RSF Seed Fund
Rudolf Steiner Foundation - RSF Social Finance
Grant amount: US $500 - US $3,500
Anticipated deadline: Mar 15, 2019
Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group
Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach
Location of project: United States
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RSF Mission & Vision
RSF Social Finance seeks to revolutionize how people relate to money. We’re a financial services organization that has formed a growing community of motivated, values-driven investors, donors and entrepreneurs. Together, we believe that direct, transparent and personal relationships are essential to healing the economy, one that is based on generosity and interconnectedness.
We envision a world in which money serves the highest intentions of the human spirit and contributes to an economy based on generosity and interconnectedness.
Each of us has a purpose in life, a journey of discovery and recognition. When we are able to bring that purpose in service to others and recognize one another’s gifts and needs, then money can move in a way that liberates human capacity for compassionate action.
To create financial relationships that are direct, transparent, personal and focused on long-term social, economic and ecological benefit.
We achieve our mission by:
- Offering investors and donors dynamic ways to align their money with their values
- Connecting entrepreneurs with diverse forms of capital
- Empowering leaders and advancing innovations in the field of social finance
The Seed Fund provides small grants (between $500 and $3,500) to organizations offering innovative solutions to furthering the field of social finance, or addressing issues in the areas of food & agriculture, education & the arts, or ecological stewardship. Grantees should demonstrate capacity for effectiveness and impact.
The RSF Seed Fund is a modest-sized fund and supported annually by unrestricted gifts to RSF rather than from an endowment.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Eligibility criteria:
- Alignment with RSF’s mission and focus areas.
- Non-profit status. The RSF Seed Fund accepts proposals from organizations that are any of the following:
- 501(c)(3) tax-exempt per the IRS
- Fiscally sponsored with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status per the IRS
- Schools or universities
- Non-governmental entities, Indian tribes or tribal non-profit organizations, and territorial, tribal, or unit of local government entities
- New initiatives, defined for the purposes of this Fund as:
- Organizations in the first two years of operation;
- New projects or programs, less than one year old, from organizations with an operating history greater than two years.
- The RSF Seed Fund will not award grants for/to:
- Multi-year operating needs
- Ongoing capital or capital projects and campaigns
- Projects expanding in geographic scope only
- Travel, or attending conferences and workshops
- International work
- Foreign organizations
- For-profit companies
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