Impact Economy Innovations Grant Fund

IEIF 2013 IS CLOSED. As of now, there are no plans for additional funding in 2014.

The Rockefeller Foundation and The Tony Elumelu Foundation invite proposals from organizations interested in receiving support for initiatives aimed at fostering Africa’s Impact Economy, specifically by aiding the growth of the Impact Investing industry and social enterprise sector.

Grant Areas: The Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF) will fund projects that seek to:

• enable earlier stage capital solutions
• foster entrepreneurial ecosystems
• promote and establish impact investing industry infrastructure
• develop market ecosystems for specific sectors
• form leadership and networking platforms for common actions

Priority will be given to projects with specific geographic focus. Funding priorities of the IEIF are influenced by the directions set at the Impact Investing forum (IIF), held on April 5, 2013 and co-hosted by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, and The Bertha Center for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Amount: The IEIF will support approximately 7-8 proposals; interested organizations may apply to the fund for grants for up to 12 months with a maximum request of US$100,000, and may participate in more than one grant proposal.

Application Deadline: 30th June, 2013 (CLOSED)

Application Documents:

• Introduction and Guidelines
• Executive Summary
• Proposal

Please limit the proposal to 5-8 pages.

To Apply: The IEIF will be managed by The Global Impact Investing Network in close collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation and The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Interested organizations can apply by sending the completed forms and other required documentation to grantfund@thegiin.org.