WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Female entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 to 50 living in low to middle income countries with a unique idea on how to improve local water, sanitation or hygiene problems in their own community
Grassroots nonprofits led by females or benefitting females with annual budgets under $50,000 USD
The idea will be fully developed or the project will be in its infancy
Applicant will be able to clearly explain the problem, with a concise explanation of the solution to be implemented
Applicant will be able to develop a business plan as well as a budget timeline
Applicant will be able to submit an itemized budget detailing how they plan to allocate funds received
Applicants submit their initial funding proposal through our online portal found below under 'Apply for funding.' Only applicants who are in consideration for funding will be contacted.
All applicants who successfully make it through to the second round of the application process will be required to submit a business plan and budget timeline. Our team provides guidance and templates for you to follow.
During the third and final stage of the application process, selected applicants have the chance to pitch their project to our Board of Directors over a video conference.
Applicants who successfully make it through steps 1 to 3 are officially invited to become a part of RISE's mentoring and seed funding social innovation fund!
As an entrepreneur, your hands are full - really full. That’s why we created a funding application that’s simple and allows you to devote time where it’s truly needed - on the ground, in your community, and behind the drawing board working to perfect your ideas.
APPLY FOR FUNDING
Applications are now closed.
Please check back here in early 2021 as we will then re-open the application platform. Note that there are several countries which can not accept money from the US - if your country is on either of these lists, we unfortunately can not work with you at this time. Feel free to reach out to our team at with any specific questions and thank you for your continued interest in RISE by Sundara.