FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(November 3, 2016) (New York, NY) – After receiving more than 1900 applications from 110 countries, Epic Foundation announces today its addition of 10 new organizations to the existing global portfolio of 20. The goal of the portfolio, which initially launched in 2015, is to provide the next generation of donors access to organizations with the most effective solutions for fighting inequalities faced by children and youth around the world.
The 2016 portfolio organizations represent 7 countries from four continents around the world. They were selected using the same state-of-the-art methodology used in 2015. The Epic Team reviewed each of the +1900 applicants across all areas of their work – impact, operations and leadership – using a three-stage process that includes in-depth analysis, interviews with management and field evaluations. After selecting the top organizations, the team traveled to 8 countries to visit the stage 3 finalists.
Epic is fully funded by its Board of Directors; this enables donors to give freely, with the confidence that they can receive the ongoing support and capabilities of Epic Foundation, at no cost to them. 100% of the donations received go directly to the organizations. “Through our portfolio of rigorously vetted social organizations, we are connecting the next generation of donors with charities that are saving lives and empowering children and youth globally.” said Alexandre Mars, CEO and Founder.
The portfolio organizations work across four sectors within the field of child and youth-related causes: Health, Education, Rights and Protection, and Economic Empowerment. They work across the globe - East Africa, Brazil, Western Europe, India, Southeast Asia, East Asia and the United States.
“We have used our passion, our energy and one of the most advanced selection methodologies to review the applications: I am confident that the resulting 2016 Epic Portfolio includes some of the finest NGOs and social enterprise around the world,” said Nicola Crosta, Executive Vice President of Epic Foundation.
Epic is disrupting philanthropy by bringing donors closer to their impact. In April, they launched the Impact App, a web-based platform that keeps donors connected and engaged through ongoing reporting of the organizations they’re supporting, enabling them to monitor the reach of their impact. Epic will launch its virtual reality (VR) platform soon. The VR films provided an intimate view of the portfolio organizations and are designed to immerse donors in their impact, seeing the reach of their donation first-hand.
2016 EPIC FOUNDATION PORTFOLIO ORGANIZATIONS
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About Epic Foundation
Founded in 2014, Epic Foundation is a global not-for-profit startup based in New York City. Epic Foundation bridges the gap between a new generation of individual and corporate donors and organizations supporting children and youth. We are developing new tools focused on enhancing how donors select, monitor and experience their impact. Our vision is to disrupt the philanthropic industry by combining passion and expertise with game-changing technology and partnerships.