhubaneshwar, Odisha


Caritas India is the official national organization of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India for social development. It was established in 1962 to assist the Church in India in efforts to eradicate poverty, reach relief and rehabilitation in times of disasters and organize communities for self advancement. During the last five decades of its humanitarian and development efforts, Caritas India has served the poor and marginalized, without any distinction of caste, creed and ethnicity.

Position Details:

1. Position : State Officer – Orissa

2. No of Vacancies : 1

3. Posting: Bhubaneshwar, Orissa

Job Summary:

Role: Accompaniment of programme management and capacity building in order to assure quality in the interventions of partners supported by Caritas India in the respective State in tune with their perspective plan

Specific Responsibilities:

• Facilitation of Regional Perspective Plan/Diocesan Perspective Plan and periodic review in association with Zonal Manager.
• Support partners in development of appropriate programme plans according to the RPP/DPP
• Facilitate the Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of all Caritas Supported programmes, including process documentation
• Ensure regular accompaniment of the partners in the region for monitoring and evaluation
• Ensure timely reporting of the process and programs as stipulated in the agreements by the partners
• Identification and developing capacity building programmes of partners
• Participating in the cluster level, regional level meetings, workshops, reflections, for learning and incorporation of the same in to operations
• Attend to emergency situations on priority basis as and when required
• Participate and contribute towards advocacy, lobbying and networking with like-minded organizations and also enabling the diocesan partners to do the same.
• Develop systems and structures at the state level for process documentation.
• Representing Caritas India in various appropriate forums in the respective state.


An advanced degree (minimum master’s degree) in relevant discipline including social sciences, public administration, management, business administration, or any development related field

Knowledge Required

• Understanding of the socio-economic and political situation of the state/region
• Understating on the catholic social teaching and the role of church
• Knowledge and working experience on Government, NGO and other support organizations
• Facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills
• Basic computer knowledge
• Project management skills

• 3-5 years of experience in development projects, particularly civil society projects.

Along with skills such as:
• Project management skills – pre and post assessment
• Ability to develop New ideas / innovation within the diocesan perspective plans
• Development and facilitation Perspective for the dioceses
• Ability in dealing with Church – regular interaction and influence
• Ability to interact with DSSS directors and DSSS field staff
• Animation / facilitation skills - including training
• High level of PCM skills along with finance management
• Networking and advocacy skills
• Reporting and documentation
• Advocating and representing Caritas in appropriate forums
• Attention to details in all areas of PCM.
• Regular review for learning and incorporation of the same into Programme implementation

External Working Relations:

Programme Partners (Programme functional relations)
NGOs / GOs / INGOs (Advocacy, Networking, Capacity Building)
Media (Information sharing)


Should be willing to travel within India as and when required. Most of the travel would be in Orissa.


The salary range for this position will be determined based upon the experience of the candidate hired. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world.
To apply, kindly e-mail your CV to with the name of the position as subject line. The deadline for submission of application is 20th July, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview and no notification will be sent to candidates who have not been short listed.

Job Email id:


Saturday, July 12, 2014


Budget is generally a disappointment for the NGO community, with only a very few benefits.

CSR expenditure of companies not to be tax deductible. Thus a big disappointment for companies, who now may resort to camouflage it under other sections. Or it may benefit NGOs who have S.35AC registration.

Other provisions for NGOs (generally referred to as Charitable Trusts)

Clarification provided for ‘substantially financed’

Certain educational & medical institutions registered under S. 10(23) (under sub-clauses iiiab & iiiad) are exempt from tax if ‘substantially financed by the Govt.’ Currently substantial has not been defined in the Act and courts interpret this based on other provisions in the Act. Govt will now specify exact % of total receipts (including donations, etc., if any), which will entitle the concerned institution to claim exemption from its entire income.

Claim both for Depreciation as well as cost of asset not to be allowed

A Trust which has included acquisition cost of an asset in the application amount, canot again claim depreciation.

Claims under multiple sections not allowed

If a charitable Trust has been registered / approved under. 12AA / S. 10(23), it cannot claim benefit under any other clause of S. 10, except for agriculture income.

Additional powers given to Commissioner for cancellation of S. 12AA registration

Commissioner given additional power to cancel S.12AA registration under following circumstances:

1. If income/property of Trust, applied for the benefits of specified persons, like trustee

2.If funds are invested in prohibited modes.

3.It is found that charitable trust is generally not applying the income of Trust for public in general.

Relief in case of delayed S.12AA registration

In case of delayed registration under S. 12, any pending assessment on the date of registration would be considered for providing benefit under S. 12A, but not the assessments which are already complete.

Anonymous Donations

Tax calculation method on anonymous donations modified to streamline the same.

Socio Research & Reform Foundation (NGO)
512 A, Deepshikha, 8 Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110008

Geoinformatics Applications in Disaster Management

Geoinformatics Applications in Disaster Management: Training Module

To see the complete document find below link:

Friday, July 11, 2014


Budget, CSR and NGOs

The new Finance Bill brings much desired clarity for CSR expenditure. This expenditure will not be allowed as a business deduction under section 37 of Income Tax Act.

