Right Sharing of World Resources Funds
Right Sharing of World Resources Funds – RSWR is a Quaker organization supported primarily by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the United States.RSWR has two main goals: 1) Provide grants for women in the developing world to begin small income-generating businesses so that they may help themselves and their families out of poverty. 2) Help Quakers in the United States learn about the negative effects of poverty in the developing world and the negative effects of materialism in North America.
RSWR supports income-generating, self-employment projects for poor women who are members of a self help group.The project must include a revolving loan component. We believe that small scale income-generating projects offer a means of establishing self sufficiency to very poor people. By requiring that the project include a revolving loan program,we can multiple the impact of our grant as the funds are revolved many times to many different women within the community. Burdens of materialism and poverty affect all peoples, in the developing and developed world. The projects RSWR supports in the developing world build awareness and capacity in the beneficiaries as well as assisting them by providing employment alternatives so that they can move out of poverty. Likewise, RSWR strives to provide awareness building and alternatives for lifestyle changes for Quakers in the United States as we seek God’s leading in our lives. RSWR believes that we have much to learn from one another as we work together in partnership.
Who may apply? We strive to help newer, smaller organizations whose budgets may not allow them to receive grants from other sources.NGOs must be less than 20 years old and have annual budgets of less than $16,500.Where does RSWR provide grants?
Because of staff and fiscal limitations, RSWR focuses its funding in India in Tamil Nadu and the districts of Chittoor,Cuddapah, Anantapur, and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.
What size grants does RSWR provide?Up to US $5,500 per year, for a maximum of five years. Projects are funded one year at a time and each new proposal
must target a new group of women.
How do we apply for RSWR grants? You must write up a proposal describing your project. Be sure to follow the RSWR criteria below. RSWR has two funding cycles. There is a deadline for each cycle, June 30 and December 31. We strongly recommend that proposals be received by us at least a month in advance of these deadlines. If we receive a proposal after the deadline, we cannot consider the proposal until the next funding cycle. Make your proposal as short as possible but respond to all the items on
the enclosed check-list. In addition to your proposal, send your detailed project budget and your organization’s most recent annual financial audit. Please note that we require the most recent audit for your entire organization, not just one section or one project.
Proposals should be sent by email to: email@example.com.
For more details of criteria and guidelines click here Microsoft Word – Guidelines for Proposals to RSWR – India – new criteria.doc