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Global Innovation Fund - Funding Opportunity for Innovators

Improving Lives Through Social Innovation.


The Global Innovation Fund is a non-profit innovation fund headquartered in London with an office in Washington D.C. that invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people.

GIF believes that the best ideas for solving some of the world’s most critical problems can come from anyone, anywhere. Through their grants and risk capital, they help breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, researchers, and government agencies to maximise their impact and affect meaningful change.

Global Innovation Fund

Through grants, loans (including convertible debt) and equity investments ranging from $50,000 to $15 million, they back innovations with the potential for social impact at a large scale, whether they are new technologies, business models, policy practices, technologies or behavioural insights.

GIF supports innovators at all stages of their life cycle, from start-up and pilot-testing through to larger scale implementation. The innovations they fund can be located in any developing country and can focus on any sector relevant to international development, provided they improve the lives of those living on less than $5 a day.

 Applying for funding - Apply for Funding; Process and Stages

GIF accepts applications on a continuous basis, with no deadlines or ’rounds’ of funding. In addition to this open application window, they actively seek out investments.



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