Test LMD Funding

Fund Name Type Size Sectors Geography Application Examples of GDC investees
Fund Name:
Acumen Fund
Type:
Patient capital (equity, quasi-equity or debt capital)
Size:
$250K - $3M
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Africa, Asia, East Africa, Global, Latin America, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa
Application:
Open (through referrals)
Examples of GDC investees:
Easy Solar, Frontier Markets, Solaris Off-grid, Simusolar, Tulaa
Fund Name:
AECF/REACT
Type:
Grants or repayable grants
Size:
$50K - $500K
Sectors:
Improved cooking, Off-grid solar
Geography:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Application:
Several windows a year
Examples of GDC investees:
Inyenyeri, Vitalite Zambia, Zonful Energy
Fund Name:
Beneficial Returns
Type:
Debt
Size:
$50K - $500K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Latin America and South East Asia
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Ecofiltro, Ilumexico, Sistema.bio, Nazava, ATEC*
Fund Name:
bettervest GmbH
Type:
Crowdfunded loans
Size:
$100K - $2.5M
Sectors:
Improved cooking, Off-grid solar
Geography:
Borrower registered in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Singapore.
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Vitalite Senegal, Bonergie, Bidhaa Sasa, WidEnergy Africa Ltd, Pawame
Fund Name:
Beyond Capital Fund
Type:
Early stage capital (equity and debt)
Size:
$25K - $200K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
India and East Africa
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Tulaa, Frontier Markets
Fund Name:
Charm Impact
Type:
Crowdfunded loans
Size:
$10K - $250K
Sectors:
Improved cooking, Off-grid solar
Geography:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Solibrium
Fund Name:
Clean Cooking Alliance
Type:
Grants
Size:
$50K - $500K
Depends on the competition
Sectors:
Improved cooking
Geography:
Global
Application:
Several windows a year
Examples of GDC investees:
Potential Energy, Bidhaa Sasa, UpEnergy, Livelyhoods
Fund Name:
D-Prize
Type:
Grants
Size:
up to $20K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Global
Application:
Bi-annual competition
Examples of GDC investees:
Altech, Mukuru Clean Stoves, Endurance Electric, Harness Energy, Deevabits Green Energy, Livelyhoods, Essmart
Fund Name:
DOEN Foundation
Type:
Grants and debt (convertible notes and equity also possible)
Size:
$25K - $250K
Sectors:
Improved cooking, Off-grid solar
Geography:
East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda) and India
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Pollinate Group, Frontier Markets and Livelyhoods, Inyeneri, Jiro-Ve, Offgrid Box, Shine, Simusolar, Sistema.bio
Fund Name:
Drapers Richards Kaplan Foundation
Type:
Debt (unrestricted capital)
Size:
up to $300K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Global
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Solar Sister, Pollinate Group, Livelyhoods
Fund Name:
elea foundation
Type:
Grants, convertible grants and equity for early-stage companies
Size:
$50K - $500K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Global
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Essmart
Fund Name:
Energise Africa
Type:
Crowdfunded loans
Size:
$1.5M - $10M
per year (tranche based)
Sectors:
Improved cooking, Off-grid solar
Geography:
Africa
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Altech, Oolu, Simusolar, UpOwa, SolarWorks!
Fund Name:
Energy and Environment Partnership Southern & Eastern Africa (EEP)
Type:
Grants
Size:
$200K - $1M
Sectors:
Improved cooking, Off-grid solar
Geography:
Southern and East Africa
Application:
Annual calls (2020 now closed)
Examples of GDC investees:
Inyenyeri, Livelyhoods, Solarworks!, Vitalite Zambia, Mukuru Clean Stoves, Offgrid Box, Sistema.bio, Zonful Energy
Fund Name:
ENGIE Rassembleurs d'Energies Solidarity Investiment Fund
Type:
Equity (minority stake)
Size:
$100K - $1M
Minority stake
Sectors:
Improved cooking, Off-grid solar
Geography:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Ilumexico, Frontier Markets, Sistema.bio, ATEC*
Fund Name:
FINCA Ventures
Type:
Equity or convertible notes
Size:
$100K - $500K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other
Geography:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Fund Name:
Gaia Impact Fund
Type:
Equity
Size:
$150K - $500K
Sectors:
Improved cooking, Off-grid solar
Geography:
Global (sub-Saharan Africa preference)
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Easy Solar, UpOwa, Solaris Off-grid, Oolu, Hybrid Social Solutions
Fund Name:
GrowFin Small and Growing Businesses Fund
Type:
Debt
Size:
$100K - $1.5M
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Oman
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Fund Name:
I&P (Investisseurs et Partenaires)
Type:
Debt, Equity
Size:
$50K - $3M
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Sub-Saharan Africa (with a focus on West Africa, Indian Ocean, and Central Africa)
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Jiro-Ve
Fund Name:
Kiva
Type:
Crowdfunded loans
