The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Visa Foundation, are seeking proposals that address this financing gap by testing models that catalyze investment into women-led Small and Growing Businesses through innovative approaches. Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) are defined by ANDE as commercially viable businesses with five to 250 employees that have significant potential, and ambition, for growth.
ANDE seeks proposals to pilot, test, or expand scalable solutions that tackle the financing gap for women-led SGBs in South and Southeast Asia to create learnings and insights for uptake by the broader SGB sector. ANDE intends to support a minimum of eight proposals for this round, from a total funding pool of $1.2 million. Submissions should be for activities of up to 12 months with a maximum total request of US $150,000.
ANDE will host two informational webinars to answer applicant questions. Please register and submit questions in advance.
Please submit completed proposals via this link no later than 11:59pm ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. For questions, contact Carlson Giddings at Carlson.Giddings@aspeninstitute.org.