Greater freedom and prosperity

We are interested in projects that go beyond theory, make a tangible change in the lives of real people, and promote greater freedom and prosperity.

Mara Predator Conservation Programme

Grant Application

If you are a not-for-profit organization keen on promoting freedom in practice, we want to hear from you.

We receive LOI’s all year round and do not have specific deadlines. Once you have submitted your LOI you will receive further information regarding the timing and next steps. Our board meetings take place in May, August, and December. The evaluation period is between 3 and 6 months.

If your project meets our funding criteria, we will contact you and extend an invitation for you to submit a full grant application for further consideration. If you are uncertain about the eligibility of your proposal, please email us at grants@risingtide-foundation.org before beginning an application, or download information on our funding criteria.

Funding Guidelines Download (PDF)

A selection of current projects and their descriptions, explaining how they fit in our funding areas, are available here.

Letter of intent guidelines

All LOIs must be submitted in accordance with the Rising Tide Mission, Vision, and Focus Areas found in this document via our grant management system, SmartSimple here: SmartSimple | Rising Tide Foundation.


​Step 1

When on the homepage, click on the “Register” button at the bottom of the page which will allow you to create an account for your organization and yourself. If your organization already exists in the system, you will be able to select it from a dropdown menu.


​Step 2

Once you have registered, please select the “Submit Funding Request” tab in your user dashboard. Here you will be able to access our “Freedom in Practice” grant funding opportunity.


Step 3

Click the “Apply Now” link which will automatically move you into the LOI form that you will need to complete online. If you would like to download the questions before completing online, please click the “Save Draft” button and then the “LOI Summary” button and you will then be able to download the questions.


Step 4

Complete all fields in the application form within the SmartSimple system. Please be sure to click “Save Draft” regularly so that no information is lost as you complete the LOI. Please note that the LOI application has limits for the number of characters for each section. All grant notifications will be sent through the SmartSimple system after the LOI is submitted.


Note for past applications and grantees

You will notice that we have transitioned from our old system, proposalcentral to the SmartSimple platform. We hope that this provides a more accessible and convenient way for you to submit an LOI. If you are a current or past grantee, an account has already been set-up for your organization with your past grant information included. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Application Review

Only applicants with LOIs deemed most meritorious and aligned with our Core Beliefs and that show a clear impact in the areas defined in the Call for Proposals will be invited to submit full applications. Instructions for the submission of full applications are provided after the LOI evaluation. 

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