#ShiftingFundingPractices

Shifting Funding Practices

We are Catalyst 2030 members and allies who are working to make the world a better and fairer place for everyone. We are calling on donors and funders to remodel their traditional practices to more effectively support grassroots organisations and sustainable social impact. We have co-written a letter that highlights the changes we are calling for. We invite all organisations working to improve the quality of people’s lives to sign it and join us in our open call to donors and funders.

Our world faces a cascading, connected set of pressing problems. To have any hope of making the world a better place by working towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we must more effectively confront the root causes of problems through transformative systems change. An increasing number of funders and organisations have realised that now is the time to advance global progress and find new ways of supporting change by shifting current funding/ finance practices and norms in the social sector. Organisations and individuals who have signed our letter and call to action below are inviting philanthropists of all types to embrace the following principles:

  • Give multi-year, unrestricted funding
  • Invest in capacity building
  • Fund networks
  • Create transformative rather than transactional relationships
  • Build and share power
  • Be transparent and responsive
  • Simplify and streamline paperwork
  • Offer support beyond the check
  • Collaborate with other funders
  • Embrace a systems mindset in your grant making
It won’t be enough to focus on implementing one or a handful of these principles. Instead, this is an opportunity to speed up social change by making all of these funding practices the new norms within the sector. We need rapid action to progress towards achieving the SDGs and rapid adoption of better financing practices and norms. There are straightforward tools and resources that interested donors can use to shift funding practices.

    For Organisations Considering Signing the Open Letter

    • Review the full letter below: An Urgent Invitation to Shift Funding Practices
    • If you are a member of a social change organisation interested in adding your name to the letter, ask an authorised representative of your organisation to submit one of the forms:

    An Urgent Invitation to Shift Funding PracticesAn Open Letter

    We are now in a stage of our civilizational journey where our world faces a cascading and interrelated set of global challenges that threaten the future for people and the planet. From endemic poverty, racial and gender inequity, species extinction, and deforestation, to growing fascism, and the climate crisis, the combination of these co-occurring and overlapping challenges signals that we urgently need to fundamentally transform the entrenched systems underlying these major problems.

    To have any hope of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reversing the destructive trajectory facing people and the planet, we must more effectively address root causes of complex problems, rather than treating symptoms. This is possible if we transform policies, practices, customs, mindsets, power dynamics and resource flows to achieve a lasting impact on a local, national, and global level. This is the work known as systems change. It is a comprehensive approach to social change that seeks to address the complex, large-scale, and deep characteristics of social issues.

    A key aspect of systems change is sustained collaboration. True systems change occurs when multiple players across sectors, disciplines, and social groups – including funders and movement leaders – work together towards common goals over extended timeframes.

    While we encourage funders to explore different opportunities to finance projects that can lead to social good, including those that offer some financial return to investors, achieving effective systems change, particularly the many aspects that need grant funding, will require a powerful shift from traditional philanthropic approaches where:

    1. funders tend to rely on sources of expertise to understand social impact that may not center the leadership and lived experience of those who are closest to the issues we seek to address;
    2. most funding goes toward alleviating symptoms of failing systems rather than towards the longer-term work of understanding, addressing, and mobilising change to address root causes;
    3. project-specific funding is given in short-term allotments, which also often involves excessive paperwork, transactional power dynamics, and an overreliance on short-term metrics to evaluate success; and,
    4. application processes and criteria can lead to unhelpful competition among organisations instead of incentivising the types of collaborations that are needed to change systems.

    An increasing number of funders and organisations are discovering that there is a real-time opportunity to advance global progress and model new ways of supporting change by shifting current funding practices that finance the social sector. These needed shifts span across multiple types of funders, including funding from private philanthropy, governments, and multilateral bodies.

    The following principles outline what we, a large group of civil society organisations and systems change innovators, as well as many philanthropic thought leaders and funder allies, believe to be the most critical and effective practices funders need to adopt as we tackle the complex problems facing our world today.

    We invite you to consider adopting the transformative grantmaking practices below. Given the powerful role of funders and donors in influencing the work and scope of organisations working on systemic issues, these shifts will better enable and empower the social sector and will foster multi-sectoral collaborations that work towards the types of systems changes that are urgently needed.

