Updated Nov 18, 2019CLOSED
Offered by Ayiti Community Trust
The Ayiti Community Trust (ACT) is the country’s first endowed fund, building on Haiti’s assets and driven by Haitians’ local needs while providing resources for sustainable solutions. ACT is registered in Haiti and operates as a grant-making community foundation. In 2020, ACT will distribute a total of $50,000 in grant funding to one or more organizations that are in alignment with our focus. We seek to support those that are re-writing the Haitian narrative from one of deficits to one of assets within three interconnected pillars: environment, entrepreneurship, and civic education. We are particularly interested in entrepreneurial approaches to preserving Haiti’s environment while contributing to civic discourse that promotes peace and collaboration.
|Stage||Stage 2: Research & Development, Stage 3: Proof of Concept, Stage 4: Transition to Scale and Stage 5: Scaling|
Entrepreneurship (Economic Growth and Trade)
Citizen Participation (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Preference will be given to organizations that:
• articulate root causes and how the intervention impacts them
• Integrate more than one content area (environment, entrepreneurship, civic education) in proposed program/project
|Planned Usage of Funds|
Funds should be used for the following purposes:
• Start-up of a program with a promising new approach
• Capital – Building, equipment, or materials
• Operating capital for scale-up of a proven concept/project
• General Operating Support
• Capacity-Building and Technical Assistance
• Reasonable indirect costs for program/project implementation
Preference will be given to organizations thatare Haitian-led organizations based in Haiti e.g. a majority of the Board and Executive leadership is Haitian. Exceptions may be made for organizations that have a track record of empowering Haitians as the change agents
|Potential for Scale||Preference will be given to organizations that have:|
-organizational capacity including sustainability of other funding sources and ability to collaborate with other partners including government
- a track record of making impact in ACT’s focus areas and where a grant from ACT would make a significant difference.
Preference will be given to organizations that request grants that do not exceed 50% of their overall budget.
|Past Impact Evaluation||Preference will be given to organization that have a track record of sustainable and measurable outcomes|
|Impact Evaluation/M&E Plan|
Preference will be given to organizations that have a scope of impact demonstrated by measurable outcomes (e.g. Numbers of people served/impacted or geographic scope )
• Short-term Relief Efforts
• Annual Campaigns
• Reduction of deficits
The LOI should be accompanied by the attachments listed in the attached request for applications.