Alliance for Global Good Funding Supports Nonprofit Mission and Sustainability
April 1, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building upon the success of its 2012 launch, the Alliance for Global Good today announced the opening of the Second Round of competition for grants from its Innovation Fund. Venture philanthropy grants of up to
will be made to support nonprofits in implementing mission-relevant, revenue generating strategies.
"The tremendous diversity of our
first round grantees
—which ranged from the pursuit of organic certification for nuts grown in the High Atlas Mountains of
so as to multiply gross revenue many times over, to an order of Catholic Nuns running a cyber cafe in the Congo—points up the immense need for this type of grantmaking," said
, AFGG's president and CEO.
Designed to benefit medium-sized, US-based nonprofits that work on solving global problems, the Innovation Fund was announced at AFGG's
Inaugural Bipartisan Conference on Innovation in Giving & Philanthropy
, developed through market research that confirmed the dearth of similar resources, and endorsed by 10 presidents of leading global nonprofits.
"The Innovation Fund seeks neither to create new organizations nor to speculate about innovation," said Dr.
, Executive Vice President of Changing Our World and Founding Director of the Innovation Fund. "Applicants must have a mature strategy for concrete initiatives that will be implemented by Fund grants, and demonstrate that in traditional business models."
Request for Proposal
and online application are currently available on the
. Proposals are due
May 31, 2013
and will be reviewed and scored by an AFGG-appointed, independent panel of experts from the venture capital, philanthropic and academic sectors. Awards are anticipated in early fall 2013.
About the Alliance for Global Good
Founded by philanthropist Leonard Kaplan out of concern for global crises that threaten succeeding generations, the Alliance for Global Good realizes the maxim that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Focusing more on how philanthropy is practiced rather than on any single cause or need, the Alliance promotes philanthropic efficiency and effectiveness. Five guiding principles—innovation, collaboration, leverage, sustainability, and scalability—are used to evaluate and engage in opportunities to improve world relations thru advances in health, education, poverty alleviation and the environment.
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SOURCE Alliance for Global Good