    Principles

    1. Give Multi-Year, Unrestricted Funding: Addressing root causes of inter-connected systemic problems requires continuous adaptation and learning over the long-term. Trusting organisations with general operating funds for multiple years (at least three to five years, and preferably longer) allows them the flexibility to take the necessary long-term, iterative approach to tackling big, complex, systemic problems. This type of flexible investment frees up organisations to adapt to changing conditions and enables nonprofits to focus on their mission-critical work rather than focusing on where next year’s grants may be coming from.  If a funder can only offer restricted project grants, make them multi-year and ensure they cover the actual direct (including staff salaries) and indirect costs of delivering impact (such as office rent and equipment).  Consider providing more than enough for these costs to enable nonprofits to grow a surplus and reserves.
    2. Invest in Capacity Building. Good ideas are not enough. Help your programme partners to build core organisational capacity and be responsive to what they say they need most. Nonprofits need to build a diverse set of capacities, either in their organisation or through their partners, to bring collective strength and sustainability to their work over time.  Funders who put restrictions on overhead costs constrain organisations ability to achieve optimal social impact.
    3. Fund Networks: Networks are tools in our social change toolboxes that support stakeholders to take collaborative action and to develop strategic initiatives that include multiple players who are part of the solution.  Networks are also an excellent source for capacity building for those participating, incentivising collaboration, experimenting with new approaches, and allowing course corrections to happen quicker and more efficiently.  Invest in infrastructure and coordination capacity for organisations to collaborate, build networks, and work together more efficiently and effectively.
    4. Create Transformative Rather than Transactional Relationships: We need to evolve from the corrosive power relationships that have characterised many interactions between funders and grantees to date. To achieve transformational change, we need to practice a partnership model where we all bring assets and gifts to the change at hand. Money is one of those assets, as is community knowledge, people power, relationships, expertise, economic power, and political clout. Effective systems change work relies on all of these assets. It also requires shared sensibility for listening, learning, humility, and collaboration. Funders can give up some of their power to build our collective power for impact.
    5. Build and Share Power: Non-profits and movement leaders have traditionally not been present in rooms where governments and corporations make big structural decisions. This is especially true for black-, indigenous-, and people of color-led organisations, as well as those led by women, young people, and people with disabilities. Funders can help rebalance these inequities. They can achieve this by sharing power with and building power for the social sector, giving more resources directly at the local level to organisations with local leadership and local ownership, and making more robust investments in organizations led by proximate leaders of color.  More inclusive decision-making structures and spaces need to be designed. These spaces should encourage general operating and capacity building support to help leaders win policies and practices that advance the SDGs in their arena of influence.  It is also important that funders are open to funding newer, early-stage social entrepreneurs and young entrepreneurs.
    6. Be Transparent and Responsive: Bring humility to your grantmaking and recognise the power imbalances in your relationships with programme partners. Communicate your equity journey with your grantees. Be crystal clear about your priorities and expectations. Be swift to say no if it’s not a good fit, and respond in a timely manner. The urgency of our challenges requires no less of us all.
    7. Simplify and Streamline Paperwork: Nonprofits spend too much time writing grant proposals and reports to satisfy funders’ requirements, while doing the difficult work of systems change and meeting regulatory conditions. Funders can help give time back by streamlining application processes, coordinating with other donors on due diligence and reporting, and aligning reporting with a systems change mindset. Reporting on systems change work is often more complex and nuanced than listing short-term outputs tied to individual projects.  As additional methods of evaluating impact, funders can be more open to stories as examples of progress. They can ask grantees what shifts in the system they are seeing over time, and they can talk to grantees about what’s working in their efforts and what is not.
    8. Offer Support Beyond the Check: Funders have more to offer than money alone. Be a connector. Make helpful connections for grantee partners to other possible funders and peer organisations, be curious and responsive to their needs, and create opportunities to showcase them and their work in channels to which you have access.  Support networks that build strong connections and provide platforms for collaboration rather than competition.
    9. Collaborate With Other Funders: Just as non-profits need to weave together networks to achieve scale, funders need to build ecosystems of investors in systems change work. Share knowledge, connections and expertise with other donors; enhance efficiencies through coordinated action; open doors for your grantees and walk through them together as partners. Connect with funders that are investing in similar areas and hold one another accountable for thinking broadly about your funding ecosystem and being intentional to include leaders and organisations that have historically and systemically had a hard time accessing funds from donors.
    10. Embrace a Systems Mindset in Your Grantmaking: Funders should embrace a systems change mindset with their grantees to address their chosen priority problem(s). The overall goal is to meaningfully shift the conditions that hold the problem in place.  This involves identifying, understanding, and addressing root causes of the problem(s) you are tackling.  This mindset also extends to thinking differently about evaluating and understanding impact over a longer-term horizon.

    Many funders can point to some of these principles where they are leading or making progress.  However, partial progress, while worthwhile, won’t be enough if we are to respond to the urgency of the complex needs facing us.  We call upon philanthropic sector leaders and different types of funders to commit to adopting all of these principles in meaningful ways within their organisations, so that our shared commitment and ability to achieve lasting social change is accelerated.

    Specifically, we ask for funders to commit to the following concrete, practical steps to show your support for these principles:

    1. Take the Funder Diagnostic on funding systems change, found here https://www.notion.so/Systems-Change-Funder-Self-Assessment-545c4fe1196f4fca8247d5060b055481. This is a comprehensive tool designed to support and inform the journey of shifting towards more systems change philanthropy. Develop concrete actions you will take based on the recommendations in the tool, work to improve your score over the next year or two, and commit to re-taking the Funder Diagnostic again to assess your progress.
    2. Make shifts towards the key elements of funding systems change, such as increasing funding given to groups that use systems change approaches, increasing the percentage of your grants that provide unrestricted core support, and increasing the percentage of your grants that are multi-year funding commitments.
    3. Revisit and streamline your grant-making processes. Identify at least one way that you can incorporate more perspectives or information from proximate leaders to help you shape your grant decisions.
    4. Hold yourself accountable to these principles by inviting feedback from your grantees on a regular basis, either through an anonymous grantee survey that you develop, a Grantee Perception Report, a staff survey, or other feedback mechanisms that you create to invite input.

    *Many of the principles in this letter are derived from three sources: Embracing Complexity, a collaborative report authored by Catalyst 2030, Ashoka, Co-Impact, Echoing Green, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the Skoll Foundation, and McKinsey & Company that reflected the perspectives of many social entrepreneurs across the world; The Trust Based Philanthropy Project; and principles of Racial Equity-Based Philanthropy.

    We look forward to working with you our shared journey to create lasting solutions to many of the biggest problems facing people and the planet today.

