Why are we building the future the old way?

The traditional funding framework is no longer fit for purpose. Help us shake off the cobwebs.

Radical Flexibility Fund

Radical Flexibility Fund (RFF) is a new organization working to improve the current foreign assistance and private foundation funding model to more efficiently and effectively get resources to individuals, networks and civil society organizations. The Fund works with stakeholders and clients to gather information about new financing approaches; uses that information to design and facilitate processes led by grassroots organizations to effectively and sustainably resource work in their communities; supports the generation of locally-led knowledge; and, monitors and disseminates the learning and impact of these new approaches. Through #RadicalFlexibility we will demonstrate to other decision makers that it is possible to #ShiftThePower through new funding approaches to achieve durable social change.

Photo Credit: Greg Funnell

What we believe

We have a vision that local people, communities and organizations are at the center of social change. They make decisions about their communities’ priorities, generate financial independence and create and implement approaches to meet their real time needs. Through trust-based relationships and direct and flexible financing, funders help to facilitate their work.

Radical Flexibility Fund contributes to a new era of locally-led social change by investing in people and communities - supporting their rights and agency and amplifying their voices - in new ways by combining three elements:


Supporting communities to identify their own priorities and define their own impact


Resourcing these priorities through a broad range of funding tools that are more flexible, more inclusive and more sustainable than grants


Allocating resources in participatory ways with a focus on innovative technologies

New financial tools to generate renewable resources that will empower communities to determine their own social change priorities and their own futures.

10 Radical Actions

Simple, yet radical, steps to evolve from promises of supporting locally-led social change to action.

Invest in local priorities.
Radiate global change.

The branding for the Radical Flexibility Fund was created by Gabriele Lari. The logo represents our commitment to placing local priorities at the center of social change; we believe that change radiates out from communities, and this wave then creates global change.

Join the Movement

We are a global community. We need funders, shakers and movement makers for this cause.
Let's work together