As the leading global voice of the small and growing business (SGB) sector, ANDE believes that SGBs are a powerful, yet underleveraged, tool in addressing social and environmental challenges. Since 2009, we have grown into a trusted network of nearly 300 collaborative members that operate in over 150 countries and support nearly 200,000 SGBs each year. ANDE grows the body of knowledge, mobilizes resources, and connects the institutions that propel the small business entrepreneurs who build inclusive prosperity in the developing world.
Portfolio of eight projects to receive investments of more than $10.3 million from USAID, and organizations and businesses from various sectors to support Small and Growing Businesses
Two organizations have been selected to receive funds in the expanded Accelerating Women Climate Entrepreneurs Fund. With funding support from FMO, Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, the project seeks to build the gender lens investing ecosystem for growth-oriented women entrepreneurs to grow scalable climate-related businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. Each winner will receive up to $65,500 over one year to test models for increasing gender lens investing in women climate entrepreneurs with SGBs through innovative approaches.
The two winning projects will focus on finding solutions to the lack of capital for climate entrepreneurs in India.
ANDE relies on the financial support of governments, foundations, corporations, and civil society, in addition to earned revenue from membership dues and events. Development agencies currently provide the largest share of ANDE’s annual budget, though foundations and the private sector at the global and regional levels represent a growing share of both programmatic and unrestricted support. We often partner with our members to implement field building activities and strengthen the convening, learning and dissemination components of their work. We always seek not to duplicate or compete with the work of our members, but to use our platform to maximize the impact of their work to benefit the small and growing business sector.
ANDE’s global programs are supported by a variety of donors, including:
- Argidius Foundation
- Blue Haven Initiative
- British Council
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- Ford Foundation
- Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
- Global Affairs Canada
- International Development Research Centre
- Kauffman Foundation
- Lemelson Foundation
- MacArthur Foundation
- MasterCard Worldwide
- Omidyar Network
- Shell Foundation
- Small Foundation
- Stichting DOEN
- U.S. Agency for International Development
- U.S. Department of State
- Visa Foundation
- Vitol Group
ANDE’s work would not be possible without the generous support of donors that believe in the power of entrepreneurship as a tool to address social and environmental challenges in developing economies. Please consider making a contribution to strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Unrestricted support allows us the flexibility to respond to local needs in the markets we serve, and ensures we can keep our membership dues accessible for locally based organizations who are at the core of our mission.