The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Kopernik

KopernikOnline marketplace to fund and deliver basic technologies to grassroots communities in the developing world

Principal Office: USA

Kopernik is an online marketplace to enable communities in developing countries to have access to simple but innovative technologies.

Local partners request from a list of available technology products. Kopernik raises funds and manages the distribution of the products to the selected partners.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Support for appropriate technologies in development. Kopernik’s technology grants include several related to agriculture, energy and environment, and water and sanitation.

The online marketplace operates in the following way:

  • Kopernik selects appropriate technology products to profile on its website;
  • Local organizations send proposals to Kopernik to request these products and to become distribution partners;   
  • For approved projects, Kopernik orders the products;
  • The products are shipped to the local partners;
  • People buy the technology at a locally affordable price through the local partners.

The end users of the technologies are households, schools, communities, and other grass-roots initiatives.

About the program

APPLICATION:

Local organizations can learn about available technologies in Kopernik’s online technology catalogue.  They can learn about lodging a proposal for the most locally appropriate products by contacting Kopernik.

After conducting successful due diligence on the partner organisation and the project proposal, Kopernik publishes the project on its website to raise funds through crowdfunding.

 

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Worldwide

Comments

The Polish astronomer Copernicus (Kopernik in Polish language) helped people see the world in a different way. Similarly, the organization Kopernik of the 21st century states its mission as changing the way people see the world’s development challenges.

Projects already funded are organized by locations and technology categories.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is a summary of how the program works.

Contact Us provides complete information.

Last Profile Review

 April 2017

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