ONLINE RESOURCES AND OTHER FOUNDATIONS
Here are some websites that we find useful:
Information for writing grants
The Foundation Center http://foundationcenter.org/
This is an excellent resource for finding grant makers in the US and for improving proposal writing. The Foundation Center offers a free on-line proposal writing course.
Foundations Offering Support in Latin America
ALCOA Foundation http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/community/info_page/foundation.asp
The focus for funding is around Conservation and Sustainability, Safe and Healthy Children and Families, Global Education and Workplace Skills, and Business and Community Partnerships.
AVINA Foundation http://www.avina.net
Offers support in 4 strategic areas: equity, democratic governance and rule of law, sustainable economic development and conservation and natural resources management.
Bernard Van Leer Foundation http://www.bernardvanleer.org/
Funds and shares knowledge about work in early childhood development and child rights.
Citigroup Foundation http://www.citigroupfoundation.org
Has three grant making areas: financial education, educating the next generation and building communities and entrepreneurs.
Coca-Cola Foundation http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com
Supports education projects and has offices in Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico.
Ford Foundation http://www.fordfound.org
Offers grants in three main areas: asset building and community development, peace and social justice, and knowledge, creativity and freedom.
Global Fund for Children http://www.globalfundforchildren.org
Supports a variety of projects around the world that focus on the needs of children.
Global Fund for Women http://www.globalfundforwomen.org
Offers grants to women’s organizations working on health, education, economic independence, political participation and prevention of violence against women and children.
Inter-American Foundation http://www.iaf.gov/index/index_en.asp
IAF is an independent agency of the United States government that provides grants to nongovernmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean for innovative, sustainable and participatory self-help programs. The IAF primarily funds partnerships among grassroots and nonprofit organizations, businesses and local governments, directed at improving the quality of life of poor people and strengthening participation, accountability and democratic practices.
Tinker Foundation http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/tinker/
Offers support to projects addressing environmental policy, economic policy or governance issues in Latin America.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation http://www.wkkf.org/
Priority geographic areas targeted include: southern México and Central America (including parts of the Caribbean), northeast of Brazil, and the Andean zones of Bolivia, Peru, and southern of Ecuador.
The foundation also supports projects in the area of application of knowledge and best practices.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation http://www.hewlett.org
Offers support to projects in 5 areas: improving the effectiveness of resources for development, supporting effective policies to assist the world’s poorest farmers, ensuring quality education in the developing world, projects in Mexico, and strengthening the knowledge base for development.
Information on evaluation topics
American Evaluation Association (http://www.eval.org/).
Publishes the American Journal of Evaluation and New Directions for Evaluation available on-line for members.
Non-profit management resources
Research based magazine on key issues for non profits.
Chronicle of Philanthropy http://www.philanthropy.com
Bi-weekly newspaper packed with useful information, from the latest news about philanthropy to management to fundraising and more.
Getting your Message out
Information Design for Advocay http://backspace.com/notes/2008/02/an-introduction-to-information-design.php
An excelent primer that John Emerson “wrote and designed to introduce advocacy organizations to basic principles and techniques of information design. It´s full of examples of interesting design from groups around the world in a variety of media and forms. It has tips, excercises, and even recommended Free Software packages to help polish up your graphics.”