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TVG Updates 15May10 by ashrafp



                        What’s New on the Website?
                                       Activity during
                                      17 April – 15 May
                                         Year 2010

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SECTION A: Updates to Application Deadlines
Below we identify the most recently added or changed opportunities which remain relevant
(i.e., with calendar deadlines beyond the date of this posting). To find the full listings of
application deadlines for each month, please click on the link above.

We remind readers that very many of the grant makers in Terra Viva Grants accept proposals on
an all-year basis, and will not appear in these listings.

                                           May 2010

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) -- Research into Business
AECF-RIB invites for-profit companies in Africa and internationally to submit business ideas
based on agricultural research that will have a positive impact on the rural poor in Sub-Saharan
Africa. Successful applicants will receive grants and interest-free repayable grants up to a
maximum of US$1.5 million (for up to one-half of project costs). Three rounds of competition are
planned through April 2011. Applications for Round 1 must be submitted before 17 May 2010.

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
Grants for research and capacity building in two themes: (1) Ecosystems, biodiversity, and land
use; and (2) Resource utilization and sustainable development. Deadline for letters of inquiry is
23 May 2010.

European Commission (EC), Food Security in Central African Republic
Call for proposals on agricultural productivity and markets, community social networks, and
potable water and sanitation in the Central Africa Republic. Open to NGOs and public sector
agencies in the Central Africa Republic and EU member states, and to inter-governmental
organizations. EuropeAid Reference #129847. Closing date for applications is 17 May 2010.

International Foundation for Science
The IFS invites research concept notes from young scientists in Benin, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and
Senegal on the subject of neglected and underutilized species of plants for low-input agriculture.
Successful applicants will be invited to a grant-writing workshop to further develop their
proposals. Application deadline for the concept notes is 20 May 2010.

International Science, Technology, and Innovation Center for the South
ISTIC -- in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World -- invites case
studies of successful innovations in science and technology in developing countries. Thematic
areas are unrestricted. The best initial entries will be selected for a second round of competition
that offers monetary prizes to the three winning innovations. Applications are due 31 May 2010.

International Tropical Timber Organization
The ITTO announces calls for proposals in three thematic areas: (1) Community Forest
Management and Enterprises; (2) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade; and (3)
Trade and Market Transparency. Eligible applicants are from ITTO's producer and consumer
countries. Application deadline is 28 May 2010.

Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota Environmental Activities Grants Program. Themes are biodiversity conservation and
counter measures to global warming in Japan and internationally. Open to applicants in Japan,
and Japan in collaboration with international collaborators. Closing date for applications is 30
May 2010.

U.S. Department of State -- Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science
Grants to support field training on stopping the illegal trade of wildlife products from coral reef
ecosystems in the countries where the reefs are located. Open to NGOs, international
organizations, and universities (USA and international). Cost sharing is a requirement of a grant.
Funding Opportunity Number S-OES-10-RFA-0012. Closing date is 17 May 2010.

U.S. Department of State -- Embassy in Montenegro
The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica supports projects to raise environmental awareness in
Montenegro. Grants of up to US$30 thousand are available to NGOs and other qualified
organizations. Areas of interest are biodiversity conservation, waste and waste water, climate
change, coastal and inland waters, natural resource management, and youth education.
Applications are due 24 May 2010.

                                            June 2010

Australian Aid (AusAID) -- Leadership Awards
The Australian Leadership Awards support host organizations in Australia to invite professionals
from developing countries in partnership and linkage arrangements. Programmatic areas include
environment, food security, water, and others. Eligible countries are in Asia-Pacific, Latin America
and Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. The application period is 17 May through 25 June

European Commission, Delegation to Cameroon
Call for proposals to support Cameroon's banana producers with increased productivity, quality,
export marketing, and social conditions. EuropeAid Reference #130001. Deadline for proposals
is 30 June 2010.

Humane Earth Foundation
Calls for project proposals (dossiers) in environment, biodiversity, and sustainable agriculture.
Multiple application deadlines each year. Next deadline is 14 June 2010.

International Tree Foundation
Calls for projects in tree planting for poverty alleviation, biodiversity conservation, and
environmental justice. Current geographical priorities are Mali, Mauritania, northern Ethiopia,
Sudan, northern Ghana, northern Togo, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Morocco, Tunisia,
and Algeria. Deadline for applications is 30 June 2010.

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Scientists (JIRCAS)
In 2010, JIRCAS will make awards of US$5 thousand each for up to three young agricultural
researchers who contribute to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and
related themes in developing countries. Applications are due 30 June 2010.

Lindbergh Foundation
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation invite applications for the 2011 grants
cycle. Grants are in the amount of US$10,580 for research and education in agriculture,
conservation of natural resources, waste minimization, and other themes. Citizens of all countries
are eligible to apply. Applications must be mailed before 10 June 2010.

