Welcome to our online Grant Application Portal. The RIST grant application process is streamlined to first determine an applicant's eligibility and then create an experience where the applicant can illustrate why RIST should consider their program ideas for support.  Please understand that we take our time to review all applications at every stage of the process and that your patience is appreciated. 

If you have registered with the Rural India Supporting Trust's online grantmaking system, please enter the email address and password associated with your account. Otherwise, please register for a new account in our grant making system by clicking the "Register" link on the upper right hand corner of this page.

Our Funding opportunities come in a few different forms which will all be announced on our website

  • Open submissions: These are requests for non-specific program ideas.  We want to hear about programs your organization specializes in!  Please keep in mind that RIST will seek out programs that align with our objectives as an organization. So, please refer to our website to become familiarized with our current programs and thematic focus. 
  • Specific requests for proposals: At times we will want to focus our efforts on getting distinct results and impacts from the programs we fund.  Directions on application parameters will be found on our website at the time of the request.

Please do not submit applications through email or any other means as submissions will ONLY be considered during timelines stated on our website.  If your organization submits an unsolicited proposal outside of stated timelines it will not be considered for support. 

To stay up to date with our work, including when we request for proposals, follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.  

RIST thanks you in advance for your cooperation!

*Note if you are a THF Grantee applying for the ED Process, please use the 'Apply' link below under the Open Program 'THF Grantees ED Determination' and follow the prompts to register and begin the process.


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