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The Spring 2018 pool of unfunded grant proposals and other materials that we received was the strongest yet. And we delivered more feedback than ever before. After speaking with each organization and delivering feedback from hundreds of experts we’ve chosen five organizations to whose proposals merit highlighting. Our founder and board choose proposals to highlight each round based on a variety of factors mostly merit and issue area importance.

We hope you’ll enjoy reading about the work of the organizations below. Each have their own unique response to a solveable social problem. These proposals deserve to be funded. Enjoy.


Through safe spaces for adolescent girls, OASIS is sparking a gender revolution in the region. OASIS is a Niger-based NGO, supported by 501(c)3 nonprofit Venture Strategies for Health and Development and the University of California Berkeley. The program has already been successful in Nigeria and is expanding into neighboring Niger. This proposal has the added advantage of a generous donor matching contributions up to $250,000.
Read their proposal
See the project budget
Learn more about the initiative
Donate to OASIS (through their fiscal sponsor Venture Strategies)


Translators without Borders provides crucial translation services where they are needed most. Language barriers shouldn’t get in the way of social impact. TWB works to close the language gap for humanitarians around the globe.
Read their proposal
Learn more about their work
Donate to TWB


Respectability is an organization that supports the differently abled by fighting stigma, educating leaders and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities. We were particularly impressed by their efforts to encourage institutional grant-makers to consider how their grantees include those with disabilities.
Read their proposal
Learn more about their work
Donate to RespectAbility


Global Press Institute exists to create a more just and informed world by employing local women journalists to produce ethical, accurate news coverage from the world’s least-covered places. The proposal they submitted was in collaboration with Accountability Lab, an open government organization and previous honoree on the Unfunded List.
Read their proposal
Learn more about their work
Donate to Global Press Institute
Heat Seek’s sensors monitor heat for New York City tenants during the
heating season. Learn how they are helping New Yorkers avoid and
solve heating complaints. Sometimes renters’ rights issues like making
sure everyone has working heat in the winter can be the hardest issues
to find funding for.
Read their proposal
Learn more about Heat SEEK
Donate to Heat SEEK