Having completed rounds of seed grants in 2017 and 2018, the Bridge Collaborative has helped spark new, powerful cross-sector projects. Learning from and building on these experiences, we are excited to launch the Bridge Spark Fund – a new funding opportunity to expand the pipeline of integrated solutions ready to address today’s most pressing global challenges.
The Bridge Spark Fund will grant four US$150,000 awards to advance testing of solutions that benefit people and nature related to the following challenges:
- Accelerating a low-carbon, clean air and environmentally-friendly energy future for all
- Transforming the global food system for health and sustainability
- Improving sanitation and wastewater management to benefit people and nature
All eligible non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education (non-profit or public), and government agencies interested in applying are invited to submit a pre-proposal by October 4, 2019. Based on screening of the pre-proposals, fifty teams will be invited to submit full proposals and participate in an optional virtual “bootcamp” to strengthen their concept.