Fundraising Guide (English) June 2014 - Page 52

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: ASHOKA: INNOVATORS FOR THE PUBLIC 
Ashoka Global Headquarters, 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 2000 (20th Floor), Arlington, VA 22209, USA email: info@ashoka.org telephone: +1 703 527 8300 website: www.ashoka.org address: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East/ North Africa, North America, South America countries/regions: 1. Sexual Health and Rights: Advancing the Rights of Women, Girls and Sexual Minorities political empowerment, economic development, environment, health, human rights, education, youth topics/subjects: 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. The organization gives fellowships internationally to individuals who possess the innovation and drive to realize social change in civic engagement, economic development, health, environment, human rights, access to technology, and developing new methods for learning and education. Candidates are selected according to these criteria: having a new solution or approach to a social problem that will change the pattern in a field, being a creative thinker and problem-solver, having an entrepreneurial nature, and having strong ethical fiber. description: 2. 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. 3. 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. Fellowships for individual social entrepreneurs; does not award grants to organizations type of grant: applications for fellowships are taken throughout the year deadline(s): how to apply: 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 type of grant: grant range: To nominate a candidate: www.tfaforms.com/198579 (form available in English, Turkish, Polish, Slovak, Czech, Magyar, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Hebrew) Selection Criteria: www.ashoka.org/support/criteria $5,000-$100,000 average grant duration: THE ASIA FOUNDATION: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM Varies, one-year or multi-year Not accepting letters of inquiry. Application by invitation only. deadline(s): 465 California St, 9th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA mailing address: PO Box 193223, San Francisco, CA 94119-3223, USA email: info@asiafound.org telephone: +1 415 982 4640 website: www.asiafoundation.org address: Currently not accepting applications. Continue to check website for more updated information. www.ajws.org how to apply: 49