About the Organization:

UNIFOR is a non-profit organization with more than 25 years of experience in managing foundations. They manage private foundations that support research and higher education, art and music and other non-profit purposes. Most of the foundations support purposes at UiO, NTNU, NMBU and the Norwegian Academy of Music, but also other non-profit purposes in, for example, municipalities. UNIFOR offers asset management and business management to foundations. They focus on sound management with a long-term investment analysis and low costs.

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges Grant Program

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges (MFMC) is a Norwegian foundation that supports communication projects which advance the transition to a low carbon economy.

MFMC supports projects that support urgent, large-scale transformation, with a focus on changing policies and practices in public or private institutions. The foundation’s priorities for the 2019-2023 period are to –

  • encourage and support innovation in climate communication
  • increase the number of voices and narratives in climate advocacy
  • help strengthen social and political movements that open up for radical change
  • concentrate on supporting European proposals

Please note that the foundation will not consider applications that have a purely local focus, that focuses on implementation of community-level projects such as forest conservation, tree planting, climate change adaptation, or that primarily seek to disseminate climate-related information to the general public.

MFMC traditionally announces six calls for applications every year, in two different categories: large and small grants.

Large Grants

  • In this category, MFMC is looking for projects typically in the range of EUR 20,000 to EUR 200,000, although larger projects may be considered.
  • The application process consists of two steps, where interested organizations are asked to initially submit a short pitch.
  • Based on this, the organization may be invited to submit a full application if the MFMC board finds the project appealing.

Small Grants

  • In this category, it is possible to apply for smaller grants of up to EUR 10,000 in a simplified one-stage process.
  • Applications will be assessed by the MFMC board based on its aims and strategy.

Deadline:  02.04.2021

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Name of the Organisation
Grant Amount
Euro 200,000
Closing date of Proposal
Friday, 02 April, 2021
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