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Funding Guidelines


In order to submit an application for a
Resilience & Recovery emergency fund you must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Your project/work is based in the country where the unexpected event occurs.
  • Your intervention directly addresses taking immediate action to respond to the situation with grassroots marginalized communities affected.
  • A changemaker or an organization that has an annual income/budget of $40,000 or less.
  • You can evidence that the situation is unanticipated and time-specific.
  • Your proposal demonstrates a realistic plan for strategic change within 1-3 months.
  • Your proposal is supported by others who are familiar with your work and the situation.
  • You can demonstrate capacity to sustain the activities in the future if there is need.
  • Your group/organization must not have paid staff of any kind.
  • The work you or your organization/group carry out must not seek to influence the outcome of any specific election for candidates to public office, induce or encourage violations of law or public policy or cause any improper private benefit to occur.
  • You or your group/organization must not carry out work which involves efforts to proselytize, evangelize, or require those served to participate in faith based practices in order to receive services.
  • The work for which you or your group/organization are seeking funding from TPP must be strictly for charitable purposes and not designed to generate profit for you or any other person.
  • You and your group/organization must not discriminate against any group or class of people based on factors such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, age, faith or any other status.
  • You or your group/organization must be able to receive a wire transfer or PayPal payment in US dollars.

What does the Resilience and Recovery Fund not provide funding for?


The following situations and activities fall outside the mandate of the
Resilience & Recovery Fund:

  • Continuous funding after the funds have been spent. 
  • Activities that have already happened. For example, TPP will not fund a natural disaster that occurred 2 years ago.
  • Starting strategic litigation.
  • Core costs of an organization like rent, electricity, and other overhead expenses. 
  • Projects sponsored by a government agency for political gain. For example, TPP would not fund a project led by a politician to make donation to communities in support of an election campaign.
  • Profit making project for individual gains. 
  • Scholarships or contribute to grant for education and research purposes. 
  • Personal incident like car accident, personal medical support, flight tickets and other costs. 
  • General operating requests from organizations that primarily provide direct social services to individuals and families.


Examples of projects that would 
not be eligible for a Resilience & Recovery Fund:


  • An ongoing campaign facing a new development that could have been predicted as a scenario.
  • Annual conferences, events, or operating expenses for ongoing organizing work.
  • A fundraising campaign for an individual to pay for medical expenses and other services. 
  • Fund to pay for bail and legal fees to file litigation.