Fund to support partnerships between French and American NGOs
2015 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Areas of operation preferred:
Development, Capitalisation on the MDG, Human Rights, Gender, Fight against violence targeting women, Diversity/Insertion/Employment
Please send a one page presentation of your project electronically to: email@example.com
Because we are never more efficient than when collaborating with each other, this call for proposals aims at encouraging collaborations between French solidarity organizations and counterparts from the American civil society.
It may be, the list is not exhaustive, operational partnerships or advocacy, exchanges of experience possibly presented at big international conferences, dissemination actions, joint actions in third countries, in the areas of operation preferred mentioned above.
The main criterion is the actual existence of a partnership already identified between a French entity and an American entity. This call for proposals may also help the replication of innovating initiatives, created in France or in the USA, which could facilitate the daily life of NGOs in each country. One can mention, for instance, Global Giving (USA), Babyloan (France) or GreaterDCCares (USA).
The project may be entirely or partially funded by the awarded amount (maximum grant per project : 7 500 euros maximum).
EXAMPLES OF SUPPORTED PROJECTS UNDER THIS CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Ressources Humaines Sans Frontières (RHSF) and International Initiative to End Child Labor (IIECL): combat child labor and promote education for employability (raising awareness of policy makers and consumers in France and in the United States on these issues).
Les Amis des Jardins du Ruisseau and Long Island Community Agriculture Network (LICAN): Community gardens and urban agriculture in France and in the United States.
Bolivia Inti – Sud Soleil (BISS) and Solar Household Energy (SHE) : to strengthen advocacy capacity for solar cooking in the United States and in France.
CARE France and CARE USA: exchange of experiences on the functioning and effectiveness of advocacy of Care Action Network (CAN).
Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme and Fund for Global Human Rights: strengthening the capacity of African organizations defending human rights, exchange of experiences and reflections on a common strategy.
France terre d’Asile and Immigration Policy Center: update of the index of integration policies (MIPEX) in France and in the United States; presentation of this work to members of the U.S. Congress and of the Embassy of France.
Fondation France Libertés and On the Commons:
governance and water management; presentation to the World Water Forum in Marseille.
Coalition Mondiale contre la Peine de Mort and l’Université Northwestern Law – Center for International Human Rights: provision of the French version of the database on death penalty (available here).
Global Potential (ONG Américaine, travaillant en partenariat avec Ashoka Youth Venture and PlaNet Finance France: exchange of experiences on social entrepreneurship in disadvantaged neighborhoods; strategy of intervention with youth in these neighborhoods.
The selection process involves several steps:
1. Answering the call for proposals: please send a one page presentation of your project to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org;
2. If your project may be eligible, you will receive an invitation to fill in a more complete form;
3. Preselection and meeting of the Selection Committee;
4. If your project is selected, you will be asked to submit a formal grant application, with a more complete documentation, at the Embassy of France, Cultural Services, Mission Relations with Civil Society, 4101 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20007.