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  • Money raised

    Money raised goes into the Red Nose Day Fund. The Fund awards grants to our Grantee Partners. 

  • Granted money

    All of the grant money supports programs that help children living in poverty. 

  • Day monitors

    Red Nose Day monitors the grants to make sure that programs are effective. 

Meet Our Grantee Partners

Programs must have a strong track record, demonstrate clear and measurable impact, and have a significant focus on children. Grants address the immediate needs of children living in poverty, as well as foster long-term change for vulnerable children living in high-risk situations.

Our Approach to Grant-Making

Our goal is to build deep partnerships with our grantees and to learn from their work. We strive to continually integrate what we learn from the sector and share insights with our grantee partners and the broader philanthropic community. Beyond providing funds, we provide value to our grantees through our commitment to: 

Our Approach

  • Measurement


  • Coalition


  • Advocacy


Social Change Programs We Support

Our portfolio of grants delivers against our core goals: to keep children safe, healthy and educated. When determining our grants strategy and selecting grantees, we take three attributes into consideration. 


We make data-based decisions about our grants and fund evidence-based programs that demonstrate impact.


We help diverse groups of children across a broad geographic scope and fund a range of interventions that address both basic needs and long-term change. 


We are responsive to beneficiary needs and emerging global trends. 

Our work is aligned to Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the United Nations.


No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health & Well-Being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water & Sanitation, Reduced Inequalities 

Organizations that meet our grants selection criteria and align with our mission are invited to submit a proposal to the Red Nose Day Fund. After proposals have been reviewed and assessed by the Grants Team, they must then be approved by the Grants Committee and Board of Directors. Unfortunately, we cannot accept unsolicited grant proposals.

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