This has a (counter-intuitively!) positive implication for NGOs. Companies looking for some tax advantage for their CSR spend will now be interested in donating to NGOs. This will help them get at least 50% deduction under sec. 80G.

And if the NGO is approved under sec. 35AC? The company can claim 100% deduction from taxable income!

Talk about having your cake and eating it too!!

References:- Finance Bill 2014, proposed modification to sec. 37- Sec. 135 of Companies Act 2013- CSR Rules 2014 




Last date: 31-7-2014

The Expression Non-Profit Website Fund for NGOs

Deadline: 15 September 2014

The Expression Web Solutions invites non-government organizations and non-profit community to submit applications for the Expression Non-Profit Website Fund.

The Expression is a web development company specialized in web design, web development, apps, e-commerce, social media and other web-related services.

The Expression provides either a website or the web solution up to maximum US$15,000 to select NGOs who meet the eligibility criteria. The services provided include web development, app development, mobile, social media, database development, CMS, CRM e-commerce and more.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants’ organization must be registered as a tax-exempt, non-profit organization in their country.
  • An organization can submit only one application.
  • Past winners are not eligible to apply.
  • To be considered, the applicants must fill the online application form, like & follow the Expression on facebook & twitter.

For more information, please visit The Call Page:

The Coca-Cola India Foundation Anandana Accepting Grant Applications for Socio-Economic Development

Deadline: Throughout the Year

Anandana, the Coca-Cola India Foundation, supports national campaigns that build awareness on important issues contributing to the socio-economic development of the Country. The primary objective of the foundation is to contribute to a strong and resolute India enabling the common man to better her/his life. Active involvement and direct participation of the beneficiary community at the grass-root level in the process of project execution, maintenance and sustainability is the primary aim of the foundation.

NGOs around India are invited to submit grant proposals on their water, environment, healthy living and social development projects to secure funds and implement the projects.

Anandana approves grants within six to eight weeks from the date of receipt of the proposal. The applicant will be signing a grant agreement and the grant is released. Interested applicants must follow the grant application format.

Focus Areas

  • Water Sustainability
  • Watershed Management, Protection and Development
  • Purification of the riverine system
  • Creation of Integrated Water Bodies
  • Water resources education
  • Climate Control/Environment
  • Creation of non-conventional energy assets
  • Extension of forest cover
  • Protection of biodiversity
  • Waste management in ecologically fragile areas
  • Spreading awareness of low carbon economy in community
  • Healthy Living
  • Promoting fitness and active lifestyles in society
  • Addressing problem of hidden malnutrition
  • Advocating indigenous system of healthcare
  • Devoting attention to needs of physically/ mentally challenged
  • Inclusive Social Development
  • Promotion of literacy programs in backward areas
  • Protecting and preserving the national heritage
  • National Campaign to promote social messages
Applying for Grants to Anandana? Check the Eligibility Criteria

If you are applying for the grants to Anandana, the Coca-Cola Foundation, you must be clear on what the foundation wants to achieve through the projects. The foundation has set a set of mission for all the four of its grant focus areas.

Objectives of the Focus areas

Water Sustainability- seek to preserve, protect and enhance freshwater sources through locally relevant initiatives, such as watershed management and protection, purification of the riverine systems, creation of integrated water bodies and ground water recharge.

Climate Control/Environment – seek an extension of the forest cover, promote non-conventional energy sources, protect biodiversity, and initiate effective measures for waste management in ecologically fragile areas.

Healthy Living – initiatives that promote fitness and active lifestyles, address the problem of malnutrition, promote the use of indigenous system of healthcare, and devote special attention to the needs of the physically and mentally challenged.

Inclusive Social Development – promote literacy programs for backward areas, institute awards for excellence in areas identified by the Foundation, and preserve the national heritage at all levels.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant organization must be in existence for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Applicants must be registered as a trust/society/not-for-profit company under applicable law that implements social development projects in India.
  • The organization should have a governing body/council and a proven track record in quality service delivery.
  • Applicant must have good working relationship and contacts with the communities.
  • Application must demonstrate an innovative and challenging idea underlying the needs of the beneficiary community.
  • Proposed project must highlight clear and realistic goals, timeframe, work plan and budget – including the quantum of assistance involved, and the proportion of assistance to be mobilized through other sources including by the applicant organization itself.
  • The anticipated impact of the project on the beneficiary community must be specifically defined and measures identified. Applicants must include a long-term plan to transfer the responsibility and ownership of development models to the local communities.
  • Applicants must be able to show the proven track record of successfully implementing the previous projects and certification received by the State/Central Government, or the beneficiary community, in respect of the project.

Note: Applicants are requested to contact the foundation via telephone or email before applying for the grant.

For more information, please visit Anandana.

