Partners

Current IDEX Long-term Partner Organizations

One community group’s mantra (translated for US visitors) is evident in rural Nepal. Photo: Jan Stürmann

One community group’s mantra (translated for US visitors) is evident in rural Nepal. Photo: Jan Stürmann

IDEX develops long-term funding relationships with effective women-, youth-, and indigenous-led organizations that we call partners. Instead of one-time grants, our commitment is to provide flexible funding in 3-year cycles. Our grants often support important areas of work that are either overlooked or neglected by other funders.

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Flexible Funding

IDEX’s niche is in funding uniquely effective and well-established grassroots organizations that are large enough to have sound management and financial systems to satisfy donor concerns, yet small enough to nurture local leadership and problem-solving. Our job is to look for:

  • Legality of the organization
  • Transparency and effectiveness of accounting and banking systems
  • Leadership and management strategies
  • Sources of funding
  • Organizational goals
  • Objectives and activities
  • Community involvement
  • Board of Directors oversight

Partner grant amounts range from $15,000 to $50,000 per year. Catalyst grants (for organizations we are exploring relationships with) are typically $5,000. Partners must meet specific selection criteria and be working on solutions that advance IDEX’s mission.