The Roy A. Hunt Foundation has announced the International Development Program to improve the socio-economic welfare and holistic well-being of women and children living in poverty in developing countries.
a) Address root cause issues of inequity and lack of female empowerment.
b) Support women social entrepreneurs.
c) Include a community-driven approach to problem solving and program implementation—with programs designed by people with proximity to the issues.
d) Consider holistic models and multi-faceted approaches for woman and girls acknowledging that a woman’s health and well-being will be in jeopardy unless she has, for example, a home.
e) Empower community-based organizations that are already doing the work and where a small amount of funding can unleash significant change.
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Countries in sub-Saharan Africa or Southeast Asia that are rebuilding after economic collapse, war, natural disaster, and / or political strife, and whose residents live in extreme poverty (e.g. Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Myanmar).
2. Types of Organizations / Projects
a) Community-driven organizations where they are able to adequately assess risk (e.g. via partnerships, local partners, or experts on the ground).
b) Organizations that have community-based women in decision-making positions.
c) Organizations that operate in partnership with a larger non profit and / or a family foundation that has on-the-ground advisors with expertise in international development and health.
d) Organizations that prioritize organizational health (e.g. low Executive Director-to-worker pay ratio, employees all have health insurance, conflict is handled with compassionate inquiry)—as this is key to effective use of funds as well as fraud prevention in the context of inequity and difficult environments.
e) Overall organizational budgets in the low to mid six figures.
f) Emphasis on quality implementation.
g) 501(c)3 status or equivalency determination to establish tax exempt status.
Occasionally, they will consider innovative, pilot projects or beta organizations of larger organizations that aren’t well-funded (due to structural constraints) but show promising early results.
The Foundation will consider proposals for programs, projects, and coalitions, with grants in the US$15,000-US$25,000 range.
Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Submission Deadline: July 31, 2021.
They typically respond within 45 days from the submission date deadline to inform you if the Trustees will invite a full proposal.
For more information, please visit https://rahuntfdn.org/international-development/