Introductory Letter

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Greetings from Right Sharing of World Resources.  Thank you for your interest in RSWR.  Please carefully review the accompanying guidelines and supplement and follow them closely in preparing your application.   It is very important that we receive a copy of your most recent audited annual report if you normally have an annual audit done (applies mostly to NGOs in India).  If you do not have an audit done, please send your last year’s balance sheet and income and expense statement.  Please DO NOT send a copy of your organizational by-laws.

The following points give you a clearer idea of the types of projects we fund:

  • RSWR funds income generating projects: Proposals must outline the economics (expenses and income) of an income generating project, especially the net income the beneficiaries can expect. Details of how beneficiaries will repay their loan of seed money must be provided;
  • RSWR is particularly interested in funding new, small, grassroots organizations, especially those which are women-led;
  • RSWR focuses its funding in south India (Tamil Nadu and the districts of Chittoor, Cuddapah, Anantapur,and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh in India), Sierra Leone, and members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Kenya;
  • RSWR’s grant making work focuses on the cultural, social and economic empowerment of impoverished persons through the implementation of microenterprise, self-employment projects.

Please note that there are two deadlines for receiving proposals, June 30 (for funding decisions in October) and December 31 (for decisions in April). However, it is strongly recommended that proposals be received by April 30 or October 31.  This allows time for proposal revisions, if there are any needed.

For a more equitable world,

Sarah Northrop, Program Director