Size:
$1 - $500K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Global
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Bidhaa Sasa, Solar Solutions PNG, Hydrologic Social Enterprise Co. Ltd, EcoGen, Livelyhoods, Ilumexico, Solubrite, ATEC*, Nazava, Vitalite, Zonful, Rent to Own, Soluz Honduras
Fund Name:
Lendahand
Type:
Crowdfunded loans
Size:
$1.5M - $5M
Tranche-based credit facility over 1 to 1.5 years, 100K-1M per tranche
Sectors:
Agriculture, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar
Geography:
Global
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
upOwa, SolarWorks!, Sistema.bio, Vitalite, Oolu, Simusolar, Altech
Fund Name:
MercyCorps Ventures
Type:
Early-stage equity (pre-seed or seed round)
Size:
up to $500K
under $500K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
East Africa, West Africa, Latam or Southeast Asia
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Fund Name:
Nithio FI
Type:
Receivables and inventory backed financing
Size:
$250K - $1M
Sectors:
Off-grid solar
Geography:
East Africa, Nigeria
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Fund Name:
OPES-LCEF
Type:
Patient capital
Size:
$50K - $400K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Predominantly East Africa and India
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Sistema.bio, Nazava
Fund Name:
Persistent
Type:
Early stage equity / mezzanine debt
Size:
$50K - $500K
Also invests human capital alongside financial capital
Sectors:
Off-grid solar
Geography:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Oolu Solar, Solarworks!, upOwa, Zonful Energy
Fund Name:
Pioneer Facility
Type:
Debt (uncollateralized)
Size:
$100K - $500K
Sectors:
Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Southeast Asia. Focus countries: Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Fund Name:
Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP)
Type:
Debt, Equity
Size:
$200K - $5M
Sectors:
Off-grid solar
Geography:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
UpOwa
Fund Name:
Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund
Type:
Grants
Size:
$2.5K - $15K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Global
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Energy One Africa
Fund Name:
SEED
Type:
Grants for SEED awardees only
Size:
up to $25K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Application:
Annual awards scheme
Examples of GDC investees:
Green Impact Technologies, SPOUTS of Water, Kukula Solar, Pollinate Group, Solar Sister, Natfort Energy, Sunny Money
Fund Name:
Segal Family Foundation
Type:
Grants (for non-profit organizations) and debt or equity (for early-stage social enterprises)
Size:
$15K - $1M
$15K (average grant)
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Africa (mostly East Africa)
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Livelyhoods, Vitalite, Simusolar
Fund Name:
SIMA Angaza Distributor Finance Fund
Type:
Loans for users of Angaza platform
Size:
$100K - $500K
Sectors:
Off-grid solar
Geography:
Global
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Altech Group, Deevabits Green Energy, Easy Solar
Fund Name:
SPARK+ Africa
Type:
Debt and mezzanine capital for early-stage post-revenue companies
Size:
$500K - $7M
Sectors:
Improved cooking, Off-grid solar
Geography:
Africa
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Fund Name:
SunFunder
Type:
Debt
Size:
$250K - $5M
Sectors:
Off-grid solar
Geography:
Sub-Saharan Africa and India
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
SolarWorks!
Fund Name:
Trine
Type:
Debt
Size:
$100K - $10M
Framework agreements of €1K minimum, broken down into tranches of €100K-750K)
Sectors:
Off-grid solar
Geography:
Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Yellow solar, Vitalite
Fund Name:
Triple Jump (Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund, EEGF)
Type:
Mezzanine, equity and debt for early and growth-stage companies
Size:
$100K - $10M
Sectors:
Off-grid solar
Geography:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Fund Name:
USADF
Type:
Grants
Size:
up to $250K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar
Geography:
Africa
Application:
Several windows a year
Examples of GDC investees:
Sky Power, Ecobora, M&NDA Company, Natfort Energy
Fund Name:
USAID Development Innovation Ventures
Type:
Grants
Size:
$100K - $5M
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Global
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees:
Essmart, Elephant Energy, Tulaa, Nafa Naana, Potential Energy and Solar Sister
Fund Name:
VentureBuilder
Type:
Early stage capital (equity and quasi equity)
Size:
$50K - $500K
Early stage capital
Sectors:
Off-grid solar
Geography:
Africa
Application:
Examples of GDC investees:
Energy+
Fund Name:
Wajenzi
Type:
Crowdfunded equity investments for early-stage (post proof of concept)
Size:
$50K - $250K
Sectors:
Agriculture, Health, Improved cooking, Off-grid solar, Other, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Geography:
Africa
Application:
Open
Examples of GDC investees: