Improving lives through social innovation


Apply for Funding

GIF welcomes applications for innovators with scalable solutions to pressing development challenges.  What we are looking for is described on the What We Fund page, with funding amounts and requirements explained on the Stages of Funding page. It recommended that interested applicants carefully review all of our funding guidance before preparing their application.

Our open window opens for one month four times a year – in March, June, September and December. It will close on 30th June 2024 so please aim to complete your application before this deadline. We aim to respond to all applicants before the next window opens on 1st September.


2023 Impact Report

See the impact we’ve had and the progress we’ve made in the past year to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people.

Our Impact in Numbers

156 M

People expected to benefit by 2033


Innovations backed since 2015

$119 M

Invested since 2015