The World Is Unpredictable
Open Road Alliance wants to put risk on the agenda. We believe that in order to get the greatest social impact out of philanthropic dollars, NGOs and funders need to have open conversations about the risks involved in each project. When these conversations don’t happen, risks turn into roadblocks and impact is in jeopardy.
Open Road was designed to fill this void of fast, flexible contingency funding. We invest in non-profits and social entrepreneurs to ensure impact and work with other funders to adopt risk mitigation and contingency grant making practices.
Holistic Empowerment of Girls in Rural India
A government request to scale Landesa’s program from 20 communities to 300 led to a funding shortfall. Open Road teamed up with the program’s original funder to help Landesa take advantage of the opportunity to scale up.