Funding Opportunity with The Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Up to £50,000 Available for Innovation Grants

November 16, 2017  |  by

This week we share a funding opportunity with the Humanitarian Innovation Fund. The goal of HIF is to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle. The recent external evaluation of HIF’s programme and strategic review identified the need for additional focus on the less-resourced innovation stages of problem recognition and diffusion. It also highlighted the importance of…

WASHfunders Recognized as a Top Innovation in Global Philanthropy

November 10, 2014  |  by

We’re pleased to share that a recently released report from New Philanthropy Capital recognized WASHfunders.org as a top innovation in global philanthropy. The report, 10 Innovations in Global Philanthropy, praises the information on funding flows available through WASHfunders’ mapping tool and notes that the site reflects the broader push for open data in the philanthropic…

Stars Foundation Announces Impact Award Winners for WASH

December 9, 2013  |  by

Just last month, I wrote about Stars Foundation’s recent experience adding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) as a new category for our flagship Impact Awards programme. Today, I can announce the inaugural winners. But not before I attempt the blogging equivalent of a tension-building drumroll… The Impact Awards recognise and reward effective, well-managed local organisations…

Stars Foundation Announces New Award Category for WASH

November 6, 2013  |  by

At the Stars Foundation, we have spent the last 12 years identifying and investing in exceptional organizations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. Since 2007, we have focused our energy on the annual Impact Awards – a program that recognizes and rewards outstanding local organizations operating in the countries with the highest rates…

The Stone Prize: From Concept to Reality

November 6, 2012  |  by ,

Chlorine dispensers used by communities in Kenya. Credit: Dispensers for Safe Water Prizes have long been successful at inspiring technological innovation, from determining a ship’s longitude to creating a toilet that costs less than five cents per user per day to operate. What is less common is using a prize as a tool to stimulate…

STARS Foundation Launches 2013 Impact Awards

September 26, 2012  |  by

School girl from Jogimara, Nepal, washing her hands at a Restless Development Nepal water supply. (2011 Asia-Pacific Health Award Winner) Credit: Kristian Buus The STARS Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 STARS Impact Awards recognizing outstanding organizations that achieve excellence in the provision of services to disadvantaged children. In response to…