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RSF Seed Fund for New and Impactful Organizations – United States

RSF Seed Fund for New and Impactful Organizations – United States

Deadline: 13 March 2020

The Rudolf Steiner Foundation (RSF) is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations for its Seed Fund to provide small unrestricted grants to new organizations that respond to community needs and are committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
The fund is modest in size and supported annually by unrestricted gifts to RSF rather than from an endowment. Grantees must demonstrate a capacity for effectiveness and impact in addressing their cause.

Grant Information

RSF Seed Fund provides small grants (between $500 and $3,500).

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
RSF Seed Fund Alignment with:


RSF’s envision a world in which money serves the highest intentions of the human spirit and contributes to an economy based on generosity and interconnectedness.


To create financial relationships that are direct, transparent, personal and focused on long-term social, economic and ecological benefit.
To achieve RSF mission by:
Offering investors and donors dynamic ways to align their money with their values
Connecting entrepreneurs with diverse forms of capital
Empowering leaders and advancing innovations in the field of social finance

Cultivating Gratitude
Building Trust
Encouraging Radical Collaboration
Eligibility Criteria

Sample Proposals
Non-profit status: The RSF Seed Fund accepts proposals from organizations that are any of the following:
501(c)(3) tax-exempt per the IRS
Fiscally sponsored with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status per the IRS
Non-governmental entities, Indian tribes or tribal non-profit organizations, and territorial, tribal, or unit of local government entities
Organizations must be within the first two years of operation.
Organizations must demonstrate a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The RSF Seed Fund will not award grants to:

Organizations outside of the United States
For-profit companies
Organizations that have already received a Seed Fund grant
For more information, visit https://rsfsocialfinance.org/get-funding/seed-fund/

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