Apply for The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges

Deadline Date: May 31, 2024

Donor Name: UNIFOR

Grant Size: $100,000 to $500,000

Applications are now open for the Minor Foundation for Major Challenges to support advocates of climate change mitigation.

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


  • 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 


  • 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.   


  • The average duration of supported projects is one year. Grants are usually not given for longer periods. If you present convincing arguments for a longer project period, the board may make an exception. The project must be carried out during the stated period.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The calls for applications are open to international applicants.
  • The MFMC supports projects that support urgent, large-scale transformation, with a focus on changing policies and practices in public or private institutions.
  • The foundation only considers applications that clearly fall under its strategy.
  • It is possible to submit one application per user account per call for applications. This means you can simultaneously apply for a small and large grant, but not submit two or more applications for a large (or small) grant.
  • If your organization wants to apply for large grants for two or more different projects, you will have to request a second (and so forth) user account. A new contact person must be named for each user account.
  • 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. 

For more information, visit UNIFOR.

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