Organic Farming Research Organization
The OFRO announces grants for research, education, and outreach in the categories of organic
seed quality and crop breeding. The grants program is open to applicants from Canada, USA,
and Mexico. Grants are up to US$15 thousand per year. The closing date for applications is 02
June 2010.

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species
Call for applications from conservationists and researchers that aim for the preservation of
endangered species, either through research or practical field work. Applications for work in all
countries -- especially developing countries and the UK -- are welcomed. The next application
deadline is 07 June 2010.

Presbyterian Hunger Program
Call for proposals from nonprofit organizations in the USA and internationally for projects that
provide food relief, development assistance, and improved public policy (among other goals) in
the fight against hunger. Activities in international development assistance include agricultural
production, livestock development, land rights, soil and water conservation, and others.
Maximum grant size is US$20 thousand. Applications (English or Spanish) are due before 30
June 2010.

Research Council of Norway, NORGLOBAL
NORGLOBAL announces three funding opportunities of international interest. (1) A call to
Norwegian scientists and partner institutions in the South for collaboration on themes of
globalization of the environment, energy, and climate change. (2) A call to Norwegian institutions
in cooperation with institutions in the South for projects focusing on women’s rights and gender
equality, including in issues of energy and natural resources. (3) A call to young scientists from
Norwegian institutions to apply for fellowships for work at the 15 centers of the Consultative
Group on International Agricultural Research. The application deadline for the three calls is 02
June 2010. TVG Note: Terra Viva Grants retracted an earlier posting that had incomplete

Siemenpuu Foundation -- Indonesia Cooperation Program
Siemenpuu invites Indonesian civil society organizations to apply for grants in its program for
forest ecosystems and ecological democracy. Concept papers are accepted through 15 June

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with L'Oreal
Corporate Foundation
UNESCO and L'Oreal co-sponsor Fellowships for Young Women in Life Sciences. A maximum
of three young women (under age 35), from each of five geo-cultural regions of the world, will be
awarded research grants in biology, biotechnology, agriculture, and other life sciences. Special
attention will be given to applications from the least-developed countries. Closing date for
applications is 30 June 2010.

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Agriculture in India
USAID-New Delhi calls for proposals to link agricultural universities and other institutions in the
USA with counterpart institutions in India for teaching, research, and extension in Indian
agriculture and rural development. Funding Opportunity Number 386-10-050. Proposals are due
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                                            July 2010

Club 300 Foundation for Bird Protection
The Foundation makes grants of up to US$5 thousand for bird protection on a worldwide basis.
Eligibility is open to everyone. The Foundation has two calendar deadlines each year: 01
January and 01 July.

European Commission (EC), Food Security in Cambodia
Call for proposals on innovative approaches to address food insecurity in Cambodia, focusing on
peri-urban regions of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Eligible applicants are NGOs and
government agencies in Cambodia and EU member states, along with inter-governmental
organizations. EuropeAid Reference #129753. Application deadline is 05 July 2010.

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Agriculture in Senegal
USAID-Dakar invites proposals in relation to two programs for agriculture in Senegal. One
program focuses on agricultural development; the second supports capacity building for
agricultural education and research. Eligibility extends to U.S. and non-U.S. institutions,
especially from Senegal, in partnerships. Funding Opportunity Numbers USAID-SENEGAL-
RFA-685-10-A-12 (development) and USAID-SENEGAL-RFA-685-10-A-07 (capacity building).
Closing dates are 12 July 2010 (capacity building) and 22 July (development). Link below for the
opportunity on "development.";jsessionid=yXyfLpgS0QtJHknvXfFmSL7rjG1D7nPfZ3vcK

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Indonesia
USAID-Jakarta calls for proposals in Climate Change and Disaster Resilience (CADRE). Open to
NGOs in the USA, Indonesia, and internationally. Funding Opportunity Number APS10-005.
Concept notes for the Second Phase of applications are due 26 July 2010.;jsessionid=cKhJLJ1SntTx8xlnKWn3LzQFQTHFkHjWVS

                                           August 2010

Snow Leopard Network
The network makes grants for research and field projects to protect the snow leopard in its range
states of East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and Russia. Grants support the priorities of the
Snow Leopard Survival Strategy. Initial applications are submitted in August.

Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Weyerhaeuser makes grants in support of local communities where it operates, and also for
programs and projects in sustainable forests and other natural resources at national and
international levels. Eligible organizations are mainly universities, foundations, and institutes in
the USA. Application deadline is 01 August.

                                         September 2010

European Commission (EC), Competitiveness and Innovation Program
The EC calls for eco-innovation projects in materials recycling, sustainable building products, the
food and drink sector, and green business. The call is addressed particularly to small and
medium enterprises for co-funding the marketing of their eco-innovative products and services.
Eligible countries include the EU member states plus some non-EU countries including Albania,
Croatia, Israel, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey. Application deadline is 09
September 2010.

French Global Environment Facility
The French GEF invites proposals in its Small-Scale Initiatives Program to support projects in
biodiversity protection and climate change in West Africa, Central Africa, Mozambique, and
Madagascar. The program is open to NGOs and the private sector in eligible countries, and to
organizations from outside these countries that have sufficient experience and involvement.
International organizations can partner with local NGOs. The next application deadline is 15
September 2010.

