Funding for Social Entrepreneurs

Posted by on December 12, 2003

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Draper Richards Foundation Offers Funding to Social Entrepreneurs
Deadline: Open

The Draper Richards Foundation (<a href=""></a>) provides selected social entrepreneurs with funding of $100,000 a year for three years. The funds are specifically and solely for entrepreneurs starting new nonprofit organizations.

The foundation awards only four fellowships a year and, like a venture capital fund, offers strategic and organizational assistance in addition to financial support. The projects selected by the foundation will demonstrate innovative ways to solve existing social problems. The foundation will accept proposals for a variety of public service areas, including but not limited to education, youth and families, the environment, arts, health, and community and economic development. The foundation seeks organizations that are or plan to be national or global in scope. The foundation does not fund research, scholarships, or local community-based organizations.

Experienced, dedicated social entrepreneurs with a developed idea for a nonprofit organization in the U.S. are invited to apply. The foundation funds the entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team; organizations at the beginning of their development; organizations based in the U.S. only; and organizations that are national or global in reach and social issue. Applicant organizations must demonstrate that their idea is sustainable, scalable, and has the potential to create significant social change. In addition, the founder/entrepreneur must have the skills to manage a national or global organization.

For further information on the foundation and/or the program, see the foundation’s Web site.

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