Alliance for Global Good kicks off Innovation Fund Round 2!
The RFP for the second round of the Innovation Fund grants is available, and applications will be accepted until May 31, 2013. Building on the success of Round 1, this second round seeks to provide venture philanthropy capital for the implementation of revenue generating or enhancing innovations or opportunities by nonprofits engaged in the five critical areas of AFGG emphasis—poverty, health, education, environment and world relation–so as to enable them to be more self-reliant. One marked difference in this second round application is an increased emphasis on including a business plan and related materials, which is now required of all applicants.
AFGG and Reut conclude successful Tikkun Olam mini-conference
Building on two years of work with its partner, the Reut Institute of Tel Aviv, Israel, the Alliance and Reut together conducted a mini-conference on their 21st Century Tikkun Olam initiative during the Jewish Federation of America’s General Assembly meeting in Baltimore, MD. The mini-conference explored some of the intellectual and cultural underpinnings of this initiative, which is intended to improve the lives of a quarter billion of the world’s most underserved population within a decade, building upon centuries of tradition and activism by the Jewish people to “repair the world.” The conference producers included an article about the mini-conference in the “GA Daily.”
Alliance Announces Innovation Fund Round 1 Winners
Consistent with its mission and values, the Alliance’s Innovation Fund is designed to help medium-sized U.S.-based nonprofits engaged in our areas of interest develop mission-relevant social finance mechanisms as part of their approach both to their own revenue needs and to the sustainability of programs that address the mission and problem-solving programs of the nonprofit.
The mission of the Alliance for Global Good is to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of nonprofits focused on solving global crises.
The Alliance is a grant-making and fundraising organization. To increase impact and efficiency, the Alliance convenes and coordinates programs and organizations that give a priority to innovation, collaboration, sustainability, scale, and leverage.
Today’s increasingly complex world is confronted with a multitude of global challenges approaching crisis. Globalization, technology and telecommunications have woven our fates together. Moral, humanitarian, and economic imperatives command concern for the planet’s people as a whole. Recognizing that all challenges are interrelated, the Alliance supports efforts in areas of health, poverty, education, the environment, and world relations.
The Alliance envisions a world in which private foundations and philanthropists work collaboratively and innovatively as partners with public programs, to reframe our biggest problems, identify and carry out smarter solutions, measure impact, and share answers on a global scale. Effective and efficient philanthropy will generate increased charitable giving as people become aware they can make even more of a difference with the same contribution. And as American philanthropy tackles some of the world’s most pressing problems with significant resources and demonstrable impact, America’s standing in the global community will increase as well.
The Alliance for Global Good believes we must give our time, resources, and collaborative energy to find solutions now, if we want the world of our children and grand-children to be one of promise.