WHAT we offer

TripleFunds is an online platform which gives NGOs and social businesses access to over 4,000 open grant opportunities and donor profiles.

Moreover, it provides members with live and recorded webinars (i.e. How to access funds from foundations) as well as resource guides (i.e. Prospect Research for Uganda). It is suitable for non-profit organisations and businesses of any size which are in need of funding from public (i.e. USAID, EC, DFID, UN, AusAid, etc.) and private (i.e. foundations, NGOs etc.) donors.

WHO is it for

TripleFunds is suitable for:

  • non-profit organisations of any size working across all sectors of humanitarian aid and development (i.e. local or international non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, civil society organisations, associations, trusts, foundations, funds);

 

  • for-profit organisations of any size with social business ventures that generate impact in developing countries or emerging markets (i.e. social entrepreneurs and companies with CSR initiatives);

 

  • individuals looking for scholarships or fellowships.

What you get

Grants database

The grants database features 1,400+ open calls for proposals from over 2,400 donors. They either have a specific deadline (i.e. from USAID or DFID) for application or are open all year (i.e. from many foundations). New grants are entered on a daily basis.

The search is made easy with 11 search filters including:

Sectors:

  • agriculture & rural development
  • education, health
  • water & sanitation
  • peace building
  • human rights
  • governance
  • social inclusion
  • disability
  • women & gender
  • economic development
  • food security

Countries:

over 170 developing and emerging countries worldwide with a special filter to narrow down your search

Donor types and donor base:

  • government
  • foundations
  • funds
  • UN agencies
  • business incubators
  • crowdfunding
  • NGOs with additional filter to search for donor base (i.e. Swiss based donors only)

Grant sizes:

  • small (up to $100,000),
  • medium (up to $1,000,000)
  • large (more than $1,000,000)

Eligible applicants:

  • non-profit organisations
  • social businesses
  • individuals

Funding types:

  • grants
  • loans
  • equity
  • others

Free text search:

search for any keyword that suits your search

Each entry is described in detail including:

Objectives:

the thematic priorities of the grant opportunity like overall and specific objectives or focus sectors

Eligibility:

which entities are eligible for this particular call

Location:

which countries are eligible for this funding opportunity

Budget details:

what is the total available amount as well as minimum and maximum grant amounts, percentage of funding and eligible costs

Application procedure:

what is the application procedure (i.e. concept note or full proposal), which documents have to be submitted as well as how and when

Web link to the grant opportunity

Donor database

The donor database features 2,400+ detailed donor profiles from worldwide donors (i.e. from Europe, America, Australia etc.). More than half of our donors are foundations (55%), followed by funds (12%), business incubators and impact investors (11%), NGOs (9%), government (6%), UN agencies (2%) and others. New donors are entered on a daily basis.

Our donors cover:

Governments:

  • EU (EuropeAid, EACEA, ECHO etc.),
  • USAID, DFID,
  • US Government (DOS, INL etc.), BMZ, ADA,
  • embassies (US, Europe etc.), etc.

Foundations:

  • American foundations (Ford, Gates etc.)
  • European foundations (Robert Bosch, Medicor etc.)
  • as well as African, Australian etc.

UN Agencies:

  • UNDP
  • UN Women
  • UNFPA
  • UNICEF
  • IOM
  • UNESCO
  • UNOPS etc.

Funds across the world like:

  • Christensen Fund
  • Women´s Fund Asia
  • AGFUND
  • Global Good Fund
  • Maypole Fund
  • CEPF etc.

NGOs across the world like

  • Hivos
  • XPRIZE
  • Voice Global
  • Caritas
  • Care
  • Concern
  • Save the Children
  • Red Cross
  • etc.

Business incubators and crowdfunding across the world like:

  • GlobalGiving
  • StartSomeGood
  • InnoLabs
  • Enpact
  • etc.
The donor database also has 11 search filters like the donor database.

Each donor profile consists of the following details:

About:

an introduction to the donor including its mission, vision and interests

Thematic focus:

which sectors and thematic priorities the donor is funding

Focus countries:

which countries the donor is funding

Application procedure

what is the application procedure (i.e. concept note or full proposal), which documents have to be submitted as well as how and when

Contact details:

  • address
  • phone
  • fax number
  • email of donor
  • name of contact person

Budget details:

what is the total annual funding volume and what are minimum and maximum grant sizes from previous funding history

Web link to the donor

More Information

Resource section

In the resource section you find useful guides on specific fundraising topics as well as prospect research for particular sectors, regions and countries. We publish a new guide every 14 days.

