NextWorldNow Community Investments


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Predicted deadline: Mar 1, 2023 (Pre proposal)

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Fields of work: Civic Engagement & Education Education Water Resource Management Sanitation & Clean Drinking Water Forestry Health Care Access & Delivery Social Justice / Human Rights Peacebuilding Supportive Housing & Shelters Food Security Sustainability Civic Affairs Community/Public Safety Community Development & Revitalization Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Capital Project

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Note: The latest deadline is listed above; the application could close earlier if the expected volume of submissions has been met.


We partner with communities, providing resources for projects defined by local leaders to improve the lives and well-being of the people in the community.


We see a world where every person has the basics for well-being: clean water, good food, housing, health care, safety, education, social activity, and jobs. We know that the current state of the world represents many unmet needs. Despite the size of the need which seems unlimited, we choose to act. We believe that small change leads to bigger change and is a preferred option to a default acceptance of the status quo.

Why This Program

We hold that we are connected with one another in the world community. Like thousands of individual cells connected within a single body shaping its health, the actions of individuals within the world community effect the wellbeing of all. Discomfort in a part of our collective body impacts the whole and serves as a source for other downstream social ills. This program is designed for individuals who share a view of a larger self, have decided that they have enough means to live comfortable lives, and want to share their resources with others in a creative and smart way.

Our Values

The following core values inform our mission and guide our actions as investors:

  • Respect: We believe the community should decide what the community needs   
  • Optimism: We believe that good outcomes can be the rule, not the exception, based on disciplined and continuous effort
  • Innovation: We challenge ourselves and our collaborators to think creatively     
  • Leverage: We expect that a smart investment process will grow resources, not waste them  
  • Accountability: We deliver what we promise and avoid promising more than we can deliver. 
  • Efficient: We are careful managers of resources
  • Life Affirming: We enjoy being alive and want the same opportunity for all  
  • Enlightened Compassion: We care for the well-being of others without neglecting care of self   

How We Work

NextWorldNow learns about community based projects that need more resources to meet their goals. We connect with the leaders, learn about their work, and decide which projects to invest in. Investments may include time spent supporting a project, in-kind resources, and financial grants. We invite community proposals. We rate the likely success and the impact of the project – such as how many people will benefit. We look for people and groups who have new ideas for old problems. We prefer to invest in a variety of geographic locations and issues in order to learn more about the world and its people. We may take on projects that are beyond our funding means by seeking like organizations to partner in the investment. 

What are our target investments?

Consistent with our mission, we are interested in supporting many types of community programs: 

  • Civic Participation
  • Education
  • Effective Development 
  • Environmental Mediation – Water, Sanitation, Deforestation
  • Health Care Access and Treatment
  • Human Rights
  • Peace and Human Security
  • Shelter
  • Smallholder Productivity and Food Security
  • Sustainable Markets/Livelihood

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


This page was last reviewed July 25, 2022 and last updated May 09, 2022