Our Approach

In designing the +1 Global Fund, we prioritized a network approach that allows for consideration of not just individual organizations but relationships and connectivity across and amongst them; embrace not just static solutions but emergent ones; and create opportunities to support collective impact at the community level.

As importantly, the +1 Global Fund model enables us to:

  1. Shift power to those closest to the problems and best positioned and most qualified to lead change.
  2. Build a more diverse “applicant pool” of organizations that are traditionally overlooked and underfunded.
  3. Encourage sharing, learning, and collaboration within new, emergent networks.
  4. Elevate our sights beyond individuals and organizations to sector-based reform.
  5. Foster resilience amongst a network of community-based organization in vulnerable and last-mile communities.