Open Road Alliance: Charitable Grants
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Grant amount: US $80,000 - US $120,000
Fields of work: Community Services
Applicant type: Nonprofit, For-Profit Business
Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Project / Program
Location of project: Anywhere in the world
Location of residency: Anywhere in the worldView website Save
Our grants help social enterprises and nonprofits overcome obstacles to impact as they challenge the status quo to create a better world. From the health nonprofit facing a clinic shutdown due to a delayed grant payment, to the education provider unable to continue services due to a policy change, our charitable grants ensure innovative efforts to address the world’s greatest challenges can carry on without interruption.
As a funder exclusively focused on the unexpected, Open Road provides support across geographies and sectors. The projects we fund must meet the following criteria.
- Mid-Implementation: A mid-implementation project is one that is otherwise fully funded, staffed, and designed. If not for this unexpected roadblock or opportunity, there would be no outstanding need.
- Unexpected: A project that encounters an unforeseeable roadblock or opportunity. This includes changes in government regulations, laws, or tariffs; a crop-destroying virus; unusual weather conditions, or other events exogenous to program design.
- Discrete: A one-time, one project grant to address a specific solvable problem that arose mid-implementation. Once provided, no additional funds should be necessary from Open Road or any other funder to see the project through completion.
- Catalytic: A catalytic project expands impact significantly beyond a one to one relationship, resulting in a multiplier effect. Catalytic implies exponential or leveraged returns.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Charitable grants are almost always given to non-profit organizations where there is a loss of funding instead of a timing issue.
- Open Road looks for a multiplier effect where the grant will have outsized impact on a given sector.