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US, Canada; Latin America; Middle East / North Africa; Subsaharan Africa; India; Southeast Asia; Central Asia; Global

Grand Challenges Canada Grand Challenges Canada is funded by the Government of Canada and dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in global health.

OVERVIEW

Description

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in global health. We are funded by the Government of Canada; we support innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation to find sustainable solutions to health challenges - we call this Integrated Innovation®. Grand Challenges Canada works closely with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) to catalyze scale, sustainability and impact. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$100,000 - $1,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Food and Nutrition; Health; Sanitation, Waste Management; Water; Women, Girls

Stages

  • 2) Idea
  • 3) Prototype/ Pilot

social vs. financial return preference

  • 1: Social Return First

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid
  • Other

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada
  • Latin America
  • Middle East / North Africa
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central Asia
  • Global

funding types

  • Grants / Donations
  • Debt
  • Rev Share / Quasi Equity
  • Convertible
  • Equity