Strive Community Innovation Fund

Big ideas for small businesses

$1m in grants available!

Applications are currently closed. The next open application period will be announced in our newsletter.

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Eligibility

Project eligibility

Proposed projects must::

  • Leverage digital and data first solutions
  • Have potential for measurable positive impact on small business growth
  • Propose implementation outside of the US and Canada

Organizational eligibility

Applicants can be::

  • Single organizations or a consortia of multiple organizations
  • Non-profits, social enterprises, start-ups, and others
  • Companies or multinational corporations (subject to matched funding requirements)
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Due diligence requirements

Applicants must::

  • Be a registered and operating entity with active users, with a proven track record of legal and ethical operations and good work performance for at least 2 years
  • Be fully compliant with business licensing, taxation, employee and other relevant regulations in all countries of operation
  • Be compliant with all applicable laws including adhering to fundamental human rights and all international labour standards
  • Be able to prove financial health with adequate financial systems to report regularly to Strive Community
  • Have adequate internal human resource capability to implement the proposed project and comply with Strive Community’s reporting requirements
  • Not be engaged in unethical activities such as arms production or tobacco