The Unfunded List provides feedback and advice to social change ideas that are in pursuit of funding. We do this through two calls for submissions; once in the spring and once in the fall. All proposals submitted receive helpful feedback, but only those that make the greatest impression on our Evaluation Committee make our twice annual Unfunded List. 

Your proposal or idea could be featured on our official List if you submit it to Unfunded List for feedback from our Evaluation Committee. You will receive feedback and advice that can help your organization or mission, and have the possibility of being featured on our official List of underfunded ideas that deserve attention and recognition. 

You can also join our Evaluation Committee to give feedback and advice to other proposals and hone your skills and knowledge of the philanthropy world in our Library of Philanthropy Education.

The Spring 2018 pool of unfunded grant proposals and other materials was one of the strongest batches that we have ever received and we delivered more feedback than ever before. After speaking with each organization and delivering feedback from hundreds of experts we’ve chosen five organizations to whose proposals merit highlighting. 

OASIS is a Niger-based NGO, supported by 501(c)3 nonprofit Venture Strategies for Health and Development and the University of California Berkeley, that, through safe spaces for adolescent girls, is sparking a gender revolution in the region.

Translators Without Borders provides crucial translation services where they are needed most. Language barriers shouldn’t get in the way of social impact. TWB works to close the language gap for humanitarians around the globe.

Respectability is an organization that supports the differently abled by fighting stigma, educating leaders and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities.

Global Press Institute exists to create a more just and informed world by employing local women journalists to produce ethical, accurate news coverage from the world’s least-covered places.

Heat Seek’s sensors monitor heat for New York City tenants during the heating season. Learn how they are helping New Yorkers avoid and solve heating complaints.

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