A crowdsourced database of competitions, grants, fellowships and awards in support of over 600 innovations that help NGOs, innovators, social enterprises, and developing-world communities leverage appropriate technology solutions to share and discover sustainable solutions to problems of poverty.
The first ever Sankalp Global Innovation Challenge (Sankalp GIC) is a call for innovative technology-based product solutions that can reach the Next 3 Billion (N3B) and contribute to inclusive development. The platform will recognize some of the best innovations from around the world for their relevance to the emerging markets in developing countries (developing Asia, Africa, and Latin America). Top innovators get to showcase their work at the Sankalp Global Summit along with a chance to win prize money upto $50k.
1 year grants that supports campaigns, collaborations, and coalitions that are current and former New York Foundation grantees addressing community organization, advocacy, public policy, and innovative approaches to address urgent nees in NYC.
Funds for summer internships in community organizing for young people 15-23 years old
10 week internship position for undergraduate students (junior or serniors preferred) to oversee the Summer Internship in Community Organizing (SICO) program which enables current grantees to hire young people who are interested in exploring the field of community organizing in NYC. Intern conducts site visits to the SICO interns, coordinates an orientation session, writes a report about the summer program, reviews proposals, participates in program meetings and grantee site visits, and attends funder briefings
Grants for new,untested organizations and general institutional support of up to $40,000 to $45,000 for each year of eligibility: start-up organizations are eligible for five consecutive years of support; other categories are eligible for up to three years. Grants are made for one year at a time, and grantees must reapply annually.
Core grantees have access to the Foundation’s extensive Capacity-Building Program, which offers grantees one-on-one consultation with experienced providers of nonprofit management assistance, monthly trainings, and access to the Small Grants Pool, which grantees can request small supplementary grants for technical assistance, leadership development, and to expand their capacity to engage in community organizing. Grants range from $250 to $5000
Brings together small, interdisciplinary groups of designers, economists, technologists and social innovators for an immersive residencey at the Rockefeller Foundation’s renowned Bellagio Center on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Serves as an incubator of unconventional, cross-disciplinary collaboration around critical topics relevant to the lives of poor and vulnerable populations, and also serves as a laboratory for the study of the nature of collaboration itself as a profound tool for creative problem-solving and solution development.
Grants support organization and advoacy groups with community-initiated solutions to solve local problems, constituents mobilizing for adequate and equitable resources, and groups organizing a collective voice among those whose voices have not been heard in New York City. Start-up organizations eligible for five consecutive years of support; other categories are eligible for up to three years. Grants are made for one year at a time, and grantees must reapply annually. Grants range from $40,000 to $45,000 for each year of eligibility.
Teams of talented graduate students work with affordable-housing organizations to develop innovative and comprehensive development proposals to address housing issues in Greater Boston, with up to $3k-10k in prizes
Venture capital firm providing funding to companies creating scalable, technology-driven social impact projects with initial investments of $25,000-$200,000 in early-stage companies. Strong preference for Bay Area-based companies, especially in Oakland and Berkeley.
Funding database that aims to support enterprises that change the world, as well as workshops that provide business development training for early-stage entrepreneurs who are post-revenue and pre-outside investment. Each year, Village Capital runs ten sector-based programs around the world, with half of their programs based in the US, and half based internationally.
The Rolex Awards for Enterprise supports pioneering work in five areas: applied technology, cultural heritage, environment, exploration and discovery, and science and health. Projects from all over the world are assessed on their originality, potential for impact, feasibility, and, above all, on the candidates own spirit of enterprise. Awards Laureates between 50,000 to 100,000 Swiss francs to advance their projects, worldwide publicity, and a Rolex chronometer.
The foundation funds and supports community-based programs, volunteer service projects, disaster relief and other initiatives to improve the quality of life in communities where Georgia-Pacific operates. GPF invests resources in four areas they believe make the most impact: education, environment, community enrichment and entrepreneurship.
Grants between $25,000 to $100,000 to existing non-profit organizations or programs focused on defined areas of interest including education, social services, environment, community development, arts and culture, and health.
Provides a $10k maximum grant to UG and Graduate students in the United States actively working for peace and justice. Grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international, anti-imperialist solidarity, with a strong preference to award grants to students who are planning on staying in the United States and building the progressive movement here.
Seeks to supports persons with charitable, religious, artistic, medical, ethical, educational, and scientific projects that promote the good of others. The twice-annual awards grants between $15k – $25k per applicant, given out by the Board of Trustees of the Trust have enabled scores of individuals to develop their passion for serving others.
The Blackstone Innovation Grants will be awarded to organizations that are tackling the big challenges facing entrepreneurship and that, through their work, are building an increasingly inclusive and prosperous society. The Foundation is looking for big, bold ideas – across sectors and in a variety of regions – that have the potential for creating lasting change at a major regional, national and/or global scale.
Offers competitions and awards cash prizes honoring entrepreneurial ventures and city, state and national governments supporting entrepreneurial ventures that are changing the world – helping to improve the quality of life and revitalize the environment and economy of communities and developing regions through sustainable transportation (New Mobility) enterprise. Competitions include: Global Grand Mobi, Michigan Mobi, Enterprising City/State/Nation Mobi, Mobi – x India: honoring New Mobility related entrepreneurs, big businesses and government agencies, and the New Opportunity: For Connected And Automated Mobility Solutions, as well as the People’s Choice Voting. Applicants receive access to the Mobi platform, a cyberspace that crowd sources, connects, honors and advances New Mobility enterprises globally.
Provides six innovators aged 30 or under cash prizes of $10,000 along with support and mentorship for projects involving innovative and scaleable technologies or initiatives that tackle challenges of sustainabile living related to one or more of the 8 Global Goals for Sustainabile Development (SDGs). One winner receives a $50k cash prize and is awarded at the HRH The prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreur Prize at an event in London and $25k worht of support and mentoring.
A total of $250,000 will be awarded to 18 partnerships that aim to improve the quality of life in Berkeley through education, art and culture, economic self-sufficiency, neighborhood development, and community safety. Each of the funded projects will be carried out collaboratively, featuring a partnership between a local organization and UC Berkeley, students, faculty or staff.
E4C is a hybrid organization with three integrated arms: An online academy, innovation lab, and a media platform. E4C’s mission is to improve the lives of underserved communities by better preparing the global development workforce, optimizing the solutions development cycle, and ensuring public health and safety.
Entrepreneurs receive non-equity fellowships, qualification for funded pilots, and preparation to attract venture capital. Tackles issues of public safety, including community stability, substance abuse, housing, neighborhood surveillance, re-entry employment, and youth/gang violence.
Global Development Incubator program that provides diagnostics, manpower, and networks to increase the scale, reach, and impact of social enterprises. Addresses several key initiatives including Agriculture, Development, Health, and Business.
India’s largest executive training program and organization database for leaders of non-profits and social businesses empowering them with funds, networks, leadership forums, partnerships, and skills to help them scale. Provides two programs: Leadership Development and Portfolio Support, and a large database of organizations addressing India’s most pressing problems.