    Signed,

    A & O Beratung
    A Single Drop for Safe Water, Inc.
    Aadarsha Mahila Mandali
    Abhivruddi Society for Social Development
    ABRAPS – Associação Brasileira dos Profissionais pelo Desenvolvimento Sustentável
    Accelerating Appalachia
    Acceso
    Access Uganda
    Accountability Lab
    Accountable Impact
    ACF
    Acker e.V
    Action for Fundamental Change and Development
    Action for System Change
    Action Girls Foundation (AGF)
    Adarsh Mahila Griha Udyog
    Adarsh Mahila Mandal Suryapet
    ADENI
    ADET (Amis des Étrangers au Togo)
    Adilisha
    Adit Foundation Uganda
    Adolescent Health Centre
    Adolescent Protection Organization
    Advocacy for Widows Empowerment Foundation
    AESIR.Hk
    Aflatoun International
    Africa Capacity Alliance
    Africa Media Hub
    Africa Voices Dialogue
    African Coaches League
    African Education Program
    African Philanthropy Forum
    African Visionary Fund
    Agora Partnerships
    Agri Thamani Foundation
    Agriculture Republic Pakistan
    AgriGreen Nepal
    Agroarte Corporacion
    Aid to Artisans
    Aikyaa Collective
    Akili Dada
    Aliança Nacional Lgbtq+
    Alight
    All In One for Peace and Development
    Alternet
    Alter Global
    Amaly Legacy
    American Public Health Association
    American Sustainable Business Network
    AMH Group
    AMPLIFY Girls
    Anahat Foundation
    Andorra, Inc.
    Animarem
    Ankur Yuva Chetna Shivir
    Annai Therasa Makkal Sevai Maiyam
    Ansara Family Fund
    Antarang Foundation
    Anscharcampus
    Anza Entrepreneurs
    Antenas por los Niños A.C
    Apnalaya
    Apni Shala Foundation
    Apolitical Foundation
    APOPO
    APOWA
    Aqua-Farms Organization
    Arizona Sonora Border Projects for Inclusion
    Arogya World
    Ashankura
    Ashish Gram Rachna Trust
    Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
    ASPADI
    Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation
    Associacao Civil Live Lab
    Associação dos Amigos dos Animais de Nova Odessa
    Associação Educacional Cultural e Assistencial Miesperanza
    Associação Viva e Deixe Viver
    Association des Jeunes Pour le Developpement Communautaire, AJDC
    Association for Needy and Kindle the Illiterate through Action (ANKITA)
    Association Gabon Initiatives Jeunesse
    Astha Kunj Society
    Astronautical Association of Malaysa (AstroX)
    ATINATI
    Atma
    Aulia Adhyatmik Anusandhan Kendra
    Auromira Exports
    Awake Agriculture and Rural Development Society
    B Lab Africa
    B Lab Global
    Badlaav Samiti
    BagoSphere
    Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
    Banka Earth Foundation
    Barefoot College
    BasicNeeds – Ghana
    BasicNeeds Basic Rights – Kenya
    Be.modos
    BecauseYOU
    Beladingalu Mahila Okkuta
    Belenie
    Benetech
    Bengal Network of People Living with HIV(BNP+)
    Benson Hospital Inc. and GHIA Foundation
    Berojgar Mahila Sewa Samiti
    Bertha Centre for Social Innovation
    Bestrun
    Better Education
    Better World Cameroon
    The Bettr Group – Bettr Barista
    Bioregional Development Group
    Bio Natura Gabon
    Bisou Bailey Medical Dispensary
    Bites Philanthropies Inc.
    Black Fox Philanthropy
    BLAST Fest Ltd.
    Bless a Child Foundation
    Blessings in a Bag
    Blue Door English
    Bokitas Foundation
    Bong University Graduates Association (BUGA)
    BOP HUB
    Boresha Life Empowerment Kenya
    Bounce Beyond
    Boundless Minds
    Breakthrough
    Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
    Bright Future
    Brio Health Global
    Broadcast.org Media Foundation
    Build Change
    Building Markets
    Building Tomorrow
    Bukene Life Foundation
    Bunko Junko
    Building Pioneers UG
    Bundnis fur inklusives Wohnen e.V.
    Bunyala Youth Advocates and Civic Educators
    Butterly Works
    BWDA
    C-Sema
    Cadasta Foundation
    Caerobotics
    Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
    Caloocan Young Leaders Initiative
    Cancer Research Center – Kilifi & Biophyto Medical Freiburg
    Capito
    Caravan Learning Consultants
    Care2Communities
    CaribFarm Inc.
    CARM-DAKSH
    Catalysr
    Catalyst2030
    Catalyst Group
    CDI Global/Recode
    CELISO
    Cell4Change
    Cemefi
    Center for Advancement of Philanthropy
    Center for Economic Inclusion, University of Houston
    Center for Environment Education
    Center for Inspired Teaching
    Center for Open Social Innovation (COSI)
    Center for Victims of Torture
    Centre Artistique de Gitega
    Centre d’Encadrement et d’Appui en Faveur des Personnes Démunies
    Centre for People’s Empowerment and Rights Initiatives
    Centre for Social and Behaviour Change Communication
    Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion
    Centre for Water Sanitation & Health for Women
    Centro de Recuperação e Educação Nutricional (CREN)
    CERES
    CESBO
    České Centrum Fundraising
    Ceylon Artisanal Tea Association
    Chair is Social Impact
    Champion of Hope
    Chancen International Rwanda Ltd.
    Chandler Foundation
    Chandrodaya Social Welfare
    Change Alliance Pvt Ltd
    Changemakers’ Lab Pty Ltd
    CherYsh Trust
    Chikka Federation of India
    Child and Youth Protection Foundation
    Child Helpline International
    Child Rights Foundation
    Child Survival India
    Childline Kenya
    Children and Youth Development Initiative (CYDI)
