Grant Application: 2015 Submission Guidelines
Before submitting an application, please carefully review the eligibility requirements to determine that your organization is qualified for funding from World Day of Prayer, USA. Then, using the outline below as a guide, please prepare a formal proposal, and email it as one document (Microsoft Word or a pdf) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to send additional materials, such as photos, graphics, or videos as attachments.
The deadline for applications is June 8, 2015.
2015 Focus Areas:
This year, the women of the World Day of Prayer Committee of The Bahamas wrote the world day of prayer service. We will focus on making grants to organizations in The Bahamas, and to domestic and international organizations that address the areas the women of The Bahamas have identified:
- Domestic violence
- Women in the workplace
- Refugees and migrant workers
All requests for WDP USA funding should:
- Reflect the mission of World Day of Prayer, USA
- Affirm the worldwide and ecumenical concern for justice, peace and the integrity of creation
- Provide services and/or effective advocacy for underserved and marginalized populations, particularly women and children
- Benefit the target population without regard to religious affiliation
With respect to project support, WDP USA prefers not to fund: administrative salaries, benefits and expenses, utilities, rent and insurance. Capital expenditures are generally not considered unless they are central to the specific goal of the project.
Horus Foundation for Development & Training, Egypt ($4,500)
An Egyptian organization working out of Sohag, Upper Egypt working for the betterment of community members particularly education of children and adults through literacy classes and empowerment programs. Project Summary: Valuable Girl is a girls’ empowerment program that empowers girls at risk of dropping out of school through educational mentoring. They work with local coordinators to train “big sisters” to work with the younger girls to support them and act as a bridge between the girls and their parents to keep the girls in school. http://horusfoundation.org/
Santa Verena Charity, Egypt ($4,500)
Santa Verena Charity is a non-profit affiliate to Coptic churches in LA and Hawaii. They iitially focused on underpriviledged communities in Egypt and have now branched into Africa and Latin America. Overall goal – to contribute to the eradication of poverty worldwide. Activities in Egypt, Sudan, Latin America, Brazil, Mexico deal with shelter, health, education needs and victims of violence; clean water, vocational training, childcare centers and youth services. Project Summary: Girls’ Education in Slum Areas in Cairo – The goal of the program is to start four literacy classes in Cairo slums with participation of 160 women. www.santaverena.org
Agricultural Mission for MULAC, Haiti ($3,000)
Agricultural Missions, Inc. is an ecumenical organization established to provide accompaniment and support to communities, particularly rural peoples in their struggles for justice over food, land, and water issues. AMI has an 80 year history of demonstrated ability to work with partners in different parts of the world and to provide constituency education to US faith communities. Project Summary: To purchase local seeds (not Monsanto) to be planted by mostly women farmers and rural communities. In addition to local seeds, water catchment and seed silo production will support an infrastructure for future production. Women’s groups are also making tire gardens as a means of supporting micro-credit projects with produce being marketed to provide needed family income. MULAC’s hope is to get funding for the current planting season. The goal is build the infrastructure for future production, thereby building a water catchment system and a seed silo. www.Agriculturalmissions.org
Women of Courage (formerly Tree of Life), Zimbabwe ($3,000)
The Tree of Life (ToL) is a group based approach to the healing and empowerment of survivors of organized violence and torture (OVT), facilitated by survivors themselves and using the tree as a metaphor to provide a framework for understanding the trauma experience as well as strategies for empowerment. Many rural and urban communities that suffered OVT are exploring their own ways of rebuilding their lives and recovering basic forms of social activity. Tree of Life is a response to these local initiatives, laying the groundwork for other processes of healing and of other processes of transitional justice and social reform. Project Summary: The goals of this project will be to support Women of Courage in their goal to support rape victims, including the girl child, women and even men. The project will focus on conducting trauma healing workshops for rape victims, follow up meeting with workshop participants for post-workshop assessment in a social forum, capacity building for the WoC leadership, support to rape victims in the form of referrals for medical treatment and one on-one counseling if required, advocacy / network meetings with other gender movement organizations in Zimbabwe.
Association for Social and Humanize Action (AHSA), India ($2,350)
Initiated in 1994 ASHA works in three areas: Education, the Environment and Empowerment. Previous projects include: formed women’s self-help groups, appointing community health workers in 20 villages, supplied seedlings (guava, mango, papaya and drum stick) to 20 villages, created literacy centers, developed 100 acres of land and provided traning to local farmers and promoted sustainable harvesting of bamboo. Project Summary: Ensuring clean water through BioSand water filter technology in migrant villages of Chattisgarh. This project is proposing to provide clean water to two villages. www.ashachinturu.blogspot.com
Forum for Community Changes and Development (FOFCOD), South Sudan ($2,000)
FOFCOD is an organization that caters to society’s needs and advances women’s rights in South Sudan. Formed in 2009 by a group of innovative young girls and youth, the organization has grown into a broader movement committed to South Sudan’s development through programs in the areas of human rights, democracy, conflict resolution, health, education, entrepreneurship, food security, peace and justice. Project Summary: To improve the life skills and incomes of marginalized young women in Juba and surrounding suburbs. Plan to create a series of interventions that will include business training in technology, life skills, business management and tailoring. www.fofcod.org
Borderlinks, Tucson, AZ ($5,000)
BorderLinks is a nonprofit educational organization in Tucson that focuses on cross-border relationship building opportunities, issues of immigration, community formation and development, and social justice in the borderlands between Mexico, the U.S., and beyond. On average, nearly 1,000 individuals participate annually in BorderLinks learning opportunities. Project Summary: The Border Delegations Program offers short immersion trips (1 day to 3 weeks) across the border (USA/Mexico) to learn about situations that push people to immigrate to the US and the dangers of that journey. Delegations meet on both sides – in Mexico with community organizations that work with migrants, and in the US with humanitarian and environmental organizations, day labor centers, ranchers, academics and U.S. governmental agencies such as the Border Patrol or Immigration. The goal is to challenge and change the discourse surrounding human migration and border security. www.borderlinks.org