Charity Entrepreneurship (CE) Incubation Program 2023 (Fully Funded, Seed Grants & Allowances US$2,000 Per Month)

Charity Entrepreneurship (CE) Incubation Program 2023 (Fully Funded, Seed Grants & Allowances US$2,000 Per Month)

Charity Entrepreneurship (CE) Incubation Program 2023 (Fully Funded, Seed Grants & Allowances US$2,000 Per Month)

The 2023 Charity Entrepreneurship (CE) Incubation Program is now open to help you start a high-impact nonprofit. Prepare to start an effective charity with the two-month, cost-covered, intensive training designed by founders for founders.


  • During the Program
    • They provide:
      • Stipends to cover your living costs during the Incubation Program (e.g., rent, wifi, food, childcare). The stipends are around $2,000 per month and are based on participants’ needs and adjusted accordingly.
      • Travel and board costs for the 2 weeks in person in London.
  • After the Program
    • If for any reason you will not be able to start a charity they provide:
    • Career mentorship (their track record for connecting non-founder participants to research grants, related jobs, and other pathways to impact is near 100%).
    • Two-month stipends to provide a safety net during the period of looking for alternative opportunities.


The training is divided into two stages:

  • Part 1 (5 weeks): Matching with a co-founder and a charity idea.
    • You will work in pairs with other participants on projects that teach you important skills for starting a charity, and allow you to test out your compatibility with potential co-founders and charity ideas.
  • Part 2 (3 weeks): Working with your co-founder to build your charity proposal
    • You will craft and submit a real proposal for funding and get ready to launch. They don’t just teach you about starting a charity, they make sure you have the tools and confidence to actually do it.


  • 400-page Handbook and over 100 video lectures prepared by experienced founders. Learn the fundamental principles of managing high-impact organizations, including:
    • Cost-effectiveness Analysis
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Fundraising and Operations
    • Strategic Decision-making
  • Work 8 hours a day developing relevant skills in real-world partner projects
    • Is your charity cost-effective? Prepare a Cost-effectiveness Analysis (CEA)
    • Where do you operate? Draft a Geographic Assessment Framework
    • How do you begin implementation? Outline a One-year Plan
    • What is your impact? Prepare a Monitoring & Evaluation Plan
    • How much funding do you need? Draft a Budget
    • How do you best fundraise? Prioritize potential funders
    • How do you work with your co-founder? Come up with a Founders’ Agreement to facilitate your collaboration And many more
    • Receive extensive group and individual feedback, ready-made templates (e.g., sample budgets, one-year plans), and one-on-one discussions about your progress.
  • Learn from the best:
    • Hear from experts who have excelled in the nonprofit world as they share their perspectives on entrepreneurship, give advice, and provide valuable feedback.
  • Participate in a streamlined co-founder and charity idea selection process by:
    • Providing weekly feedback on your project partners and preferred ideas
    • Meeting with senior staff members for 1:1 mentoring
    • Enjoying individual social calls with all potential co-founders
    • Having constant access to a highly-qualified research team
    • Joining a network of previous founders that are happy to share experience and advice
    • Getting final pairing advice from senior staff members to help you find the best fit.

What they Offer?

  • You will graduate the program with:
    • A co-founder
    • A high-quality charity idea
    • and plan for implementation
    • A robust funding proposal
  • They offer you:
    • A seed grant of up to $200,000 (not guaranteed, but 80%+ of projects in recent years have received funding)
    • Operation support
      • Get professional operations and HR support from the CE team that will help you to set up your organization quickly.
      • Start with a US charitable fiscal sponsorship, allowing you to accept tax deductible donations.
    • Further learning
      • Weekly ‘getting started’ sessions for the first 4 weeks
      • Regular emails with further videos and resources that are relevant to you later in your charity journey (e.g., on hiring, or charity registration)
    • Mentorship
      • Monthly mentorship meetings with the CE team
      • Access to a broad network of mentors and potential funders
      • Coaching from external topic experts (e.g., on co-founder relations or M&E)
      • Support in WIX website design
    • Community
      • Join a Slack group of over 100 charity founders and effective charity employees
      • Enjoy weekly London socials and annual gatherings
      • Tap into the knowledge and template base of their network of incubated charities

Eligibility Criteria

  • CE accepts candidates of all ages from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Experience is helpful but not necessary. They train people with over a decade of expertise alongside those with little to no work experience or formal education.
  • Fact 1: 
    • 50% of their most successful founders from previous years didn’t even think they should apply. Don’t doubt your potential.
  • Fact 2: 
    • Nobody comes onto the program qualified to start a charity. That’s what the course is for!
  • Fact 3: 
    • The base traits that make a good charity entrepreneur include grit, intelligence, resourcefulness, a focus on outcomes, and commitment to making a real difference.
  • Fact 4: 
    • For most people, the highest-impact time to start a charity is right now.

Application Deadline: 12-Mar-23

Click Here to Apply

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