Rwanda Hope Foundation
Rwanda Hope Foundation

Funding Criteria

RHF provides grants $1,000 to $20,000 and investments in the form of debt, equity and quasi-equity of $10,000 to $50,000, over one to two years to NGOs, social enterprises and commercial entities that we believe have a meaningful social impact in Rwanda.


We run open calls for potential investments and grants once or twice a year.  If you would like to be included on the mailing list to receive further details, please register here:

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If you would like to send us a speculative application, please get in touch with the RHF coordinator to discuss your venture or submit an expression of interest of no more than two pages, including:


  • The nature of the enterprise? Why do you believe that your enterprise fits RHF's objectives.
  • Enterprise 5 year plan.
  • What is the current stage of development of your organisation? Are you up and running, ready to go or at the idea stage?
  • How much funding is requiered?
  • For investments, how would RHF receive a return on its investment?
  • For grants, why is this support necessary in the Rwandan SME/social enterprise market?
  • For grants, what is your plan when this funding runs out?
  • How is your organisation structured?
  • What else should we consider?


Applicants should be aware that the decision time horizon may be up to 12 months and any negotiation an additional 2 months.  Shortlisted opportunities will be requiered to submit further documentation and invited to a series of interviews, either via Skype, telephone or in person with in-country partners.


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