The Unfunded List identifies and promotes great social change ideas that have not yet secured funding using a rigorous proposal evaluation process. All proposals submitted receive helpful feedback, but only those earning the highest evaluations make the 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.

2016

"The" Spring 2016 Unfunded List

Leveling the Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field donates gently used professional quality sports equipment to underfunded programs – making sports programs possible in communities where they wouldn’t be otherwise.​

One Love Foundation

The mission of the One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love is to end relationship violence by educating, empowering, and activating young people in a movement for change.​

Upaya Social Ventures

Upaya’’s mission is to create dignified jobs for the poorest of the poor by investing in small businesses in India. Upaya invests patient equity in early stage enterprises, and offers entrepreneurs a range of technical services with a focus on strengthening their financial management practices.

"The" Fall 2016 Unfunded List

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN RESIDENCE (EIR) COALITION

Free the Slaves

Citydance Dream

Library for All/NABU

NABU.ORG (formerly Library For All) is a nonprofit organization that has built a digital library to deliver quality educational materials globally. Their mission is to create a literate world.

Open Media Foundation

The Open Media Foundation is an innovative media and technology nonprofit dedicated to putting the power of the media into the hands of the people, enabling everyone to engage in their community and bring about the change they wish to see in the world.

Solstice Initiative

Solstice Initiative expands access to clean energy by providing community-based solar power to American households. This model enables any resident to enjoy clean energy at no upfront cost and save money on their electric bill every month.

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