    Children and Youth Support Organization
    Children’s Environmental Health Network
    Children International
    CIDA E3
    CIEDS Brazil
    Circonnact – Regenerative Circularity
    Circulatam BIC
    Citizen Bureau for Development and Productivity
    Citizen Leaders Lab
    Ciudad Saludable
    Clean and Health New York
    Climate + Energy Project
    Climate and Sustainable Development Action Club
    Climate Ventures
    Clinic+O
    Co2online gGmhH
    Co-Impact
    Co-Profit
    Cognition India
    Cohesion Foundation Trust
    Coimbatore Mavatta Thirunangaigal Nala Sangam
    CoLive – Industree
    Collaboratio Helvetica
    Collaboration Associates
    Collaborative Value Partners Africa
    Collective Capital Philanthropy
    Collective Change Lab
    Collective Energy
    Collective Futures Ltd.
    College for Social Innovation
    Columba Leadership
    Colombia Cuida a Colombia
    Committed Communities Development Trust
    Common Future
    Common Goal
    Community Action for Sustainable Development
    Community Capacity Builders
    Community Development Centre
    Community Forum
    Community Health and Development Foundation (CHADF)
    ComMutiny The Youth Collective
    Compass Education
    Confidence of Success Academy
    Conserve India
    Consolidated Contractors Group (Offshore)
    Consultoria de Comunicação
    Consumer Action Network Mental Health Lanka (CAN MH Lanka)
    COPAVE
    Corlett Fundraising
    CorStone
    Corazonar AC
    Council for Young Africans in Tanzania
    Creanial Hub Ltd.
    Creative Dignity
    Creative Lab for Empowerment and Education
    Creative Reaction Lab
    Creatnet Education
    CREN
    Crikx & Co.
    Crisis Action
    Crisis Textline
    Cultural Association for Mass Education and Liberation (CAMEL)
    curaJOY
    CWIN Nepal
    DaanMatch
    Daily Dump
    Dandelion Africa
    Dar Erteqa
    Dasra
    Deeksha Mahila Welfare Society
    Delwik Group
    Deshpande Foundation
    Design Beku
    Designathon Works
    Development Action for Women in Need Society (DAWN)
    Dharmapuri Mavatta Pengal Mampattu Sangam
    Dhwani Rural Information Systems Private Limited
    Dialeb – National Diabetes Organization
    DiaM Life Inc.
    Digital Divide Data
    Die Kunst der Inklusion
    Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)
    Digital Opportunity Trust – Ethiopia
    Digital Opportunity Trust – Jordan
    Digital Opportunity Trust – Lebanon
    Digital Opportunity Trust – Tanzania
    DIKSHA
    Dimagi
    Direct Create Pvt Ltd
    Disability Empowerment Consulting and Coaching
    Disha Mahila Bahuddeshiy Sanghatna
    Donut Berlin
    Door Step School Foundation
    Dorcas Aid International Albania
    Dr. Mega Consulting (DMC)
    Dream a Dream
    Dream Village
    Dubarah
    Eagle Wings Organization
    Earth Regenerative Project Sierra Leone
    East Side Institute
    ECHO India
    Echoing Green
    ecoAmerica
    ECOclicko Hub
    EcoPeace Middle East
    Edna Inter-Arabe
    Edu-fy Pty Ltd
    EducAid Sierra Leone
    Educate Girls
    Educate!
    Educate2Envision International
    Education for Employment
    Education The Legacy (ETL)
    Eduwezo
    Ek-asha.org
    Ekibeki Association
    Ekta
    ElderAID Wellness Pvt Ltd
    Elders Council for Social Entrepreneurs
    Elevate Prize Foundation
    Elikya Ville
    Elim Springs Foundation
    Elite Youths of Anam Foundation
    Emanate International
    Émergence Afrique (EMAF) SARL
    Empowered Girls
    Empowering Plans Tanzania
    Empowervate
    EmprendedorSocial.org
    EMPSSS – Erode Mavatta Pengal Suya Sakthi Sangam
    Enable the Disable Action (EDA)
    Enactus
    Enda Interarabe
    Enfold Proactive Health Trust
    Enseña por Colombia
    Enviro Impi
    Environmental Conservation Society (ECOS)
    EON Foundation
    EPT
    Equip Liberia
    Equity4Humanity
    ERAN
    Ertler Impact
    Ess Creative and Legal Foundation
    Ether India
    Ethio SciTech Engineering Group Plc.
    Etkei Women Group
    Eureka Latam
    Every Infant Matters
    Evoidentia Benefit Company
    ExoImpact
    Faded Black Innovations
    Fahamu Sheria Foundation T/A Sheria Kiganjani
    Fair Trade Group Nepal
    Fair Trade USA
    Fairtrasa International
    Faith Dawah Foundation
    Family Engage for Action Foundation (FAEAF)
    Farm2Food Foundation
    Faudar Rural Educational Society for Harijans
    FBAC
    Ferme d’Espoir
    Finemind
    Finnish Refugee Council
    Fix Forward Trust
    Flare Governance ASBL
    Fletchwerk 2+1 gGmbH
    For All Foundation
    Forest Trends Association
    Forum for African Women Educationalists Kenya
    Free The Mind Co
    Friebelab.org
    Friends of Kenya Rising
    Friends of Rural Development Society (FRDS)
    Friends International
    Fullness Society Enterprises Society
    Fundação Amor Horizontal
    Fundação Laço Rosa
    Fundacion Capital
    Fundación Comparte por Una Vida Colombia
    Fundación EPAS
    Fundación Escuela Nueva/Volvamos a la Gente
    Fundación Gloria Kriete
    Fundación Inmula (inclusion al mundo Laboral)
    Fundación Paraguaya
    Fundación San Ramón Carbono Neutral – Healing Trees
    FUNDER
    Future Foundations and Global Social Leaders
    Gabriella Children’s Rehabilitation Centre
    GAMANA
    GAMBA/Media
    Gardens for Health International
    Garment Solutions
    GCHERA
    Gender Accountability for Peace and Security
    GeXtión Consultores
    GFS Consulting Group
    Ghaswala Vision Foundation
    Girl MOVE Academy