The Vijay Amritraj Foundation’s Grant Opportunity for Indian NGOs

Deadline: 30 August 2014

Registered NGO’s throughout the India are invited to submit applications for grant opportunity offered by The Vijay Amritraj Foundation. Mr. Amritraj is the founder of The Vijay Amritraj Foundation.

The major purpose of this foundation is to focus on children and adults who face extreme challenges in life; HIV/AIDS, Family Abandonment, and Individuals Ostracized by society for their illness.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The VAF requests proposals from charitable organizations in India with which we have been in contact.
  • The VAF will accept proposals from charitable organizations in India who are referred by existing grantees and/or VAF Ambassadors.
  • The VAF accepts unsolicited requests from charitable organizations in India for projects that fall within our program priorities and guidelines.


  • A cover letter, detailing the amount of money requested and the grant period, signed by the individual responsible for signing grant contracts on behalf of the grant applicant.
  • A project description, including an explanation of why the project is needed, who will be served and what will be accomplished.
  • A documented line-item expense budget and a revenue budget, showing all projected sources of funds for the project over the proposed grant period.
  • A plan for financial and/or programmatic sustainability of the project.
  • A plan for evaluation of the project’s results.
  • Before a grant will be approved, U.S. government regulations require us to collect from each applicant, an affidavit and public support schedule to determine equivalence as a tax-exempt institution under U.S. law. VAF staff/Ambassadors will provide the forms as well as assistance in completing them.
  • Organizations that receive funding are required to provide quarterly program updates to the Foundation.
  • All submitted materials must be in English.

For more information, visit The Vijay Amritraj Foundation.:

Send letters of inquiry via email to:

India Budget 2014-2015

Speech of Arun Jaitley
Minister of Finance

July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Address: 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 901, Washington, D.C. 20006, USA

The Aga Khan Foundation also has offices in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, India, East Africa, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, U.K., and West Africa. For addresses for the Foundation in these locations, please visit this site:

e-mail: (U.S.) For country specific contact information, please visit the following site and click on country of interest:

Telephone: +1 202 293 2537


Countries/Regions: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, India, East Africa, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, U.K., West Africa

Topics/Subjects: architecture, civil society, culture, economic development, education, health, historic cities, humanitarian assistance, microfinance, music, planning and building, rural development

Description: The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organizations sharing its objectives. Most Foundation grants are made to grassroots organizations testing innovative approaches in the field.

The Foundation is largely an implementing organization rather than a grant-funding agency. Grants are normally given to local organizations interested in testing new solutions, in learning from experience, and in being agents of lasting change. These organizations must share the Foundation’s and the Aga Khan Development Network’s (AKDN) goals in the fields of health, education, rural development, and strengthening of civil society.

Type of grant: Project – the Foundation funds programs in countries where it has offices and local professional staff to monitor implementation. Does not fund construction or individuals.

Deadline: ongoing

How to apply: There are no formal application procedures. Before developing full proposals, enquiries should be made to the Foundation office in the country where the proposal originates or where the project would be executed. Please note that a precondition for funding is the existence of an office, in the same country, which can evaluate and monitor projects we fund. To check on the existence of an Aga Khan Office in your country of interest, please see:


Address: 45 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018, USA


Telephone: +1 212 792 2900, toll free +1 800 889 7146



Africa: Senegal, Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire

Asia: Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India

Latin America and the Caribbean: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua

Topics/Subjects: political empowerment, civil liberties, sexual health and rights, international human rights, women’s rights, natural resource rights, economic justice, disaster relief, LGBTI rights

Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. AJWS pursues lasting change by supporting grassroots and global human rights organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean and by mobilizing supporters in the U.S. to advocate for global justice. Working together, the AJWS community strives to build a more just and equitable world.

AJWS provides grants to build civil society in select countries in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean and Asia by supporting non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), other grassroots human rights groups, and larger social change organizations that are advancing human rights. AJWS partners with organizations that work on three critical issues:

1. Sexual Health and Rights: Advancing the Rights of Women, Girls and Sexual Minorities

AJWS works to increase access to services and end discrimination, violence and abuse of women, girls, LGBTI people and sex workers so that they can access the full spectrum of opportunities in society and live in health, safety and dignity.

1. Civil and Political Rights: Promoting Recovery from Conflict and Oppression

AJWS supports communities to recover from conflict and oppression, speak out against injustice and create vibrant, peaceful, societies that respect the rights of all citizens.

1. Natural Resource Rights: Defending the Right to Food, Land and Livelihoods

AJWS supports organizations that advocate for the rights of rural, indigenous and poor communities who are displaced from their land or prevented from earning a living because of mining, dams and other development that threaten their way of life.

Type of grant: Building/renovation, capital campaigns, conferences/seminars, continuing support, debt reduction, emergency funds, general/operating support, in-kind gifts, land acquisition, program development, program evaluation, publication, research, seed money, technical assistance

Grant range: $5,000-$100,000

Average grant duration: Varies, one-year or multi-year

Deadline(s): Not accepting letters of inquiry. Application by invitation only.

How to apply: Currently not accepting applications. Continue to check website for more updated information.