Donor: Rabobank Foundation
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Netherlands
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants, Loans, Other
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda

  2. America

      Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru

  3. Asia

      Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam


1) Objective

Rabo Foundation’s objective is to support cooperative and member based organisations in selected countries to achieve sustainable rural economic development. Their focus is on access to finance and small producer support. They support their partner organisations with loans, guarantees and/or technical assistance. Grants can only be considered if they contribute to institutional development and capacity building. An organisation should be able to cover its costs ultimately without grants and subsidies. If a project is not financially self sustainable at the start, a set of financial projections (profit and loss statement, balance sheet) have to indicate financial sustainability within 3-5 years.

They support:

  • Funding for farmers’ organizations
  • Building towards stronger, more professional organizations
  • Technological innovation
  • Connecting organizations to create a sustainable value chain
  • Adapting to climate change
  • Financial inclusion

2) Eligibility

Rabo Foundation supports the following organisations and initiatives: NGOs, cooperatives, producer organisations.

3) Location

They are active in Latin America (Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru), Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda), Asia (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam).

4) Budget

No upper and lower budget limits are specified. Not eligible for support are healthcare and education projects, feasibility studies, project preparation costs, purchase, lease or rent of real estate, means of transport and transportation costs, relief aid and reconstruction activities and projects with strong governmental or political involvement.

5) Application

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applicants are encouraged to check if they meet the provided criteria before proceeding with the application process. The application documents can be requested from Rabobank via email.

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