Partner with us

We support locally-led NGOs. As local non-profits and the communities involved have the expertise and knowledge to tackle the social injustices in their local setting.

What does a partnership involve?

We offer a three-years’ partnership that includes:

  • A platform that showcases one of your local solutions. Or in other words: a project page and an NGO page on our website, with a donation button.
  • Access to unconditional grants (we aim for around €10,000 per NGO per year in 2022). Three times a year – or upon request – iMPACT direct transfers 95% of all donations made to your NGO.

Unconditional means that you decide how to spend the donations. Of course, you inform potential donors at our website what you are planning to do with the budget, and report on how your NGO used it.

  • Capacity strengthening to work towards a more (financial) sustainable organisation. Together we discuss the exact needs and goals are for the capacity strengthening programme. As a network we have great expertise and a wide network in Europe and Africa. For example, an objective can be to bridge a smaller organisation to an international network.

From partnering NGOs, we request the following:

  • Your NGO provides texts and pictures for a project-page at the iMPACT direct website (upon a format).
  • Your NGO co-promotes the project with us. We can discuss how you can do that. We require regular updates at our Facebook page or website. Furthermore, you may engage your network or join an online event for potential donors.
  • Your NGO reports following the transferred donations – to keep our supporters updated and engaged. It involves two simple output reports and one outcome report, annually.

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Criteria for partnership

1. What are the selection criteria for NGOs?

With an online application survey with the following criteria, we select:
  1. NGOs that are officially registered (and comply with local regulations).           
  2. NGOs that have a bank account in the country they work (and had a KYC-check).
  3. NGOs can show past annual financial reports.
  4. NGOs are locally-led, locally-found and locally-based.
  5. NGOs have activities running on one or more of these 3 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
    • Poverty reduction / income generating activities (SDG1)
    • Food security (in combination with climate smart solutions) (SDG 2)
    • Advanced education (for example: adult, vocational or secondary education) (SDG4)
  6. Donations through iMPACT direct make a significant difference for the NGO’s budget, that is why we partner with two types of small NGOs (with annual incomes below €30,000 and those below €100,000)
  7. NGOs preferably work in remote areas in Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

Want to partner with us, but you are in another country that we don’t work in yet. Then you may leave your email here and we’ll notify you upon new openings.


NGOs are selected by our experts in the country on the following criteria:

  • The initiators started from a great idea for local projects, with own or local resources and can show achieved impact but fail to get (sufficient) resources from granting donors.
  • Work with recipients living below the poverty line.
  • Value a partnership with us based on equality, trust and transparency, in which we work as a team towards shared objectives and vision.

We especially encourage female-led NGOs to apply and become a partner of iMPACT direct to ensure an even number of male and female-led organisations. In addition, the NGOs are (or are willing to):

  • Engage their recipients in the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.
  • Show how their project improves lives (facilitated by our application survey, project form and reporting format).
  • Are cost-efficient (i.e. budget/lives improved).
  • Are transparent by sharing project information, stories and reports on our website and socials.

What we don’t support

We do not collaborate with NGOs that:

  • Have their decision-makers abroad (e.g. board members and managers are not based in the country where projects are implemented).
  • Are orphanages.
  • Implement religious activities.

We don’t support projects that:

  • Do not address one of our core themes: income; food security & climate; or advanced education.
  • Are only on awareness raising and/or advocacy.

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