The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges (MFMC) is a Norwegian foundation that is dedicated to supporting climate communication projects that contribute to the transition to a low carbon economy. The foundation’s focus is on projects that promote urgent, large-scale transformation and aim to change policies and practices in public or private institutions.
For the period of 2019-2023, the MFMC has outlined its priorities, which include encouraging and supporting innovation in climate communication, increasing the diversity of voices and narratives in climate advocacy, and strengthening social and political movements that advocate for radical change. Additionally, the foundation is concentrating on supporting European proposals.
It is important to note that the MFMC will only consider applications that align with its strategy. Applications that have a purely local focus, or that primarily focus on community-level projects such as forest conservation, tree planting, climate change adaptation, or the dissemination of climate-related information to the general public, will not be considered.
The MFMC announces six calls for applications every year, divided into two categories: large and small grants. In the large grants category, projects typically range from EUR 20,000 to EUR 200,000, although larger projects may be considered. The application process consists of two steps, starting with the submission of a short pitch. If the project is deemed appealing by the MFMC board, the organization may then be invited to submit a full application.
For smaller projects, the MFMC offers small grants of up to EUR 10,000. The application process for small grants is simplified and consists of a one-stage process. Applications will be assessed by the MFMC board based on the foundation’s aims and strategy.
For more information about the application process, including frequently asked questions (FAQs), please visit the MFMC website at For more information visit: https://unifor.no/stiftelser/the-minor-foundation-for-major-challenges/