Monday, 10 November 2014

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Grants Up to US$25,000 for Developing Countries

Deadline: 1 January 2015

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is accepting grant concept notes from non-profit organizations in the developing countries that are focusing in one of the three fields – conservation, food and health. The foundation supports research, training and technical assistance projects that employ and/or train personnel from developing countries.

Projects demonstrating strong local leadership; promoting professional development in the conservation, agricultural and health sciences; developing the capacity of local organizations; and addressing a particular problem in the field are supported by the Foundation.

Average grant size is US$17,000. Grant request can be made for maximum US$25,000.

Grant Types

Conservation Grants aims to improve ecological and environmental conditions in the developing world. Research activities, training, and technical assistance efforts are supported under Food Grants.

Food Grants are allocated to efforts aimed at improving access to food for consumption in developing countries. To be eligible for the grants, projects should -

  1. Promote or develop specific sustainable agriculture practices with potential to advance science and practice in other countries.
  2. Develop new approaches that address fuel and resource problems related to food production and preparation in developing countries.
  3. Explore and refine innovative education and training interventions for small scale food producers and farmers.
  4. Advance new approaches to control pests and diseases affecting important food crops of developing countries

Health Grants are focused at programs that are preventive in nature. Research, technical assistance, and training projects are supported under Health Grants.
Please read the eligibility and application guidelines for the CFH (Conservation, Food and Health) Foundation Grants -
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants can be non-governmental organization in any developing country with its registration status equivalent to US 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Applicants should have strong records of accomplishments in a particular field and have potential for replication.
  • Projects must focus on regional or cross-boundary issues and opportunities.
  • Applicants must feature collaborative partnerships embedded in strong networks; strengthen local leadership and scientific capacity; influence public discourse and policy; and focus on prevention rather than remediation.
  • Applicants must attract additional support and hold promise for continuation or impact beyond the period of the foundation support.
  • Project proposals for conservation grants should provide evidence that they help conserve viable ecosystems and protect biological diversity in developing countries; and train local leaders in conservation and protection of resources, with an emphasis on technical and scientific training.
  • Project proposals for health grants should provide evidence that they improve public health through community-based efforts that address health promotion, disease prevention, family planning, and reproductive health; and increase the understanding and treatment of tropical diseases.
How to Apply?
  • Applications need to be submitted via online application system. To begin with the online application system, first complete one time registration in GMA (Grantmakers Managers Advisors) Foundations portal. Find the link here. Before beginning, you may want to read the Tips for using the system.
  • Create new account. If you have ever created an account in GMA, login.
  • You will have to fill up general information along with Tax ID or registered charity number. Remember to enter 12-1234567 since you are not a US organization.
  • You will have to click on Next Step and again fill the form providing more information. Finally you will be directed to a page where you can begin the application.
For more information, please visit CFH Grant Guidelines.

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