The sections include:

Foundations funding worldwide:

disability projects (10) / environment projects (10) / women and gender projects (10) / water and sanitation projects (10) / peace building projects (10) / human rights projects (10) / energy projects (10) / education projects (10) / agricultural projects (10) / climate change projects (9) / children´s projects (11)

• Successful fundraising from European Foundations (Guide)

• Schweizer Stiftungen ohne Website

• Step-by-Step Guide for Foundation Research

• Top 5 Foundations for Social Entrepreneurs

Prospect Research for:

Cameroon / Romania / South Africa / Uganda / Zimbabwe / Myanmar / Lebanon / Mozambique / Tajikistan / Kenya / India / Kosovo / Macedonia / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Colombia / Georgia / Armenia / Moldova / Nepal /

• Higher Education in SEE

Program development:

• How to apply to USAID

• Impact evaluation – Part 1 “Planning for an impact evaluation”

• Impact evaluation – Part 2 “Implementation of an impact evaluation”

• Impact evaluation – Part 3 “Follow-up of an impact evaluation”

• Impact orientation – mapping of online resources

• Top 5 Tips for Impact Evaluation

Webinars

Every two months the TripleMinds team plus external experts from various fields are holding live webinars on different fundraising topics. These webinars usually last up to 120 minutes and cover a 60-90 minutes’ presentation and a Question & Answer session in the end. Participants receive the power point presentation and the audio recording after the webinar.

Our webinar section of TripleFunds is currently featuring the following:

Presentation and recording:

• How to access EU funding for development cooperation projects

• International Grants from German and Swiss Foundations

• Intro tour to TripleFunds

• Unusual suspects – How to successfully apply to USAID and DFID?

• Successful fundraising from European Foundations

 

Presentation:

• Major Donor Fundraising

• How to get funding from Embassies

Additional features

A favourites option allows members to save interesting entries of the databases (available for both databases) and single entries can be printed or saved as pdf for easy transmission to other team members. The grants database has a sorting function by deadline as to display grants with the closest deadlines first. Each member has his or her personalised dashboard where the latest entries to the platform are shown. Under “My Account” one can manage organisational details and orders. Packages are available with up to 5 user accounts.

To save time and provide members with a good overview, members receive a weekly email alert with all entries of both databases of the last 7 days including:

• Name of grant and donor

• Deadline for application

• Countries eligible for application

• Sectors of donor

• Direct link to donor and grant opportunity

• Short excerpt of database entry (5 lines)

• Link to database entry

Premium members

 

Premium members benefit from two additional services delivered by the TripleMinds consultants: individually tailored donor mapping where our experts identify 40 high potential donors in an in-depth research process (around 500,000 donors are screened) as well as individual proposal review assistance (our experts comment on existing proposals):

Donor mapping:

In a first step, we ask you to fill in our donor mapping questionnaire (4 pages) which allows us to get a good understanding of your organisation. You are required to fill in details about your organisation (i.e. mission, activities) and which donors you are interested in (i.e. which countries, sectors, types such as foundations, governments etc., grant and donor sizes, nationality of donors etc.). Once received, we arrange a Skype call with you to clarify any open questions. Then we carry out the research and screen various databases, foundation directories, annual reports of similar organisations and other documents. The output is a document with 40 high potential donors for your organisation (app. 20 pages) including: name, address, website, thematic focus and application procedure.

Proposal review:

This is carried out by the TripleMinds consultants who have vast experience with writing proposals for public and private donors like USAID, DFID, EC, or foundations both in Europe and the US. In a first step, we will have a Skype call to clarify where exactly you need support. The options are manifold and we are always flexible to find the best support for you.

Our references

Tascha Alvarez von Gustedt

Portfolio Manager, Strategic Alliances - Water.org, USA

Greetings from New York, first a word of thanks for creating such a useful resource! We use it frequently and find it very helpful. I’ve found your database very helpful (especially to identify opportunities outside of the US, where we are based).

Carmen Valero

International Development & Institutional Partnerships - RED NOSES Clowndoctors International, Austria

In any case, I'm very satisfied with TripleFunds and will also pass it on to my supervisors that the membership takes a lot of work from us and always provides very interesting information and workshops.

Pauline Medovnikov

Railway Children, UK

I think your database is excellent and think the info you send is really useful. I find at least one new potential donor every week on these emails and I’ve been working on grants for over 10 years so I thought I knew most of them!

Prices

We offer 4 different membership packages according to your individual needs:

Alternatively, you can also just get our weekly email alert (covering app. 60-70 new grants and donors every week) for 9€/month.

Get your TripleFunds membership in our Shop.