Co-Impact supports a small number of transformative systems change initiatives, each of which is poised to bring about significant and enduring improvements for millions of women, men and children in the Global South.

For this third round of grants, we are seeking to support initiatives that:

  • Focus on improving the lives of one million people or more
  • Have a clearly articulated approach to changing systems at scale
    Are led by organizations in the Global South/based in countries in which they seek to make a difference.
  • Address gender equity and inclusion. We particularly welcome initiatives led by women (we will ensure that at least 50% of the initiatives we support are led by women)
  • Have a strong track record of results
  • Use evidence-informed pathways to achieve specific outcomes in health, education, and/or economic opportunity.
  • Initiatives has significant capacity and track record to work at scale; the annual budget in the last audited financial report of the Lead Organization is at least US $1 million or equivalent.
  • Partnerships between multiple organizations are encouraged but not required; partnerships should designate a lead organization, which must meet the criteria stated in No. 3 above.
  • Organization/partnership is not a political campaign promoting a specific candidate or party. While policy interventions may be a part of an initiative, lobbying organizations primarily seeking to change legislation are not eligible.
  • For-profit organizations are eligible provided the primary objective of the effort is to achieve lasting social impact for millions of people in the domains described above.
How to Apply

More Information

The deadline for submission is 11:59pm PDT on April 30th, 2020 via our online application portal.