Fundraising Guide (English) June 2014 - Page 58

rural, and marginalized areas around the world. Heavily illustrated and written in consultation with community partners, these resources make health care information accessible even to people with minimal formal education. The Gratis Books Program is a donor-supported fund that provides free books to health workers, school teachers, and other educators in poor countries who cannot afford the costs of purchasing the Hesperian health guides themselves. Because of other potential resources available to them, U.S.-based organizations or volunteers, such as Peace Corps volunteers, are not eligible for free books, even when the request is for books to be used by local health workers. However, Gratis Books is happy to consider requests directly from community organizations based in the developing world. type of grant: grant range: Hivos is a Dutch non-governmental organization that works toward alleviating poverty, building civil society, and creating sustainable economic development. Apart from awarding grants to organizations dedicated to Hivos’ goals, the organization itself is involved in advocacy work around the world. Hivos’ General Fund awards small and regular grants throughout the year to any of its regions where grantee projects fall within the Fund’s programs: Expression & Engagement, Green Entrepreneurship, Rights & Citizenship, and Action for Change. Within these themes, Hivos also offers thematic funds specific to different regions. Hivos does not fund religious groups or governmental entities or organizations receiving financial support from any other Dutch or European development agencies. description: health resources Provides free Hesperian health guides. average grant duration: deadline(s): finance, sustainable production, human rights, democracy, health, arts and culture, women, development, ICT, media, HIV/AIDS, LGBT rights, internet freedom, ending child labor, increasing transparency and accountability topics/subjects: short-term Awards grants throughout the year. how to apply: Hivos will fund small grants up to €15,000. Funding for regular grants will vary depending on the quality of the quality of the program and the group’s capacities – there is not minimum or maximum grant range: Send a letter to including the following information: project-specific  Your program or work; type of grant:  Which Hesperian books you are interested in receiving (selection of books can be viewed here:; average grant duration: Grant duration range is 1-4 years. Average is three years, first time grants do not usually exceed two years, maximum duration is 10 years  How you would use the books; deadline(s):  mailing address. A how to apply: For General information: HIVOS Review grant criteria: address: Raamweg 16, The mailing address: applications accepted throughout the year Hague 2596 (The Netherlands) PO Box 85565, 2508 CG The Hague Requiring fundee organizations to fall within one of Hivos’ programs and to support general principles of diversity, equality, and sustainability. (Netherlands) email: telephone: +31 0 70 376 5500 website: (English); (Dutch) Ensure that you fall within one of Hivos’ programs: Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe countries/regions: Review, compile, and send all documents listed under Hivos General Application Material: sites/default/files/general_application_data.pdf Review grant procedures and Hivos’ review process: 55