The Creativity Fund

Our mission is to nurture the curiosity, imagination and originality of future leaders, turning the spark of creativity into a flame that benefits our communities. 

The Creativity Fund is reimagining charitable giving by inverting traditional decision-making structures and making funding opportunities truly inclusive. 

Many highly talented creative entrepreneurs who come from impoverished backgrounds are unable to realize their creative potential. They lack access to most sources of potential funding.

The Fund seeks to re-imagine charitable giving by providing grants and seed funding to promising ventures.

We extend funding opportunities to creative entrepreneurs who would otherwise not be able to access funds and put local actors at center of decision making.

The Fund will source projects to address problems in communities with a great need for funding. 

 

The applications will be accepted in a variety of accessible formats such as online Application, Paper, free phone calls. 

Check back here by the end of November to start your application!

We are looking for passionate entrepreneurs with a track record to help us make funding decisions and shape the foundation's policies.

 

These entrepreneurs will join our board of entrepreneurs in December 2020. 

 

Click here for more information on getting involved?

We're looking for experts from many fields, from design to legal expertise, to support us in this work.

Please reach out through our site if you're interested in participating!

Our Team

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Gayatri Datar 

Gaya is the Co-operator at the Creativity Fund. Co-Founder and CEO of EarthEnable and the Co-Founder of Unlock Impact.

 

Gaya loves collaborating with diverse teams to turn disruptive ideas into real impact, and believes that new models of philanthropy (like that of the Creativity Fund) can change the world.

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Anne Wanlund

Anne is the Co-operator at The Creativity Fund.

Co-Founder and Director at Canopie in the U.S.A. Head of Impact and strategy at Sanku Fortification in Tanzania and Former Country Director at Gardens for Health in Rwanda

Anne developed a deep love for values-based work and admiration for the generosity and spirit of Rwandans during her time in Rwanda.

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JMV Nsabimana

JMV is the Program Coordinator at The Creativity Fund. He previously worked with Ignite Power, and studied Statistics from the University of Rwanda.

He was born and raised from Nyamagabe District and is passionate about seeing his home district have opportunities to pursue their dreams through social entrepreneurship.