Applications Open for Transforming Lives Awards 2018

Applications are open for Transforming Lives Awards 2018 to identify and support excellent nonprofits and social entrepreneurs focused on UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: improving livelihoods, productive employment and decent work for all.

The Awards is inspired by the Alquity shared values business model, which has generated over $1.7m in charitable donations, supported the growth of sustainable livelihood programming and transformed thousands of lives across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Awards totaling $600,000, each winner will receive up to $100,000 in funding to Transform Lives and drive sustainable impact.


The Awards will recognize organizations that fit the following categories:

  • HIGH IMPACT: Nonprofits demonstrating strong practices & results in economic empowerment
  • HIGH POTENTIAL: Nonprofits that demonstrate potential to scale Livelihoods-focused programs
  • ENTERPRISE: Enterprises with a sustainable approach to address social or environmental challenges.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Geography: Organizations must be operating in one of the following countries: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, China, India, Vietnam, Brazil, Chile, Peru or Mexico. There will be at least one Award in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
  • Sustainability: A core component of all the Awards will be to fund sustainable and / or scalable solutions. Award winners will need to demonstrate a pathway to a sustainable funding model, even if their current model requires donor funding.
  • Programmatic Focus: These awards seeks to support growth in sustainable livelihoods and the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: economic growth and decent work for all.

How to Apply

Deadline: 31 October 2018

Applicants can apply via given website.

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