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. 

This year, for the third year in a row, we conducted two rounds of review for proposals from all over the world. Most were originally submitted to foundations or major grant competitions, but we also reviewed USAID proposals, business plans, one-pagers, and concept notes. 

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.

We received 50 proposals to review during the Spring. This was our biggest batch yet. To ensure we could provide helpful and candid feedback to each submission, we onboarded 100 new evaluators, bringing the total number of evaluators on our committee to over 300.

We will continue to provide free review to programs that have submitted previously. To encourage repeat submissions and celebrate the hard work done by the unfunded we have come to know best, this Spring we recognized 4 programs that have each made multiple submissions to our program.

AsylumConnect uses technology to facilitate the safe navigation of people fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. They were also recognized in the Fall 2018 Unfunded List.

National Medical Fellowships’ mission is to provide scholarships and support for underrepresented minority students in medicine and the health professions. Like AsylumConnect, they were also recognized in the Fall 2018 Unfunded List.

DC SCORES is the flagship of national nonprofit America SCORES, which serves 10,000 students annually at more than 175 public and charter schools in 12 major cities.

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

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