    Girl Up Initiative Uganda
    Girls Education Mission International
    Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS)
    Girls Empowerment Sierra Leone (GESL)
    Girls Not Brides
    Girls to Lead Africa
    Glaring Future Foundation
    Glasswing
    Global Citizen Year
    Global Concerns India
    Global Education Futures
    Global Footprint Network
    Global Foundation for Advancement of Environment and Human Wellness
    Global Fund for Children
    Global Health Corps
    Global Initiative for Women and Children
    Global Knowledge Initiative
    Global Peace Foundation
    Global Witness
    GlocAllia
    Glovill Foundation
    Gnana Deepam Sevai Maiyam
    Good Market
    Goodfolks
    GoodFood Agric Enterprises
    GoodWeave International
    Goonj
    Gopabandhu Seva Parisad
    GoPhilanthropic Foundation
    Gram Vaani (OnionDev Technologies Pvt Ltd)
    Gram Vikas
    Grameen First Eco Business Foundation
    Gramhal
    Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities
    Grass-up Now Development Consortium
    Grassroots Agency for Urban and Rural Development
    Grassroots Development Initiatives Foundation-Kenya(GRADIF-Kenya)
    Greater Than Equal
    Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
    Green Collect
    Green Foundation
    Greencare Rwanda Ltd
    Greenwood Place
    Grove Collective Foundation
    Grupo Interdisciplinario de Tecnología Rural Apropiada A.C.
    Gujarat State Network of People Living with HIV AIDS
    H&M Foundation
    H.M. Queen Silvia’s Foundation – Care About The Children
    Hactar
    Hailord Foundation
    Hakizetu Organization
    Hale Africa
    Hands of Compassion
    HAQ: Centre for Child Rights
    Haritika
    Head Held High Foundation
    Healing Fields Foundation
    Health and Environmental Management Initiatives
    Health Builders
    Health Care Without Harm
    Health in Harmony
    Health Leads
    Healthy Liberia
    HeartBeat Clowns NPC
    Helping Hand Foundation
    Helping Hands Kenya
    Higherlife Foundation
    Hogso Dijbouti
    Homeless World Cup Foundation
    Home of Hope Jinja Uganda
    HOME Storytellers
    HoonArts Fair Trade LLC
    HOPE
    Hope for the Future
    Hope On Foundation
    House of Hilkiah Foundation
    HumanQind
    Hybrid Social Solutions, Inc.
    I Can Fly International
    IBLF Global
    I3L – Social Impact Investment, UNP Lda
    ICI Network
    Ideas 2 Impact
    IDIS – Instituto Para o Desenvolvimento de Investimento Social
    IKEA Foundation
    Imaflora
    Imago Dei Fund
    Impact Coaching and Consulting
    Impact Edge Lab, Srishti Manipal Institute of Art Design and Technology
    Impact Hub – Liberia
    Impact Innovator
    ImpactDev Africa
    Impact.to – Negócios Sustentáveis
    Independent Diplomat
    Indian Development Coalition of America
    India Foundation for Humanistic Development (IFHD)
    Indian Grameen Services
    Indian Housing Federation
    Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)
    Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals
    Industree Foundation
    Infinit Impact
    Infinite Hope for Vulnerable Africa
    Inherit Your Rights
    inhive
    Innoveight Hub Uganda
    Institute for Community Prosperity
    Institute for Development Studies and Practices – Pakistan
    Institute for Environmental Protection (IFEP), Inc.
    Institute for Liberatory Innovation
    Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA)
    Institute of Health Management Pachod (IHMP)
    Institute of Social Responsibility and Accountability
    Instituto Dara
    Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Talentos
    Instituto Devolver
    Instituto H &H Fauser para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável
    Instituto Refazer
    Instituto Vita
    Integrate Health
    Integrated Brilliant Education Limited
    Integrity Action
    Intention 2 Impact, Inc.
    Inter-Connected
    Interfaith Power & Light
    International Bridges to Justice
    International Budget Partnership
    International Center for Transitional Justice
    International Organization for Family and Child Welfare
    International Social and Economic Development Team Ltd.
    iNua Foundation
    Inventorium Pty Ltd
    IPA Instituto Pérola do Atlântico
    IPÊ – Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research)
    Iskin Social Innovation Association
    ISOKO Leadership Workshop
    It Ends Here Swihela-Lani Foundation
    It-willbe.org
    J.M. Education and Research Center (JMERC)
    Jaggery (An Initiative of the Meaningful Design Foundation)
    Jambo Bukoba e.V.
    Jambo for Development
    Jeevana Rekha Mahila Sangam
    Jesus Koazeah Childcare Center Inc.
    Jitolee Voluntary Service Association
    JJMAS CO Gulbarga
    Juju Care Medic
    Jumuiya Women Fund
    Just Transition Alliance
    Jyoti Bahuudesiya Sevabhavi Sanstha
    Kabubbu Development project
    Kadesh International
    Kairos & Heart LLC
    Kajo Keji Health Training Institute
    Kaleidoscope Lights
    Kenya Community Sports Foundation
    Kerwa Child and Family Programme
    Kezzler
    Kezzy Diversity & Inclusion Solutions
    Kharazmi University
    Khulisa Social Solutions
    Kiambu Pamoja Trust
    KickStart International
    Kijiji Yeetu
    Kilombero Organization for Community Development
    Kiota Social Innovation Center
    Klranammahila Samaikya Sangam
    Kkfdesigns
    KMSS
    Kolkata Sanved
    Kopernik
    Kopin
    Kovel Foundation
