There are many international NGOs that can support international and local work. Generally, these NGOs work with a number of partners at international, national and local levels. These NGOs channel their funding to partner organisations.
Here are a few simple steps to take:
1. Find out which international NGOs are active in your country and community where your project is located. An international NGO may already have a project in your community.
2. Find out who is responsible for that area/issue that you want funded and make initial contacts with her/him to find out what they support/don’t support/ priority areas and application procedure.
3. Follow-up on step two.
We are an international development agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide. Formed in 1972, for over 30 years we have been growing and expanding to where we are today - helping over 13 million of the world's poorest and most disadvantaged people in 42 countries worldwide
Aprodev was founded in 1990 in order to strengthen the cooperation betw een the European development organisations which work closely together with the World Council of Churches (WCC). At present, 17 development and humanitarian aid organisations cooperate through Aprodev. They are all firmly rooted in their own societies and their constituencies comprise millions of Christians from the Anglican, Protestant and Orthodox communities. Through the WCC, which groups 342 churches in more than 100 countries worldwide, these constituencies are linked up with Christian communities all over the world. Together, the Aprodev members have an annual income of some Euro 720 million. Their counterpart organisations can be found in most countries in the world.
BREAD FOR THE WORLD
"Bread for the World" is a programme of help instigated by the protestant churches in Germany. It was set up in Berlin in 1959 and since then has been the responsibility of the “Diakonische Werk”, the Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD). "Bread for the World" works jointly with local churches and partner organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe on over 1,000 projects, all of which are aimed at helping people to help themselves. The motto behind its work is “justice for the poor”.
CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. It is the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. CAFOD has been fighting poverty in developing countries since 1962.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
Concern's mission is to enable absolutely poor people to achieve major improvements in their lifestyles which are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern. To this end Concern works with the poor themselves and with local and international partners who share its vision to create just and peaceful societies where the poor can exercise their fundamental rights.
Forum Syd is a network of more than 200 member organisations in Sweden and cooperates with organisations and networks worldwide. Its common aim is global justice. Together with member organisations Forum Syd strives to strengthen civil society via development cooperation, advocacy and forming of opinion, as well as skills and methods development.
Hivos is a non-governmental organisation, rooted in the Netherlands and guided by humanist values, that wants to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world where citizens, women and men, have equal access to resources, opportunities and markets and can participate actively and equally in decision-making processes that determine their lives, their society and their future.
ICCO's mission is to work towards a world where poverty and injustice are no longer present. The work of ICCO, Interchurch organisation for development co-operation, consists in financing activities which stimulate and enable people, in their own way, to organise dignified housing and living conditions. ICCO is active in countries in Africa and the Middle East, in Asia and the Pacific, in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in Central and Eastern Europe.
MISEREOR was founded in 1958 as an agency "against hunger and disease in the world". In its capacity as the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Germany, it offers to cooperate in a spirit of partnership with all people of goodwill to promote development, fight worldwide poverty, liberate people from injustice, exercise solidarity with the poor and the persecuted, and help create "One World".
MS - Danish Association for International Co-operation - is a Danish NGO working to promote understanding and solidarity between people and, by co-operating across national and cultural boundaries, to contribute to sustainable global development and a just distribution of the earth's resources.
NORWEGIAN PEOPLE'S AID
Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) is the humanitarian organisation of the Norwegian trade union movement. In its work NPA is guided by the values of national and international solidarity, human dignity, freedom and equality. NPA is a voice for the vulnerable, the poor and the oppressed in Norway and abroad. Today, NPA is one of the largest Norwegian NGOs. NPA works with a number of partners and supports activities in the field.
OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to support the rule of law, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI works to build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as combating corruption and rights abuses.
Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice. With many of the causes of poverty global in nature, the 12 affiliate members of Oxfam International believe they can achieve greater impact through their collective efforts. Oxfam International seeks increased worldwide public understanding that economic and social justice are crucial to sustainable development. We strive to be a global campaigning force promoting the awareness and motivation that comes with global citizenship whilst seeking to shift public opinion in order to make equity the same priority as economic growth.
Trocaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. It was set up by the Irish Catholic Bishops in 1973 to express the concern of the Irish Church for the suffering of the world’s poorest and most oppressed people.
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. We serve the world's poor — regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.