Type of project: One Day’s Wages is a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions coming together to alleviate extreme global poverty. We partner with trusted nonprofit organizations that empower local leaders to create lasting change in their communities. We provide matching grants in which our partners raise a portion of the grant funds and we match the amount they raise. Project scope must fit within one or more of our focus areas: Children’s Education, Climate Impact, Gender-Based Violence, Girls’ Empowerment, Global Hunger, Human Trafficking, Jobs & Skills, Maternal & Child Health, Preventable Disease, Refugee Relief, and Water & Sanitation. Organization must be able to raise a portion of the matching grant funds from their own donors via a campaign page hosted on ODW’s website. For this reason, we prioritize applicants that have a diverse mix of funding sources – from individual donors, grants, and other sources – and an annual budget higher than $100,000.
Location: Must be in a country ranked as Low or Medium on the United Nations Human Development Index. Exceptions are made for anti-trafficking projects in Southeast Asia and relief projects in Ukraine.
Eligibility: Organization must be a registered non-governmental nonprofit organization. While we welcome partnerships with faith-based organizations, we do not accept applications from churches or other religious institutions. Organization must be at least 3 years old; we do not fund start-ups. Request must not be more than 30% of the organization’s annual budget.
Grant size: Matching grant request from first-time partners is $5,000 – $30,000. The requested amount includes the amount raised by the partner (typically 50% of the total grant) plus the amount matched by ODW.