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Current ICT4D Grant Funding Opportunities

Here are the current grant funding opportunities for ICT4D projects around the world. Be sure to check the requirements of each donor and the funding priorities of each call for proposals.

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Apply Now: $1 Million African Digital Startup Funding and Support

Apply Now: $1 Million African Digital Startup Funding and Support

Published on: Mar 01 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
A majority of failed startup companies associate poor execution, limited funding, and market access as the primary drivers of most innovative ideas. The founders...
Apply Now: $650,000 for EduTech Language and Literacy Skills Solutions

Apply Now: $650,000 for EduTech Language and Literacy Skills Solutions

Published on: Feb 22 2021 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
More than 85 percent of a child’s brain is developed by age 6 and a growing body of evidence suggests investing in high-quality pre-primary education –...
Apply Now: $6,500 Funding for Open Source Humanitarian Projects

Apply Now: $6,500 Funding for Open Source Humanitarian Projects

Published on: Feb 15 2021 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Open source software projects in the humanitarian aid sector often need programming, technical writing, and graphic design skills to produce high-quality solutions....
Apply Now: $250,000 for African Disinformation Technology Solutions

Apply Now: $250,000 for African Disinformation Technology Solutions

Published on: Feb 08 2021 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Disinformation and propaganda pose a threat to trust, cohesion, and security. The menace of fake news can no longer be ignored. Misinformation can divide society,...
Apply Now: $1.5 Million Smart Agriculture Grants from Gates Foundation

Apply Now: $1.5 Million Smart Agriculture Grants from Gates Foundation

Published on: Feb 01 2021 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Smallholder farmers suffer from fundamental challenges to improving their own food security and their communities nutritional resilience. They face low agriculture...
Apply Now: $185,000 Startup Tech Innovation Grants in Uganda, Nigeria

Apply Now: $185,000 Startup Tech Innovation Grants in Uganda, Nigeria

Published on: Jan 25 2021 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
UGX 640 Million UNICEF Uganda Innovation Fund UNICEF Uganda has launched an Innovation Fund Challenge to leverage the disruptive power of technology and enhance...
Apply Now: 1 Million Euro for African COVID-19 Digital Response Solutions

Apply Now: 1 Million Euro for African COVID-19 Digital Response Solutions

Published on: Jan 18 2021 by Wayan Vota - 24 Comments
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy across the African continent. Besides contributing to the loss of over 50,000 people, the pandemic is expected...
Apply Now: $1 Million Cisco Technology for Good Startup Funding

Apply Now: $1 Million Cisco Technology for Good Startup Funding

Published on: Jan 11 2021 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
A new generation of entrepreneurs are using emerging innovations like the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technologies to connect devices and data in tech-enabled...
Apply Now: $600,000 UNHCR Scale-Up Grants for Your EduTech Solution

Apply Now: $600,000 UNHCR Scale-Up Grants for Your EduTech Solution

Published on: Jan 04 2021 by Wayan Vota - 23 Comments
Children affected by humanitarian crises need high-quality educational technology innovations at scale to improve their lifelong social and economic opportunities. ...
Apply Now: Gates Foundation $100,000 COVID-19 Data Science Grants

Apply Now: Gates Foundation $100,000 COVID-19 Data Science Grants

Published on: Dec 28 2020 by Wayan Vota - 21 Comments
There is an immense need for data science researchers to use new analytical processes and emerging datasets in COVID-19 digital response. This need is particularly...