Fundraising Guide (English) June 2014 - Page 59

Send grant application to appropriate address depending on your region and program: how to apply: Criteria that groups must meet: Group must be made up of indigenous or tribal people, have a bank account, and be registered with the current legislation of their country unless a legally registered nonprofit organization agrees to act as a fiscal supervisor. INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S FORUM address: 121 W 27th St. #301, New York, NY 10001, USA email: telephone: +1 212 627 0444 website: Application must: Express the budget in American dollars; include a calendar of their proposed goals; must not exceed 10 pages in size 10 Arial font, and must answer all of the relevant questions on the application form. Africa, Arctic, Asia, Eastern Europe/ Central Asia/the Caucasus, Latin America/Caribbean, North America, the Pacific countries/regions: Applications may be submitted in English, Spanish or French. Application forms vary based on the grant being offered. Check the website for updated calls for grant proposals to find the most recent application form: leadership and capacity building, indigenous women’s rights, human rights (general) topics/subjects: description: The International Indigenous Women’s Forum works toward indigenous women’s rights all over the world. It emphasizes the rights of indigenous women to be included in leadership positions and decision-making at the local, national, and international levels. The forum also sponsors workshops and training sessions for indigenous women to develop leadership skills. The Indigenous Women’s Fund (IWF), their grantmaking mechanism, is led by and for Indigenous women to provide Indigenous women with resources in a way that increases their sense of dignity and self-esteem and that respects their visions, priorities, and perspectives that are compatible with the self-determination of their peoples. IWF offers program grants in four thematic areas: economic empowerment, educational empowerment, political participation, and institutional strengthening. The fund does not fund: groups that do not have indigenous women in management roles, groups that do not have indigenous women as their primary focus, political parties, election campaigns, non-Indigenous governmental organizations, or individuals attending conferences/training without following up with indigenous women. KIOS (THE FINNISH NGO FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS) address: The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights KIOS, Haapaniemenkatu 7-9 B, 00530 Helsinki, Finland email: telephone: +358 9 6813 1534 website: countries/regions: Eastern Africa: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti, and Eritrea. South Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tibet topics/subjects: to education long-term strategic grants, microlending grants, project, scholarships Maximum $5,000 average grant duration: democratic rights, gender equality, right KIOS supports human rights in developing countries and awards grants to local civil society organizations that protect the rights of the most disadvantaged groups, especially women, children, minorities, and the poor. Projects may focus on raising awareness, human rights education, campaigning or lobbying for ratification or implementation of human rights instruments. Protection of human rights can include for example monitoring, documentation, legal aid, strengthening rule of law or improving access to justice. Support may also be provided for other types of human rights related projects and KIOS welcomes proposals from organizations that employ unconventional and innovative description: type of grant: grant range: one-year The Fund releases calls for grant proposals at various times throughout the year. Continue to check website for the current or next round: deadline(s): 56