ERI is a social enterprise founded in 2014 with the aim of :
- Making the research and fundraising services most needed by non-profits and social enterprises accessible to all, regardless of budgetary constraints.
- Providing a new source of funding for organizations that aim to reduce poverty and social injustice by addressing the root causes that perpetuate them.
- Operational grants: non-dedicated grants that are meant to support the operation of non-profits who strongly meet the aforementioned criteria.
- Project grants: dedicated grants that are meant to support a specific project, which meets the criteria mentioned below.
Any non-profit organization that meets the following criteria:
- Its mission is to promote social justice (in the sense of a fair distribution of social goods) and/or poverty alleviation at the global or domestic level.
- Is currently or is intending to make efforts to address some of the root causes that perpetuate poverty and social injustice.
- Is able to provide an evidence-based argument that the root cause they are addressing is such that:
- It is a significant contributor to poverty and injustice.
- Reforming it is likely to result in a significant reduction of poverty or injustice.
- Is able to produce an evidence-based theory of change that explains why their activities are likely to result in an effective reform of the root cause they are addressing.
- Does not engage in any way or endorse any kind of activity that involves: unjust discrimination, disrespect or violation of any person or group’s human rights, or violence.
How to Apply
The application procedure consists of two phases:
- The applicant should submit a short (up to two pages) and informal letter of intent describing: organization requesting the grant or investment, its mission and main activities.
- ERI will only consider proposals from organizations that have been invited to submit a grant or impact investment proposal.
For more information, please visit ERI Grants.