Our commitment to open innovation extends to COVID-19 response work that has the potential to limit the outbreak and protect life. Find out more.

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COVID-19 response

GIF was set up to confront global development challenges by funding innovations with the potential to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. For those living in developing countries, COVID-19 is yet another of these challenges.

In a crisis, the most vulnerable are the ones most at risk. In this pandemic, and the recovery that follows it, GIF will be there to support the innovators and entrepreneurs with the vision to deliver solutions for the world’s poorest people. Read more about our work to help our partners weather the pandemic and to protect as much of the social value they have created as we can. 

If you are an existing GIF partner and wish to submit an application for funding for an innovation that addresses COVID-19, email apply@globalinnovation.fund with ‘COVID-19 response proposal from [innovation name]’ in the subject line.

If you are not currently a GIF partner, please submit an application for funding via our apply for funding webpage.

Check out further funding opportunities for innovations with the potential to contribute to the COVID-19 response at covid19innovations.org