The T1D Community Fund

Request for Proposals

Overview of Funding Opportunity

The Type 1 Diabetes Community Fund seeks to support community-based organizations working to improve the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Grants will be awarded to a diverse portfolio of community-based organizations supporting people living with type 1 diabetes to gain access to high-quality treatment or other forms of medical, social, economic, or emotional care.

The T1D Community Fund will provide:

  • Core support for direct-service organizations with a primary programmatic focus on type 1 diabetes or
  • Program-specific support for type 1 diabetes initiatives implemented by organizations with multiple programmatic focuses or a broader non-communicable disease strategy.

Typical awards are expected to range from USD$10,000 to 40,000 per year.

Grant terms will range from 1 to 2 years.

The applicant organization is not required to prioritize type 1 diabetes as its main focus. However, funding from The T1D Community Fund must be specifically directed towards type 1 diabetes programming. Programs that address type 1 diabetes as part of a larger diabetes initiative must demonstrate specific programming for type 1 diabetes that will be supported by this grant.  

Proposals should focus on demonstrating applicants’ ability to use grant funding to advance community-level impact on type 1 diabetes.

The most competitive proposals will demonstrate:

  1. A track record for serving community members.
  2. The potential for improving the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes and their families.
  3. A clear description of how the grant funds will sustain and/or scale current work related to type 1 diabetes.

Through this funding opportunity, The T1D Community Fund seeks to advance:

  1. The impact of community-based organizations working to improve the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes,
  2. Opportunities for collaboration between community-based organizations, and
  3. Learning on needs, challenges, and opportunities to better support the type 1 diabetes community in the future.

Questions about the RFP may be submitted via email. Questions will be compiled and published to our blog by October 4, 2023.

View a complete list of our current partners, and learn more about their work in our blog series.


This request for proposals (RFP) is open to organizations that meet all the following requirements:

  • Recognized as a non-governmental organization or charitable entity with confirmation of relevant status in its country or has a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor.
  • Based in and serves communities in a low- or middle-income country that qualifies for funding. Please refer to this list of eligible countries (subject to updates).
  • Conducts type 1 diabetes-specific programming in either of the following ways:  
  • As a community-based organization dedicated to type 1 diabetes OR
  • As an organization with a community-based initiative focused specifically on type 1 diabetes.
  • Able to accept funding through a traditional banking system (defined as a financial institution regulated at a national or regional level depending on the country in which it is located).
  • Able to submit the grant application, reports (if granted), and any related correspondence in English.

Application Process

  • Applications, including supporting materials, may be submitted up until 11:59PM UTC on October 30, 2023. All eligible applications will be evaluated after this date.
  • To submit your application, please use the Begin Application button below.

Additional Information

This is a competitive grant process. Submitting a proposal does not guarantee funding. Panorama Global, which powers The T1D Community Fund, assumes no responsibility for applicants’ costs to respond to this RFP, though efforts have been made to reduce such costs. The T1D Community Fund is unable to provide feedback on individual applications.

Do you have questions about the RFP and application process? Please email us. Questions will be compiled and published to our blog by October 4, 2023.

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The T1D Community Fund is powered by Panorama Global—a social impact nonprofit that empowers changemakers through radical collaboration—with seed funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
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