ATLANTA – Nov. 1, 2017 – Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions, today launched the second round of funding from Sage Foundation's Enterprise Fund. The fund supports the creation of either new or piloted entrepreneurial programs to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls in communities across the United States.
Every day, inspiring non-profit leaders, volunteers and their supporters are working tirelessly to make their communities better places to live. Sage Foundation's Enterprise Fund has been designed to support small non-profits with exceptional, original ideas on the brink of delivering real change, so they can take a bold step forward when they are unable to make their idea a reality due to lack of funds.
After awarding $500,000, through over 30 grants, across 15 Sage countries earlier in 2017, the next wave of $500,000 will be open until November 28. A limited number of grants between $10,000 - $25,000 will then be awarded to successful applicants.
Sage Foundation is committed to helping small, frontline organizations, therefore the fund is only open to organizations with an income that is less than $2M, and projects or initiatives that have been operational for two years or less.
Sage Foundation is especially keen to support organizations that have ambitions to expand, grow and deliver sustainable change. It is also hoped that the fund will support traditionally hard to fundraise needs such as capital projects and core running costs.
"Non-profit organizations survive and thrive thanks to the dedication of staff and volunteers," said Maggie Combs, Sage Foundation Manager in North America. "We also know these organizations need funding to take action, which is why we have set up Sage Foundation's Enterprise Fund, awarding grants to support vital local projects."
Since January 2016, Sage Foundation has been taking action to build sustainable social, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in Sage’s local communities around the world. By investing and supporting non-profit partners that are helping people reach their true potential, Sage are committed to doing business the right way.
"I've seen small charities with really exceptional, original ideas on the brink of delivering real change yet have difficulty finding funders to help them turn their ideas into a reality," added Combs. "We're committed to supporting these non-profit, entrepreneurial programs by giving them access to funds that will allow them to execute and really make a strong, positive impact in their community."
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