MAKING GRANTS MORE EFFECTIVE IN TIMES OF CRISIS
EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR DONATIONS IS THE KEY MEASURE OF YOUR FOUNDATIONS' SUCCESS.
When major disasters happen, hundreds, if not thousands of aid-organisations big and small scramble for support and try to procure as much emergency-supplies as they can get.
Unfortunately, this dispersion of organisations, projects and initiatives requires massive redundant resources, and this makes emergency-relief inefficient, costly and slow.
Past emergencies and especially the current COVID-19 pandemic have demonstrated the overwhelming challenges aid-organisations experience when trying to carry out their mission. Overnight they need to scale-up their operations, convince donors, find supplies, negotiate and close transactions with unknown overseas suppliers, etc.
The challenges for grant-making foundations are not less.
Especially in times of crisis, quickly selecting trustworthy grantees is difficult, but probably the biggest challenge is making sure that your support is having the biggest possible positive impact.
HOW IOCR CAN HELP
The International Organisation for Crisis-Response has been established to make sourcing and distribution of emergency-supplies significantly more effective for aid-organisations. For foundations supporting these organisations, this means that more of their funding goes directly to emergency-relief resulting in a much bigger positive impact.
Some of the key benefits for foundations are:
Grantees need to invest less in in-house sourcing-expertise, with less overhead more of your donations will go to actual emergency-relief.
A procurement-platform for emergency-supplies with verified participants allows for faster, more effective crisis-response, giving your grants a bigger impact.
A membership-community with a stringent application and verification process makes it possible to swiftly select charitable causes in times of crisis.
The ability to source and allocate purchases to aid-organisations, or to offer them credit to do their own purchasing gives you control over how your donations will be used
Being part of a global crisis-response community makes it possible to join forces with other members.
Donating to aid-organisations via IOCR is transparent and makes the allocation of funds more manageable.
Donations in-kind or donations of cash are both possible.
In short, IOCR's global network, proven trading-system and its online platform guarantee a bigger positive impact in a much shorter time and access to more and better information where the real funding-needs are.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR IOCR-MEMBERS
Opportunities to minimise your own overhead
Opportunities to promote your foundations and how you are making a positive impact
Get connected to strategic partners and allies who share your vision, mission & values
WE ALSO WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT
Our network is only as strong as what our members are willing to put into it. Therefore, we hope that our foundation members:
Help fund the development and growth of IOCR
Recommend (us to) potential new members
Tell us how we can do a better job
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION & FEES
Registered charitable foundations are welcome to join IOCR when they are willing to support aid-organisations with grants for the procurement of emergency-supplies, or when they want to support the development and growth of IOCR.
The membership fee depends on the foundation's assets of the previous fiscal year.
Foundation membership categories and their respective fees are:
1. Foundations with assets >500M
Foundations with assets of more than $500 million and offering grants for emergency-relief via the IOCR platform.
2. Foundations with assets - 250-500M
Foundations with assets of $250-$500 million and offering grants for emergency-relief via the IOCR Platform
3. Foundations with assets - 10-250M
Foundations with assets of $10-$250 million and offering grants for emergency-relief via the IOCR Platform
4. Foundations with assets - 1-10M
Foundations with assets of $1-$10 million and offering grants for emergency-relief via the IOCR Platform
5. Foundations with assets <1M
Foundations with assets less than $1 million and offering grants for emergency-relief via the IOCR Platform
(All prices exclude VAT and/or other taxes)
For any further information, or if you would like to support the work of IOCR, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
IOCR CAN HELP YOU MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT
We can introduce your foundation's programs to aid-organisations, governments and other relevant partners
We look forward to learn more about your foundation's emergency-relief programs and how we can help them succeed
"My hat is really off to the IOCR team! The resources and capabilities you are pulling together in short order are truly amazing. I wish you all the best and stand prepared to help if there is any way I might be of service."
David SHERMAN, USA
"IOCR is a very sophisticated and practical platform to support the world in this time of crisis. Led by Ief Winckelmans and his team it is something you must see!
Thanks for this worthwhile endeavour."
Luis GOMEZ, Mexico
"This is what I have been asking for. It surprises me that neither of the big IGO's seem to be moving into this space -- but if a non-profit private sector entity is ready to step up and occupy this void, I'd say adelante!"