MacArthur Foundation -- Albertine Rift
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announces its next cycle of grants for
biodiversity conservation in the Albertine Rift to begin 2011. The region encompasses highland
forests in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, western Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, western
Tanzania, and northern Zambia. The area is known for its high biodiversity of birds, mammals,
and amphibians. Letters of inquiry (LOI) are due by 01 September 2010.

Panthera makes grants for research and field conservation of the world's wild cats and their
habitats. Open to individuals and conservation organizations, with preference for applications
from the range states of Asia, Eurasia, Africa, and Latin America. Applications are invited twice
a year: 01 January through 01 March; and 01 July through 01 September.

Poweo Foundation Awards
The Poweo Foundation of France makes grants for small projects in renewable energy and
energy efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010, Poweo announces three Foundation prizes for
small energy enterprises and successful project initiatives. Each prize is worth 10 thousand
euros. Application deadline is 30 September 2010.

U.S. Agency for International Development
USAID supports public-private alliances for projects in food security and agriculture; disaster
preparedness; climate change, environment, and energy; water; and other themes. In 2010, the
Annual Program Statement for Global Development Alliances anticipates making 60 matching
grants. Eligibility is open to diverse organizations in the USA and internationally. Applicants work
with USAID's offices (missions) at the country level, and with certain Washington offices.
Funding Opportunity APS-OAA-10-000001. Applications must be submitted before 30
September 2010.;jsessionid=cKhJLJ1SntTx8xlnKWn3LzQFQTHFkHjWV

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Regional programs. Grants for Mexico. Proposal deadline is 01 October of each year.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Arctic Goose Joint Venture
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) coordinates the Arctic Goose Joint Venture (AGJV)
for monitoring and research of Arctic goose populations. The scope of AGJV includes project
activities in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Russia, and possibly other countries. Applicants provide a
funding match of 1:1 with USFWS. Deadline for applications is 10 September 2010.

                                          October 2010
Asian Waterbirds Conservation Fund
The Fund supports the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their wetland habitats, as well as
projects which bring socio-economic benefits to local communities. Maximum grant size is US$4
thousand. The Fund issues a single call for applications each year, with a deadline of 31 October.

Lemelson Foundation
Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability related to air quality, water, soil, health, energy,
agriculture, shelter, biodiversity, or ecosystem management. Application deadline is 05 October

Tinker Foundation
Field grants for graduate students at selected U.S. universities for international research projects
in Latin America and Iberia. Applications are due 01 October.

                          After October 2010 (Selected Postings)

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Afghanistan
USAID-Kabul announces grants to revitalize Afghan agriculture by strengthening agribusiness;
increasing production and profitability of cereals, horticulture, and livestock; rehabilitating
watersheds and irrigation systems; improving access to financial services; strengthening trade
capacity; and revitalizing research and education. Unrestricted eligibility. Funding Opportunity
Number APS-306-10-0021. Closing date is 06 November 2010.

SECTION B: Updated Profiles of Grant Makers
Terra Viva Grants reviews over 300 grant makers on a calendar cycle. The profiles of grant-
making foundations and NGOs are updated mainly during January-June. The profiles of
international and government grant makers are updated mainly during September-December.
The grant makers below were updated recently (since 17 April 2010).

Eeconet Action Fund
France Libertés Foundation
La Caixa Foundation
Network for Social Change
New World Foundation
Nippon Foundation
Ocean Foundation
Onaway Trust
Pew Charitable Trusts
Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
Primate Conservation Inc.
Prospect Hill Foundation
Rainforest Action Network
Rainforest Information Center
Rufford Foundation
Rufford Small Grants Foundation
Shell Foundation.
Siemenpuu Foundation
Sigrid Rausing Trust
Small Planet Institute
Starbucks Foundation
Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
The International Foundation
The Virtual Foundation
Tree Aid
Trust for Mutual Understanding
Turtle Conservation Fund
Veolia Environnement Foundation
Volkart Vision Foundation
Volkswagen Foundation
Volvo Environment Prize Foundation
World Conservation Union (IUCN).


SECTION C: New Grant Makers Added to Profiles
The grant makers are newly included among the profiles of Terra Viva Grants (since 17 April

Club 300 Foundation for Bird Protection
International Tree Foundation.
Presbyterian Church
Snow Leopard Network
Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation

SECTION D: New and Changed Grants Programs
Wild Asia: Changes to Focus on Malaysian Environmental Achievements
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation: Grants for a "Policy Window"
Irish Aid Re-Opens its Civil Society Fund

SECTION E:        Other Funding News

Volkhart Vision Foundation: Regarding Applications Before 15 February 2010
International Grants by U.S. Foundations: Summary Data and Graphics
Conservation International: Fellowships for Indigenous Leaders
Rising Development Aid for Water

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