Co-Impact recently announced funding for three organisations to help vital systems change initiatives to continue to grow the scale of their impact.

Systems Change Grants typically give between US $10-25 million over 5 years, accompanied by non-financial supports customised to provide program partners with the operational flexibility needed to achieve impact. These grants are proceeded by Design Grants which help organisations to sharpen and refine their strategy and to be better understand how they can scale their systems change initiatives.

More information on the initiatives being funded:

  • One Acre Fund and Landesa, which is set to receive US $18 million, has set up an Agricultural Systems Change initiative to reduce extreme poverty, protect the environment and shape a more gender-equitable future in rural Africa.
  • Harambee, receiving US $18 million, is pioneering a Youth Employment Accelerator to build African solutions to tackle systems issues that allow for high youth unemployment.
  • Lend-A-Hand India, which is receiving US $6 million, works to integrate practical-based multi-skills training into classrooms to equip young people with employability skills, helping to improve young people’s future perspectives.

Co-Impact is excited to continue supporting these vital initiatives. These are three innovative organisations that are putting into practice systems change work; whether it is transforming education pathways or changing agricultural systems that are sustainable for the future.

Co-Impact recognises that its program partners have been supported over the years by a host of philanthropists, foundations, corporates, governments, and multilateral institutions. Co-Impact’s approach builds on and supports the work and experience of civil society, government, and philanthropic partners. 

Find out more about the Co Impact systems change grant program here.  

Read more about Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator as a systems change grant awardee here.  


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