Apply to GlobalGiving 2015 Challenge : NGOs Around the World can Raise Money to Improve their Communities

Deadline: 24 October 2015

GlobalGiving is an online fundraising platform that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money they need to improve their communities. It offers a secure and trusted platform to receive donations; connects you with new individual and corporate donors around the world; and provides non-profits with the tools, trainings, and resources they need to upgrade their fundraising.

Non-profits and Social Entrepreneurs will have to mobilize supporters to raise $5,000 from at least 40 unique donors during this time. Then the project will get an opportunity to earn an ongoing spot on the GlobalGiving website. There will be additional awards for the projects that raise the most funds and from the most donors.

Cash Prizes

  • Top three (3) projects that raise the most funds will also receive supplementary cash bonuses from GlobalGiving of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively.
  • The project with the greatest number of unique donors will be awarded a bonus of $2,000.
  • For at least one day during the Challenge all donations of $25 or more (up to $1000 each) will be matched at 15% till the total matching grant of $5000 on each day is used up.
  • The matching funds will not count towards to the $5000 threshold. Also, the project with the most unique donors at 11:59pm EST on Bonus Day will receive an additional $500 prize. The project with the most funds raised on Bonus Day will also receive a $500 prize.

Other Benefits of Participating in the Global Giving Challenge

  • Exposure to a new community of online donors: The GlobalGiving website is a destination for online donors interested in furthering causes and communities all around the world. If your project earns an ongoing spot on the GlobalGiving website, there is high chance that your project will be exposed to the donors around the globe. Other benefits are Opportunity to participate in regular/ongoing marketing and fundraising campaigns and challenges, many of which offer matching funds or bounty awards, opportunity to engage your donors in different ways, and much more!
  • Training from GlobalGiving’s expert online fundraising team: The experts will provide training, tools and tips during the challenge to help you learn how to harness the power of crowdsourcing and online fundraising to further your cause.
  • Full online giving capability and fundraising tools: Your project will have a personalized landing page, viral communication tools, personalized widgets, email templates, and the ability to communicate directly with donors through the GlobalGiving website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant organization must be a registered non-profit organization (charity, nonprofit, or NGO that is implementing programs) in the US [i.e. 501(c)3] or its home country.
  • The organization should be committed to updating donors at least every three months on the progress of the project it lists.
  • The organization’s staff must have the ability to communicate with GlobalGiving in English, including translating documents. All organizational documents must be provided in English.
  • The organization should not discriminate in selecting its beneficiaries.
  • Organization should have ability to mobilize online supporters to raise funds for its work.

Application Procedure

Applications can be made online through the website. If the organization is registered outside United States, following documents should be ready to upload in application. Program materials must include:

  1. Letter of reference
  2. Certificate of government registration
  3. Founding document (with dissolution clause) such as Constitution, Articles of Association, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Charter, By-Laws, Trust Deed
  4. Financial documents (2 years of financial statements and a current year budget)
  5. Disbursement information
  6. Names of senior staff and board members
  7. If the applicant organization is registered in the United States, information should be uploaded in the application
  8. IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  9. Program materials
  10. Disbursement information
  11. Names of senior staff and board members

For more information, please visit GlobalGiving Open Challenge.


  1. I am a volunteer for Humanity Trust ,India. We work on health services of the poor & backward people of Backward blocks of the state West Bengal. We have 2 small hospitals and conduct camps all around. It incurs a huge cost and people need more services, that we cant provide due to lack of resources. Would you pls send me some links, through which I may reach some potential resources who can support us for long. Thanks for your precious time.

  2. Hi,
    my english is bad but I will try.I come from Prijedor,Bosnia.I am member of NGO -organisation people with Multiple Sclerosis.Can you tell me ,is Bosnia can apply?
    Also I want to find some donors and I have idea-project but I cant find any apply form. Please help 🙂
    thanck you

    • Divya Sharma says:

      Hi Dejana,
      If your organization satisfies all the eligibility criteria mentioned in the post, then your organization is eligible to apply for the challange.Please visit for more information link provided at the end of the post for more details regarding the programme.

      Thank you.

  3. i want to open ngo for needy people like farmers, needy woman, needy people , students
    please help to my new ngo with giving funding
    manisha bowlekar

    • Rashmi Kanti says:

      Hello Manisha,
      We want to convey you that we are not a funding organization. We provide you fundraising guides and inform you on the latest funding opportunities to help your organization apply for the relevant opportunity and secure grants. So, we can’t provide the funding support. Please make use of our vast resources and make your project sustainable.
      Thank you!

  4. Patrick Mukisa says:

    If I needed your support, how can I be part of this?


    Patrick Mukia

    • Divya Sharma says:

      Hi Patrick,
      We are not a funding organization and do not provide grants. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.
      To be a part of the challange, please apply online via website given at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!