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IDEX develops long-term funding relationships with effective 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.
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.
IDEX’s 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
So that you can trust your money is used effectively.
Our Catalyst Grantees are newer relationships we are considering for long-term partnership.
Partner grant amounts range from $15,000 to $50,000 per year. Catalyst grants are typically $5,000.
To find out more about how we select our partners, review our Partner Selection Criteria.
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IDEX identifies, evaluates, and grows the best ideas from local leaders and organizations to alleviate poverty and injustice around the world. Grants to our international partners come entirely from our network of passionate and engaged supporters. Please donate to IDEX today.