We are very pleased to share the news that Enclude is one of 5 winners of a grant from ANDE’s 2016 Catalyst Fund. The goal of the fund is to increase the productivity and effectiveness of ANDE members, while creating tools and insights that can help the SGB sector as a whole. ANDE is the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, a global membership network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
This year’s competition focused on ways to increase women’s access to finance using data and technology, and to support invention-based entrepreneurship initiatives. Five grants totaling $244,000 will be disbursed with support from S&P Global and The Lemelson Foundation. Winners were selected based on their alignment with the goals of the fund, as well as clarity of the proposal, feasibility, capacity, and potential for broad and deep impact. To read more about the winners and their innovative solutions, see the announcement from ANDE. For more detail on the Gender Benchmarking Tool which Enclude will pilot with this funding, see Enclude’s blog.