RISE by Sundara's Innovation Fellowship provides seed funding, business resources and mentorship to female entrepreneurs or female founded early-stage non-profits or social enterprises. This fellowship supports sustainable-businesses that are working/will work to empower women while improving critical water, sanitation or hygiene circumstances in low-to-middle income countries across the globe.
Selected fellows accepted into our program will be matched with a relevant mentor and network and will receive between $1,500 and $5,000 USD in seed funding over a 12 month period.
Please apply to our Innovation Fellowship if you meet ALL of the below criteria:
Female entrepreneur OR female founded grassroots non-profit/social enterprise with an annual budget smaller than $50,000 USD
Your work directly benefits women
Your work combats critical water, sanitation or hygiene issues
You work benefits underserved communities in low-to-middle income countries
Your work is innovative
Your proposal includes an idea for a sustianable business that will include
Your country can legally receive funds from the US - please refer to
to ensure you qualify
If you do not meet the above criteria, we unforatunately can't work with you at this time. If you are unable to submit an application, feel free to check out our Emergency Aid program and its application criteria here. Thank you very much for your interest in joinin our Innovation Fellowship and we look forward to reviewing your innovation.