    Kuja Kuja
    Kyaninga Child Development Centre
    La Mano del Mono
    LA PeaceHub – MasterPeace
    La Strada Ukraine
    Labournet
    Landesa
    Last Forest Enterprises
    Last Mile Health
    Last-Report.com
    Lean Finder Consulting Pte. Ltd.
    LEAP Africa
    Learning Curve Foundation
    Learning in Practice
    Learning Initiative for India (LIFI)
    Learning Lions
    Learning Space Foundation
    Lebanese Development Network (LDN)
    Legado
    Leher
    Lekdis Nusantara Indonesia
    LendForGood
    Lending Hands Initiative
    LESA Communications
    Let There Be Light International
    Lifeline Energy
    Lifeline Technologies Trading Ltd.
    Lifeline/Childline Zambia
    Linda Mazingira Initiative Kenya
    Linka Detskej Istoty/Child Safety Line Slovakia
    Lipok Social Foundation
    Little Home Farms and Consultancy Limited
    LiveLab
    Living Goods
    Lwala Community Alliance
    Lyra in Africa Organization
    M’Lop Tapang
    Macramedecor Craft Pvt Ltd
    Madlug C.I.C
    Maghazi Community Rehabilitation Society
    Maghtech
    Mahaguthi Craft With Conscience
    Mahilakranti-Uttarkannada
    Make A Difference
    Maklumy Technology Services Limited
    Malema Foundation Tanzania
    Mansit Housing CIC
    Manzil Mystics
    MapBiomas
    Margadarshi Action for Social Service
    Marine Stewardship Council
    Markevitch Media GmbH – ikonoTV
    Marquise House
    MASS
    Mayari
    Meaningful Design Foundation
    Media Concern Initiative
    Medic
    Mentor Services
    Mercy and Peace Creation
    Metabolic
    Metamorphany Changemakers
    Micky Foods Ltd.
    MicroMentor
    Migrants Commission
    MIHOSO International Foundation
    Million Sparks Foundation
    Ministry of Education – Morocco
    Mirlab
    MOAS – Migrant Offshore Aid Station
    Moms for a Nontoxic New York
    Moonkil Kaadu Trust
    Monsapo
    Mordecai Care Foundation of Nigeria
    More4Women.org
    More In Common
    Moroccan Center for Civic Ed
    Moroccan Center for Inclusive Development
    Mother Society
    Mother Theresa Charitable Trust
    Mount Valley Development Association
    Movilizatorio
    Movimento Bem Major
    Mozaik Foundation
    mPedigree
    Mukisa Foundation
    MukkaMaar
    Mushrooming Legal, Economic, and Environmental Aid for Communities (MLEEACO)
    Muso
    Mwasenda Development Intervention
    myAgro
    N’weti Health Communication
    Naarisaksham
    Nadácia Otvorenej Spoločnosti Bratislava /Open Society Foundation / NOS-OSF
    Naman Seva Samiti
    National Center for Family Philanthropy
    National Family Farm Coalition
    National Mentorship Movement
    Navasrushti International Trust (DBM INDIA)
    Navyasri Mahila Welfair Society
    Ndu Ike Akunuba (NIA)
    NECY Sri Lanka
    Neighbourhood Environment Watch Foundation
    Nepal Development Initiative
    NETRI Foundation
    Network of Engagement International Donors (NEID Global)
    New Age Services, Inc.
    NewMusicSA
    Next Stage Consulting
    NEXUS
    NGO Ivorary
    Nguyen-Phuong Family
    Ni Hekima Pekee Organization
    Nidan
    Nimba United for Progress
    Nisarga Society
    NIWCYD
    NMSPMS – Namakkal Mavatta Sabarmathi Pengal Mempattu Sangam
    Noora Health
    Nourishing Africa
    Nova Scotia Parent Cross-Cultural Organization (NSPCC)
    Novamedia/Postcode Lottery Group
    Now and Tomorrow Uganda
    Now-U
    Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
    OCPH-Caritas Guinee
    One Acre Fund
    One Earth Toys
    One Family Foundation
    One Future Collective
    One Ride Mobility
    One Village Partners
    ONG Deborah
    ONG Sante Animale Afrique (SAA)
    OpenNet For All Zambia
    OpEPA
    Opportunity Foundation Trust
    ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration
    Organization for Rare Diseases India
    Organization for Social and Economic Development (OSED)
    Organization of African Youth
    Organisation of Special Needs Education Teachers (OSNET)
    Orkeeswa
    Overcome
    Pacific Links Foundation
    Pahel Pakistan
    Palestinian Family Support Association
    Pamodzi Child Africa
    Pandemic Action Network (PAN)
    Panorama Global
    PARTNER Liberia
    Partners in Health
    PathFinder, Global Development Consulting
    Peace and Action Worldwide
    Peace by Piece International
    Peace Trust
    PeaceBuilders Canada
    Pemba Child Rights Environmental and Malaria Control Organization (PECREMACO)
    People’s Action in Development (PAID)
    People’s Initiative Network (PIN)
    PHenergy-Liberia
    Phicus Social Solutions
    Philanthropy Circuit
    Pillar for Africa Development (PAD)
    Pintura Suma
    PlanetRead
    Plan International Brasil
    Play Verto Global
    Polaris
    Politics for Tomorrow
    Potential Enhancement Foundation
    Potential Leaders for Sustainable Future
    Powering Potential, Inc.
    Powering Young Initiatives
    PRADAN
    Pragathi
    Pragati Abhiyan
    Pragati Koraput
    Pragya Seeds Nepal
    Pramsangammahilamandali
    Prem Samriddhi Foundation
    Premia Maisha Foundation
    Prikkle Academy
    Primary Education Project Diocese of Hyderabad Church of Pakistan
    Progressive Women and Children of Liberia
    Project Blackthorn
    Project Jeune Leader
    ProjectTogether
    Project Schoolhouse
    Project Soar
    Projekt Inspire
    Prosperfit.org
    Prosser Projects
    Protsahan India Foundation
    Proximity Designs
    Purpose Alliance
    PVCHR
    Pwani Teknowgalz
