Selection process

ENCOURAGE RISK-TAKING. 

Demeter is an independent foundation, funded solely by its founders. 

It provides support to social organizations or leaders that develop concrete and innovative economic solutions in their area of intervention:

“utopic enough to want to change the world, and pragmatic enough to act in accordance with solution-orientated strategies, both flexible and versatile”.

To accelerate the positive impact of the projects and their funding, Demeter supports intermediate organizations that are:

  • on the field and close to the area of intervention;
  • and that, at the same time, have access to complementary (and ideally local) sources of funding. 

 

CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT OF TRUST. 

The majority of Demeter´s projects come through its strategic partners’ network. 

Each year, Demeter receives hundreds of requests, but its support, most often over several years, is focused on a limited number of projects, that correspond to its selection criteria (-> see link to selection criteria).

The process takes around 3 months to allow Demeter to assess the project and build confidence in the teams and how they operate.