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Are you involved with a group, project, cause, movement, idea, social impact organization, nonprofit or other potential solution to a social problem?

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Is your annual budget less than $3,000,000? (more or less)

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Have you written materials in order to apply for funding from a foundation or similar grant-making institution?

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Are you interested in receiving thoughtful and candid feedback about your proposal (or other materials) from an experienced evaluator?

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Would you like to see your proposal featured on the Unfunded List and distributed to a wide network of philanthropists and funders?

If you answered yes to all five questions then your proposal is eligible. We look forward to reviewing it. Good luck with your submission!

We will be updating the list next on December 1, 2017. Proposals for the next iteration of the list are due on or before October 1, 2017. You may submit a proposal at anytime between now and October 1 and be considered for the June update. Earlier submissions will likely receive more feedback than later ones so you are encouraged to submit early and often.

The inaugural Unfunded List was announced on Giving Tuesday in 2015.

If you have questions about your eligibility please contact dave@unfundedlist.com

Have proposal skills? Want to help?



We call them “playwrights” because a play is not merely written but wrought. Surely this is also true of the millions of carefully crafted grant proposals submitted to foundations every year by “grantwrights” around the country.

Foundations cannot fund them all.

I spent years working as a grantwright at nonprofits both large and small. I also spent years reviewing grant proposals for private donors, foundations and giving circles. I am aware of the efficiencies on both sides. I know that great proposals are written and left unfunded.

So I am publishing a list.




Dave Moss

Founder, Unfunded List