    Pygmy Survivor Alliance
    Questscope
    Raaha
    Raising Voices
    RD Innovative Planning
    Reach for Change
    Reading to Learn South Africa
    ReadyFundGo
    REAL Consulting Group
    Recovery Youth With Vision
    REDAPPE
    Refugee Innovation Centre
    Refugees for Prosperity
    Rehabilitation Aids Workshop by Women with Disabilities (RAWWD)
    Republica Media
    Research Development Services Ltd.
    Réseau pour la Promotion et l’Autonomisation de la Femme Rurale
    Resham Sutra Pvt Ltd.
    Resiliencia Activa
    Resource Centre for Participatory Development Studies (RCPDS)
    Retrak.com.mx
    RIAHSAH Co.
    Riders for Health
    RightWalk Foundation
    Riverside Development Organization (RDO) Trust
    RLabs Tanzania
    Roosevelt Park Ministries
    Root Capital
    Rosa Es Rojo, Inc.
    Rubaroo Breaking Silences Foundation
    Rudramadevi Mahila Mandali CBO
    Rural Action Lab
    Rural and Environmental Development Society (REDS)
    Rural Coalition
    Rural Development Welfare Society (RDWS)
    Rural Education Development Society
    Rwamagana Leaders School
    Rwanda Biosolution
    Rwanda Village Community Promoters (RVCP)
    S&P Travel Consulting
    SA Harvest NPC
    Saaras Foundation
    Saborear la Vida
    Safe Space Initiative
    Sahil
    Sajjata Sangh
    Sakale Development Foundation
    Sakthi – Vidiyal
    Salaam Baalak Trust
    Salem Pengal Nalavazhu Sangam
    Salem Thirunangaigal Nala Sangam
    Samarthan-Centre for Development Support
    Samposhan
    Sanid Organization for Relief and Development (SORD)
    Sanitation First
    Sanjeevani Kalyan Samiti
    SANJOG
    SANKALP JYOTI
    Sanku Project Healthy Children
    Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal
    Santhi Archana Ministries
    Sara Seva Sansthan Samiti
    Sasha Association for Craft Producers
    Savvy Tech Girls Initiative
    SAYes Mentoring
    SCODWES
    SDG Changemakers
    SEARCH
    Search for Common Ground
    Sector3 Social Venture Group
    SEEDS
    Segal Family Foundation
    Self Employed Padmini VNA
    Semilla Nueva
    Serlo Education e.V.
    SERVE (Society for Education, Research, and Vision of Expansion)
    Set Her Free
    Seva Mandir
    Sevalink
    SEVICS
    Shaishav
    Shakthi CBO Gokak
    Shakti Leadership
    Sharing Strategies
    Sheafam & Tam Limited
    Shiksharth Trust
    Shine Literacy
    Shinyanga Ecovillage Youth Transition Initiative (SET-YOUTH-I)
    Shirika La Usawa Wa Kijinsia Tz (Sukita)
    Shiwamila
    Shoe Waste
    Shonaquip Social Enterprise
    ShortKode Technologies Ltd
    Shramjiva Janata Sahayyak Mandal
    Shreni Community Trust
    Shristi
    Siaya Community Library
    SIC4CHANGE
    SIFFS
    SILLAB Africa
    Silulo Ulutho Technologies
    Sima Community Based Organization
    Simmons Center for Global Chicago
    Simple Education Foundation
    Siorosa Anyango Foundation
    Skills21
    Skoll Foundation
    Small Scale Livestock and Livelihoods Program (SSLLP)
    Small Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund (S3IDF)
    Smart Ladies Initiative
    SMSWS
    SNAES
    Social Action of Next Guide Rural Awareness in Health Sansthan
    Social Awareness Build Active Leader Ability (SABALA)
    Social Change Innovators
    Social Education Economical Development Society (SEEDS)
    Social Enterprise Community
    Social Gastronomy Movement
    Social Impact Movement
    Society for Advance of Science and Technology in the Arab World
    Society for Environment Protection and Education Development
    Society for Himalayan Environment and Geology
    Society for National Integration through Education and Humanizing Action (SNEHA)
    Society for Orphan, Neglected, and Youth (SONY)
    Society for Rural Environment and Development (SRED)
    Society for Solidarity and Reconstruction
    Socio Economic Development Trust
    Socion
    Soft Power Health
    Solar Health Uganda
    Solar Sister
    Solid Foundation School Nursery and Elementary School
    Solidarite des Femmes, Filles Et Enfants De La RDC Pour Le Developpement de la RDC Solifede
    Songambele Initiative Organization
    SOSEC Nepal
    Soukhya Sanjeevini Samsthe
    Soulace Africa
    Spandana Sri
    Spark Health Africa
    Special Children’s Trust
    Spectra Organization
    Speed Sourcing
    SPMS – Sudar Oli Pengal Mempattu Sangam
    SPREAD
    Spring Health Water India Pvt Ltd
    Sri Durgashakthi ADIS Tadegattuva Mahila Sanga Davanagere Dvg
    Sri Lakshmi Pengal Munnetra Sangam
    SRIJAN (Self Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action)
    SSP
    St. Francis Health Care Services
    Stamp CleanTech Ltd
    Start-Up Kids
    StartSomeGood
    Steer for Change Mother and Newborn Foundation
    Stiftelsen MusikBojen
    STREAT
    Street2School_NG
    Stiftung Drachensee
    Study Hall Educational Foundation
    Sudanese Coalition for Education For All
    SUJUKWA (Collaborative Solutions for Health Professionals)
    Sukjanwellfare Seva Sanstha
    SuperCoop Berlin eG
    Supply Change
    Survivor Alliance
    Sustainable Beekeeping & Human Development (SuBeHuDe)
    Sustainable Cities Africa
    Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Kenya
    Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)
    SustainaMetrix, LLC
    Swagathi Mahila Sangam
    Swasti Health Catalyst
    Synergy Sansthan
    Synertium
    Systems Entrepreneurs Advisors
    TackleAfrica
    TAAP Foundation
    Tai Tanzania
    Taller Salud
