Request a Grant

We support a wide range of organizations. If you are interested in joining SFF’s family of partners, please review “Our Focus” to see if you share our priority areas and geographic focus. Carefully consider the following before applying:

Stage of Maturity
Organizations that are more likely to be considered for a grant…

  • Have a clearly articulated theory of change and strategy to achieve it.
  • Are registered with the local or national government as a nonprofit organization. We do not provide start-up funding for the creation of new organizations.
  • Have paid staff and a board of directors or advisory committee.
  • Demonstrate at least two years of operations and successful fundraising to support such operations.
  • Have an annual budget ranging between $50,000-$500,000. Organizations with a budget over $1 million may apply by invitation only.
Organizations that are more likely to be considered for a grant…

Grant Guidelines


Upon receipt of your application, the SFF team will review your submission and contact you. Our applications are rolling and generally you can expect to receive preliminary feedback within a few weeks. For new partners, we will most likely require a site visit before any final decision of funding.

Please be patient with us. We are a small team with a large mandate. Expect the due diligence process to take several months.


Please contact for any grant or application-related inquiries.