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WIENER STÄDTISCHE Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group

General goals

WIENER STÄDTISCHE Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group, Austria, is the largest individual company in the international insurance groupVIENNA INSURANCE GROUP AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe, which is headquartered in Vienna. Wiener Städtische’smarket share of 13.7 percentmakes it one of the largest insurance companies in Austria. We are responsible for around1.3 million customers, who receive the focus of our attention. Our customer service and advice is based on experience, reliable employees and innovative products. For more than 190 years, our day-to-day activities have been guided by the motto “We wish your problems were ours”. Wiener Städtische has a long tradition reaching back to 1824, and operates in all lines of business in the Austrian insurance market. We offer our customers security in many areas of life, both in the private sphere, and for commercial and corporate customers. We are one of the leading insurance companies in Austria, and have excellent capital resources that guarantee security and our continued existence. Our experience and success ensure stability, even in economically difficult times. As an employer in our core business as an insurance provider, and as a major investor in companies, infrastructure and the social and cultural area, we make an important contribution to economic activity in Austria, thereby contributing to its attractiveness as a location for business. We are one of the top institutional real estate investors in the country, and invest where our premium euros come from. We generally invest in projects that provide a high expected income, and therefore offer a considerable level of security for policyholders, namely our customers. As an equitable partner for industrial companies and large corporations, Wiener Städtische also makes a major contribution to the stability and growth of the Austrian economy. Finally, we should also mention the benefits that come from such a broadly based group as Vienna Insurance Group, Wiener Städtische’s “parent company”. Its top listing on the Vienna Stock Exchange and success in the CEE region generate considerable added value for Austria as a financial centre.

Areas of support

Wiener Städtische operates in conformity with the principles of corporate social responsibility practising them both toward its employees, through the programs which develop their skills and talents, and toward customers, partners, key players in the insurance industry and the broad community. It is our business to secure life and life values of an individual. But, where our business of securing life values ceases there begins our responsibility, which we assume consciously and voluntarily. These are the values which make the lives of all of us, the people in WSO and the people in the community in which we do business, more beautiful, wealthier, more fulfilled and happier. Therefore, we see ourselves as the company who is the leader in creation of security and preservation of general social and universal values of the community in which we build and develop our business. We assume this responsibility because a human being is the intrinsic value for our company.

Application procedures

Please see the main and country web sites for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Please see the main and country web sites for more information.

  • Eligible countries:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
  • Size of grant:

    Various, based on individual applications.

  • Application deadline:

    Application is possible throughout the year.

Wildlife Acoustics

Program name

Scientific Product Grant

General goals

Wildlife Acoustics, Inc., a privately held Massachusetts corporation, is the leading provider of bioacoustics monitoring technology for scientists, researchers, and government agencies worldwide. Our customers monitor birds, bats, frogs, insects, fish, whales, elephants, rhinos and other wildlife. Our Mission: We arethe leading provider of bioacoustics monitoring systems for researchers, scientists, conservationists and government agencies worldwide. Our mission was born out the desire to provide the most innovative, easy-to-use and economical bioacoustics monitoring and analysis tools and software available today.

Areas of support

Wildlife Acoustics’ mission is to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship. We want to enable those involved in animal biology, research and conservation to do their best work easily and quickly. To that end, Wildlife Acoustics has established a grant program to support bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and marine wildlife, to everything else in between.

Application procedures

See http://www.wildlifeacoustics.com/grant/application for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Grant recipients must be associated with a charitable, educational, or otherwise tax-exempt organization. Projects must make significant use of bioacoustics for data collection and/or analysis. The work must advance scientific knowledge and contribute to long-term conservation. The grant award must have a significant impact on the success of the project. The project should begin in the year that the application is submitted, or in the following year if the application is submitted in the off-season. Product eligibility details: •Submersible marine products including the SM3M shallow and deep water recorders and related accessories are ineligible.•SM2+, SM2BAT+, EM3+ recorders and related accessories are ineligible.•Accessories such as microphones and cables are eligible. However, 3rd party accessories such as SD cards, batteries and battery chargers are not eligible.•Song Scope and Kaleidoscope software licenses are eligible.

  • Eligible countries:
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

    Every quarter, Wildlife Acoustics will be giving away up to $5,000 of product to grant recipients worldwide. If they choose to make the results public, recipients will also have their work featured on our website and social media channels.

  • Application deadline:

    Deadline for applications is November 9, 2016.

Contact details:

Address: Wildlife Acoustics, Inc. 3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 210

Zip code: Maynard, MA 01754-2549

Phone: +1 978 369 5225

Site: http://www.wildlifeacoustics.com/

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The

Program name

Grants for Energy and Climate

General goals

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to solve social and environmental problems in the USA and internationally. The Foundation’s grant making for its environmental sub-program in Energy and Climate makes grants to strengthen global climate policy.

Areas of support

GOAL: To ensure that energy is produced and used cleanly and efficiently, with limited impacts on human health and the environment, and that global average temperatures increase less than 2°C to avoid the worst effects of climate change. There are now more than 7 billion people on earth. All of us need energy for everything from powering our homes and businesses to moving from place to place. Our collective challenge in the coming years is to find ways to meet our energy needs while reducing greenhouse gases and other pollutants that threaten our health and environment. The Hewlett Foundation’s Environment Program is committed to reducing these emissions to avoid the most severe effects of climate change. We pursue our goal with strategies in the following areas: •Clean Power:Increase renewable energy and energy efficiency while reducing fossil fuel development and use for electricity generation.•Clean transportation:Increase fuel efficiency and access to transit, biking and walking options, while constraining the growth of high-carbon fossil fuels for transportation.•Building broad support:Engage diverse members of the public.

Application procedures

Please see http://hewlett.org/grants/grantseekers for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    The Foundation does accept unsolicited Letters of Inquiry from organizations looking for funding in limited areas. Only on very rare occasions are grants awarded in response to these unsolicited funding inquiries. There are no deadlines for their submission. Organizations interested in applying for funding should follow the process outlined below. We encourage you to submit your Letter of Inquiry online whenever possible. Submissions received through the mail, fax, or email will take considerably longer to process, and we cannot guarantee a response.

  • Eligible countries:
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

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  • Application deadline:

    The Hewlett Foundation accepts unsolicited Letters of Inquiry at any time for itsEnergy and Climate grantmaking. Our Energy and Climate grantmaking is global, although our clean transportation grantmaking is mainly focused in China, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. Please note that most of our investments are made through organizations like theClimate Works Foundationand theEnergy Foundationthat regrant funds, although in select instances we make direct grants to organizations.

Contact details:

Address: 2121 Sand Hill Road

Zip code: Menlo Park, Ca. 94025

Phone: +1 650 234 4500

Fax: +1 650 234 4501

Site: http://hewlett.org/

Women Moving Millions

General goals

Our mission: To catalyze unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls. Who we are: We are community of courageous philanthropists Women Moving Millions is a growing community of over 220 members in eleven countries, each of whom have made a big, bold contribution of $1 million or more directly to organizations or initiatives of their choosing that work on behalf of women and girls. Women Moving Millions is a U.S.-based registered non-profit organization whose mission is to catalyze unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls around the world. Women Moving Millions is not a grantmaking institution. We are funded by angel members and corporate partners. Women Moving Millions’ members fund across a variety of issue areas, covering the full spectrum of global development issues from education and healthcare to clean water access and gender-based violence. What we do: We inspire big giving, strengthen bold leaders. We promote bold giving and inspire million dollar commitments to women’s organizations and initiatives. We amplify our members’ individual impact by sharing knowledge, strengthening skill sets, fostering leadership development, and leveraging networks. We leverage the collective power and impact of our community by offering platforms and opportunities for collective action.

Areas of support

Women Moving Millions seeks to inspire big, bold gifts to organizations focused on the advancement of women and girls. To this end, we think of ourselves as a “development engine”.We want to inspire, encourage and support your major donors, clients or members as they commit to making a million dollar pledge and join our community. No money flows to or through Women Moving Millions.Partnering with Women Moving Millions is a powerful way for your donors, clients and members to connect, learn and hone their leadership skills within a peer community of shared values. When you partner with Women Moving Millions, we devote ourselves to cultivating relationships with your major donors and inspiring them to give bigger + bolder to your organization.It costs precious time and money to engage donors. When you partner with us, you can leverage our programs and events as engagement tools. Your donors will be able to connect with experts—both guests and members—and learn about new programs, initiatives and philanthropic strategies.To learn more about our partnerships with non-profit organizations, funds, foundations and institutions, read our member profiles featured in ourVoices of Impact section. We are focused on building relationships with networks dedicated to empowering and connecting leaders, some of whom may have the capacity to give at the million dollar level to programs advancing women and girls.As a network partner, your members will have access to our events and programs to further develop their philanthropic skills and learn more about what it means to join our community. We work with philanthropic and financial advisors to cultivate relationships with your clients who have the capacity to give at the million dollar level to programs empowering women and girls.Our events and programs are open to you and your clients. For advisors, this is an opportunity to meet our community and introduce your clients to a global organization of like-minded peers.

Application procedures

Please see web site for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Please see web site for more information.

  • Eligible countries:
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Application deadline:

    Please see the web site for more information.

Contact details:

Address: Women Moving Millions 19 Fulton Street, Suite 301

Zip code: New York, New York 10038

Phone: +1 646 685 8171

Site: http://www.womenmovingmillions.org/

World Association for Christian Communication, The

General goals

The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) is a non-governmentalorganisation that builds on communication rights in order to promote social justice.Today, we offer guidance and support to people of all faiths, ethnicities, andcultures worldwide. We believe that everyone has the right to communicate and to be communicated to, inthe same way that they have the right to food, shelter, and security. In strategicalliances, we aim to be a catalyst for change for the common good, sharinginformation, knowledge, and experience in the field of communication. WACC has members in 120 countries. Working with them at local, national, and regionallevels, we address communication needs, strengthen capacities, advocate forcommunication rights, and tackle ongoing challenges such as the need for gender-sensitive reporting, peace-building, and participatory communication for development. As a global ecumenical association made up of individual, institutional, and faith-based members, we focus on advancing greater understanding and participation based oneveryone’s right to communicate openly and democratically about decisions and eventsthat affect their lives. Vision: Communication for All Mission: The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) is an international organization that promotes communication as a basic human right, essential to people’s dignity and community. Rooted in Christian faith, WACC works with all those denied the right to communicate because of status, identity, or gender. It advocates full access to information and communication, and promotes open and diverse media. WACC strengthens networks of communicators to advance peace, understanding and justice.

Areas of support

Community Radio: Community media are widely recognized by governments, international development agencies, and civil society organisations alike as key agents of participatory development. This is particularly true of community radio, which is a vital alternative both to state owned and commercial private radio. Community radio‘s affordability and reach make it a powerful agent of social change. Digital Frontiers: The aim of the initiative Pathways to Digital Frontiers: Communication Rights and Inclusion is to strengthen the work of civil society organizations (CSOs) at the national level in the use of citizen journalism to advance the democratic participation and active citizenship of marginalized peoples and communities. Gender and Communication: The initiative Communication Rights and Public Voices: Gender and Communicationsupports civil society organisations to conduct gender-focused media monitoring and to engage with media professionals on gender issues in media policy and practice. Poverty Reporting: The aim of the initiativeCommunication Rights and Public Voices: Monitoring news media reporting on rural poverty issuesis to support civil society organisations to create evidence-based public and media awareness of problems in mainstream media coverage of issues affecting the rural poor.

Application procedures

Please see www.waccglobal.org/our-actions/apply-for-a-grant for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Eligible countries:
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Application deadline:

    Call for proposals are issues occasionally, so please visit the web site for more information.

Contact details:

Address: WACC Canada 308 Main Street, Toronto ON

Zip code: Canada M4C 4X7

Phone: +44 207 735 2877

Email: info@waccglobal.org

Site: www.waccglobal.org