The World Is Unpredictable
Open Road Alliance wants to put risk on the agenda. We believe that in order to get the greatest social impact out of philanthropic dollars, NGOs and funders need to have open conversations about the risks involved in each project. When these conversations don’t happen, risks turn into roadblocks and impact is in jeopardy.
Open Road was designed to fill this void of fast, flexible contingency funding. We invest in non-profits and social entrepreneurs to ensure impact and work with other funders to adopt risk mitigation and contingency grant making practices.
Mano A Mano International
Culpina Road Project
The construction of a 60km road, connecting 18,180 residents to local markets, was almost derailed by equipment failures caused by an off-cycle 100-year flood.