Donor base: United States
Application procedure: Online Application
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Annual number of calls: Open all year

Financial details

Donor size: Medium - up to $5,000,000
Funding instruments: Grants, Other
Annual funding volume: Up to $5,000,000
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Other
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Water & Sanitation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


1) About

Kopernik is an online marketplace to enable communities in developing countries to have access to simple but innovative technologies. The online marketplace operates in the following way: (1) Kopernik selects appropriate technology products to profile on its website; (2) local organisations send proposals to Kopernik to request these products and to become distribution partners; (3) for approved projects, Kopernik orders the products; (4) the products are shipped to the local partners; and (5) 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. Kopernik offers technology grants (including several related to agriculture, energy and environment, and water and sanitation).

2) Thematic Interest

  • Online marketplace
  • Technology grants
  • Fundraising through crowdfunding

3) Focus Countries

Kopernik has no defined focus countries and operates (online) across the globe.

4) Application procedure

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

5) Contact

228 Park Ave Suite #73293
New York, NY, 10003

T: +1 347 542 4703
E: please use the online contact form

They also run offices in Indonesia and Bali.

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