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We’re looking to fund the next changemakers, groundbreakers, social innovators and leading nonprofits which are positively impacting the lives of children and youth and protecting our planet. Be Epic, and help us find them. 

Epic’s application process is invite-only. We identify nonprofits by connecting with key partners who are experts in the space, conducting our own research, and by encouraging organizations to register and make themselves known to us. Sourcing partners who are key experts in the sector play a crucial role as they enable us to broaden our vision and discover new organizations.

We ask that before nominating, you review our basic eligibility criteria and only nominate those who, to the best of your knowledge, are eligible.

How we select

Only the organizations who meet the following criteria will be considered for an invitation to apply to become a grantee:

  • A registered nonprofit: Every selected organization will need to have the appropriate accreditation or needed registration to operate as a non-governmental, charitable or non-profit organization in their respective country. (For example, in the UK, organizations must be registered with the Charity Commission, in the US be a tax exempt 501(c)3, in France be recognized as of general interest.)
  • Organizational income: potential organizations should have overall operating budgets between $500K and $10M.
  • Geography: Epic only supports organizations in 9 countries (India, Cambodia, Vietnam, United States, Kenya, Uganda, United Kingdom, France, Belgium)
  • Fit Epic’s thematic priorities: for the children and youth portfolio: support children and youth between 0 and 29 years old through education, economic empowerment, health or/and rights and protection initiatives. For the environment portfolio: TBD Please note that every year, Epic might decide to focus on some specific areas, which we will update here. These areas have not yet been determined for 2022.
  • Impact focused: organizations must be able to demonstrate the implementation of evidence-based programming or interventions. They should have a tested theory of change, ideally with proof of their ability to achieve outcome-level changes for children, youth and the planet, or the systems and frameworks affecting them.
  • Systems change: we pay specific attention to organizations working towards systems change. Our definition of systems change is broad and includes: advocacy, campaigning, systems strengthening, behavior or attitudinal change, or work that is informed by systems-thinking.

      Our grantees’ journey

      Unrestricted Funding
      Epic provides unrestricted funding to all of our grantee partners, alongside access to a global community of leading organizations.

      Multi-year commitment
      Epic commits to a minimum of three years financial support, renewable on a two year rolling basis.
      Funding rounds
      Organizations selected will receive two granting rounds per year.
      Global Community
      Portfolio organizations join a global community of impressive nonprofit organizations, able to exchange, support and collaborate with each other on shared challenges and priorities
      Minimum financial commitment
      Epic commits to raising a minimum of $100K USD per annum for each of each of our grantee organizations. This amount is often exceeded.

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