GHR Foundation: BridgeBuilder™
The GHR (Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst) Foundation pioneers design-build philanthropy to create change with partners around the world in the areas of global development, education, and health. The BridgeBuilder™ challenge will support social innovators and individuals with experience of displacement to come together to address challenges faced by migrants, refugees, and displaced people as well as host communities. The challenge will be a collaborative process that aims to identify promising ideas that promote meaningful engagement, greater social cohesion, and sustainable, community-led change.
BridgeBuilder™ launched in response to the more than 70.8 million men, women, and children who are currently forcibly displaced worldwide. With more people on the move today than in the past 70 years, and with women and children disproportionately impacted, the 2019 Challenge invites social innovators and currently or previously displaced persons to design approaches that enable individuals to create a life of meaning, filled with hope and dignity, and to support host communities in being their most welcoming.
Entrants are requested to consider the following question: How might applicants, as people on the move and neighbors, build bridges to a shared future of stability and promise?
Amount: A total of $1,000,000 is available to be divided among selected top ideas. Individual award ranges are not specified.
Eligibility: Ideas are invited from individuals and teams currently or previously experiencing displacement as well as registered nonprofit, civil society, community-based, and for-profit organizations working anywhere in the world.
- Actionable and tangible: Idea must be actionable and build tangible results in the community of focus, rather than research, convenings, policy development, or advocacy
- Within scope: Idea must be implemented within a 36-month timeline and within a budget up to $200,000
- Representative: Idea must show evidence that the voice and perspective of a person currently or previously experiencing displacement is part of the ideation, process, and project
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