Updated Nov 18, 2017

Ford Foundation: Sustainable Development Grant

Offered by Ford Foundation

Funding to support the development of natural resource policies and programs that give poor communities more control over these resources and a stronger voice in decision making on land use and development. It focuses its efforts on poor rural communities, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities and women, in particular.

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Open Year RoundDeadline

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America and Middle East and North Africa
Focus AreasClimate Change and Resilience (Environment)
Economic Growth and Trade and Inclusion
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance and Inclusion
Citizen Participation (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Urbanization (Housing and Infrastructure)
Economic Growth and Trade

Application And Awards Process

The Ford Foundationasks that you please submit ideas through this form (link here), and refrain from contacting program officers directly. If we are interested in learning more about your idea, you will hear from us within 45 days.

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Past Funded Innovations Of Ford Foundation: Sustainable Development Grant

NOV 2017
  • $150,000PENDING
    1. TITLEDevelopment of people-to-people communications application and its use by grassroots groups across Indonesia
    2. TYPEGrant
    3. FOCUS AREASResponse Technologies, Climate Change and Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction
    4. IMPLEMENTED INResponse Technologies, Climate Change and Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction
    5. FUNDINGFord Foundation: Sustainable Development Grant
    6. ORGANIZATIONFord FoundationFord Foundation
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