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NILO FOUNDATION

 

WHO WE ARE

At NILO Foundation, we strive for a flourishing and resilient society.

Set up in 2021, we partner with charities that offer regenerative solutions to complex world issues, with a strong focus on developing inner potential, building community and transitioning towards a just and sustainable economy.

 

HOW WE WORK

We proactively look for social leaders that align with our mission and values and build close ties with them.

In addition to evergreen funding, we accompany our partners throughout and provide strategic support in a range of areas, including networking opportunities and fundraising. This approach is designed to encourage them to tackle issues in a bold and innovative way, and to enhance their organisational development and impact.

 

OUR VALUES

SUPPORTING SYSTEMS-CHANGE

We adopt a systemic view of a problem by conducting in-depth research and connecting with experts and people at the heart of it. We then build a portfolio of partners among frontline charities, advocacy groups and think-tanks, with the aim of acting at different levels of the ecosystem.

ENCOURAGING COLLABORATION

Our high-level viewpoint as a funder working in different regions of the world gives us access to a rich ecosystem of philanthropic initiatives. We regularly exchange with peers to explore opportunities for co-learning and co-action, and we encourage our partners to convene regularly.

LEARNING AND REFLECTING 

A core element of our approach is to experiment, reflect, and iterate. We aim to draw upon many traditions in philanthropy, constantly trying to enhance our impact by keeping ahead of the curve.

 
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WHAT WE FUND

We fund a range of thematics at the crossing of humanity and planet with a strong focus on connection and resilience.


One of our key main themes is social and emotional learning (SEL). Research shows non-academic skills in children such as self-awareness, emotional regulation and pro-social abilities are foundational to academic attainment, mental wellbeing, and building greater tolerance and inclusivity. More importantly, these skills are the key skills of tomorrow’s world of work. 

We are therefore partnering with organisations who share a common intent to shift what education is about and to broaden the academic curriculum.

 

OUR PARTNERS

We're inspired by their vision and courage, and humbled by their trust in us.

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SCHOLAVIE

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VERS LE HAUT

 

CONTACT US

If you want to exchange with us, bounce off ideas, or understand better our grantmaking strategy and selection process, send us an email at contact@nilofoundation.org.

Please note that due to the nature of our work and our proactive sourcing of partners, we do not consider uninvited funding proposals.