    Tangaza University College
    Tanzania Agricultural Modernization Association
    Tanzania Rural Health Movement
    Tanzania Sign Language Translation Department
    Te Mana Consortium
    TeachSurfing gUG
    Teach A Man To Fish
    Teach for Afghanistan
    Teach for All
    Teach for Nigeria
    Teach for Uganda
    Teach for Viet Nam
    Teach the Nation
    TeachUNITED
    TeamADL CIC
    TeamRudy
    Teamwork Arts
    Tech Matters
    Tekchills Foundation
    Thankyou Charitable Trust
    Tejiendo Redes Infancia en América Latina y el Caribe
    TETO Brazil
    The Action Foundation
    The African Leadership Institute (Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship)
    The Akanksha Foundation (India)
    The Association of People with Disability
    The Center for Memories
    The Confluencers Ltd.
    The Crux Organization and Leadership Development
    The Dawn of Obunga CBO
    The Diatribe Inc
    The Flourish Initiative
    The Funders2025 Fund
    The Gender Lab
    The Girls Foundation of Tanzania
    The God Theresa Mahila Mandali
    The Good Lobby
    The Great Lakes Development and Relief Services (Gladers)
    The Greenlight Office
    The History Co:Lab
    The Idea Studio
    The IRDWSI
    The Languages of Energy
    The Matale Line
    The New Wash Burn Foundation (NWBF)
    The Phoenix School Program
    The Popular Inspiring and Relief Organization (PIRO)
    The Power of Heels Foundation
    The Resilient Foundation
    The Saville Foundation
    The Social Makeover
    The Stephen School for the Deaf
    The Systems Sanctuary
    The Toa Nafasi Project
    The Umundu Activism
    The Weaving Lab
    Think Help Restore (THR) Media
    Think Opal
    TICAH
    Ticket for Change
    TIN Ventures Ltd
    TIP Global Health
    TLC Impact Fund
    Tostan
    Toynovo
    Trabajo Y Persona
    Trade + Impact
    Traidcraft Exchange
    Transformations Community
    Transforming Philanthropy, LLC
    Trees, Water, & People
    TRU2U Communications
    Triaphon gGmbH
    TrueFootprint
    Tu Consejeria
    Tulia’s Artisan Gallery
    Tumkkas Community Based Organization
    Tunza Dada
    Tutorum Technologies
    Twaweza East Africa
    Twende
    Twenty Five Doors
    U-Go
    UAA
    Ubuntu Lab Institute Ltd., Zambia
    Ubuzima Innovation Hub
    Udaya Rekha Mahila Mandali
    UDYAMA
    Ujas Mahila Sangthan
    UKC
    Umoja Tanzania Inc.
    Umoja Wa Wawazeshaji KIOO
    Union of Crisis Centers of Kazakhstan
    Unique Foundation of The Gambia
    United Artists Association
    United Youth for Peace Education Transparency
    Univeridad Cooperative de Colombia
    University of Geneva
    University of Houston, Center for Economic Inclusion, SURE Program
    University of Ilorin, Nigeria
    Unlimited Friends Association for Social Development
    UNOADD
    Upaya Social Ventures
    Urban Core Collective
    URJA Trust
    UTEPCO
    Utthan
    Uwezo Tanzania
    Uwezo Youth Empowerment
    Vaga Lume
    Validaid
    VAMOS Concertación Ciudadana
    Vanitha Mythri Public Welfare Society
    VartaLeap
    Vase of Transportation
    Venezia Autentica/Overtourism Solution
    Verite
    Victory Educational and Welfare Society (VEWS)
    Videre est Credere
    Vidivelli Thirunangaigal Nala Sangam
    Vidya Gyan India
    Vihaan
    Vihara Innovation Network
    Village Farmers Initiative (VFI)
    Village HopeCore International
    VillageReach
    Vision for Africa Foundation Network NG
    VisionSpring
    Visualiza Consultoria
    Vitamin Angels
    Viventis
    Vivekananda Youth Forum and edYouth Learning Foundation
    VKS Sharanya Welfare Society
    Voice of the Free – VF Foundation Inc.
    Voluntary Health Association of Tripura
    VOW for Girls
    VPMS – Vellore Pengal Mempattu Sangam
    Vruksh Ecosystem Foundation
    Vrutti
    Vulnerable Child Care Liberia Inc.
    Wakulima Agri-Food Company Ltd
    War Child
    Waste Warriors Society
    Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)
    Water for People
    Water.org and Water Equity
    We Love Reading
    West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT)
    WeThrive
    WHAIafrica
    Whiz Kids Workshop
    Whole Child International
    Wicked Lab
    Wilmette Institute
    Wise Steps Group
    WITH GLOBAL Ltd.
    WITNESS
    WOHN:SINN – Bündnis für inklusives Wohnen e.V.
    Women Development Centre
    Women’s Voices of the Earth
    Wonder Liberia
    Working Capital Innovation Fund
    World Bicycle Relief NFP
    World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) Asia
    World Health Partners
    World Talent Economy Forum
    World Toilet Organization
    Worldreader
    WoteSawa Domestic Workers
    Y-East
    Yagazie Foundation
    Yayasan Inovasi Pembangunan Hijau
    Yekpare Social Enterprise Turkey
    YEPAO
    Yesil Cember – ökologisch interkulturell gGmbH
    Young Generation of Tajikistan
    Young Generation of the World
    Young Strong Mothers Foundation (YSMF)
    Young Women Mentoring and Development Program
    Your Story Global
    Youth and Women for Opportunities Uganda
    Youth Dreamers Foundation
    Youth for Social Development
    Youth Horizons, Kenya
    Youth@work
    Youthaid-Liberia (YAL)
    YouthBuild USA
    YSD
    Ywaste Solutions
    ZAI Veterinary Center Co Ltd
    Zaikomena
    Zen Consortium
    Zorgvrijstaat
    2811
    3BL Associates
    10,000 Mujeres Unidas por Mexico

    —Updated on 15 July 2022

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